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A New Website to Celebrate Canada's Greatest Songwriters

As part of its mission to educate Canadians about those behind this country's most iconic songs, the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame operates a website with inductee profiles, event info and more. The old site was outdated and difficult to manage, so they enlisted us to help with a full redesign.

INDUCTEE EXPLORER

The heart and soul of the CSHF site is the inductee explorer—an interactive library of songwriters, songs and special contributors honoured by the organization. We took great care in designing the UX and UI to make searching and filtering as easy as possible, including through the use of predictive search.

Induction Ceremonies

The goal with ceremony pages was to take visitors on an immersive journey, so they can share in the excitement, laughs and heartfelt moments of the event. Each page includes event videos, a list of inductees with profile links, a list of artists who performed at the event, award recipients and related articles.

Songwriter Profiles

At launch, there were more than 50 songwriter profiles on the website. Each tells a very compelling and human story about the artist, and in many cases is accompanied by video from the artist’s induction ceremony. We prepared hundreds of images for the CSHF site, many of which appear in the songwriter profiles.

Song Profiles

Every song inducted into CSHF also has its own page complete with an engaging story, a list of artists who’ve covered the song, a link to the songwriter page, supporting video and an audio clip courtesy of integration with Spotify. A pop-out menu gives users easy access to the more than 160 inducted songs in alphabetical order.

The outcome

Redesigning CSHF was an exhausting but rewarding process that resulted in a work of pride for everyone involved.

CSHF now has a website it can use to properly showcase Canada’s greatest songwriters and to promote future events. The content management system will make the site easy to update as new artists are honoured.

  • Custom responsive front-end
  • Robust content management system (CMS)
  • Spotify integration
  • Inductee database with predictive search, 50+ songwriters and 160+ songs
  • Fully bilingual content (English and French)
  • Extensive image optimization