2018 Songwriter Retreat

MFM is taking over the Birch Lake Resort for a lakeside co-writing and demo recording adventure, May 24-27, 2018.

10 Northern Ontario-based songwriters will be selected to spend the weekend participating in workshops, collaborative songwriting exercises and demo recording sessions with some special industry guests.

Apply at before April 18th to be considered. Successful applicants will be notified by April 25th.

All applicants MUST be based in Northern Ontario and be available to arrive Thursday evening (May 24th) and depart Sunday morning (May 27th). Registration is free and meals will be provided throughout.

This retreat is a part of the Canadian Songwriter Challenge, a national project which is proudly sponsored by the Canadian Council for Music Industry Associations (CCMIA) and Bell Media. Additional support is provided by the Ontario Media Development Corporation.

2017 Challenge

Northern Ontario's 2017 participants were: Jayden Daoust, Lisa Marie, Ryan McIntosh, Nicholas Cangiano, Emma McDaniel, Oli Palkovits, Stephanie Gagnon, Tanner Reinhardt, Thea May and Michael McCleary.

2016 Challenge

Northern Ontario's 2016 participants were: Rachel Barber, Jimmy Breslin, Connor Clowes, Julian Cote, Martine Fortin, Esther Pennell, Jean-Paul De Roover, Lindsay Sullivan, David Dino White & Tessa.

Left to Right: Martine Fortin, Rachel Barber, Julian Cote, Esther Pennell, Lindsay Sullivan, David White, Tessa Gooden, Jimmy Breslin, Collin Roberts, Jean-Paul De Roover & SOCAN A&R Rep Andreas Rizek (middle front).

2015 Challenge

Northern Ontario's 2015 participants were: Isabella Scola-LawryshynDylan KellyJennifer Holub, Jazz Paradis, Rob Perreault, Will Johnston, Maddi Cotter, Samantha CollardJacob Tyler.

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