In late 2011, SOCAN, Canada's performing right organization, took steps as a music industry leader to ensure the future of the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame (CSHF).
Since that time significant progress has been made to transition to a new CSHF organization, and a new board of directors will be appointed. In addition to SOCAN's involvement, directors from the Canadian Music Publishers Association (CMPA) and the Songwriters Association of Canada (SAC) - both founding organizations - will work to make the new CSHF a success. To ensure equitable cultural and linguistic representation, and to recognize their contributions to the CSHF over the years, Société professionnelle des auteurs et des compositeurs du Québec (SPACQ) and Association des professionnels de l'édition musicale (APEM) will also be represented.
Honouring and celebrating Canadian songwriters aligns perfectly with SOCAN's objectives as a songwriter and publisher membership-based organization. The original aims of the CHSF will continue to be as strong as ever during this transition period, and the organization will emerge stronger than ever with exciting and sustainable initiatives and a new and creative website.
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The beautiful and graceful statue that the CSHF inductees receive is based on a sculpture entitled Northern Island, created in 1927 by Ontario-born artist Elizabeth Wyn Wood. In 2003, the centennial year of Wyn Wood's birth, her family agreed to adapt Northern Island into small replicas that are now given to all inductees.
More information on Elizabeth Wyn Wood and the CSHF can be located on our About page.