The SOCAN Songwriting Prize rewards the most creative and artistic songs released by independent Canadian songwriters over the past year. The winners will receive a $5,000 cash prize as well as a bunch of wicked music gear, including a Gibson 1941 SJ-100 acoustic guitar, and a Roland prize pack.
You have a month to vote! The five final nominees for the ninth annual SOCAN Songwriting Prize have been announced.
You can vote once a day for your favourite song from June 3rd to July 3rd here. Voters are also entered to win a new Sonos wireless music system simply by voting. The winners will be announced during the week of July 7.
The nominated songs are:
“Emeralds Shatter” – written and performed by Louise Burns.
“Gold” – written by Colyn Cameron; performed by Wake Owl; published by BMG Rights Management Canada.
“Having You Around” – written by Peter Dreimanis, Leah Goldstein, Eamon McGrath, Daniel Miles, and Josh Warburton; performed by July Talk; published by July Talk Music Inc.
“I Want” – written and performed by Alejandra Ribera; published by Pandyamonium Artist Management.
“Reservoir” – written by Stefan Babcock, Nestor Chumack, Zachary Mykula and Steven Sladkowski; performed by PUP.