Canada's Music Community to Celebrate Achievements at SOCAN Awards Gala in Toronto

TORONTO, Nov. 19, 2012 /CNW/ - SOCAN and the Canadian music industry will gather tonight at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto to honour many of Canada's most talented songwriters, composers, lyricists and music publishers at the 23rd annual SOCAN Awards Gala. Hosted by Seamus O'Regan, the SOCAN Awards will acknowledge its members' outstanding national and international achievements in 2011.

Presented by SOCAN - the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada - and sponsored by Gowlings, KPMG and NOW Magazine, the SOCAN Awards Gala recognizes the accomplishments of Canadian songwriters in Pop/Rock, Dance, Urban, Country, Jazz, Folk/Roots, Classical, Film & Television, and International categories.

SOCAN members such as Dean Brody, Alyssa Reid, Alex Cuba, Hedley's Jacob Hoggard, Fefe Dobson, David Myles, Mychael Danna and Bob Ezrin, will be in attendance to receive their awards. Performers at the show will include electro-pop group Dragonette; pop tunesmith Hawksley Workman, who will lead a tribute with Royal Wood and Serena Ryder to honour Bruce Cockburn; indie-rock trio Young Rival; and urban star Danny Fernandes.

The evening will be filled with celebration and accolades. SOCAN members receiving songwriting honours include: Three Days Grace for "Lost in You," Michael Bublé and Robert Grant Scott for "Hollywood," and K'NAAN for "The Lazy Song" in the pop/rock category; JRDN for "Like Magic" in the urban music category; and Johnny Reid for "Let's Go Higher" in the country music category. Bublé and Scott will earn a second win with the International Song Award for "Hollywood." Ra McGuire and Brian Smith of Trooper will receive three SOCAN Classic Awards for "Janine," "General Hand Grenade" and "Raise A Little Hell," all of which have earned more than 100,000 radio airplays.

Recipients of SOCAN's major achievement awards this year are Bruce Cockburn, who will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award; Trooper, who earns the National Achievement Award; and Joel Zimmerman aka deadmau5, who will receive the International Achievement Award in recognition of his outstanding worldwide success in 2011.

"Original music brings joy to Canadians," says SOCAN CEO Eric Baptiste. "It's essential to our national pride and culture. Our songwriters and composers continue to create music that is being played both at home and around the world, while our publishers work diligently to expand the markets for Canadian music. We're proud to congratulate all of the SOCAN Award recipients for their accomplishments."

SOCAN will also recognize outstanding Francophone music creators and publishers at an awards gala on Wednesday, November 21st, at the Hyatt Regency in Montreal. A wide-ranging variety of SOCAN members will join host Michel Faubert in celebration of this year's Francophone SOCAN award recipients.

23rd Annual SOCAN Awards - Toronto - Winners List

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT
AWARD
Bruce Cockburn

INTERNATIONAL
ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
deadmau5 (Joel Zimmerman)

NATIONAL
ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Trooper
(Ra McGuire, Brian Smith)

POP/ROCK MUSIC
AWARDS
"Lost In You"
Performed by Three Days Grace
Adam Gontier
Neil Sanderson
Barry Stock
Brad Walst
Blast The Scene Publishing
EMI Blackwood Music Canada
Ltd.
Mean Music Publishing Inc.

"Alone Again"
Performed by Alyssa Reid
Jamie Appleby
Alyssa Reid
Raynford "P. Reign" Humphrey
Thomas Kelly (ASCAP)
William Steinberg (ASCAP)
Wax On Wax Off Publishing

"Hollywood"
Performed by Michael Bublé
Michael Bublé/
Robert Grant Scott
I'm The Last Man Standing Music Inc.
Warner Chappell Music
Canada Ltd.

"Stuttering"
Performed by Fefe Dobson
Fefe Dobson
J.R. Rotem (BMI)
Claude Kelly (BMI)
Michael Mentore (ASCAP)
Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Canada

"Can't Breathe"
Performed by Fefe Dobson
Fefe Dobson
Bob Ezrin
Thomas Tawgs Salter
Tommy Henriksen (BMI)
Irving Music Of Canada
Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Canada

"Electric"
Performed by Shawn Desman
Shawn Desman
Toodeshki Djafari (STIM)
Thomas Gustafsson (STIM)
Escobar Lira (STIM)
Hugo Lira ((STIM)
Nettwerk One Music Canada
Ltd.

"Let's Play"
Performed by Kristina Maria
Kristina Maria Chalhoub
Kristian Lundin (STIM)
Toodeshki Djafari (STIM)
Lupo One Publishing

"Invincible"
Performed by Hedley
Jacob Hoggard
Brian Howes
Jason Van Poederooyen
8 Pack Of Lucky Publishing
EMI Blackwood Music Canada
Ltd.
Universal Music Publishing
Canada

"The Lazy Song"
Performed by Bruno Mars
K'NAAN
Bruno Mars (ASCAP)
Philip Lawrence (ASCAP)
Ari Levine (ASCAP)
Sony ATV Music Publishing
Canada
COUNTRY MUSIC
AWARDS
"People Know You by Your First Name"
Performed by Dean Brody
Dean Brody
Mark Cameron (BMI)
Big Loud Bucks
Bluewater Music Canada

"Trail in Life"
Performed by Dean Brody
Dean Brody
Big Loud Bucks

"Barefoot Blue Jean Night"
Performed by Jake Owen
Terry Sawchuk
Dylan Altman (BMI)
Eric Paslay (ASCAP)
Papertown Songs

"She's Good for Me"
Performed by Jason McCoy
Jason McCoy
Deric Ruttan
James Beavers (BMI)
Airstrip Songs
Sony/ATV Tunes

"Let's Go Higher"
Performed by Johnny Reid
Johnny Reid
Brent Maher (ASCAP)
Johnny Mac Entertainment Inc.
Nettwerk One Music Canada
Ltd.

INTERNATIONAL SONG
AWARD

"Hollywood"
Performed by Michael Bublé
Michael Bublé/
Robert Grant Scott
I'm The Last Man Standing
Music Inc.
Warner Chappell Music
Canada Ltd.

DANCE MUSIC AWARD

"Hello"
Performed by Martin Solveig
featuring Dragonette
Martina Sorbara
Martin Solveig (SACEM)
Famous Virgins Inc.

URBAN MUSIC AWARD

"Like Magic"
Performed by JRDN
JRDN
Bobby Gerongco
Sammy Gerongco
James Burney (BMI)
Priya Geddis (ASCAP)
EMI April Music Canada Ltd.
Songs Of MapleMusic
Publishing

FOLK / ROOTS MUSIC
AWARD
David Myles

JAN V. MATEJCEK NEW
CLASSICAL MUSIC
AWARD
Stephen Chatman

HAGOOD HARDY JAZZ
MUSIC AWARD
Alex Cuba

DOMESTIC FEATURE
FILM MUSIC AWARD

Moneyball
Mychael Danna
Soft Pedal
Sony/ATV Songs

SPECIALTY TELEVISION
PROGRAMMING MUSIC
AWARD 

Plan Canada
Daniel Friedman
Eagle Com Inc.

DOMESTIC NON-
ANIMATED TELEVISION
SERIES MUSIC AWARD

Til Debt Do Us Part
Olaf Pyttlik
Clinton Skibitzky
Frantic Films Releasing Inc.

DOMESTIC ANIMATED
TELEVISION SERIES
MUSIC AWARD

Busytown Mysteries
Peter Coulman
Carl Lenox
David Tedesco
Cjar Music Publishing
ole

INTERNATIONAL
TELEVISION SERIES
MUSIC AWARD

Hawaii Five-O
Keith Power
Sony/ATV Melody Canada

NEWS & SPORTS
TELEVISION
PROGRAMMING MUSIC
AWARD

Canada AM
Robert Rettberg
Agincourt Music Publishing

DOMESTIC MADE FOR
TELEVISION FILM MUSIC
AWARD

The Stepson
David Burns
Première Bobine Musique

INTERNATIONAL FILM
MUSIC AWARD

Impact
Michael Plowman
Briar Patch Music Canada

SOCAN CLASSIC MUSIC
AWARDS

"Oowatanite"
Performed by April Wine
James Clench
Blue Image Music

"Rock n Roll is a Vicious
Game"
"Say Hello"
Performed by April Wine
Myles Goodwyn
Blue Image Music

"Sign of the Gypsy Queen"
Performed by April Wine
Lorence Hud
Irving Music Of Canada

"Echo Beach"
Performed by Martha and the Muffins
Mark Gane
EMI April Music Canada Ltd.

"Janine"
Performed by Trooper
Ra McGuire
Brian Smith
Randy Bachman Music

"General Hand Grenade"
"Raise A Little Hell"
Performed by Trooper
Ra McGuire
Brian Smith
Sony ATV Songs

2 012 PATRON OF MUSIC
AWARD

Skate Canada

About SOCAN
SOCAN is a not-for-profit, member-based organization that represents the Canadian performing rights of more than three-million Canadian and international music creators and publishers. SOCAN is proud to play a leading role in supporting the long-term success of its more than 110,000 Canadian members, as well as the Canadian music industry. SOCAN collects licence fees from more than 48,000 businesses from coast-to-coast and distributes royalties to its members and music rights organizations around the world. SOCAN also distributes royalties to its members for the use of their music internationally in collaboration with its peer societies. www.socan.ca.

 

SOURCE: SOCAN

For further information:

SOCAN Media Contacts: Michael Critchley, 416.445.8700, ext. 3784, critchleym@socan.ca;
Amal Yassir, 416.445.8700, ext. 3747, yassira@socan.ca

For Media Accreditation & Artist Interviews: Andrea Grau, TouchwoodPR, 416.347.6749, 
andrea@touchwoodpr.com; Alma Parvizian, TouchwoodPR, 416.830.8171, 
alma@touchwoodpr.com