Canadian Songwriter Challenge
The Canadian Songwriter Challenge is entering its 9th year. The goal of Music PEI’s version is to bring artists together from across Canada to co-write with PEI artists. Each year other provincial music industry associations partner with Music PEI to create teams of songwriters, each pair is assisted by a producer, where they record two demos in a PEI studio.
The pairs of artists are tasked with writing and recording 2 songs each with their producer. In 2023 the co-writing process will begin online and continue in-person at the recording studio in PEI. Once the songs are completed, they are presented to the delegates in Listening Sessions during the conference. Songs produced through this program have been used by the delegates with some being used or re-recorded for the artists own albums.
Thanks to the music industry associations who partnered with us in 2022 for the Canadian Songwriter Challenge: Music/Musique NB, Music Nova Scotia, Music NL, Manitoba Music, Music Yukon, and Music NWT.
|REGION||MIA ARTIST||PEI ARTIST||PRODUCERS|
|NB||Catherine Kennedy||Justyn Thyme||Breagh Isabel|
|YT||Brigitte Jardin||Lawrence Maxwell||Gavin Brown|
|NT||Janaya McCallum||KINLEY||Maia Davies|
|MB||Sam Sarty||Brandon Howard Roy||Greg Alsop|
|NL||Valmy||Sweet Vermouth||Steph Copeland|
|NS||Nicole Ariana||Kierrah||Colin Buchanan|