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Japandroids, Sloan, Kathleen Edwards, Dan Mangan and John K. Samson Nominated for SOCAN ECHO Songwriting Prize

Japandroids, Sloan, Kathleen Edwards, Dan Mangan and John K. Samson Nominated for SOCAN ECHO Songwriting Prize
Every year, the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada, better known as SOCAN, attempts to highlight "the most creative and artistic songs" via their ECHO Songwriting Prize.

The winning song, which is voted on by the public between September 10 and October 10, will receive a grand prize of $5,000. Today, organizers have unveiled the nominees.

The nominees for the 2012 English SOCAN ECHO Songwriting Prize are "House that Heaven Built" by Japandroids, "Post-War Blues" by Dan Mangan, "Soft Place to Land" by Kathleen Edwards, "Unkind" by Sloan and "When I Write My Master's Thesis" by John K. Samson.

There's also a French language prize in the same contest. The nominees for that section are "Dans la prairie" by Salomé Leclerc, "Intuition #1" by Avec pas d'casque, "Lignes d'Hydro" by Lisa LeBlanc, "Si tu savais" by Marie-Pierre Arthur and "St-Eustache" by Koriass.

The winner of the ECHO Songwriting Prize will be unveiled on October 19. To vote for your favourite song, go here. One voter will win an iPad for his or her efforts.

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