Canadian Songwriters Hall Of Fame introduces online presence

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The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame (CSHF) today released its new, content-rich online presence, with more than 300 video clips, audio tracks and song lyrics.

The redesigned website showcases the Hall of Fame’s extraordinary video footage from its past seven induction ceremonies, makes available audio and lyrics for inducted songs, and provides background on Hall of Fame inductees.

In 2011, SOCAN assumed control of the CSHF, whose mandate aligns with SOCAN’s objectives as an organization that champions the work of its songwriter and publisher members from coast to coast. SOCAN’s support ensures that the CSHF will continue to honour the achievements of Canadian songwriters, celebrating their vibrant, unique musical heritage for years to come.

In keeping with SOCAN’s work as a performing rights organization, and its advocacy for creators’ rights, all media content on the CSHF website has been licensed for use. With the assistance of Michael Perlmutter and Lindsay-Bea Davis at Instinct Entertainment, the CSHF undertook a comprehensive project to ensure that all rights-holders are remunerated for the use of their material on the site.

Moving forward, the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame will regularly add material to its website, including remarkable footage that has never before been seen by the public.

Founded by music publisher Frank Davies in 1998, the CSHF honours and celebrates Canadian songwriters and those who have dedicated their lives to the legacy of music, and works to educate the public about these achievements. This national, non-profit organization is guided by its own board of directors, who comprise both Anglophone and Francophone music creators and publishers, and representation from the record industry. The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame is the only Hall of Fame for songwriters in Canada.

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