And the winner of the 2022 SOCAN Songwriter Award is…

It’s Emily Steinwall. For 17 years, SOCAN, Canada’s performance rights organization, has honoured songwriters with cash and prizes. Emily, a former backup singer for Alessia Cara, won this year for her song “Welcome to the Garden.”

She receives a $5,000 cash prize along with a Yamaha Workstation, and a $500 gift card from Long & McQuade. More info here.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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