David Foster, Alanis Morissette, Bryan Adams, and more to be featured
(Calgary, AB — September 21, 2022) The National Music Centre (NMC) has added seven iconic songwriters to its newly updated Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame exhibition, opening on September 22.
The seven artists include David Foster, one of the most successful songwriters and record producers in history; generational trailblazer and Jagged Little Pill chart-topper Alanis Morissette; venerable rocker Bryan Adams; songwriter Jim Vallance, a longtime collaborator of Bryan Adams who is known for churning out a catalogue of classics written for Adams, Glass Tiger, Heart, and more; folk and country music icon Murray McLauchlan; Franco-Manitoban singer-songwriter, actor, poet, and radio host Daniel Lavoie; and the late great Quebec songwriter Sylvain Lelièvre, who left a legacy of dozens of texts and melodies that are part of the repertoire of Quebec life. Plus, more to be announced soon.
The updated exhibition launches ahead of the 2022 Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction Gala, presented by El Mocambo, on September 24 at Massey Hall in Toronto, where many of the inductees will be honoured.
“These latest inductees have soundtracked the lives of generations of Canadians, from all parts of the country and beyond,” said Andrew Mosker, President and CEO, NMC. “Such immense songwriting talent exists in Canada, and we hope this exhibition instills a sense of pride in our visitors.”
“The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame is delighted to have an ongoing partnership with the National Music Centre to help showcase Canada’s most influential songwriters,” said Nick Fedor, Director, Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame. “We’re really looking forward to honouring several of this year’s inductees in Toronto and keeping the celebration going through this physical exhibition.”
The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame is a permanent exhibition at Studio Bell, updated annually to reflect the latest inductees. Located on Studio Bell’s fifth floor, which houses four Canadian music halls of fame and celebrates the best of Canada, the exhibition features storytelling, a vinyl record display of a mix of inducted songs, and a treasured Yamaha Grand Piano from David Foster. Originally Foster’s touring piano, it was used by him and other artists for dozens of major performances including his show, “Hit Man: David Foster & Friends.” The piano also includes the personal signatures of 130 artists, entertainers, and celebrities, from Chuck Berry to Oprah, and more.
Admission to Studio Bell is currently being offered at a pay-what-you-can rate. Suggested rate is $15. Any amount, big or small, supports NMC's charitable efforts.
About National Music Centre | Centre National de Musique
The National Music Centre (NMC) has a mission to amplify the love, sharing, and understanding of music and is preserving and celebrating Canada’s music story inside its home at Studio Bell in the heart of the East Village in Mohkinstsis (Calgary) on Treaty 7 territory. NMC is the home to four Canadian music halls of fame, including the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame, the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, and Quebec’s ADISQ Hall of Fame. Featuring musical instruments, artifacts, recording equipment, and memorabilia, the NMC Collection spans over 450 years of music history and innovation. A registered charity with programs that include exhibitions, artist development, performance, and education, NMC is inspiring a new generation of music lovers. For more information about NMC’s onsite activities, please visit studiobell.ca. To check out the NMC experience online, including video-on-demand performances, made-in-Canada stories, and highly entertaining educational content, visit amplify.nmc.ca.
About the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame
The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame (CSHF) honours and celebrates Canadian songwriters and those who’ve dedicated their lives to the legacy of music; and works to educate the public about these achievements. National and non-profit, the CSHF is guided by its own Board of Directors, who comprise both Anglophone and Francophone music creators and publishers, as well as representation from the record industry. In December of 2011, SOCAN (the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada) acquired the CSHF. The Hall of Fame’s mandate aligns with SOCAN’s objectives as a songwriter and publisher membership-based organization. The CSHF continues to be run as a separate organization. For more information, visit cshf.ca.
Julijana Capone, Senior Publicist
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