Canadian Songwriting Competition open

The first annual Canadian Songwriting Competition opened for entries Oct. 1.

The first annual Canadian Songwriting Competition opened for entries Oct. 1.

The CSC is only for Canadian citizens and residents but includes 14 genre categories which include: Francophone, Aboriginal, and Celtic/Maritime, Pop, Roots, and more.

Entries will be judged by a roster of Canadian music industry heavyweights, tastemakers that represent all aspects of the Canadian music business, including booking, A&R, publishing, and music journalism.

There’s more than $30,000 up for grabs in cash and prizes. The grand prize includes cash, a return flight anywhere within Canada, studio time at Noize Factory, a “business builder” package from media partner Canadian Musician, accounting services, and more.

Proceeds from the Canadian Songwriting Competition will go towards the Foundation for After School Talent, a Canadian charitable foundation with a mandate to provide grants to low-income families for their children’s extra-curricular activities.

For more information, contact and check out the CSC website

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