Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame


Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame

Infobox Non-profit
Non-profit_name = Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame (CSHF) ----- Le panthéon des auteurs et compositeurs Canadiens (PACC)
Non-profit_'Northern Island' Award
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founded_date = 1998
founder = Frank Davies
location = Virtual Hall of Fame - http://www.cansong.ca/vhof/
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key_people = CSHF Board Members CSHF Team Advisory Board Members Founders Founding Contributors Founding Patrons Patron of the Arts Core-Funding Partners Member Association Shareholders Member Association Participant
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focus = "The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame/Le panthéon des auteurs et compositeurs Canadiens (CSHF/PACC) is a national, bilingual, apolitical, non-profit organization dedicated to preserving Canada's rich songwriting heritage."
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homepage = www.cansong.ca
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The "Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame" ("Panthéon des Auteurs et Compositeurs Canadiens") is a Canadian non-profit organization, founded in 1998 by Frank Davies, that inducts Canadians into their "Hall of Fame" within 3 different categories: songwriters, songs, and those others who have made a significant contribution with respect to music.

History

Founder

Frank DaviesFrank came up with the idea for the CSHF/PACC while he was on the board for the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS). His position was as the first music publisher appointee and as the voice for songwriters and publishers among the group of music industry professionals who oversee Canada's Juno Awards. Frank has had a long career in music, mainly as a record producer and music publisher. He developed the "Hall of Fame" because he wanted there to be a solution for the lack of public recognition that these people received. [cite web|url=http://www.cansong.ca/en/about/founder.aspx|title=Founder| work=Official Community of Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame| accessdate=2008-05-15]

Award

Northern Island (1927)The award is a miniature replica of the sculpture 'Northern Island' created by Elizabeth Wyn Wood, who was born in Orillia, Ontario. Wood was a Canadian sculptor, who graduated from the Ontario College of Art (OCA) in 1926. The award was established in the year 2003.

Wood took many trips to the Pickerel River crossing, which is halfway between Parry Sound and Sudbury. She sketched, explored, swam, and feasted in the area she was enchanted by. It was in 1927 that Wood completed the first of the island sculptures which conveyed her true and unique artistic character. [cite web|url=http://www.cansong.ca/en/about/ouraward.aspx| title=Our Award| work=Official Community of Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame| accessdate=2008-05-15]

Mandate

The CSHF/PACC’s mandate is to honour, celebrate and educate Canadians about the outstanding accomplishments of Canadian popular music songwriters and those who have contributed significantly to their legacy. Few people, even Canadians, are aware of the depth of Canada's rich musical heritage and the enormous impact our country's songwriters have had on contemporary music around the world. Our songwriters have penned hits for Rod Stewart, Frank Sinatra, The Rolling Stones, Gene Autry, Céline Dion, Barbra Streisand, Bob Dylan, Madonna, Bing Crosby, Jacques Brel, The Counting Crows, Louis Armstrong and André Gagnon, to name a few. The revelation of this news is always a source of great pride for Canadians and cause for admiration internationally. [cite web|url= http://www.cansong.ca/en/about/background.aspx | title=Background| work=Official Community of Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame| accessdate=2008-05-15]

Induction guidelines

ongwriters

Songwriters must be Canadian by birth or citizenship or have landed immigrant status and may be living or dead.Songwriters must have written or co-written the music and/or lyrics to a song or catalogue of songs in one or more of the following categories:

* Having entered into popular culture and been sustained through oral tradition for a significant period of time;
* Having achieved substantial regional, national and/or international status whether culturally, commercially and/or socially;
* Having recorded a historical event or helped to define an era of popular culture;
* Having created or helped to create a genre of music.
* Songwriters must have made a significant contribution through a song or catalogue of songs published, or otherwise made available to the public in some form, for at least twenty-five years.
* Songwriters shall be recognized by era, allowing the CSHF to honour inductees, annually or otherwise, within a given span of years.

"Suggested Anglophone eras are:"

* Up to 1920
* 1921 to 1955
* 1956 to twenty-five years prior to the current year

"Suggested Francophone eras are:"

* Up to 1920
* 1921 to 1960
* 1961 to twenty-five years prior to the current yearcite web| url=http://www.cansong.ca/en/about/guidelines.aspx| title=Guidelines| work=Official Community of Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame| accessdate=2008-05-15]

ongs

An eligible song is a musical work that consists of lyrics and music, or music alone without lyrics, and written wholly or in part by a Canadian (that is, Canadian by birth or citizenship or having landed immigrant status), living or dead, and may qualify in one or more of the following categories:

* Having entered into popular culture and been sustained through oral tradition for a significant period of time;
* Having achieved substantial regional, national and/or international status whether culturally, commercially and/or socially;
* Having recorded a historical event or helped to define an era of popular culture;
* Having created or helped to create a genre of music.

An eligible song may be an adaptation of an earlier musical work provided the adaptation is itself sufficiently original so as to qualify for copyright protection as a new musical work.

A translation is not eligible for song induction independent of the induction of the original musical work. However, if the translated lyrics are not a straight translation of the original lyrics but instead articulate a new and original meaning and sensibility such that the translated lyric is itself a new work capable of copyright protection as an adaptation separate from the original musical work (including a straight translation of that work) then the adapted musical work may qualify for song induction.

Songs may have been written by previous songwriter inductees or eligible songwriter inductees and are subject to the same timelines and guidelines regarding eras as apply to the songwriters.

Others

With respect to the induction of those individuals who have contributed significantly to the development and recognition of Canadian songs and songwriters (such as, but not limited to, publishers, performers, broadcasters and other members of the media, collectors and compilers of traditional material, performers of Canadian songs etc) the board of directors will put forward prospective candidates, will solicit and will accept and review any recommendations made to them by outside parties and will thereafter determine any person or persons to be so honoured using the voting provisions for inductions laid out in the bylaws of the organization.

Board approvals

In accordance with the CSHF bylaws, the number of inductees, if any, in any given year shall be at the discretion of the board.The board shall also have the option to override guidelines in exceptional circumstances.

2008 inductees

Gala

The CSHF 2008 inductees were announced on Thursday, November 15, 2007 at Toronto's Le Royal Meridien King Edward. The event was attended by over 150 artists, members of the media and other people in the industry. Performances at the press conference included:
*Suzie McNeil
*Julie Crochetière
*Dave Bourgeois
*Cindy Daniel
*Lawrence Gowan

The gala for this year's awards was conducted on 1 March 2008 at the Toronto Centre for the Arts and recorded for broadcast. Featured performances at the gala were:
*Kyle Riabko
*Anik Jean
*Yelo Molo
*Emilie-Claire Barlow
*David Foster
*Rufus Wainwright
*Martha Wainwright
*Boom Desjardins
*Ellis Marsalis
*Branford Marsalis
*Jully Black
*Serena Ryder
*Gregory Charles
*Dione Taylor
*Oliver Jones
*Toulouse
*Lily Lanken
CBC Radio 2 aired the gala broadcast on 2 March, and rebroadcast on CBC Radio 1 the following day. CBC Television aired its gala broadcast on 3 March. Performances from many French-language artists were omitted from the broadcasts, causing Hall of Fame honouree Claude Dubois to charge the CBC with "racism" and in turn prompted an apology from CBC vice-president Richard Stursberg. [cite news | url=http://www.cbc.ca/arts/tv/story/2008/03/08/stursberg-apology-dubois.html | publisher=CBC News | accessdate=2008-03-08 | date=8 March 2008 | title=CBC VP apologizes to francophone artists for edited broadcast ]

Radio-era inductees

"Songwriters"
*Alex Kramer
*André Lejeune

"Songs"
*Ain’t Nobody Here But us Chickens – Alex Kramer, Joan Whitney
*Candy – Alex Kramer, Joan Whitney, Mack David
*Il suffit de peu de choses – André Lejeune, Fernand Robidoux, Moune Victor
*My Sister and I – Alex Kramer, Joan Whitney, Hy Zaret
*Prétends que tu es heureux – André Lejeune
*Une promesse – André Lejeune, Guy Godin [cite web| url=http://www.cansong.ca/en/inductees/2008.aspx| title=This Year's Inductees | work=Official Community of Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame| accessdate=2008-05-15]

Modern-era inductees

"Songwriters"
*Paul Anka - award presented by former Prime Minister Jean Chrétien
*Claude Dubois

"Songs"
*Artistes – Claude Dubois
*Aimes-tu la vie comme moi? – Georges Thurston, Billy Clements, Phillip Mitchell
*Canadiana Suite – Oscar Peterson
*Comme un million de gens – Claude Dubois
*Diana – Paul Anka
*Femme de rêve – Claude Dubois
*Heart Like a Wheel – Anna McGarrigle
*Hymn to Freedom – Oscar Peterson, Harriette Hamilton
*It Doesn’t Matter Anymore – Paul Anka
*La bitt à Tibi – Raoul Duguay
*Le Labrador – Claude Dubois
*L’infidèle – Claude Dubois
*Love Child – R. Dean Taylor, Deke Richards, Pam Sawyer, Frank Wilson
*My Way – Paul Anka, Claude François, Jacques Revauk, Gilles Thibault
*Put Your Head on My Shoulder – Paul Anka
*She’s a Lady – Paul Anka
*Signs – Les Emmersoncite news | url=http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=348203 | accessdate=2008-03-08 | date=2 March 2008 | first=Adam | last=McDowell | publisher="National Post" | title=Anka, Dubois inducted into Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame ]


=Frank Davies Legacy Award=

*Oscar Peterson

References

External links

* [http://www.cansong.ca/en/default.aspx The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame Website]


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