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Canadian Song Conference
Music PEI is proud to partner with ECMA to bring the 2019 Canadian Song Conference (CSC) to ECMA 2019 - May 1st to 5th in Charlottetown, PEI. This year the CSC will focus on creating opportunities for artists and industry professionals in relationship to developing multiple revenue streams from songs. This includes licensing for film, TV, video games, commercials and special projects, publishing, royalties and more.

The CSC has a unique program called the Canadian Songwriter Challenge, which is supported by Bell Media funding. The Music PEI version of the program brings together songwriters from across Canada to collaborate on creating new songs. These songwriters will be given an opportunity to present their new material to the delegates attending the CSC and ECMA in a unique Listening Session during which the artists introduce and present the new songs as recorded demos.

The 2019 Canadian Songwriter Challenge artists include:

Additional Listening Sessions have been created for artists who wish to present their music to the delegates. Music PEI began to expand this type of “showcase” in 2017 with great success. This opportunity will be open for submissions to any members who have professionally recorded original product that could be used by music supervisors for film, TV, commercials, video games or other visual products. These will include borth songwriters and composers. Music PEI will select 12 PEI artists to participate in one day of Listening Sessions. An additional 12 will be selected from the other 3 Atlantic Provinces for a second day.

PEI Artist Call for Submissions: Listening Sessions

Successful applicants will be selected by a panel of jurors. Submissions for these additional Listening Sessions will be open from February 18th to March 8th, 2019.

Listening Session submissions for the 2019 Canadian Song Conference will open on Monday, February 18th, 2019.

Call for Submissions: Recording Studios

Music PEI is seeking professional recording studios and engineers to participate in the 2019 Canadian Songwriter Challenge, a part of the 2019 CSC. Each participant must:
  • Be located on Prince Edward Island
  • Host a pair of songwriters from Sunday, April 28th to Tuesday, April 30th
  • Provide professional quality space and equipment
  • Provide two professional quality demos by Tuesday, April 30th at 6:00pm

Compensation will be discussed with selected recording studios. Submissions will be accepted until Friday, March 1, 2019.

Recording Studio submissions for the Canadian Songwriter Challenge at the 2019 CSC are now open. Submit now!

Music PEI will announce more details as they are available. For more information, please email Cynthia MacLeod, 2019 CSC Team Leader, at