Register Now for 2017 Country Music Association of Ontario Conference

June 6, 2017

SOCAN members and other musicians are invited to register now for the 2017 Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAO) songwriting conference, to be held the weekend of June 10-11at the Delta Armouries Hotel in London, ON. Co-sponsored by SOCAN, the two-day conference offers attendees interactive opportunities to learn, network, and expose their music to key members of the music industry. The two-day pass costs $85 CDN plus processing fee and HST. To register, click here.

Capping the conference, the fifth annual Country Music Association of Ontario Awards show – also co-sponsored by SOCAN – takes place on June 11, 2017, at the Centennial Hall in London, ON. For a full list of nominees, click here.

The nominees for the Songwriter(s) of the year, sponsored by SOCAN, are:

  • Deric Ruttan and Craig Wiseman, for "Came Here to Forget," performed by Blake Shelton
  • James Barker, Gavin Slate, and Travis Wood, for "Lawn Chair Lazy, performed by The James Barker Band
  • Jessica Mitchell, Dave Thomson, and Patricia Conroy, for "Workin' on Whiskey," performed by Jessica Mitchell
  • Meghan Patrick, Patricia Conroy, and Philip Barton, for "Grace and Grit," performed by Meghan Patrick
  • Tim Hicks, Todd Clark, Gavin Slate, and Travis Wood, for "Stompin' Ground," performed by Tim Hicks

A two-day pass for the conference plus a ticket to the awards show costs $130 CDN plus service charges and HST. To register and purchase, click here.