In a video interview, legendary singer-songwriter and SOCAN member Sarah McLachlan – winner of the 2018 SOCAN Global Inspiration Award – briefly discusses how she turns musical ideas into songs, the challenge of writing lyrics, her pioneering work for gender equality, and what she thinks her legacy might be.

In a video interview, iconic singer-songwriter, Guess Who founder and frontman, and SOCAN member Burton Cummings – winner of the 2018 SOCAN Lifetime Achievement Award – briefly discusses why he’s never spent more than an hour writing a song. He also tells the stories of how he met, and got to spend a little time with, legendary classic-rock-era superstars like Frank Zappa, and Jim Morrison of The Doors.

In an interview with SOCAN, punky Montréal indie-pop rockers Caveboy discuss their “jam-till-it-sticks” songwriting technique; how the songs can be simple but effective; and how the songwriting matters.