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Winnipeg’s William Prince takes home national songwriting prize –

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by ahnationtalk on August 6, 202099 Views

August 5, 2020

A Winnipeg singer-songwriter has won a prestigious songwriting prize from the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN).

William Prince, who hails from Peguis First Nation, was selected as the winner of SOCAN’s 2020 Songwriting Prize on Wednesday for his song The Spark from the critically acclaimed Reliever album.

The award is the latest in a long line of accolades for the Juno Award-winning Prince (Contemporary Roots Album of the Year, 2017), who most recently saw Reliever on the long list for this year’s Polaris Prize.

Although the 10 finalists for the SOCAN award were selected by a panel of industry experts, the final say went to music fans across Canada, who selected The Spark as their top choice.

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