“Now you’re just a memory of everything I’d hoped you’d be,” sings Mo Kenney in “Sucker”, a breakup song filled with anger and longing that clearly resonates with people. Following a month of voting, Kenney’s “Sucker” has won the 2013 SOCAN Songwriting Prize. The Halifax musician takes home the grand prize of $5,000, a Gibson Les Paul, and a $3,000 Roland gift certificate.
Canada is home to more than its fair share of independent musicians, which makes being one of the best songwriters in Canada no easy task.
The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) has announced the English finalists for the eighth annual SOCAN Songwriting Prize (formerly known as the SOCAN ECHO Songwriting Prize). The SOCAN Songwriting Prize recognizes the best of independent songwriting in Canada in both French and English.