Dear Rouge Wins $10,000 SOCAN Songwriters Award

After much voting, Vancouver’s Dear Rouge was named the winner of the 2015 SOCAN Songwritng Prize for their song “I Heard I Had.”

In addition to the cash, the band gets a Martin D-16GT acoustic guitar, a Yamaha PSR-S950 keyboard, a $500 Gift Card from Long & McQuade, 20 hours of studio time with Timothy Abraham, and six hours of vocal coaching with Amanda Mabro.

On the French side of the competition, the winner was Antoine Corrivea’s song “Le Nouveau vocabulaire.” It goes like this.


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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