The SOCAN Foundation has awarded a total of $25,000 to five songwriters that are 21 and under.
The SOCAN Foundation, in partnership with TD Bank Group, presented the 2nd annual Indigenous Songwriter Award to Montrealer Anachnid at the Indigen
City and Colour (pictured) launches a live album, garage rockers U.I.C. partner with Warner Music, and Lost Cousins hit the road. Also making news are the Passport summit, HPO, Country Thunder, the Autumn Stones, Ron Davis, SOCAN, Valley, and a farewell to Nicolas Roeg. Videos added for your enjoyment.
The Friar's Music Museum (pictured) celebrates Toronto's history, Drake's new album arrives, Prince's catalogue finds a new home, and the SOCAN Foundation launches an ncubator program. Also in the news are the Radio Starmaker Fund, Amplify BC, Avril Lavigne, Michael Buble, Guns 'N Roses, Celtic Colours fest, Jim Galloway, Halifax Urban Folk Festival, Jr. Gone Wild, The Lowest Of The Low, and a farewell to Joe Jackson.
Johnny Orlando, Phil Collins, Celine Dion, Music Canada Live, Darcus Beese, Dean Brody, Jann Arden, Marianas Trench and Burton Cummings, Classified, Buddy Guy, Kronos Quartet, Metz, Banx & Ranx, Cadence Weapon, Polaris, Danko Jones, and the SOCAN Foundation are among the headliners in today's column.
The lucrative new award is open to Indigenous songwriters and composers in any genre. April 25 is the deadline for submissions, and the winner will be announced at the Indigenous Music Awards in Winnipeg on May 18.
With more than 500 submissions, the competitions were evaluated by juries of music industry professionals from across the country.
The two orgs have created a new contest that is offering five grand to five winning songwriter contestants. The deadline is fast approaching though...
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