SOCAN, Canada’s performing rights organization, has announced the creation of the Black Canadian Music Awards. The goal is to recognize the artistry and excellence of Black music creators (including songwriters, composers, producers, and performers).
A jury/advisory council of Black artists and Black music industry leaders will soon convene to discuss submissions. Five winners will be picked and each will receive $5,000.
In a normal year, there would be a big gala. But since we’re living in the era of COVID-19, the inaugural awards will be a virtual affair.
To apply for consideration, go here. Deadline is October 15.