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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.”

Les Hay Babies
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Les Hay Babies

Les Hay Babies is an indie-folk trio comprised of three women with colourful personalities and an engaging live show. Hailing from various small-town, Acadian corners of New Brunswick, SOCAN members Katrine Noël, Vivianne Roy and Julie Aubé blend their different accents to create a unique musical approach. Their music is stomping, stormy, harmony-heavy folk with elements of dream-pop, country noir and playful nods to ’60s rock. After performing at the Festival Interceltique de Lorient in France, Les Hay Babies were described as “an instant hit in Europe,” which led to at least six tours there, encompassing Switzerland, Germany, France and Belgium. In 2013, Les Hay Babies won the Francouvertes competition.