National Music Centre
Slaight Music Emerging Songwriter Award
Overview and History
Celebrating Canada's Greatest Songwriters
Sainte-Marie and her songs have always been about so much more than mere awards and hit recordings. As a spokesperson for societal, environmental and Indigenous issues, she proves the power of songs to influence attitudes.
A born musical story-teller, songwriter Stan Rogers was a man big in stature with an authoritative, warm baritone voice to match. His original songs, rooted in Canadian history, made him a national hero through the 1970s until his tragic sudden death in 1983.
Confidence, persistence, hard work: these qualities have driven Eddie Schwartz’s stellar career as a pop-rock songwriter and producer. And add versatility to that list, since Schwartz has also written hit songs for heavy metal, disco, blues, roots and R&B recording artists.
« Our mandate is to honour and celebrate Canadian songwriters and those who have dedicated their lives to the legacy of music, and to educate the public about their achievements. »
Inducted Songwriters and Individuals
Musical talent often flowers at an early age.
Upcoming Events 2019
Hot Child in the City Induction
SOCAN Annual General Meeting (Vancouver, BC)
Ian & Sylvia Tyson Induction
National Music Centre (Calgary, AB)
July 18, 2019
National Treasures and Country Music Legends Ian Tyson and Sylvia Tyson to Receive Individual Inductions to the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame
June 11, 2019
“Hot Child in the City” to be Inducted into Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame in Nick Gilder’s and James McCulloch’s Hometown of Vancouver