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Artists & Repertoire (A&R)

The A&R function has usually been associated with record labels, but with our large base of more than 150,000 members – including music publishers, who are especially adept at fostering collaboration – SOCAN realized that creating an A&R strategy would result in greater value for them. We help our incredibly talented and business-savvy members benefit from expanded opportunities. Intended to be completely complementary to the role of our music publishers, the A&R approach strives to optimize the industry contacts within a strong team, ensuring that SOCAN effectively recruits and retains the members necessary to build its regional, national, and global repertoire of songs and compositions. The A&R approach is aimed at helping our members engage with the marketplace, and collaborate within it, to a greater degree. Our A & R team use their industry contacts, and their talent-assessment, career-development, and people-connecting skills to assist all SOCAN members – not only songwriters, but screen composers and music publishers as well. SOCAN’s A&R strategy is our strongest effort yet to live up to our brand: “Music. People. Connected.”

La Bronze
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La Bronze

The whole world discovered SOCAN member Nadia Essadiqi, a.k.a. La Bronze, through her touching and now famous cover of Stromae’s “Formidable” in Moroccan Arabic, which has garnered more than two million streams across all online platforms. A multi-talented artist – she’s an actress, writer, songwriter, singer, and percussionist – she’s appeared on stage more than 100 times over the past two years, in France, the U.S., Belgium, Morocco, Switzerland and, of course, Québec. She’s also responsible for writing, playing, and singing the theme song of popular VRAK Télé series Le Chalet. She moves people with her incredible charisma, and rock-tinged electro pop, like a hymn to love and freedom infused with both softness and strengh.