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Announcing the winner of the Sauga’s Summer Songwriting Contest!

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The Mississauga Arts Council (MAC) and Metalworks Studios with media partner Mississauga Music, are pleased to announce the first winner of Sauga’s Summer Songwriting Contest. We canvassed aspiring Mississauga musicians and the jury voted unanimously for “Admit it” by Adina V.

“I can’t believe it! What a surprise! I am blown away. This drives home that what I am doing is the right path.” says Sauga’s Summer Songwriting Contest Winner, Adina V “Thank you Mississauga Arts Council and Metalworks Studios for this opportunity. I can’t wait to get in the studio and start recording!”

“We can’t wait to have Adina V join us at Metalworks Studios to record and mix her song, Admit It.” says Metalworks Studios Founder & CEO, Gil Moore,” We are looking forward to seeing her music career flourish with this opportunity, and can’t wait to see where this will take her.” 

“We launched this contest with Metalworks Studios to find, record and showcase Mississauga’s best new summer song.” says MAC’s Executive Director, Mike Douglas, “Adina V impressed the jury with her demo showing off skillful songwriting and a fresh sound. Congratulations Adina V, we’ll be ready to help you launch your new single.”

The jurors, Alessia Cohle, award-winning country singer-songwriter; Anthony Panacci, musician, record producer, teacher and mentor; Jordan Howard, Creative Director and Global Head of A&R of CCS Rights Management (CCS) and Daytripper Music Publishing; and Sherri Murray, Communications Producer at Mississauga Arts Council; all collectively agreed that “Admit It” stood out for its catchy melody and strong lyrics that stuck in the minds of all the jurors. 

Watch the Sauga’s Summer Song Contest Winner announcement at the 2021 Mississauga Music Awards here:

“It was an honour to announce the winner of the Sauga’s Summer Songwriting Contest at our 2021 Mississauga Music Awards.” says Demetrius Nath, Mississauga Music 

Founder, “Adina V is a part of a diverse, talented Mississauga music scene and we know she has a bright future ahead of her.”

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About Adina V:

Adina V is an indie-folk singer who writes from the heart, dissecting and showcasing intimate feelings with the goal of tugging on her listeners’ heartstrings. Currently in her fourth year at Humber College’s Bachelor of Music program, she is well versed in and draws inspiration from a plethora of genres including jazz, musical theatre, pop, and punk. Check her out here:

About Metalworks Studios

Established in 1978, Metalworks Recording Studios was originally the creative workspace for the legendary Canadian supergroup Triumph. From these humble beginnings, Metalworks expanded over a 40+ year time span into a six-studio powerhouse that today ranks as Canada’s consummate world-class studio facility. Metalworks has been recognized as Canada’s Studio of the Year an unprecedented 17 times at the prestigious CMW Canadian Music Industry Awards. Metalworks has become the undisputed leader in the recording studio business in Canada. It is little wonder that Gold & Platinum record awards line the corridors at Metalworks.
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About Mississauga Arts Council

The Mississauga Arts Council is a registered charity, dedicated to accelerating progress toward the attainment of our Vision of Mississauga, as a vibrant cultural community where arts and culture thrive! Our mission is to empower the Arts Economy by Creating more opportunities & capacity; Connecting artists to audiences and each other; and Celebrating artists’ achievements.
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About Mississauga Music

Mississauga Music’s vision is to bring together and nurture Mississauga’s community of musicians, businesses, venues, promoters, creatives and the likes. They aim to create an integrated platform that will feature the next wave of artists in an effort to highlight Mississauga on a national scale.
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