October 16, 2015
The National Music Centre (NMC) is pleased to announce a partnership that will see the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame (CSHF) find a permanent home in Calgary within Studio Bell.
Canadian songwriters, such as Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Robert Charlebois and Gordon Lightfoot, have penned some of the most iconic songs in popular music history, celebrated internationally for their inspiring words and music.
The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame will join the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame Collection, on level five of Studio Bell, a floor entirely dedicated to celebrating and recognizing Canadian music creators and artists who have left their mark on this country and beyond.
“Canadian songwriters have made an incredible contribution to music at home and around the world,” said CSHF Manager Lisa Gaglia. “We are thrilled that our inductees will continue to be honoured and have their legacy preserved through exhibitions at the National Music Centre.”
NMC is partnering with these three Canadian music organizations to highlight the contributions of their inductees, and examine the importance of these organizations in recognizing the achievements of musicians, songwriters, and other influential players in Canadian music.
“We are thankful to the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame for this exciting partnership that will allow us to recognize the amazing legacy of Canadian songwriters,” said Adam Fox, Director of Programs for NMC. “Finally, Canada will have a physical place to visit these three important national halls of fame, and through our programming we can celebrate our pioneers and icons.”
Visitors will be able to visit the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame Collection, and the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame when Studio Bell opens to the public next summer.