In a backstage conversation with SOCAN, 2019 JUNO Contemporary Roots Album of the Year winner Donovan Woods (for Both Ways) talks about writing his current single “Go to Her,” what his deal is with references to Europe, and the differences between writing solo and with others.
SOCAN honoured Jordon Manswell with a SOCAN No. 1 Song Award, on March 18, 2019, in our Toronto office. SOCAN’s Melissa Cameron-Passley and Peter Fera presented the award, and congratulated Manswell, as well as his manager, Jermayne Clayton, of Rival Music Group Ltd., and Asim “Awesome” Awan, Founder of Awesome Music.
SOCAN recognized Manswell for co-writing Daniel Caesar’s “We Find Love,” along with Caesar, Matthew Burnett, Jordan Evans, Wesley Allen, and Nevon Sinclair. The song, co-published by EMI April Music Publishing Canada Ltd. and Sony/ATV Music Publishing Canada, topped the MuchMusic Countdown Chart on Nov. 10, 2018.
In a one-on-one interview with SOCAN, JUNO Country Album of the Year nominee Jess Moskaluke discusses why On songwriting, and women in country music winning a SOCAN Songwriting Award in 2014 was special for her; how she co-wrote “Take Me Home”; trying to write catchy songs; and the current state of music made by women in country music.