For the fourth consecutive year, the SOCAN Foundation has awarded five cash prizes of $5,000 each to five young music creators from across the country who’ve won its Young Canadian Songwriters Award, sponsored by Sirius XM.
“Our collaboration with SiriusXM Canada allows us to continue to offer this award to our young music creators,” said SOCAN Foundation Executive Director Charlie Wall-Andrews. “Once again this year, we’re pleased to be able to shine a light on Canada’s next generation of songwriters, and provide them with financial support at a critical time in their careers.”
SOCAN and SOLCAN Foundation congratulate the following winners:
- Maggie Andrew, for “Honda Civic”
- Two Tiime, for “Hood Cry”
- Angel Baribeau, for “Love is Up the River”
- Leah Marlene, for “Spacesuit”
- Jessica Spurrell, for “Bury Me”
Once again this year, the jury was composed of renowned songwriters from various musical horizons (T. Thomason, Josh Sahunta, Viviane Roy, Andreena Mill, and Rymz), who together sifted through hundreds of entries to find the candidates whose writing and composition stood out the most. This year, the diversity of musical styles was better than ever.
“I was impressed to hear so many young, talented writers taking a step to stand in their own creativity, pulling their musical and cultural influences to the forefront,” said juror Andreena Mill, a.k.a. The BLK LT$. “Standing outside of the box, this new generation is reminding the world why Canada continues to create stars! So proud of everyone who submitted.”
For more information on SOCAN Foundation award winners, click here. The registration deadlines for the 2021 SOCAN Foundation Awards will be posted on the organization’s website in the early months of 2021.