It's ECHO time again! For the past six years, SOCAN (the Society of Composers, Authors, and Music Publishers of Canada) has awarded the best independent Canadian song of the year a $5000.00 prize.

Unlike Polaris, once the top five shortlist of songs is announced, the choice is up to you by public vote to see which song wins.

That brings us to our...

Poll Question of the Day:

WHICH OF THESE TOP FIVE SONGS DO YOU THINK IS THE BEST?

Kathleen Edwards "Soft Place To Land"



Japandroids "The House That Heaven Built"



Dan Mangan "Post-War Blues"



John K. Samson "When I Write My Master's Thesis"

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Sloan "Unkind"


»»» VOTE NOW*

Are these the best independent songs of the past year? What song is missing? Too hard to nail down to one choice? Which song does not deserve to be on this list?

Let us know by posting on our blog, email to grant.lawrence@cbc.ca, or twitter us @cbcradio3 and we'll discuss your comments throughout today's edition of Grant Lawrence Live.

*Polls are open between Sep 10 and Oct 10. Eligibility is July 1, 2011 - June 30 2012. Winner announced Oct 19. One lucky voter will win a free iPad! Past winners have included Katie Moore, Brasstronaut, D-Sisive, the Weakerthans, Abdominal and Propaghandi.

Related links:

Kathleen Edwards recovering from anaphylactic shock

Katie Moore wins 2011 ECHO Songwriting Prize



posted by Grant Lawrence on Sep 10, 2012