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Five Winners Announced for the SOCAN Foundation Awards for Young Canadian Songwriters
For the fourth consecutive year , the SOCAN Foundation has awarded five young Canadian songwriters with cash prizes of $ 5,000 . The prizes are given to young creators from across the country in recognition of their exceptional work and potential .
“ Our collaboration with SiriusXM Canada allows us to continue to offer this award to our young music creators . Once again this year , we are pleased to be able to shine a light on Canada ’ s next generation of songwriters and provide them with financial support at a critical time in their careers ,” says SOCAN Foundation Executive Director Charlie Wall-Andrews .
The winners are : Nova Scotia ’ s Maggie Andrew for the alt-pop song “ Honda Civic ”; Ontario ’ s Two Tiime for the rap song for “ Hood Cry ”; Quebec ’ s Angel Baribeau for the acoustic track “ Love Is Up the River ”; Canadian-American pop songwriter Leah Marlene for “ Bedsheets ”; and Ontario ’ s Jessica Spurrell for the folk-jazz tune “ Bury Me .”
For more information , go to www . socanfoundation . ca / awards . The registration deadlines for the 2022 SOCAN Foundation awards will be posted on the organization ’ s website in early 2022 .
ROB LUTES LEADS ALL CFMA NOMINEES
Rob Lutes , Rick Fines Lead 2022 Canadian Folk Music Awards Nominees
The Canadian Folk Music Awards is celebrating its 17 th edition , with a roster of nominations that celebrates the breadth and depth of Canadian folk music . This year ’ s nominees span the country from Whitehorse to Halifax , celebrating the diversity and talent of artists and musicians across Canada . The CFMA 2022 Awards Weekend takes place April 1-3 in Charlottetown , PEI .
The awards currently boast 19 categories . Nominees are chosen for each category through a two-stage jury process . More than 100 jurors , located across Canada , representing all official provinces , territories , and languages , determine the official recipients in each category .
Rob Lutes leads the way with four nominations for Contemporary Album , Contemporary Singer , English Songwriter , and Producer of the Year . Rick Fines is up for three awards for Solo Artist , English Songwriter , and Contemporary Album of the Year . Craig Cardiff is nominated twice for Contemporary Album and Contemporary Singer of the Year . William Prince is also nominated twice for Single and Solo Artist of the Year .
For the full list of nominees , go to www . folkawards . ca .
ANGEL BARIBEAU
LEAH MARLENE
JESSICA SPURRELL
TWO TIIME
MAGGIE ANDREW
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