ECMA Announces SOCAN Song House at the 2017 ECMAs

ECMA Announces SOCAN Song House at the 2017 ECMAs

Submissions are now open for the third SOCAN Song House at the 2017 East Coast Music Awards: Festival & Conference, scheduled for April 26 and 27, 2017 in Saint John, NB.

The 2015 and 2016 editions of the SOCAN Song House workshops were a resounding success. On the heels of these workshops, five of the participants are taking part in the inaugural ECMA Songwriters Tour in February 2017. The tour brings the songwriters to eight different soft-seater venues throughout the Atlantic region to showcase their own songs as well as those written and collaborated on during the SOCAN Song House.

The ECMA & SOCAN are once again excited to welcome Ralph Murphy (renowned songwriter, producer, and author of Murphy's Law 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 new A&R strategy to help members improve their songwriting and reach new heights in their careers.

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 2017 ECMAs and be available to participate Wednesday, April 26 and Thursday, April 27.

  • Willing to take their writing craft to the next level

Submissions close on Monday, March 6, 2017 at 5:00PM AST. Apply HERE