Indigenous songwriters in Canada are invited to apply now for the SOCAN Foundation TD Indigenous Songwriter Award, which recognizes the musical talent and creativity of the best music created, in any genre, by songwriters and composers of Indigenous descent.

To apply now, visit The deadline is Sept. 16, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. ET, and the winner will receive a $10,000 CAD prize, made possible by the support of TD. The third annual award will be presented at the Indigenous Music Awards in 2020, after a jury of prominent Indigenous songwriters, selected by the SOCAN Foundation, select the winner.

Candidates must be Canadians and SOCAN members, or Canadians who are not members of any performing rights organization. Works submitted must be original, composed within three years of the application deadline. Arrangements are not eligible, and entries that were award winners in previous SOCAN Foundation Awards are not eligible. SOCAN and SOCAN Foundation board members and employees are not eligible.

“The Indigenous Songwriter Award builds on the SOCAN Foundation and the efforts of TD to foster, promote, and diversify opportunities for music creators of Indigenous descent,” said Charlie Wall-Andrews, Executive Director of the SOCAN Foundation. “Our ongoing aim is to build inclusive grant and awards programming that is as diverse as the communities in which we live.”