SOCAN Awards Celebrate Great Canadian Songwriters, Composers, Film Scorers, Music Publishers

The Weeknd, Alessia Cara, Johnny Reid among the honoured

TORONTO, June 20, 2016 /CNW/ - The Sheraton Centre in Toronto was abuzz tonight as the Canadian music industry gathered to pay tribute to Canada's best songwriters, composers, film and TV music scorers, lyricists and music publishers at the 2016 SOCAN Awards.

Emceed this year by bestselling author Dave Bidini of the Rheostatics, and sponsored by Gowling WLG, KPMG, HMV, Long & McQuade, Music Canada, Ontario Media Development Corporation and RBC, the SOCAN Awards honour the accomplishments of the people who create Canadian music, recognizing them in a diverse cross-section of categories: Pop/Rock, Film & Television, Urban, Dance, Folk/Roots, Jazz, Country, Classical, and more.

SOCAN's presented major achievement awards this year to Hockey Night in Canada theme composer Dolores Claman (Cultural Impact Award); Canadian music industry driving force Gary Slaight (Special Achievement Award); global phenomenon The Weeknd (International Achievement Award) and his frequent co-writer Ahmad "Belly" Balshe (Songwriters of the Year); chart-topping teen Alessia Cara (Breakout Award); and multi-platinum singer-songwriter Johnny Reid (National Achievement Award).

The evening included memorable live performances from hit songwriter Shawn Hook, who sang his smash single "Sound of Your Heart"; celebrated singer-songwriter Matt Barber, who played a poignant version of Edward Bear's "Last Song"; young sensations Lennon and Maisy Stella of the hit TV show Nashville; Crash Test Dummies frontman and creative force Brad Roberts, who performed "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm" and "Afternoons and Coffee Spoons," two of his SOCAN Classics Award-winning songs of the evening; young, multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Jordan Hart; and Reid, who sang a passionate version of his song, "What Love is All About." Throughout the evening, attendees were greatly entertained by a live orchestra that highlighted the outstanding work of our film and television composers.

Attending to receive their awards were Trevor Guthrie, who won the Dance Music Award for his song, "Summertime"; Jason Blaine and Deric Ruttan, who co-wrote Blaine's hit song "Country Side," which earned a SOCAN Country Music Award; Pop/Rock Music Award winners Francesco Yates, Jocelyn Alice, and Scott Helman, who won for "Better to be Loved," "Jackpot," and "Bungalow," respectively; Oscar-winning film composer Mychael Danna and San Andreas soundtrack composer Andrew Lockington, who both won for Achievements in Feature Film Music; Keith Power, who earned an International TV Series Music award for Hawaii Five-O; Ebony "WondaGurl" Oshunrinde and Bryan "Eestbound" Van Mierlo, who co-wrote the huge Travi$ Scott hit "Antidote," which won an Urban Music Award, as did Drake's "Hotline Bling," co-written by Paul "Nineteen85" Jefferies; and Simon Wilcox, who won two Pop/Rock Awards, for co-writing both the Nick Jonas global hit "Jealous" and the aforementioned Scott Helman Canadian hit, "Bungalow."

"The people who write, compose and publish Canadian music are providing an essential service for our national culture, pride and economy," said SOCAN CEO Eric Baptiste. "Canadian songwriters and composers are making fantastic music that has made a massive impact, both domestically and throughout the world. Similarly, our music publisher members play a crucial role in expanding the market reach of that great Canadian music. We're pleased and proud to congratulate all of tonight's SOCAN Award recipients for their tremendous accomplishments."

SOCAN will also recognize outstanding Francophone music creators and publishers at an awards gala in September 2016 at Métropolis, in the heart of Montréal.

A complete list of winners follows.

About SOCAN
SOCAN is a member-based organization that represents the Canadian performing rights of more than four-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 135,000 Canadian members, and the Canadian music industry overall. SOCAN licenses more than 130,000 businesses in Canada, 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

2016 SOCAN Awards – Toronto –  Winners List

INTERNATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Abel "The Weeknd" Tesfaye

NATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Johnny Reid

 

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Gary Slaight

CULTURAL IMPACT AWARD

Dolores Claman

Hockey Night in Canada theme

 

SONGWRITERS

OF THE YEAR

Abel "The Weeknd" Tesfaye

Ahmad "Belly" Balshe

 

DANCE MUSIC AWARD

"Summertime"

Performed by Trevor Guthrie 

Trevor Guthrie

Thomas "Tawgs" Salter

Simon Wilcox

Michael Wise

EMI Blackwood Music Canada

Sony/ATV Music Publishing Ltd.

POP/ROCK MUSIC AWARDS


"Sugar"

Performed by Maroon 5

Henry "Cirkut" Walter

Mike Posner (ASCAP)

Adam Levine (BMI)

Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald (AMRA)

Jacob Kasher Hindlin (AMRA)

Joshua "Ammo" Coleman (ASCAP)

Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd. Canada


"Jealous"

Performed by Nick Jonas

Simon Wilcox

Nick Jonas (BMI)

"Sir" Nolan Lambroza (BMI)

Peer International Canada Ltd.

Fun Cooker

peermusic Canada

COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS


"Make You Mine"

Performed by High Valley

Brad Rempel

Ben Stennis (BMI)

Seth Mosley (SESAC)

 

"Country Side"

Performed by Jason Blaine

Jason Blaine

Deric Ruttan

Warner Chappell Music Canada Ltd.

                                   

"Raised by a Good Time"

Performed by Steven Lee Olsen

Steven Lee Olsen

Cary Barlowe (SESAC)

Chris Stevens (BMI)

Warner Chappell Music Canada Ltd.
 
"Upside Down"

Performed by Dean Brody

Dean Brody

Scurvy Dog Music Inc.

URBAN MUSIC AWARDS


"Hotline Bling"

Performed by Drake

Drake

Paul "Nineteen85" Jefferies

Timmy Thomas (BMI)

EMI April Music Canada Ltd

Nyan King Music Ltd.

"Antidote"

Performed by Travi$ Scott

Ebony "WondaGurl" Oshunrinde

Bryan "Eestbound" Van Mierlo

Jacques Webster (BMI)

Thomas Brenneck (BMI)

David Guy (ASCAP)

Leon Michels (BMI)

Nicholas Movshon (BMI)

Homer Steinweiss (BMI)

BMG Rights Management Canada Inc.

 

 

2015 SOCAN CLASSIC MUSIC AWARDS


"This Beat Goes On/Switchin' To Glide"

Performed by The Kings

David "David Diamond" Broadbent

John "Mister Zero" Picard

Red Brick Music Publishing

                                               

"Let Go the Line"

Performed by Max Webster

Terry Watkinson

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"Your Daddy Don't Know"

Performed by Toronto

Geoffrey Iwamoto

Michael Roth

Sony ATV Tunes

                                               

"Afternoons & Coffeespoons"

"Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm"

Performed by Crash Test Dummies

Brad Roberts

Universal Music Publishing Canada

"Something Big"

Performed by Shawn Mendes

Shawn Mendes

Scott Friedman (BMI)

Ido Zmishlany (BMI)

Mendes Music

Universal Music Publishing Canada

 

"Sound of Your Heart"

Performed by Shawn Hook

Shawn Hook

Todd Clark

Stephen "Koz" Kozmeniuk

Hyvetown Music Publishing

Arcade Songs

EMI Blackwood Music Canada Ltd.

Nyan King Music Ltd.

"Can't Feel My Face"

Performed by The Weeknd

Abel "The Weeknd" Tesfaye

Peter Svensson (STIM)

Max Martin (STIM)

Ali Payami (STIM)

Savan Kotecha (ASCAP)

SONGS Music Publishing


"The Hills"

Performed by The Weeknd

Abel "The Weeknd" Tesfaye

Ahmad "Belly" Balshe

Carlo "Illangelo" Montagnese

Emmanuel "Million Dollar Mano" Nickerson (ASCAP)

Tom Raybould (PRS)

Warner Chappell Music Canada Ltd.

Sony/ATV Music Publishing Canada

CP Music Group Inc.

SONGS Music Publishing

"Hotline Bling"

Performed by Drake

Drake

Paul "Nineteen85" Jefferies

Timmy Thomas (BMI)

EMI April Music Canada Ltd

Nyan King Music Ltd.

 

DOMESTIC TV MUSIC AWARDS - FICTION

 

Republic of Doyle

James McGrath

McLevin Music Inc.

Take The Shot Productions Inc.


Murdoch Mysteries

Robert Carli

Shaftesbury

Sony/ATV Music Publishing Canada

 

DOMESTIC TV MUSIC AWARDS – NON-FICTION


Museum Secrets

Eric Cadesky

Nicholas Dyer

Cadesky Dyer Music Publishing

 

Dragons' Den

Andrew Cash

Josh Finlayson

Elmarush Songs

 

DOMESTIC TV MUSIC AWARDS – ANIMATED


Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

James Chapple

Graeme Cornies

David Kelly

Brian Pickett

 

Johnny Test

Ian LeFeuvre

Ari Posner

Chris Tait

Cjar Music Publishing

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ACHIEVEMENTS IN FEATURE FILM MUSIC

San Andreas

Andrew Lockington

Universal Music Publishing Canada

 

Transcendence

Mychael Danna

Fintage Publishing Canada

Alcon Sleeping Giant

 

ONLINE STREAMING MUSIC AWARD

"Sugar"

Performed by Maroon 5

Henry "Cirkut" Walter

Mike Posner (ASCAP)

Adam Levine (BMI)

Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald (AMRA)

Jacob Kasher Hindlin (AMRA)

Joshua "Ammo" Coleman (ASCAP)

Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd. Canada

 




 

"Earned It"

Performed by The Weeknd

Abel "The Weeknd" Tesfaye

Ahmad "Belly" Balshe

Stephan Moccio

Jason "DaHeala" Quenneville

CP Music Group Inc.

Sing Little Penguin

SONGS Music Publishing

Universal Music Publishing Canada

Warner Chappell Music Canada Ltd.

 

"Better to Be Loved"

Performed by Francesco Yates

Francesco Yates

Robin Hannibal (ASCAP)

Matt Morris (BMI)

 

"Jackpot"

Performed by Jocelyn Alice

Jocelyn Alice

Hello Moth

 

"Bungalow"

Performed by Scott Helman

Scott Helman

Ron Lopata

Thomas "Tawgs" Salter

Simon Wilcox

Fun Cooker

Sony/ATV Music Publishing Canada

peermusic Canada
           

"Here"

Performed by Alessia Cara

Alessia Cara

Robert Gerongco

Samuel Gerongco

Terence Lam

Andrew "Pop" Wansel (BMI)

Warren "Oak" Felder (BMI)

Sebastian Kole (BMI)

Isaac Hayes (BMI)

Warner Chappell Music Canada Ltd.

Sony ATV Songs

 

ACHIEVEMENTS IN MADE-FOR-TV FILM MUSIC


Honor Student

Christopher Nickel

Première Bobine Musique

Music Revenue Data

 

William Shatner Presents:

Chaos on the Bridge

Catalin Marin

 

INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM MUSIC AWARDS


Pompeii

Clinton Shorter

 

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island

Andrew Lockington

INTERNATIONAL TV SERIES MUSIC AWARDS


Paw Patrol

James Chapple

Graeme Cornies

David Kelly

Brian Pickett

Hawaii Five-O

Keith Power

 

INTERNATIONAL SONG AWARD

"The Hills"

Performed by The Weeknd

Abel "The Weeknd" Tesfaye

Ahmad "Belly" Balshe

Carlo "Illangelo" Montagnese

Emmanuel "Million Dollar Mano" Nickerson (ASCAP)

Tom Raybould (PRS)

Warner Chappell Music Canada Ltd.

Sony/ATV Music Publishing Canada

CP Music Group Inc.

SONGS Music Publishing


 

MOST PERFORMED FOREIGN SONG AWARD
"Uptown Funk"

Performed by Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars

 

FOLK / ROOTS MUSIC AWARD
Amelia Curran

LICENSED TO PLAY AWARD
Canadian Music Week

 

BREAKOUT AWARDS

Alessia Cara

Tobias Jesso Jr.

 

HAGOOD HARDY AWARD
Robi Botos

 

JAN V. MATEJCEK NEW CLASSICAL MUSIC AWARD
Dinuk Wijeratne

 

 

SOURCE SOCAN

Image with caption: "Livin' it up at the SOCAN Awards 2016. Left to right: Lennon & Maisy Stella, Eestbound (Bryan Van Mierlo), SOCAN CEO Eric Baptiste, and Kardinal Offishall (Photo: Grant W Martin Photography) (CNW Group/SOCAN)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160620_C6902_PHOTO_EN_718440.jpg

For further information: Touchwood Public Relations (for SOCAN): Jennifer Rashwan, (416) 593-0777 ext. 205, jennifer@touchwoodpr.com; SOCAN: Michael Critchley, (416) 445-8700, ext. 3784, critchleym@socan.ca


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