This past week, SOCAN announced the (english) finalists for the 7th annual ECHO Songwriting Prize competition. The prize recognizes five finalists whose songs represent “the most artistic and creatively written independent compositions” of the last year.

The nominees are chosen by a panel of Canadian music industry professionals, with the winner being decided through fan voting contest, held on the ECHO website. Check out the nominated songs below and then head over to the ECHO site to vote for your favourite! 

Voting ends on October 10th, with the winner being announced on October 19th.

…and the nominees are:

Japandroids: “The House That Heaven Built”

Written by: Brian King & David Prowse

 

Dan Mangan: “Post-war Blues”

Written by: Gordon Grdina, Kenton Loewen, Dan Mangan & John Walsh

 

Kathleen Edwards: “Soft Place to Land”

Written by: Kathleen Edwards & John Roderick

 

Sloan: “Unkind”

Written by: Jay Ferguson, Christopher Murphy, John Pentland & Andrew Scott

 

John K. Samson: “Write My Masters Thesis”

Written by: John K. Samson

 

Be sure to vote! And head over to ECHO for more information on the ECHO Songwriting Prize.