SOCAN Songwriting Prize

SOCAN Songwriting Prize

June 18, 2018
by FYI Staff

A series of quirky videos and social media savvy helped the rock duo's track Play The Field beat a strong crop of contenders and take home $10K.

Drake and Degrassi comrades  Photo: Huffington Post
June 18, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Drake's new hit video features a Degrassi reunion, Jay and Bey release a surprise joint album, and Murda Beatz gets charitable. Others making news include Loud, RealMind and Ruffsound, Festival of The Sound, CFMA, the Vancouver Mural Festival, Eric Abramovitz, Kultrun, Cadillac Lounge, Harvest Moon Festival, Shipped, Prime Boys, and a farewell to Nick Knox and Matt 'Guitar' Murphy.

The Reklaw siblings, Jenna and Stuart Walker
June 6, 2018
by FYI Staff

Sibling act The Reklaws (pictured) included in CFL peformance series, Beaches Jazz announces its schedule, and Hamilton earns a SOCAN first. Also in the news are Lolaa, Brett Gurewitz, Liona Boyd, City Cinema, FrancoFEST Hamilton, Summerteeth, Rock the River, and Music PEI. Videos added for your enjoyment.

Celine Dion    Cashman Photo
May 25, 2018
by FYI Staff

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.

PUP Photo: Vanessa Heins
July 12, 2017
by FYI Staff

The Toronto punk band wins the lucrative and prestigious Prize for their song "DVP." The French version was won by  Klô Pelgag's "Les ferrofluides-fleurs." 

2016 Prize winners Fast Romantics receive cheque from SOCAN's Eric Baptiste
June 15, 2017
by FYI Staff

Many of Canada's best emerging songwriters are in the running for the lucrative and prestigious Prize, one to be determined by public online and social media voting. There is both an English and French Prize.