National Music Centre
Slaight Music Emerging Songwriter Award
Overview and History
Celebrating Canada's Greatest Songwriters
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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.
Songwriter Bruce Cockburn has achieved the best of both worlds: his recordings are enviably successful, with 13 Juno awards and two dozen gold and platinum albums; and he is internationally respected for his commitment to social and environmental issues.
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.
Stéphane Venne made his mark as one of the most brilliant songwriters of his generation.
« 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
He is a favourite son of Quebec but he is truly a citizen of the world.
Upcoming Events 2019
December 18, 2018
Galt MacDermott, composer of Broadway musical Hair, passes away at 89.
October 24, 2018
The Hockey Song by Stompin’ Tom Connors to be inducted into Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame