The Canadian Songwriter Challenge returns in 2020 with a new online format for emerging BC artists and songwriters. The program is free to apply and to participate in for selectees.

In today’s circumstances, this year’s Canadian Songwriter Challenge is focusing on the strength, creativity and resilience of our songwriters and creators. That’s why this year we’re challenging participants to collaborate on a song speaking to the theme of “Alone Together”. The project will take place entirely online, requiring our 15 teams of 2-3 to work together remotely on their song during the challenge.

Applications open Thursday, April 16th at 12:00PM (PST) and close April 26th at 11:59PM (PST) and are open to emerging artists and songwriters from across BC.

This year the 15 songs on our theme of #AloneTogether will be opened to the public for 5 days of online voting, with votes counting towards the final score decided by our industry jury. Each winning team will receive $1,000 CAD to record, mix, and master their song at an eligible BC studio of their choice!

Thank you to Creative BC and the Province of British Columbia, The CCMIA and Bell Media for their support in this initiative.