PUP, July Talk, Louise Burns Nominated for SOCAN Songwriting Prize

PUP, July Talk, Louise Burns Nominated for SOCAN Songwriting Prize
While the Polaris Music Prize recognizes the year's best album and the Prism Prize honours the best music video, the annual SOCAN Songwriting Prize recognizes the best Canadian song from the past year. The nominees for 2014 have now been announced.

This year's nominees for the English prize are: Louise Burns for "Emeralds Shatter," Wake Owl for "Gold," July Talk for "Having You Around," Alejandra Ribera for "I Want," and PUP for "Reservoir."

These contenders were chosen by a panel of journalists and industry professionals; SOCAN has no role in choosing the nominees or winners.

Fans can vote for their favourite up to once a day between now and July 3 at the prize's website. The winner will be named on July 7. Whoever comes out on top will receive $5,000 in cash, plus a Gibson acoustic guitar, a $1,300 prize pack from Roland, and some studio gear.

These English-language nominees follow the previously announced French-language nominees for the Prix de la chanson SOCAN. They include "Andromède" by Louis-Philippe Gingras, "La fièvre des fleurs" by Klô Pelgag, "Mécaniques générales" by Patrice Michaud, "Nos corps" by Jimmy Hunt, and "Soleil blanc" by Philémon Cimon.