The SOCAN Foundation, in partnership with TD Bank Group, presented the 2nd annual Indigenous Songwriter Award to Montrealer Anachnid at the Indigenous Music Awards in Winnipeg on May 17.
Anachnid, a member of SOCAN, accepted the award and the accompanying $10,000 cash prize from the rights org’s CEO CEO Eric Baptiste and TD’s James Baxter.
"It means a lot to win this award which will help me achieve my creative endeavours," Anachnid said. "I want the world to see the strength and beauty of the culture and craft that empowers all of us."
"The Indigenous Songwriter Award recognizes artistic excellence in songwriting achieved by an indigenous music creator in Canada, and we're proud to partner with TD and the Indigenous Music Awards to celebrate Anachnid," said Charlie Wall-Andrews, SOCAN Foundation ED. "The award is a significant part of our ongoing, mutual efforts with TD to foster, promote and create opportunities for indigenous music creators."
Applications to the 2020 TD Indigenous Songwriter Awards will open in the late fall of 2019. Visit www.socanfoundation.ca for more information about programs and awards.