The Slaight Music Emerging Songwriter Award, presented by the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, celebrates the current achievements and future potential of emerging Canadian songwriters. Established in 2017, the award has the overall objective of encouraging and supporting the development of Canadian songwriters who are on an upward trajectory in their careers. Winners are awarded with a cash prize, industry recognition at the SOCAN Awards or CSHF Induction Ceremony and access to song camps and mentorship opportunities.
Slaight Music was started in 2011 with a mandate to support the Canadian music community through a variety of initiatives, and to develop Canadian talent via strategic partnerships with industry peers. They work with artists from across the country and across the musical spectrum, helping to further careers and get great music heard. They are also invested in the technology sphere, helping Canadian music entrepreneurs develop the next generation of digital platforms and services. They also support a variety of music-related events, causes and charities.