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The Canadian Songwriter Challenge

The Canadian Songwriter Challenge

On June 8, 9, 10, 2015, Alberta Music will be conducting a three-day songwriting camp at OCL Studios, just outside of Calgary. Nine candidates will be selected and organized into groups of three to collaborate on two to three demo-ready songs. The camp will also provide an opportunity to network and establish permanent collaborative partnerships.


Open to ALL genres of music. You MUST:
1. Be a current Alberta Music “full” or ‘band’ member.
2. Agree to be photographed/videotaped
3. Be willing to sign co-writing agreements specific to each song. (Agreements will be presented to you if you are selected.)


Day One - 1:00PM to 6:00PM
(is in partnership with the Songwriters Association of Canada – SAC Songworks).

Days Two & Three - 11:00AM to 7:00PM
(will make up the Alberta component of the Canadian Songwriter Challenge – Sponsored by Bell Media)

Songwriter Justin Gray will mentor the sessions during all three days.


Travel expenses will not be covered but accommodations for songwriters coming from outside Calgary will be provided at the studio. Calgary songwriters will be expected to stay in their own homes.
Lunches and refreshments will be provided during the sessions.

There is no cost to members for the camp.