The Screen Composers Guild of Canada and partners have announced the launch of musiccreator.ca and créationdemusique.ca – a comprehensive and free online resource for Canadian composers, songwriters, and other originators of music. The multimedia website provides a wealth of useful information and tools to support today’s creators.
The first of its kind in Canada, this website includes approachable articles, videos and interactives, grouped under core topics of Rights & Revenue; Deals & Contracts; Career Management; and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. In an industry that is constantly changing – due in large part to the rapid evolution of digital media consumption – the website answers many common questions, including complex copyright issues, who the key players are in the music-revenue ecosystem, how royalties are generated and distributed, and how can creators champion the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
The website includes:
- Over 50 easy-to-understand articles with insights from over 20 subject-matter experts from across the industry.
- Over a dozen informative videos including animated explainers covering key concepts and helpful tips.
- An interactive Deal Gauge to inform negotiations that consolidates global information to suggest a compensation range depending on the project.
- A From the Trenches video series featuring composer Darren Fung, which allows visitors to hear directly from successful Canadian music creators as they share invaluable information, anecdotes, and career advice.