Echoes Across Canada - MusicOntario's Songwriting Retreat


"The Canadian Songwriter Challenge was a blast! As someone who is used to writing solo acoustic, it was an amazing experience to go into a studio and have a demo recorded, produced & ready to go in a day. I made some lasting connections with some incredibly talented new writing partners, and I'm really proud of what we accomplished." – AHI, songwriter and participant

"Music Ontario and Metalworks Studios have put together a truly amazing event, I wish it wasn't over. I met and got to work with amazing people, people I wouldn't have otherwise had the opportunity to work with. It was so great to work with songwriters and producers who all brought something totally different into each room. Thank you so much, this last week has been big step in the right direction for my career." – Jordan Alexander, songwriter and participant; actor in Gossip Girl

"Thank you to Music Ontario for such an awesome opportunity! I learned a lot working with other talented songwriters, as well as the producers who shared their expertise and talents with us. We also wrote some killer songs! I really enjoyed the experience and it was valuable to me as a songwriter and artist." – Angela Saini, songwriter and participant

"It was a privilege to be a producer for MusicOntario's 2016 Songwriting Challenge. If the remarkable talent I had the honour of working with is any indication of the future talent in songwriting, Canadian music is in great shape!" – Bill Bell, mentor and songwriter