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Behind The Music At Toronto Maple Leafs Games

If you’ve been watching the Toronto Maple Leafs this year you’ll know that every time they score a goal a Hall & Oates song blasts through the home rink in celebration.

Getting to be the official goal song for a pro hockey team is a real honour. But just getting on the in-game playlist in any capacity is just as big.

I spoke to the Arkells, The Sheepdogs, USS and the staff at MLSE about what’s involved in having a successful jock jam.

Read the story at SOCAN Words and Music by clicking here.

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Mother Mother’s Identity Crisis

Mother Mother

Mother Mother

Vancouver alternative-pop band Mother Mother’s newest album No Culture was the result of some deep soul searching.

As the band explained to me in a feature for SOCAN’s Words & Music, the combination of writer’s block and an identity crisis made making the album difficult.

To read about how they navigated this, click here.

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Shaun Frank’s Not So Overnight Success

Shaun Frank

Shaun Frank

One of the biggest songs of 2016 was The Chainsmokers’ “Closer” featuring Halsey.

That song had a northern secret weapon to it — it  was co-written by Canadian Shaun Frank.

Frank’s had a long road from screamo rock band singer to EDM producer/DJ to #1 hitmaker.

He told me all about it in a feature interview for SOCAN’s Words & Music Magazine.

To read the interview click here.

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Grimes’ Thunder Machine Rolls On

Grimes

Grimes

When music people take stock of 2016 one of the most important breakout stars this year will be electro-producer Grimes.

With a fiercely independent music-making streak and a uniquely fantastical vision, she’s created a unique sound and path that’s been fascinating to behold.

I talked to her about these things and more in a marquee feature for SOCAN’s Words & Music magazine.

To read it click here.

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