grandson went quickly from playing clubs to arenas. Talking with SOCAN, he shares the mentality he has going into each venue, and how he changes his energy to match its size.



The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame (CSHF) is pleased to announce the finalists of the 2022 Slaight Music Emerging Songwriter Award.

The five Anglophone finalists are:

  • Nate Ferraro
  • Eli Brown
  • LOONY
  • TOBi
  • Haviah Mighty

The six Francophone finalists are:

  • Robert Robert
  • Lou-Adriane Cassidy
  • P’tit Belliveau
  • Lydia Képinski
  • LUMIÈRE
  • Étienne Coppée

The CSHF is inviting the public to vote for their favourite songwriter daily at  cshf.ca/songwriter-award/ until Aug. 14, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. ET.  The winners in both the Anglophone and Francophone categories will be announced in the coming weeks.

Established in 2017, the Award celebrates the current achievements and bright futures of Canadian songwriters on an upward trajectory in their career. This year’s finalists are vying for a cash prize and exclusive opportunities, including SOCAN songwriting camps, mentorship, and recognition at the 2022 Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame Gala.

Past winners of the Slaight Music Emerging Songwriter Award include Charlotte Cardin, Jessie Reyez, Lowell, Les Louanges, Mustafa, and Ariane Roy. This year’s contest consisted of 30 outstanding candidates. The top finalists were determined after a first round of voting by a juried panel of music industry professionals.

For complete bios, music streaming, voting, and to learn more about the Slaight Music Emerging Songwriter Award, click here.



Watch as AHI’s family joins him on the 2022 JUNOS red carpet and he tells us about how he makes sure they maintain a deep understanding of the hustle required by a songwriter in their career.