SOCAN launches Black Canadain Music Awards

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.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ 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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