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Taylor Price

Taylor Price places among top 25 in SSHRC 2020 Storytellers competition 

May 25, 2020

For his research on how songwriters are affected by the digital economy, Taylor Price is a finalist in the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)’s 2020 Storytellers challenge.

The annual competition challenges students to explain– in up to three minutes or 300 words – how SSHRC- funded research is making a difference. 

“This year’s finalists show exceptional creativity in communicating the relevance of social sciences and humanities research to the daily lives of Canadians,” said SSHRC President Ted Hewitt. “I commend each of them for their outstanding talent and ability to convey concisely and with great impact, why such research matters.”

Price, a PhD candidate in sociology, in the Faculty of Arts & Science, hopes to help creative people thrive in the internet age. “By exploring and analyzing how songwriters make and release music today, my research can help point to a way forward for creative people and cultural industries in uncertain times,” says Price. 

Price, who will compete in the Storytellers Showcase at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences in 2021, is recruiting Canadian songwriters to participate in his research and can be reached via Twitter.

Watch Price's SSHRC video