Contest

SOCAN Foundation and SiriusXM launch inaugural Young Canadian Songwriter Awards

With five prizes of $5,000 each

August 1, 2017

Attention orchestral composers with a Canadian prairies connection!

Apply now for 2018 Canadian Music Centre Prairie Region Emerging Composer Competition

July 26, 2017

Petite-Vallée: Juste Robert Wins SOCAN Chanson coup de coeur Award

SOCAN also sponsors several workshops during 2017 edition of song fest

July 13, 2017

2017 SOCAN Songwriting Prize finalists vie for $10,000

Vote now, online or via social media

June 15, 2017

Festival international de la chanson de Granby: sign up now!

SOCAN members have until April 4, 2017, to apply

March 24, 2017

Submissions open for 2017 CBC Music Searchlight Contest

Competition shines light on Canada’s best new musical artist

January 19, 2017

Apply now for 2017 Unsigned Only competition

Grand prize of $20,000 USD cash and elite mentoring

January 17, 2017

Ma première Place des Arts : SOCAN launches the Prix Chanson Originale

New award, Rencontre SOCAN part of partnership with SACEF

January 13, 2017

Enter songs now for inaugural 2016 Canadian Songwriting Competition

More than $35,000 CDN in cash and prizes to be won

October 19, 2016

SOCAN members awarded in 2016 Unsigned Only song competition

Chris Buck Band, Jules receive top prizes

September 16, 2016

CBC Music, MusiCounts team up for Canadian Music Class Challenge

Winners in each of six categories will receive high-tech classroom recording kit

September 15, 2016

Ma première Place des Arts 2017: Submit unrecorded songs now

SOCAN invites music publishers to submit unexploited songs to singers

July 14, 2016

Submit now for ole's "On the Spot" next great country star contest

Chance at contract worth up to $40,000 USD in value

July 12, 2016

Submit today for Canadian Songwriting Challenge 2016

Deadline is June 29, 2016, 5:00 p.m. EST

June 28, 2016

SOCAN Songwriting Prize finalists to square off for $10,000

Online and social media voting determines winning song

June 9, 2016

Musicworks launches 2016 Electronic Music Composition Contest

Submission Deadline: August 14, 2016

May 27, 2016

SOCAN members win in 2015 International Songwriting Competition

Aaron Buchholz, Sultans Of String, Brock Zeman, Andrew Peebles, Mickael Fortin among winners

May 4, 2016

Apply now for $4.9 million Project Wild for Alberta-based country/roots artists

Deadline is May 4, 2016

April 14, 2016

Apply now for Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra’s Young Composers Competition

$3,500 in cash prizes to be awarded

March 24, 2016

Submit now for Canada’s Walk of Fame RBC Emerging Artist Music Mentorship Prize

More than $100,000 in cash and prizes to be won

March 17, 2016

SOCAN gets involved more than ever to celebrate Francouvertes 20th Anniversary

Event announces 21 artists selected for competition

February 10, 2016

Register now for contest and showcases at Granby song fest

SOCAN members can apply until April 1, 2016

February 2, 2016

Apply now for 2016 Unsigned Only competition

Grand prize of $20,000 cash and elite mentoring

January 28, 2016

Apply now for CBC Toronto’s Song in the 6ix contest

Deadline: Feb. 19, 2016

January 19, 2016

Video Interview: Jérôme Minière writes song for Ma Première Place des Arts 2016 contestants

SOCAN once again sponsors annual event

January 7, 2016

Apply now for Yamaha Keys to the JUNOs Songwriting Contest

Winners to receive Yamaha gear, 2016 JUNOs tickets

January 5, 2016

2015 PEAK Performance Project winners awarded more than $450,000

Bed of Stars, Leeroy Stagger each win grand prizes in B.C., Alberta

November 26, 2015

SOCAN members awarded in 2015 Unsigned Only song competition

Patrick Lehman receives top prize in Adult Contemporary category

September 17, 2015

Registration open for 2016 Francouvertes

SOCAN members have until Nov. 1, 2015, to apply

September 17, 2015

SOCAN member acts Derrival, Fortunate Ones, Slow Leaves win entry to inaugural Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class

Prize includes artist development, $10,000 MuchFACT Award, trip to 2016 JUNO Awards

September 15, 2015

Video: Caroline Savoie wins grand prize at 2015 Granby International Song Festival

Dieppe, N.-B., songwriter also won SOCAN Prize during semi-finals

September 2, 2015

Video: SOCAN Session with Dear Rouge

SOCAN Songwriting Prize 2015 winners visit our office, play winning song

August 19, 2015

Apply now for ole's inaugural "on the spot" country artist development program at CCMW 2015

Winner to receive up to $40,000 worth of publishing, recording, and YouTube management

August 17, 2015

Apply now for inaugural Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class

Deadline: July 27, 2015

July 16, 2015

Submit now for Canadian Songwriter Challenge 2015

Deadline is July 20

July 9, 2015

JoJo Worthington wins inaugural Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHOF) Song Competition

Grand Prize includes opportunity for publishing contract with Universal

June 4, 2015

Francouvertes 2015: Dylan Perron et Élixir de Gumbo win the competition

Charles-Antoine Gosselin and Émile Bilodeau come in second and third

May 14, 2015

Apply now for 2015 Folk Music Ontario competition, program, showcases

Deadline to submit is May 29, 2015

May 13, 2015

Maggie Szabo, Andrew Allen take Pop/Top 40 first prize in 2014 International Songwriting Competition

Other SOCAN member winners: Robyn Dell’Unto, Benjamin Rogers, The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer

May 5, 2015

Joanie Michaud wins Best Singer-Songwriter at Ma Première Place des Arts 2015

Also wins award for Song of the Year in songwriter category

April 30, 2015

Enter now for 2015 Nimbus School of Recording Arts MIX Contest

Application deadline: May 1, 2015

April 7, 2015

SOCAN Foundation Awards for Young Audio-visual Composers, 2015

Deadline: April 15, 2015

March 25, 2015

Apply now for 2015 SOCAN Foundation Awards for Young Composers

Deadline: April 15, 2015

March 18, 2015

Submissions open for CBC Music Searchlight Contest

Competition shines light on Canada’s best new musical artist

March 11, 2015

Submit now for the 2015 Rapsat-Lelièvre Award

Québec-based SOCAN members have until Feb. 4 to apply

January 26, 2015

Submissions open for 2015 CCMA Discovery Program

Country musicians can apply for career development

January 21, 2015

Apply now for Viola Desmond Singer/Songwriter Contest

Submit by Jan. 16, 2015

January 8, 2015

Apply now for Yamaha Keys to the JUNOs songwriting contest

Winners to receive Yamaha piano gear, 2015 JUNOs tickets

December 12, 2014

Apply now for 2015 Unsigned Only competition

Grand prize of $10,000 cash and elite mentoring

November 14, 2014

ICYMI: Helen Austin takes “Song of the Year” in John Lennon Songwriting Contest

Fellow SOCAN member Carol Kay also wins, in country category

November 5, 2014

Submit now for 14th annual Independent Music Awards

Deadline is Nov. 7, 2014

October 27, 2014

Still time to enter the 2015 Francouvertes competition

Registration period for major Francophone event ends Nov. 3, 2014

October 17, 2014

Enter songs now for the 2014 International Songwriting Competition

More than $150,000 USD in cash and prizes to be won

September 30, 2014

Franco-Manitoban Kasperzick receives $1,000 SOCAN Best Song Award at 2014 Chant’Ouest

Edmonton’s Karimah collects People’s Choice Award

September 29, 2014

SOCAN members win in 2014 Unsigned Only song competition

Allan Rayman takes top prize in R&B/Hip-Hop category

September 26, 2014

Apply now for the Music Monday Anthem Search 2014

Annual Songwriting Competition wants to hear from you

September 26, 2014

Cafeïne, No Sinner win Culture Collide Contest

On their way to showcase in California

September 25, 2014

Enter now for national artist development competition It’s Your Shot 4

Grand prize valued at $50,000

September 17, 2014

Ami Jetté wins SOCAN Best Song Award at first Rond Point competition

SOCAN’s Joanne Pouliot presents $1,000 cash award for “Sale salaire”

September 9, 2014

Licensees: You’re a winner with eSOCAN’s eStatements

And so is The Whip Restaurant & Gallery

September 4, 2014

Sarah Felker wins $25,000 RBC Emerging Artist Music Mentorship Prize

Young singer-songwriter wins honour sponsored by Canada’s Walk of Fame

August 28, 2014

Video: Alejandra Ribera

SOCAN Songwriting Prize winner's visit to our office

August 12, 2014

Chloé Breault wins $1,000 SOCAN Best Song Award

Prize presented at 46th annual Caraquet song competition

August 11, 2014

SOCAN Songwriting Prize winner Alejandra Ribera visits our Toronto office

Receives $5,000, Gibson guitar, Roland prize pack, discusses winning song “I Want”

July 21, 2014

Prix de la Chanson SOCAN preview showcase held in Montreal

Second SOCAN collaboration with FrancoFolies festival

June 18, 2014

2014 SOCAN Songwriting Prize nominees announced

Public voting to decide winner of Canada’s premier independent songwriting competition

June 3, 2014

Register now for St-Tite Western Festival songwriting competition

SOCAN to present Best Song Award at hugely popular event

May 15, 2014

Ten songwriters/groups nominated for 2014 Félix Leclerc Songwriting Prize

Boulay Sisters and Salomé Leclerc listed for second year

May 14, 2014

Antoine Ménard named best singer-songwriter at 20th Ma première Place des Arts competition

SOCAN a major supporter of this annual event

May 12, 2014

Helen Austin takes two first prizes in 2013 International Songwriting Competition

SOCAN member wins in Children’s and Folk categories

May 9, 2014

Top six finalists chosen in 2014 CCMA Discovery Program

Prizes include video funding, guitar, cash, more

May 2, 2014

Raquel Cole wins SOCAN-sponsored Nimbus Recording Competition

Prizes include recording time, cash, artist development plan

April 30, 2014

Register now for the 2014 L’Étoile montante competition

Win a spot in the next Montreal FrancoFolies Festival

March 18, 2014

Apply now for 2014 edition of CBC Searchlight contest

Grand prize includes equipment, recording, showcase

March 14, 2014

Submit now for Canada’s Walk of Fame RBC Emerging Artist Music Mentorship Prize

More than $100,000 in total cash and prizes to the winners

March 13, 2014

Apply now for Unsigned Only competition

Grand prize of $10,000 cash and elite mentoring

February 18, 2014

Apply now for 2014 Granby Song Festival

SOCAN among major sponsors

February 13, 2014

Register now for 2014 Chante en français competition

For young performers and singer-songwriters in Quebec

February 6, 2014

Submit now for CCMA Discovery program 2014

Apply now for career opportunities

February 4, 2014

Less than two weeks left for songwriters to write Canada's next hockey song

Deadline is Nov. 20, 2013

November 6, 2013

SOCAN partners with Quebec bar and tavern owners

Fifth annual Provincial Karaoke Competition

October 31, 2013

Register now for 2014 Syli d’Or World Music Competition

Deadline for registration is Dec. 15, 2013

October 16, 2013

Kelly Bado wins SOCAN Best Song Award at Chant’Ouest competition

SOCAN Songwriters Circle presented as part of 2013 conference

September 26, 2013

Pierre Guitard wins SOCAN Award at Caraquet song competition

Receives $1,000 cash prize

August 12, 2013

Keith Kouna receives 2013 Francophone SOCAN Songwriting Prize

Winning songwriter feted by SOCAN following European tour

August 8, 2013

Video: SOCAN Songwriting Prize winner Mo Kenney visits our Toronto office

Receives $10,500 in prizes, discusses winning song “Sucker”

August 1, 2013

Mo Kenney Wins 2013 SOCAN Songwriting Prize

Fans vote for "Sucker" as the best independent English song

July 10, 2013

Marielle Groven wins SOCAN Foundation’s 2013 John Weinzweig Grand Prize

$3,000 honour for best overall in annual competition

June 25, 2013

Frédéric Labrie wins SOCAN Best Song Award at Le Tremplin competition

Véronique Bilodeau is the 2013 event’s top winner

May 22, 2013

Lisa LeBlanc wins 2013 Rapsat-Lelièvre international prize

Includes $5000 cash award

May 6, 2013

SOCAN members win big in 2012 International Songwriting Competition

Including three first place awards

May 3, 2013

Dead Obies receive SOCAN Award at 2013 Francouvertes

Group wins $1,000 cash honour

April 22, 2013

Cormier, Placard announced as spokespersons of 2013 Francouvertes

Song competition takes place Feb. 18 - May 13

February 7, 2013

Ontario songwriters! Submit now for OCFF Songs from the Heart competition

Deadline for submissions: May 3, 2013.

February 6, 2013

Apply now for the 102nd Prix d’Europe competition

Cash awards totalling $50,000 will be presented

January 14, 2013

SOCAN members win in USA Songwriting Competition

Murray Atkinson wins first prize in rock/alternative category

January 4, 2013

Enter now for Unsigned Only competition

Grand Prize winner will be awarded $10,000

December 6, 2012

Kathleen Edwards Wins 2012 SOCAN ECHO Songwriting Prize

"A Soft Place to Land" comes out on top after record number of total contest votes

October 19, 2012

Students can apply now for $100,000 value Emerging Artist Mentorship Prize

Deadline for submissions is Apr. 30, 2013

October 18, 2012

Apply now for SOCAN-sponsored "BC's Best Teen Band Contest" 2013

Deadline: December 3, 2012

October 18, 2012

Beaulieu wins SOCAN award at 2012 Chant’Ouest

$1,000 best song honour for “Ciré jaune”

October 1, 2012

Feist wins $30,000 Polaris Music Prize 2012 for Metals album

Award given to best Canadian album of the previous year

September 25, 2012

Prism Prize to honour best Canadian music video

Winning video will receive $5,000 CDN

September 25, 2012

Nolin wins SOCAN Best Song Award at 2012 Granby fest

Winning song “L’Igloo” takes $1,000 cash prize

September 12, 2012

Five finalists chosen for prestigious SOCAN French ECHO Songwriting Prize

Nominees to perform at September 10th showcase

August 2, 2012

SOCAN sponsors 2012 CCMA/CCMW songwriters' award, performances

FanFest contest also open now

July 18, 2012

SOCAN Foundation Awards celebrate young audio-visual composers

Film & TV composers from Montreal, Vancouver awarded top prizes

July 17, 2012

Marie-Claire Cronier receives SOCAN Award at 2012 Ontario POP

Wins $1,000 best song honour for “Le carrosse dans le fossé”

June 28, 2012

Enter now for 2012 Mountain Stage NewSong Contest

Apply by July 31 deadline

June 25, 2012

Marie-Pierre Arthur wins 2012 Félix Leclerc Award

Receives honour on June 9, 2012, as part of the FrancoFolies de Montréal fest

June 18, 2012

Register now for the 2014 World Acadian Congress theme song writing contest

Songwriters are invited to register for the theme song writing competition of the next Congrès mondial acadien

May 15, 2012

Register now for Charles Biddle Award

Registration is open for the 2nd Charles Biddle Award, created in memory of the great American-born, Montreal-based jazz bassist who died in 2003.

May 4, 2012

Kate Kurdyak wins SOCAN-sponsored "BC's Best Teen Band" contest

Vancouver indie-folk artist Katie Kurdyak has won the 2012 edition of "BC's Best Teen Band" contest, presented by Youthink magazine and sponsored in part by SOCAN.

May 4, 2012

Apply now for "Voice of the Cellar" contest

SOCAN members and other performing songwriters in British Columbia are invited to apply now to the Voice of the Cellar contest, presented by Music BC and The Cellar Nightclub

April 27, 2012

Register now for 2012 Road to Stanfest songwriting camp

Novice, intermediate and advanced songwriters are invited to register now for the 2012 edition of the Road to Stanfest Songwriters’ Music Camp, to be held June 25-28 in historic Sherbrooke Village

March 30, 2012

Apply now for $5.29 million PEAK Performance Project

March 28, 2012

Carole Facal wins 2012 Genie Award for Best Original Song

SOCAN member Carole Facal, aka Caracol, won the 2012 Genie Award for Best Achievement in Music – Original Song for “Quelque part,” from the film Starbucks, as part of the 32

March 12, 2012

SOCAN members win in USA Songwriting Competition

SOCAN members Ashleigh Eymann, David Leask, and his co-writer Robert Davis won first prizes in their respective categories of the USA Songwriting Competition for 2011.

February 17, 2012

Apply now for Great Escape 2012 showcases

The Great Escape Festival is currently accepting submissions for showcases for the seventh annual edition, to be held May 10-12, 2012, in Brighton, U.K.

February 8, 2012