Founded in 2001 and based in Wolfville, Nova Scotia since 2008, Sound of Pop (SOP) Inc. is an ECMA award-winning music publishing & master/sync representation company.
Sound of Pop Publishing which is an active member of the Canadian Music Publishers Association (CMPA) currently represents approximately 800 songs in a one-stop capacity for synch representation and/or publishing including many by East Coast Artists including Chris Kirby, Brianna Gosse, Floodland, Dance Movie, Fairgale, Happy Beats, Everglow/HXTR, Keith Mullins, Kat McLevey, Lady Brett Ashley, London Above, Andrew Waite, Tyler Hache, Hello Delaware, The Fed Pennies, Dwight Deon, Rosewood Annie, and Coco Love Alcorn. Other Canadian acts represented include Andi, Runaway Angel, Jesse Peters and Candice Sand.
SOP also represents international acts Ume, Free Dominguez/Kidney Thieves, Darkbird and Hydrogen Child (United States), Bettie Serveert (Netherlands), Voltaire Twins (Australia) and more in various capacities.
Placements of Sound of Pop tracks include TV shows such as Heartland, Mohawk Girls, Being Erica, Seed, Rookie Blue, Bitten, Degrassi, Wake Brothers, Good Girl’s Guide to Depravity, Hallmark Movie of the Week “Mum’s the Word”, regional films like Relative Happiness, Owl River Runners, and The Divorce and Feature films "The Sun at Midnight" and “Criminal Activities” (starring John Travolta) as well as ad spots including Destinations St. John's.
SOP Published Songs have been heard on: SEGA videogames, MTV, Disney Channel, Disney Records, CBS, ABC, CTV, CBC, Family Channel, YTV, Outdoor Life Network, Lifetime Television, Galaxie Hit List, Much Music, Much More Music, SONY TelevisionDVD, Living TV [UK], TV3 [Ireland], and more.
Sound of Pop won the 2015 East Coast Music Award for "Music Merchant of the Year". The company's previous ECMA nominations have included "Company of the Year" in 2016 and 2017, "Music Merchant of the Year” and “Manager of the Year” in 2014, “Music Merchant of the Year” in 2013, “Company of the Year” in 2012 and “Record Label of the Year” in 2010 and 2011 as well as taking home the award for “Loud Recording of the Year” in 2011 for the Fed Pennies release “Brain Disaster”. In addition, SOP received a Music Nova Scotia nomination for company of the year in 2009 and in 2016 and is a 2018 ECMA nominee for "Company of the Year"
Additional Highlights include:
- Guest Panelist at the 2017 Music NL Awards in St. John’s (October 12-15, 2017)
- 1 Million+ Spotify Streams of songs published by Sound of Pop.
- 2016 Music Newfoundland SOCAN “Songwriter of the Year” WINNER Chris Kirby (publishing roster)
- SOP published song “cold” (co-written by Chris Kirby) appeared on the East Pointers Juno award winning “Traditional Roots Album of the Year”.
- SOP Published song Honest Man (recorded by Matt Andersen and co-written by Chris Kirby) reached #3 in the CBC Radio 2 Top 20 chart and was also licensed by Universal Music Australia and the Australian Broadcast Corporation for a Best of Roots and Blues 2017 compilation.
- 2017 Song of the Year nomination by Folk Alliance International for SOP published song “We Are Love" performed by The Once (co-written by Chris Kirby).
- Song cuts co-written by Chris Kirby (publishing roster) appeared on the following albums in 2017:
=> East Pointers (1 cut) “What We Leave Behind”
=> Rachel Cousins (1 cut) “This Fire”
=> Makayla Lynn (1 cut) “On a Dare & a Prayer”
=> Mike Biggar (1 cut) “Go All In"