SOCAN songwriters are invited to submit now for the fifth SOCAN Song House, taking place during the 2019 East Coast Music Awards: Festival & Conference, scheduled for May 1-2 in Charlottetown, P.E.I.

The 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 SOCAN Song House events were a resounding success. After the 2016 event, five participating songwriters undertook the inaugural ECMA Songwriters Tour, in February of 2017. The tour brought them to eight different soft-seater venues throughout the Atlantic region to showcase their own songs, as well as those written and co-written during the SOCAN Song House.

We’re excited to welcome renowned songwriter and producer Brian Howes, a winner of multiple JUNO Awards (including two for Producer of the Year), a Grammy Award with the band For King And Country, and the SOCAN International Achievement Award. Howes will lead the two-day interactive workshop, for which 12 songwriter participants from Atlantic Canada will be selected to participate – gaining valuable insight into the craft of writing a hit song. This initiative aims to help members improve their songwriting and reach new heights in their careers.

***SVP notez que tandis que Brian est Anglophone, l’AMCE et le SOCAN encourage les artistes Francophones de soumettre, étant entendu que la session aura lieu en anglais***

Songwriter participants must meet the following criteria:

  • The workshop will be best-suited to songwriters in pop and country genres.
  • Must be SOCAN members and ECMA members in good standing, based in Cape Breton, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, or Prince Edward Island.
  • Must be attending the 2019 ECMAs, and be available to participate Wednesday, May 1, and Thursday, May 2, 2019.
  • Willing to take their writing craft to the next level.

Submissions close on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. AST.

Complete the submission form here to be considered for the SOCAN Song House.