GRAND PRIZE

Running Away by Jared Salte, Bethany Salte performed by The Royal Foundry

We are pleased to announce that the 2018 CSC Grand Prize winners are co-writers Jared Salte and Bethany Salte of The Royal Foundry for their song ‘Running Away’. The song grabs your attention from the very first note, mixing electronic, rock, folk and pop fundamentals. Their lyrics reflect a ‘seize the moment’ and ‘never settle’ attitude that stirs and stimulates through to the end. Both Jared and Bethany were born and raised under the beautiful Prairie skies of Alberta, Canada. What started as a folk duo quickly evolved into a full throttle Alt-Pop quartet. The Royal Foundry have taken the Canadian music industry by storm, gaining radio traction across Canada. On August 15th, 2017, they released, ‘Lost in Your Head’, their follow up to their widely successful debut album. Their winning song, ‘Running Away’ can be found on this latest album.


ADULT CONTEMPORARY

Winner
Weight (On My Shoulders) by Stacey Kay, Justin Forsley performed by Stacey Kay

 

Honourable Mention
Crawl by Rebeca Lappa
Do Right by Khalid Yassein performed by Wild Rivers


CANADIANA

Winner
Anthracite by Nico Tobias

 

 

 

 

 

Honourable Mention
Calgary Song by Leona Burkey
Saskatchewine by Mark Coughlan performed by Mark Times


COUNTRY

Winner
I Can’t Blame Her by Doug Folkins & Keesy Timmer performed by Troy Castellano

 

Honourable Mention
Light On by Dana Blayone, Jon MacDonald performed by Joey Landreth
My Country by Kate Todd/Philip Douglas/Bernie Nelson/Peter Linseman performed by Kate Todd


ELECTRONIC

Winner
Kill My Darlings by Tatiana Zagorac, Ari Rhodes performed by Talltale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Honourable Mention
Thunderstorm by Jamie Labrador, Mark Zubek performed by Jamie Labrador
Damage by Vinze, Joel Henderson, Gianluigi Fazio, David West performed by Vinze feat. Poor Nameless Boy


SINGER SONGWRITER / FOLK

Winner
Find Your Tribe by Helen Austin & Paul Otten performed by Big Little Lions

 

Honourable Mention
Travelling Man by Hisham Abu Nura performed by The Free
Alive by E. Anton, L. Taylor, B. Carter, A. Laughton, T. Laughton performed by Safe As Houses


FRANCOPHONE

Winner
Bunker de tes bras by Nicolas Gémus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Honourable Mention
Danse by Cindy Doire and James Robertson performed by Cindy Doire
Condor by Marie-Pier Laplante


HIP HOP

Winner
Gospels by Sadia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Honourable Mention
Today I Can do Anything by Keno, Laurell Barker, and Ared Arzumanian performed by Keno – ft. Laurell
Blasphemous by Hisham Abu Nura performed by The Free


JAZZ

Winner
Satellite by Laila Biali

 

Honourable Mention
You Don’t Know Her by Vissia
Undo by D. Alexander and D. Leask


LYRICS ONLY

Winner
Four Colours by John Kelly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Honourable Mention
The Space Between Stars by John Muirhead
Vos ÉtÉs Sont Nos Hivers by Sophie Bègue


POP

Winner
Salt by Robyn Dell Unto, Kevin Howley, Scarlett Flynn performed by Running Red Lights

Honourable Mention
How Does it Feel (Coyotes Remix) by Shay Esposito, Chris Daellenbach, Trey Mills performed by Shay Esposito
Ice Cream by Adam Mah, Shane Stephenson, Daniel Kozlowski, Deven Azevedo, Glen Jackson performed by Derrival


ROCK

Winner
If I Gave You One More Day by Liam Lewis-Sing

 

Honourable Mention
Crystal Pistol by Lindsey Davis, Chris Unck performed by Desert Diamond
Everything Connected by Matt Blais, Brian Moncarz performed by Matt Blais


UNDER 18

Winner
Orange by Brighid Fry and Pascale Padilla performed by Moscow Apartment

 

Honourable Mention
Spinning by Keltie
Light of Day by Mathew Magneson


UNDISCOVERED

Winner
Into the West by Aaron B. Thompson

 

Honourable Mention
Worth It by Erika Fowler
You Are Perfection by Katrina Becker-Gedge, Adam Stanton performed by Kat Beck


LIVE PERFORMANCE

Winner
Is it Like That? by Kelsey Hayes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Honourable Mention
Resting Place by Lindsay Foote


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