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SOCAN Gifts Five Young Songwriters With $5K Prizes

The SOCAN Foundation has awarded a total of $25,000 to five songwriters that are 21 and under. The program partnered with Sirius XM Canada to offer $5,000 to each of the winning contestants.

SOCAN Gifts Five Young Songwriters With $5K Prizes

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The SOCAN Foundation has awarded a total of $25,000 to five songwriters that are 21 and under. The program partnered with Sirius XM Canada to offer $5,000 to each of the winning contestants.


“These awards recognize the next generation of songwriters from across the country,” said Charlie Wall-Andrews, Executive Director of the SOCAN Foundation. “This award is also designed to celebrate and cultivate these emerging music creators as they expand their career as songwriters.”

The competition was evaluated by a jury of Canadian songwriters comprised of Basia Bulat, Jocelyn Bruno (Dramatik), Tarun Nayar (Delhi 2 Dublin), Frank Kadillac (Neon Dreams), and Fanny Bloom.

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The SOCAN Foundation 2019 award recipients are:

Mahmoud Ismail (Mah Moud) for the song “Sigada” (ON),

Lou-Adriane Cassidy for the song “Poussière” (QC),

Emily Gifford (GRAE) for the song “Your Hands” (ON),

Kasia Thorlakson (Kasia Leigh) for the song “Love Song #1” (SK), and

Arianna Ohlsson for the song “Heaven” (ON).

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Neil Young's New Album 'FU##IN' UP' Has Live Recordings from Intimate Toronto Venue The Rivoli

FU##IN' UP, the new album by Neil Young & Crazy Horse, features performances of songs from his 1990 album Ragged Glory, recorded live at Toronto's Rivoli, seemingly during a much-rumoured secret show last November. He'll bring his upcoming tour to Toronto's Budweiser Stage in May, 2024.

Canadian icon Neil Young is adding to his immense discography with a new release this spring, a live album titled FU##IN UP'. The album, featuring Young's longtime band Crazy Horse, consists of nine live recordings from 2023 and is set for a limited edition two-LP release this April, in partnership with Record Store Day. According to the album's credits as noticed by Exclaim!, it was recorded at Toronto's Rivoli club, meaning it likely captures Neil Young & Crazy Horse's secret show at the Rivoli last November.

At that show — supposedly a private birthday party for Canada Goose CEO Dani Reiss — according to reports that generated a lot of buzz when they appeared online days later, Young performed most of his 1990 album Ragged Glory. FU##IN' UP features primarily songs from Ragged Glory, with new titles taken from lyric fragments. ("Over and Over," shared as a single, is now "Broken Circle.") The album features performances from Crazy Horse members Billy Talbot on bass, Ralph Molina on drums, and Nils Lofgren and Micah Nelson on guitar and piano, and Reiss is credited as a presenter.

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