There is still time to vote for one of the five Canadian songwriters nominated for SOCAN's fourth annual ECHO Songwriting Prize. ECHO celebrates the songwriting talents of some of the best independent and innovative songwriters in Canada.
The five nominated songs, as selected by an independent panel of music community tastemakers, are:
o "Lay Down In the Grass" written by Taylor Kirk, performed by Timber Timbre
o "Love Can Be So Mean" written by Sebastien Grainger, performed by Sebastien Grainger and the Mountains
o "Nobody With a Notepad" written by Derek Christoff and Robert Bakker, performed by D-Sisive
o "Some Are Lakes" written by Elizabeth Powell, performed by Land of Talk
o "Through and Through and Through" written and performed by Joel Plaskett
The writer(s) of the song that receives the most votes will receive a $5,000 CDN cash prize. SOCAN invites the public to cast votes for their favourite song at http://www.echoprize.ca. The contest runs until 4:59 p.m. EST, September 29, 2009.
The Prix de la chanson ECHO, celebrating the songwriting talents of some of the best independent Francophone songwriters in Canada, is running concurrently.
Visit http://www.prixecho.ca for more details.