Last day to submit for SOCAN Song House camp at BreakOut West 2017!

August 29, 2017

SOCAN will present a two-day Song House camp, Sept. 13-14, during the 15th annual BreakOut West conference and festival, scheduled for Sept. 13-17, 2017, in Edmonton, with the conference component held at the Sutton Place Hotel.

Ralph Murphy – the renowned songwriter, producer, and author of Murphy’s Law of Songwriting­ – will lead the interactive workshop, in which 12 songwriter participants from Western Canada will be selected to participate, gaining valuable insight into the craft of writing a hit song. To submit for the SOCAN Song House, click here to complete the Google form. The submission deadline is today, Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017.

Songwriter participants must meet the following criteria:

  • The workshop will be best-suited to songwriters in pop and country genres
  • Must be a SOCAN member
  • Must be a Western Canadian Music Association member, or a member of one of the six Western Canadian Music Industry Associations (Alberta Music, SaskMusic, Manitoba Music, Music BC, Music Yukon, Music NWT
  • Must be attending BreakOut West, and available to participate Sept. 13-14, 2017
  • Willing to take their writing craft to the next level

SOCAN members will receive a 10 percent discount on conference packages when they register for BreakOut West. Simply go the BreakOut West registration page and select “SOCAN” from the “Music Industry Association Member” drop-down menu for the automatic discount. Or use the discount code bow1510 while registering, if you prefer.

SOCAN will also present the Songwriter of the Year Award at the 2017 Western Canadian Music Awards that are part of the conference week, on Sept. 14 at Dinwoodie Lounge.

The nominees for this year’s SOCAN Songwriter of the Year Award are:

  • Andy Shauf, for “The Magician”
  • Corb Lund, for “Washed-Up Rock Star Factory Blues”
  • Sam Tudor, for “Joseph in The Bathroom”
  • The Zolas (Zachary Gray, Tom Dobrzanski, Cody Hiles, and Dwight Abell), for “Swooner”
  • Alexa Dirks (a.k.a. Begonia) and Matt Schellenberg, for “Juniper”

For more information, visit the BreakOut West website.