Discover The Business & Craft of Songwriting at New Songwriters’ Workshops


Budding lyricists, composers and songwriters take note. The New Songwriters’ Workshops begin their cross-Canada trek on November 2nd in Regina and continue through to the 24th touching down in nine major cities. Presented by Canadian Music Week in association with Bell Media, and led by a panel of seasoned writers and specialists, these workshops have been crafted to provide you with information, inspiration, and insight into the methodologies of songwriting. From rhymes to royalties, you will discover how to find the words to express your ideas, take your songs from good to great, and earn revenues along the way.

Dates and participating cities include:

Saturday, November 2 Regina, SK | The Artful Dodger
Sunday, November 3 Winnipeg, MB | The Park Theatre
Monday, November 4 Edmonton, AB | Expressionz Cafe
Saturday, November 9 Calgary, AB | National Music Centre
Sunday, November 10 Vancouver, BC | Tom Lee Music Hall
Saturday, November 16 Ottawa, ON | Ottawa Convention Centre
Sunday, November 17 Toronto, ON | Metalworks Institute
Saturday, November 23 Montreal, QC | The Lionceau
Sunday, November 24 Halifax, NS | The Music Room


Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from top-selling and multiple-award winning songwriters – Tebey (One Direction, Cher, Shawn Desman), Ryan Guldemond (Mother Mother), Tom Wilson (Lee Harvey Osmond, Black and The Rodeo Kings, Junkhouse), and Rick Jackett (Blackie Jackett Jr, Finger Eleven) – as well as industry experts from music publishing and radio programming, who will be on hand to lead the workshops, listen to demos and participate in a Q&A period.


The New Songwriters’ Workshops are a preamble to the Radio Star National Talent Search (launching January 2014) and are part of Canadian Music Week’s ongoing initiative to develop Canadian emerging artists. Admission to the workshops is $25 in advance, with discounts available for members of SOCAN and the Songwriters Association of Canada (SAC). Registration is limited to capacity and is open now to songwriters through the Radio Star website –

Additional details about the workshops, including times and confirmed presenters in each city can be accessed by visiting the Radio Star website – – or by listening to the following presenting stations:

Regina, SK – Big Dog 92.7 FM Winnipeg, MB – Virgin Radio 103.1 FM
Edmonton, AB – 100.3 The Bear Calgary, AB – CJAY 92
Vancouver, BC – The Beat 94.5 FM Ottawa, ON – The Bear 106.9 FM
Toronto, ON – Virgin Radio 99.9 FM Montreal, QC – Virgin Radio 96 FM
Halifax, NS – The Bounce 101.3 FM


The New Songwriters’ Workshops are made possible with the support of Bell Media and auxiliary partners Canadian Music Publishers Association (CMPA), SAC, SOCAN, and Sennheiser.