2017 Inductees
Neil Young
A versatile rocker who has influenced the sounds of popular music in genres as diverse as folk-rock and grunge, Neil Young is a songwriter who both reflects and influences the society around him.
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Bruce Cockburn
Songwriter Bruce Cockburn has achieved the best of both worlds: his recordings are enviably successful, with 10 Juno awards and two dozen gold and platinum albums; and he is internationally respected for his commitment to social and environmental issues.
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Beau Dommage
Everybody knows the story of Beau Dommage. Rejected by practically all record labels, the band finally recorded for Capitol in 1974 and their first album sold 100,000 copies in just a few weeks, but not only that, every single song on that album is considered a classic.
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Stéphane Venne
Stéphane Venne made his mark as one of the most brilliant songwriters of his generation.
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William Eckstein
Featured Inductee

A pioneer of ragtime and jazz piano in Canada, William Eckstein was always on the cutting edge of popular dance music in the 1920s and 1930s.

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Upcoming Events 2018
  • Workshop
  • Song Induction
05 May
Induction of Song for the Mira
East Coast Music & Industry Awards (Halifax, NS)
07 Jul
Induction of Morning Dew
Mariposa Folk Festival (Orillia, ON)
26 Aug
Induction of Bleu et blanc
Festival International de la chanson de Granby (Granby, QC)
07 Sep
Induction of Paper Rosie
CCMA Legends Show (Hamilton, ON)
Latest News
August 16, 2018

Robert Paquette’s “Bleu et blanc” to be inducted into Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame during 50th Edition of Festival international de la chanson de Granby

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August 01, 2018

SOCAN mourns the loss of major Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame supporter Joe Robertson

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