TORONTO, ON – The Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA) is pleased to announce that it has partnered with SOCAN, the largest music industry organization in Canada, to launch the CCMA Song Camp. Taking place January 27 – February 2, 2019 in Gaspar Hernández, Dominican Republic, the week-long camp will bring together 16 established country music songwriters and producers with the goal of creating a broad collection of radio-ready songs.
Sun, sand and country music; the perfect combination for a week in the Caribbean. Spending seven days off the grid at the Song Camp provides attendees the opportunity to break free from their day-to-day and life’s distractions, giving them the freedom to channel their creative outlets and granting them access to unique collaborative experiences they might not otherwise have.
Each morning the curated group of writers and producers will receive a briefing and then dissolve into their small assigned groups where they will spend the day collaborating to develop a collection of new songs. Days will consist of a series of three writing sessions, ranging from two to five hours in length, with new groups being assigned together each day. Every evening will culminate with a late-night showcase, providing the groups an opportunity to share their favourite tracks from the day’s sessions.
The inaugural CCMA Song Camp will boast a roster of some of Canada’s top country talent. Those attending include:
Dave “Dwave” Thomson
For more information on the CCMA and the CCMA Song Camp you can visit www.ccma.org
About the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA)
Established in 1976, the CCMA is a membership-based, not-for-profit organization committed to the promotion and recognition of Canadian country music. Built upon the foundation to educate, elevate and celebrate Canadian talent, the CCMA progressively heralds the spirit, community and creativity that country music fosters through year-round initiatives, culminating every fall with Country Music Week and the Canadian Country Music Association Awards. Sponsors of Country Music Week and the 2019 CCMA Awards Show include FACTOR, Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters and the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage’s “Canada Music Fund”, Radio Starmaker, the Government of Alberta, The City of Calgary and Tourism Calgary.
SOCAN is a rights management organization that connects more than four-million music creators worldwide and more than a quarter-million businesses and individuals in Canada. More than 150,000 songwriters, composers, music publishers and visual artists are its direct members, and more than 100,000 organizations are Licensed To Play music across Canada. With a concerted use of progressive technology and unique data as well as a commitment to lead the global transformation of rights management, with wholly-owned companies Audiam, Dataclef, MediaNet, RoyaltyGuru and SODRAC, SOCAN is dedicated to upholding the fundamental truths that music and visual arts have value and creators and publishers deserve fair compensation for their work. For more information: www.socan.com