Out of more than 18,000 entries from 140 countries, four songs written or co-written by SOCAN members won in the 2022 International Songwriting Competition, in separate musical categories.
The SOCAN members honoured with second-place prizes for their songs were:
- Monica Fadai-Nia and Andrew Ripp (BMI), in the Adult Contemporary category for “Found My Way to You,” performed by Hendrix (not to be confused with Jimi Hendrix);
- In the Rock category, Jared Salte and Bethany Salte, with “Little High Little Low,” performed by The Royal Foundry; and
- Dan Davidson, Clayton Bellamy, and Mitch Merritt, in the Country category, with “Warm Beer,” performed by Davidson.
In the R&B/Soul category, Jully Black’s “Half Empty,” written and performed by her, made a third-place finish, and 25 more songs written or co-written by SOCAN members earned honourable mentions. For a complete list of 2022 ISC winners and honourable mentions, and to hear the winning songs, visit the ISC website.
Now in its 22nd year, the ISC was created to recognize great songwriters and to provide a valuable platform for them to be heard by the music industry and public alike. The competition is open to both professional and amateur songwriters. More than 70 winners in more than 20 genre categories share more than $225,000 USD in cash and prizes, including an overall Grand Prize of $25,000 USD cash, and more. Previous winners have included Jane Siberry, Vance Joy, Faouzia, Sam Roberts, Tenille Townes, The Trews, and many more.