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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.”

Cœur de pirate
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Cœur de Pirate

Cœur de pirate (a.k.a. Béatrice Martin) is a Francophone singer-songwriter from Montreal, with a compelling voice and emotionally resonant songs, who's been credited with bringing la chanson française to a whole new generation of Quebec youth. Singing mostly in French and occasionally in English, Cœur de pirate has earned five JUNO Award nominations, won four Felix awards at Quebec's ADISQ gala, and garnered the International Achievement Award at the Francophone SOCAN Awards in Montreal in 2010. The SOCAN member also won both a Victoires de la Musique Award in France, and a Canadian Independent Music Award.