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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.”

Mychael Danna
Member

Mychael Danna

SOCAN member Mychael Danna, one of SOCAN‘s most successful #ComposersWhoScore, has won an Academy Award® and a Golden Globe Award for his work on the hit movie Life of Pi, and an Emmy Award for the mini-series World Without End. Danna, a highly-decorated film & TV composer, has also earned 11 SOCAN Awards over the years, for his work on such films as Fracture, Where the Truth Lies, and Chloe. As well, Mychael Danna – who sometimes works with his film composer brother Jeff Danna – has also created, or helped create, the music for such critically acclaimed and commercially successful films as Little Miss Sunshine, Capote and Moneyball.