TORONTO, Dec. 21, 2017 /CNW/ - Sony/ATV Music Publishing Canada, Bloc-Notes Music Publishing and Canada's music publishers are proud to announce that A Song to Sing/Chantons Ensemble, a song by and for Canadians is now available to stream.
The song was written by Canadian musicians Rob Wells and Shobha as a salute to what being Canadian is all about. Patrick Bouchard and Koraly Lauzon composed the French version, Chantons Ensemble.
The JUNOS and the Canadian Music Publishers Association hosted Inside the Song, a gathering of the Canadian music industry which featured the creation of A Song to Sing.
Inspired by Canadians on social media and in in-person interviews answering the question, "What does Canada mean to you?", the song perfectly sums up what Canada represents: openness, acceptance and generosity of spirit.
Shobha, said the lyrics, which include the line, "Oh, if you have a song to sing, we are listening. A place where many find a home and proudly call this land their own", reflect her family's experience after her parents migrated to Canada from India 37 years ago.
Gary Furniss, president of Sony/ATV Music Publishing, said Inside the Song provided a unique opportunity to showcase Canadian songwriters. Diane Pinet, president of Bloc-Notes Music Publishing, echoed that sentiment. "This event was a very special opportunity to showcase talented English and French writers from across the country, in order to let Parliamentarians, know that music is the signature of our country," she said.
The Canadian Music Publishers Association executive director Margaret McGuffin stressed the important role of music publishers in getting original creations by Canadians, like A Song to Sing, heard not only in Canada but around the world.
As Canadians head into a new year, A Song to Sing/Chantons Ensemble is a reminder that "we are far and wide, strong and free…we are proud." Listen or play it here in English and French.
The full news release can be found here:
SOURCE Sony/ATV Music Publishing Canada
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