January 27

SOCAN Foundation Announces Second Annual Her Music Awards



SOCAN Foundation, part of the SOCANGroup of companies, in partnership with Bandzoogle, is thrilled to announce the second annual Her Music Awards.
The Her Music Awards is a program designed to celebrate and support female-identified, mid-career Canadian music creators who are on the verge of taking their creative careers to the next level. The Awards are administered by the SOCAN Foundation, with financial contributions made by SOCAN Foundation and Bandzoogle.
“Even before the pandemic, women in music were underpaid, underrepresented, and faced additional barriers and harassment,” said Charlie Wall-Andrews, Executive Director of SOCAN Foundation. “The Her Music Awards create an opportunity to help overcome the obstacles and to celebrate and empower female-identified music creators that are building momentum towards their career trajectory.” 
Renowned Canadian artist and jury committee chair, Shakura S’Aida will host the award show on February 25th through the virtual world meeting space Aire Ouverte via the SOCAN Foundation office. Award recipients will be selected to receive two grand prizes of $5k each. New to this year are five honourable mentions of $1k each also to be awarded.
In addition to this, the Songwriters Association of Canada (SAC) and Société professionnelle des auteurs et des compositeurs du Québec (SPACQ) are offering a 1 year complimentary membership to their organization for the grand prize winners
“One of our goals as a company is to help raise the voices of the many talented women in music,” says Stacey Bedford, Bandzoogle’s CEO. “And as a Canadian music company, we’re especially proud to partner with the SOCAN Foundation on this great initiative to help support Canadian female-identified music creators.” 
As the needs of musicians have evolved, so has Bandzoogle’s mission to help them succeed online by empowering artists to build effective websites for their music careers. As the proud presenting sponsor of the Her Music Awards, Bandzoogle encourages SOCAN members to redeem their exclusive 6-month free trial (plus 15% off any subscription) of the website building software here.
For more information about the SOCAN Foundation and the Her Music Awards, visit www.socanfoundation.ca.

About SOCAN Foundation
Founded in 1992, SOCAN Foundation is dedicated to fostering musical creativity and promoting a better understanding of the role of music creators in today’s society. The organization is a part of the SOCAN Group of companies, and guided by a Board of Directors, which consists of composers, songwriters, and music publishers, and reflects concert music and popular music genres, as well as the geographic and linguistic regions of Canada. To learn more about SOCAN Foundation and SOCAN, visit www.socanfoundation.ca and www.socan.com
About Bandzoogle
Built for musicians by musicians, Bandzoogle makes it easy to build a stunning website and EPK for music in minutes. Artists can choose from dozens of mobile-friendly templates, then customize their design and content in just a few clicks. Plans start at just $8.29/month (USD), which includes hosting and a custom domain name. www.bandzoogle.com
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