Submissions open for SOCAN Song House at 2018 ECMAs: Festival and Conference

February 21, 2018

Submissions are now open for the fourth annual SOCAN Song House at the 2018 East Coast Music Awards: Festival & Conference, scheduled for May 2-3, 2018, in Halifax.

The three previous SOCAN Song House events were a resounding successes, with five of the 2016 participants taking part in the inaugural ECMA Songwriters Tour in February 2017. The tour brought the songwriters to eight different soft-seater venues throughout the Atlantic region to showcase their own songs, as well as those written and co-written on during the SOCAN Song House.

We're excited to once again welcome Ralph Murphy (renowned songwriter, producer, and author of Murphy’s Laws of Songwriting) to lead the two-day interactive workshop. Twelve songwriter participants from Atlantic Canada will be selected to participate, gaining valuable insight into the craft of writing a hit song. This initiative aligns with SOCAN’s A&R strategy to help members improve their songwriting and reach new heights in their careers.

**SVP notez que tandis que Ralph est anglophone, l'AMCE et le SOCAN encourage les artistes francophones de soumettre, étant entendu que la session aura lieu en anglais**

Songwriter participants must meet the following criteria:

  • The workshop will be best-suited to songwriters in pop and country genres
  • Must be SOCAN members and ECMA members in good standing based in Cape Breton, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, or Prince Edward Island
  • Must be attending the 2018 ECMAs and be available to participate Wednesday, May 2, and Thursday, May 3, 2018.
  • Willing to take their songwriting craft to the next level

Submissions close Monday, March 5, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. AST. 

Complete the submission form here to be considered for the SOCAN Song House.