Koriass Wins SOCAN Echo Prize

Koriass Wins SOCAN Echo Prize

Recently, Québécois rapper, Koriass, won the 7th Francophone component of the 2012 Echo song award song presented by the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) for his musical piece St-Eustache.

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The song was chosen amongst the five finalists, which included Si tu savais, sung by Marie-Pierre Arthur, Intuition 1, written and sung by Avec pas d’casque, Lignes D’Hydro, written and sung by Lisa LeBlanc, and Dans la prairie, co-written and sung by Salomé Leclerc.

The track St-Eustache was taken from Koriass’ second album entitled Petites victoires which was released in 2011. The singer, whose real name is Emmanuel Dubois, launched his first album, Les racines de béton, back in 2008.

On the Anglophone side, the song A Soft Place to Land, co-written and sung by the writer-composer-singer from Ottawa, Kathleen Edwards, won the prize.

Edwards was in competition with songs such as House that Heaven Built, written and sung by Japandroids, Post-war Blues, co-written and sung by Dan Mangan, Unkind, written and sung by Sloan, and When I Write My Master’s Thesis, written and sung by John K. Samson.

The finalists were selected by a jury composed of music industry specialists and the winners were determined by a one month online public vote that took place between the 10th of September and the 10th of October.

With a cash prize amounting to $5000, the Echo song prize rewards both Francophone and Anglophone song-writing and performing talents and successes.
LifeinQuebec.com Staff Writer

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