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SOCAN Foundation Announces Inaugural Her Music Awards

The SOCAN Foundation, in partnership with RE:Sound, has launched the inaugural Her Music Awards. The Her Music Awards is a new program that provides mid-career female-identified music creators with recognition and a $5,000 award.

"The SOCAN Foundation is thrilled to announce another initiative celebrating incredible Canadian talent," says Charlie Wall-Andrews, the executive director of The SOCAN Foundation. "This program is designed to recognize artistic excellence demonstrated by female-identified creators of music in Canada with the expectation that the accolade will help to build momentum in their career trajectory."

The Her Music Awards are administrated by SOCAN Foundation, with financial contributions made by SOCAN Foundation and RE:Sound.

"Re:Sound is committed to building a thriving, sustainable and diverse music industry in Canada. As an organization, we have a deep commitment to diversity – from our staff to our Board of Directors – so we are proud to support female-identified creators by sponsoring the SOCAN Foundation's inaugural Her Music Awards," adds Ian MacKay, president of Re:Sound.

Applications to the Her Music Awards are being accepted until November 28, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. EST. Visit www.socanfoundation.ca for more information about the program, including eligibility information, and to apply.

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Michael Raine is the Senior Editor at Canadian Musician. He is also a co-host of the popular Canadian Musician Radio weekly podcast.