Creative Services

We’re here to support you!

In addition to sourcing and delivering your royalties, SOCAN provides our members with craft development, music business education and creating a sense of community to help you thrive. These are the pillars that the SOCAN Creative team works toward every day. Below are just a few of the ways in which the SOCAN Creative team supports your music career.

For additional support and funding opportunities consider visiting the SOCAN Foundation.

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Camp

Song Camp Mondays

Unleash your creative genius, explore different genres and expand your network by collaborating with other writers to create something amazing!

SOCAN Songcamp Mondays support your craft development by connecting you with other music creators.

Every month, three writer applicants are selected for a co-writing session held in our fully equipped Sound Lounges in Toronto, L.A. and Vancouver. Participants for Song Camp Monday are selected at random from all submissions. If selected, you will be contacted around two weeks before the session. All applications remain on file for the calendar year. We encourage you to reapply each January.
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Houses

SOCAN Houses

Come stay with us!
SOCAN is pleased to offer accommodation in Los Angeles, Nashville and Paris exclusively for SOCAN writers, composers and publishers who are visiting these cities to further their career, craft or business. Whether they will be attending songwriting camps, sessions or meetings, we are happy to help by offering fully equipped accommodations.

Note: You must be a SOCAN member to make a reservation at a SOCAN House. The good news is that it’s really easy to become a member.

Please note, demand for SOCAN House reservations is high, therefore stays at are not allocated on a first come, first served basis. If more than one application is received for the same dates, applications will be reviewed and only one will be selected. Successful candidates will be notified approximately two months before their requested stay.
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L.A. House

SOCAN House Los Angeles is a private apartment, nestled in the beautiful L.A. city of Silverlake, only steps away from the infamous Sunset Boulevard.

Due to the current COVID-19 situation we have adopted new terms & conditions/procedures around guest stays at the house. Please review the document here.

Apply here.

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2 Queen Beds
1 Queen Bed
1 Double Bed
Closet
Sofa
Linens
Towels
Dining area with seating
Flatware, utensils, tableware
Cookware
Toaster
Microwave Oven
Coffee Maker
French Press
Oven / Range
Stove Cook Top only
Dishwasher
Garbage Disposal
Fridge - full size
Fridge - bar size (no freezer)
Private Bathroom
Hair dryer
Washer Dryer in suite
Vacuum Cleaner
Recording set up including 2 KRK-5 monitors
Recording Cables
Sitting / Meeting / Songwriting Room
TV - flat screen
Netflix
Wifi
220v adapters (to use N.A. electronics in Paris)
Toiletries
Groceries
Backyard
On Site Parking

Paris House

SOCAN House in Paris is temporarily unavailable. We apologize for the inconvenience.

2 Queen Beds
1 Queen Bed
1 Double Bed
Closet
Sofa
Linens
Towels
Dining area with seating
Flatware, utensils, tableware
Cookware
Toaster
Microwave Oven
Coffee Maker
French Press
Oven / Range
Stove Cook Top only
Dishwasher
Garbage Disposal
Fridge - full size
Fridge - bar size (no freezer)
Private Bathroom
Hair dryer
Washer Dryer in suite
Vacuum Cleaner
Recording set up including 2 KRK-5 monitors
Recording Cables
Sitting / Meeting / Songwriting Room
TV - flat screen
Netflix
Wifi
220v adapters (to use N.A. electronics in Paris)
Toiletries
Groceries
Backyard
On Site Parking

Nashville House

Located in East Nashville, you are in the heart of an up and coming creative community while still close to the downtown core.

Due to the current COVID-19 situation we have adopted new terms & conditions/procedures around guest stays at the house. Please review the document here.

Apply here.

See details
Check availability
2 Queen Beds
1 Queen Bed
1 Double Bed
Closet
Sofa
Linens
Towels
Dining area with seating
Flatware, utensils, tableware
Cookware
Toaster
Microwave Oven
Coffee Maker
French Press
Oven / Range
Stove Cook Top only
Dishwasher
Garbage Disposal
Fridge - full size
Fridge - bar size (no freezer)
Private Bathroom
Hair dryer
Washer Dryer in suite
Vacuum Cleaner
Recording set up including 2 KRK-5 monitors
Recording Cables
Sitting / Meeting / Songwriting Room
TV - flat screen
Netflix
Wifi
220v adapters (to use N.A. electronics in Paris)
Toiletries
Groceries
Backyard
On Site Parking

Summary of important Information about your stay (see application for full guidelines and terms and conditions)

1. A SOCAN member may enjoy one stay per calendar year at each of the SOCAN Houses. For example, for a member who stayed at SOCAN House Los Angeles in May 2021, the earliest subsequent stay at SOCAN House Los Angeles that they could be eligible for is in January 2022, but they could be eligible for a stay at another SOCAN House in 2021.

2.Applications must be submitted to SOCAN no earlier than 3 months prior to the start date of your requested stay period. If you are selected to stay at a SOCAN House, SOCAN will inform you that you have been selected approximately 2 months prior to the start date of your stay.

3.Availability of all SOCAN Houses can be found in the Online Calendar on socan.com. Please consult with the Online Calendar for dates of availability and submit your application to SOCAN as soon as possible (subject to the 3-month window referred to above). Note, however, that:

  • SOCAN offers stays at SOCAN Houses to members who in SOCAN’s view would benefit most from the stay. As a result, stays at SOCAN Houses are not determined on a “first come, first served” basis where SOCAN receives more than one application for the same (or overlapping) stay period.
  • SOCAN Houses may not be available to members during major events or conferences in their cities. While SOCAN endeavours to note these “blackout periods” on the Online Calendar in advance, you may be informed that your requested stay period is not available after SOCAN receives your application. In such a case, SOCAN will provide you with the opportunity to request alternative stay period(s).

4. Stay details: the duration and maintenance fee per stay are as follows:

  • At SOCAN House Los Angeles: 7 days – USD$200.00
  • At SOCAN House Nashville: 7 days – USD$200.00

 

All stays begin on a Monday or Thursday. Check-in is after 12 pm (local time) on Monday or Thursday (depending on the booking), and check-out is before 12 pm (local time) Sunday or Wednesday (depending on the booking).

For example, for all SOCAN Houses, the maximum stay is from 12 pm Monday to 12 pm Sunday; or from 12pm Thursday to 12pm Wednesday.

If you are selected for a stay at a SOCAN House, SOCAN will inform you of the deadline for the maintenance fee, which must be submitted to SOCAN by the deadline to secure your booking

If you would like to request a stay beyond the duration noted above, please indicate so on your application (or submit the request to SOCAN as soon as possible if you have already been selected by SOCAN for the stay). SOCAN maintains sole discretion on whether to grant such request, and SOCAN may require additional maintenance fees for an extended stay.

5.The maximum occupancy for all SOCAN Houses is 2 people, including you. If your guest is a SOCAN member, please provide their name and SOCAN member number on your application.

 

SOCAN DESTINATION song camps

SOCAN supports and celebrates members throughout their career journey, and a SOCAN destination Song Camp is an aspirational and positive community experience for several of our members. Through publisher submissions, and by consulting our networks, we bring together accomplished writers and producers to collaborate, resulting in members expanding their networks, finding new writing partners, exploring different styles and genres, and, of course, creating new songs, all in an inspired setting. SOCAN destination Song Camps are by invitation only.

Community, Education and Craft Development

SOCAN believes community and connection go hand-in-hand with craft development and education, so we make it a priority to be accessible and provide resources across the country. Each year SOCAN Creative representatives can be found at music industry conferences and events participating in a variety of ways, all in an effort to help you grow on your career journey.

  • SOCAN Song Houses – mini song camps held at conferences across Canada.
  • SOCAN Masterclass, Cooking Beats and Mic Drop panels – educational conversations with successful songwriters, producers and industry professionals.
  • SOCAN 101 sessions – SOCAN business and financial education.
  • SOCAN Family & Friends events – an opportunity and informal way for members to connect with SOCAN staff and other SOCAN members.

We look forward to connecting at a conference or event near you!