SOCAN has just revealed the finalists for its 2019 Songwriting Prize, and it features nominees like Dilly Dally, grandson, Bad Child, and more.
— SOCAN (@SOCANmusic) June 3, 2019
The annual award is intended to celebrate Canadian artists’ songwriting abilities, ensuring that the finalists “span a wide range of genres, showcasing the varied musical styles of the nominees, and emblematic of the youthful diversity of Canada itself; pop, rap, alternative indie-rock, and electronic funk songs are vying for the title,” according to a press release.
The winners of the SOCAN Songwriting Prize and the Prix de la chanson SOCAN for Francophone songwriters, which are both voted for by fans, will receive $10,000, a Yamaha PSR-S975 keyboard, and a $500 Long & McQuade gift card.
Check out the full list of nominees below.
SOCAN Songwriting Prize:
“Bad Biology” – written by Elizabeth Ball, Kathleen Monks, Benjamin Reinhartz, James Anthony Rowlinson; performed by Dilly Dally.
“Blood//Water” – written by Chester Krupa Carbone, Kevin Hissink, Jordan Benjamin; performed by grandson; published by B Height Music, SONY ATV Music Publishing Canada.
“Chances” – written by Kevin Celestin, Shanice Mohamed, Anthony Pierre; performed by Kaytranada feat. Shay Lia; published by Casablanca Media Publishing Inc.
“Elephant Man” – written by Sam Lucia, Geoff Millar; performed by SO LOKI; published by Owake Records.
“Hang Ups” – written by Scott Helman, Thomas Salter, Gordie Sampson, Simon Wilcox; performed by Scott Helman; published by EMI April Music Canada, SONY ATV Music Publishing Canada.
“Payback” – written by Sarah Hagen, Maxwell, Pankiw, Isaiah Steinberg; performed by Bad Child.
“She’s The One” – written by Chloé Soldevila, Miles Dupire-Gagnon, Gabriel Lambert, Zachary Irving; performed by Anemone.
“Soundboi” – written by Dominique Dias, John Samuels; performed by Just John + Dom Dias.
“Tortoise” – written by Clairmont Humphrey II; performed by Clairmont the Second.
“Whatever Comes To Mind” – written by Seth Nyquist, Adrian Cook; performed by Mormor.
2019 Prix de la chanson SOCAN:
“Best I’ll Never Have (version française)” – written by Brandon Mignacca, John Nathaniel, Mariane Cossette-Bacon; performed by Brandon Mig; published by John Nathaniel Productions Inc.
“Fille de personne II” – written by Hubert Chiasson; performed by Hubert Lenoir.
“La valse des trottoirs” – written by Tommy Bélisle, Philippe Gauthier Boudreau, Thierry Malépart, Marc-Antoine Barbier, Félix Bélisle; performed by Choses Sauvages; published by Avenue Editorial.
“Manche ouverte” – written by Simon Bolduc; performed by Bolduc tout croche.
“On fouette” – written by Teddy Laguerre, Shawn Volcy, Marc Casseus, Valdimi Methelus; performed by Tizzo.
“Pas né” – written by Obia Magloire Pierre-Louis, Amhed Saghir; performed by Obia le chef; published by Disques 7ième Ciel.
“Premier juin ” – written by Lydia Képinski; performed by Lydia Képinski.
“T’as pas cru” – written by Sarahmée Ouellet, Thomas Lapointe, Diego Montenegro, Ingrid Phd Prifti; performed by Sarahmée.
“Tercel” – written by Vincent Roberge, Félix Petit, Simon Saint Hillier; performed by Les Louanges; published by Éditions Bonsound.
“Zaybae” – written by Léo Fougère, Clément Langlois-Légaré, Tom St-Laurent; performed by FouKi; published by Disques 7ième Ciel.
Lead photo courtesy of Michelle Homonylo.