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LEGENDS to Hit the Stage Alongside Emerging Artists at Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction Event on November 1st

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Snow to make his highly anticipated return to perform his seminal hit, Informer

PLUS – Dream Warriors will be joined by JUNO-winning rapper TOBi; renowned musician and Oscar-nominated composer Stephan Moccio and Glass Tiger’s Alan Frew perform some of Rod Stewart’s hit songs co-written by Inductees Marc Jordan and John Capek

Red carpet reception precedes an unforgettable night of songs and stories at Legends Series, supported by the RBC Foundation through RBC Emerging Artists

The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame (CSHF) is celebrating generational songs and songwriters who will be inducted to the Class of 2023, as part of its inaugural Legends series, supported by the RBC Foundation through RBC Emerging Artists.  An intimate Red Carpet reception will take place in Toronto on November 1st followed by an unforgettable night of conversations and performances to honour songwriters Marc Jordan and John Capek, the hitmakers behind many of Rod Stewart’s popular ballads; and four culture-defining songs from the ‘80s and ‘90s that trailblazed their own sound.  Legends will be hosted by TV personality Sonia Benezra (MusiquePlus/MuchMusic), with performances backed by a house band led by revered Musical Director, Lou Pomanti

Appearances and performances include:

  • Marc Jordan (Songwriter Induction) performing Tears of Hercules, written for Rod Stewart, joined by Grammy and Academy Award-nominated songwriter, composer, producer, pianist, and recording artist Stephan Moccio
  • Award-winning and sought-after producer, artist and songwriter, John Capek will be inducted as a Songwriter for his many hits, including a performance of Blame it On Me, originally recorded by Bonnie Raitt
  • Emerging R&B star LORKE will perform Promises, written by Jordan and Capek for Amanda Marshall
  • Snow will perform his massive hit, Informer (Song Induction), 30 years since the single was first released in 1993
  • The reunion of King Lou (Louie Robinson) and Capital Q (Frank Allert) of the Dream Warriors performing the ground-breaking jazz-infused hip hop single, My Definition of a Boombastic Jazz Style (Song Induction), with JUNO-winning rapper TOBi. Co-songwriter Richard Rodwell will be on hand to celebrate the induction
  • Alan Frew of Glass Tiger will perform a moving rendition of the Jordan-Capek hit song, Rhythm of My Heart, one of many successes the duo has written for Rod Stewart; and R&B artist Jesse Gold will be performing This, another Stewart song co-written by the Jordan-Capek duo
  • Rising singer-songwriter Zoe Sky Jordan along with soulful musician Ezra Jordan, will perform Marc Jordan’s song, Marina Del Rey
  • RBC Emerging Artists, Luna Elle and Cameron Philip, will perform Drinking in L.A. (Song Induction) written by members of Bran Van 3000’s James Di Salvio and Haig Vartzbedian who will be in attendance
  • Songwriter Mark Gane of Martha and the Muffins will be on hand to celebrate the Song Induction for the quintessential Canadian song, Echo Beach, to be performed by electro-pop artist Sam Casey

Media Contact:
Tran Nguyen, Centric PR
tran@centricpr.ca
c/ 416-220-4285

For more information, go to cshfdev.wpenginepowered.comThe Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame Legends series is supported by the RBC Foundation through RBC Emerging Artists, and sponsored by YouTube Music, SOCAN and CMRRA.

ABOUT CANADIAN SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME (CSHF) 
2023 marks the 25th anniversary of the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame (CSHF), a national and non-profit organization that is dedicated to honouring and celebrating Canadian songwriters and those who’ve dedicated their lives to the legacy of music.  The CSHF also works to educate the public about these achievements, and to foster the next generation of songwriters through year-round initiatives and events. In December of 2011, SOCAN (the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada) acquired the CSHF; however, the Hall of Fame continues to be run as a separate organization and is guided by its own Board of Directors, comprised of both Anglophone and Francophone music creators and publishers, as well as representation from the record industry. The CSHF’s  mandate aligns with SOCAN’s objectives as a songwriter and publisher membership-based organization. cshfdev.wpenginepowered.com

ABOUT YOUTUBE MUSIC 
YouTube Music is the only streaming service with official singles, albums, playlists, remixes, music videos, live performances, covers, and hard-to-find music you can’t get anywhere else. With YouTube Music, you can listen to the latest hits, find songs that you love, stay connected to the music world, and discover tons of new music to enjoy on your devices. Basic functions such as playing music and watching videos are totally free, but you can upgrade to YouTube Music Premium to explore the world of music ad-free, offline, and with the screen locked. Available on mobile and desktop. For additional information, visit www.youtube.com/musicpremium.

ABOUT SOCAN
SOCAN is a rights management organization that connects more than four-million music creators worldwide and more than a quarter-million businesses and individuals in Canada. More than 185,000 songwriters, composers, and music publishers are its direct members, and more than 100,000 organizations are Licensed To Play music across Canada. With a concerted use of progressive technology and unique data, SOCAN is dedicated to upholding the fundamental truth that music has value and creators and publishers deserve fair compensation for their work. For more information: www.socan.com.

ABOUT CMRRA 
The Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency Ltd. (CMRRA), a SoundExchange company, represents the vast majority of the music publishers doing business in Canada. CMRRA licenses dozens of digital services including all of the major online music services operating in Canada. It licenses, collects and distributes royalties for the majority of songs recorded, sold and broadcast in Canada. For more information, please visit cmrra.ca.

 

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