SOCAN Awards Shine Bright Lights on Canada's Music Creators and Publishers

Bryan Adams, Jim Vallance, Nineteen85, Ruth B and Andy Kim among those celebrated, with a surprise performance by Snow and Maestro Fresh Wes

TORONTO, June 19, 2017 /CNW/ - Songwriters, composers and music publishers behind some of the biggest songs in the world gathered in Toronto tonight – with a who's-who of Canada's music ecosystem– for the 2017 SOCAN Awards. The gala ceremony honoured Canada's music creators and publishers across a wide variety of genres, including Pop, Rock, Film & Television, Urban, Dance, Folk/Roots, Jazz, Country, Classical, and more.

This year, the legendary Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance were honoured, as one of the greatest songwriting teams in music, with the SOCAN Lifetime Achievement Award for more than 35 years of songwriting success and excellence.  The SOCAN Cultural Impact Award was presented to Andy Kim for the 1969 hit "Sugar, Sugar," and world-renowned singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith charmed the audience with his rendition of the classic song.

Also in attendance to receive SOCAN achievement awards were pop/rock superstars Hedley (National Achievement Award), Paul "Nineteen85" Jefferies (Songwriter of the Year Award for his work with international superstar Drake), and Screen Composer of the Year Keith Power, who, in front of movie-clip visuals, performed a live orchestral medley of award-winning film and TV scores. 

The SOCAN Awards featured an abundance of memorable performances, starting with Derin Falana & Tay of The Remix Project.  Shaun Frank and Delaney Jane discussed the writing of The Chainsmokers' Billboard chart-topping hit "Closer" before performing the song and Jess Moskaluke gave a brilliant rendition of her JUNO Award-winning "Take Me Home" with cowriter Kelly Archer.  Ruth B delivered a stunning cover of Bryan Adams's "Heaven" and 2017 JUNO Award winners July Talk dazzled the audience with a heartfelt version of Leonard Cohen's "If It Be Your Will."

Former International Achievement Award winner Carly Rae Jepsen was on hand to present SOCAN Classic Awards to Snow and Maestro Fresh Wes before they closed the show with a surprise, high-energy performance of their respective massive hits, "Informer" and "Let Your Backbone Slide."

SOCAN Awards for most performed songs, inclusive of broadcast and streaming, were presented to Coleman Hell and Tyler Shaw, who each won Pop Music Awards for their respective songs, "2 Heads" and "Wicked." The Strumbellas, took home a Rock Award for the folk-rock smash radio hit "Spirits"; Billy Talent, accepted a Rock Music Award for "Afraid of Heights"; singer-songwriter Donovan Woods, received the Folk/Roots Award for his contributions in the genre; SonReal, won an Urban Award for "Can I Get A Witness?"; and one of SOCAN's #ComposersWhoScore, Robert Carli, won for his work on Murdoch Mysteries. Global hits "One Dance" by Drake, Paul "Nineteen85" Jefferies, and Noah "40" Shebib, and "Starboy" by Abel "The Weeknd" Tesfaye, Martin "Doc" McKinney, Jason "Daheala" Quenneville, and Henry "Cirkut" Walter were each honoured with Pop Music Awards.

"Canadian music creators and publishers continue to achieve great success, both domestically and internationally," said SOCAN CEO Eric Baptiste. "It is vital that we continue to recognize the achievements of our songwriters, composers, and music publishers, and we're honoured to congratulate all of tonight's SOCAN Award recipients for their outstanding accomplishments."

Hosting the awards was Canadian radio and television personality Arisa Cox, best known as the host of Big Brother Canada. The evening was sponsored by Gowling WLG, KPMG, Long & McQuade, Music Canada, the Ontario Media Development Corporation, and Yamaha Canada. The Unison Benevolent Fund was the official charity partner.

SOCAN will award Francophone music creators and publishers at a gala in Montréal in October.

A complete list of winners at the 2017 SOCAN Awards in Toronto follows:

About SOCAN
SOCAN connects more than four-million music creators worldwide and more than a quarter-million businesses and individuals in Canada. Nearly 150,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers are its direct members, and more than 130,000 organizations are Licensed To Play music across Canada. With a concerted use of progressive technology and a commitment to lead the global transformation of music rights, with wholly-owned companies Audiam and MediaNet, SOCAN is dedicated to upholding the fundamental truths that music has value and music creators and publishers deserve fair compensation for their work. For more information: www.socan.ca

2017 SOCAN Awards – Toronto –  Winners List

INTERNATIONAL
ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Aubrey Drake Graham

 

NATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT
AWARD

Hedley

 

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT
AWARD

Bryan Adams & Jim Vallance

CUTURAL IMPACT AWARD

Andy Kim

"Sugar, Sugar"

 

SONGWRITER

OF THE YEAR

Paul "Nineteen85" Jefferies

 

PUBLISHER

OF THE YEAR

Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Canada

 

POP MUSIC AWARDS


"Lost Boy"

Performed by Ruth B

Ruth B

Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Canada

 

"Wicked"

Performed by Tyler Shaw

Ryan Kowarsky

Tyler Shaw

Alex Vujic / Pilzbury Inc.

 

"Treat You Better"

Performed by Shawn Mendes

Shawn Mendes / Mendes Music

Scott Friedman (BMI)

Teddy Geiger (BMI)

Universal Music Publishing
Canada

 

"2 Heads"

Performed by Coleman Hell

Coleman Hell

La+ch

 

DANCE MUSIC AWARDS


"Closer"

Performed by The Chainsmokers

featuring Halsey

Shaun Frank / Regicide
Entertainment Inc

Ashley Frangipane (BMI)

Frederic Kennett (ASCAP)

Joseph King (ASCAP)

Isaac Slade (ASCAP)
Andrew Taggart (ASCAP).

Canadiana Music

 

"Dancing Kizomba"

Performed by Alx Veliz

Alx Veliz

Medylandia

Architect of Dreams

Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Canada

Walt Disney Music of Canada Ltd.

 

COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS

 

"Came Here to Forget"

Performed by Blake Shelton

Deric Ruttan / Doc & Maggie
Music

Craig Wiseman (ASCAP)

THiS Music

Warner Chappell Music Canada
Ltd.

 

"Take Me Home"

Performed by Jess Moskaluke

Jess Moskaluke

Kelly Archer

Emily Shackelton (BMI)

CCS Rights Management Corp.

Downtown Music Canada

Little Auburn Bungalow Music
Publishing

 

"Lawn Chair Lazy"

Performed by The James Barker
Band

James Barker

Gavin Slate

Travis Wood

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LICENSED TO PLAY AWARD
Apple Music

 

BREAKOUT AWARD

PARTYNEXTDOOR

 

HAGOOD HARDY AWARD
Darcy James Argue

 

JAN V. MATEJCEK NEW
CLASSICAL MUSIC AWARD

Jordan Nobles

AUDIO-VISUAL COMPOSER
OF THE YEAR

Keith Power

 

FOLK / ROOTS MUSIC
AWARD

Donovan Woods
Warner Chappell Music Canada
Ltd.


VIRAL SONG AWARD
"Broccoli"
Performed by D.R.A.M. featuring
Lil Yachty

Julian "J Gramm" Gramma
Karl Brutus (BMI)
Roget Chahayed (ASCAP)
Shelley Massenburg Smith (BMI)
Miles McCollum (BMI)
BMG Rights Management
Canada Inc.

URBAN MUSIC AWARDS


"Might Not"

Performed by Belly featuring
The Weeknd

Ahmad "Belly" Balshe

Abel "The Weeknd" Tesfaye

Benjamin Diehl (BMI)

SAL&CO

SONGS Music Publishing

Warner Chappell Music Canada
Ltd.

 

"Can I Get a Witness"

Performed by SonReal

Aaron "SonReal" Hoffman

Rachid Aziz (BMI)

Nadir Khayat (BMI)

BMG Rights Management
Canada Inc.

SOCAN CLASSIC MUSIC AWARDS

"Something to Live for"

Performed by Barney Bentall &
The Legendary Hearts

Barney Bentall

Gary Fraser

Middle Kingdom Music Ltd.

 

"Let Your Backbone Slide"

Performed by Maestro Fresh Wes

Anthony Davis / Tasting Music

Peter Davis

Wesley Williams

BMG Rights Management
Canada Inc.

Warner Chappell Music Canada


Songs by

BRYAN ADAMS / Adams Communications

Inc. / Adams Communications Inc. II

and

JIM VALLANCE / Some Guy
Songs

 

"Heat of the Night"

"Kids Wanna Rock"

"Lonely Nights"

"One Night Love Affair"

Performed by Bryan Adams

Almo Music of Canada

Irving Music of Canada

 

"Do I Have to Say the Words?"

Performed by Bryan Adams

Robert John "Mutt" Lange (PRS)

Almo Music of Canada

 

"Edge of a Dream"

Performed by Joe Cocker

Almo Music of Canada

Irving Music of Canada

 

"Teacher, Teacher"

Performed by 38 Special

Almo Music of Canada

Irving Music of Canada

"Wild Things"

Performed by Alessia Cara

Alessia Cara

James Ho (ASCAP)

Thabiso Nkhereanye (ASCAP)

Coleridge Tillman (BMI)

Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Canada

 

"Scars to Your Beautiful"

Performed by Alessia Cara

Alessia Cara

Warren Felder (BMI)

Coleridge Tillman (BMI)

Andrew Wansel (BMI)

Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Canada

"Hello"

Performed by Hedley

Jacob Hoggard

Brian Howes / Cake & Eat It 2 Publishing

Jason Van Poederooyen / 8
Pack of Lucky Publishing

Atlas Music Publishing LLC

Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Canada

Universal Music Publishing
Canada

 

"Starboy"

Performed by The Weeknd
featuring Daft Punk

Martin "Doc" McKinney

Jason "Daheala" Quenneville

Abel "The Weeknd" Tesfaye

Henry "Cirkut" Walter

Thomas Bangalter (BMI)

Guillaume Emmanuel de
Homem Christo (BMI)

Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Canada

SAL&CO

SONGS Music Publishing

Universal Music Publishing
Canada

DOMESTIC TV MUSIC
AWARDS - FICTION

 

Heartland

Keith Power

Seven24 Films Inc.

Dynamo Films Inc.

Murdoch Mysteries

Robert Carli

Shaftesbury Music

Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Canada

 

DOMESTIC TV MUSIC AWARDS –

NON-FICTION


Border Security: Canada's Front Line

Greg Fisher

Derek Treffry

eOne TV Unscripted

 

Leave it to Bryan

Peter Chapman

SI Entertainment Productions Inc.

 

Sportsnet Central

Stephan Moccio / Sing Little
Penguin

Rogers Sportsnet Inc.

Universal Music Publishing
Canada

 

DOMESTIC TV MUSIC
AWARDS – ANIMATED


Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

James Chapple

Graeme Cornies

David Kelly

Brian Pickett

 

The Adventures of Napkin Man!

Trevor Allan

Jody Colero

Peter Coulman (posthumous)

Ian LeFeuvre

Thomas Thorney

Breakthrough Publishing Inc.

ole

ACHIEVEMENT IN
FEATURE FILM MUSIC


The Good Dinosaur

Jeff Danna

Mychael Danna

Walt Disney Music of Canada Ltd.

San Andreas

Andrew Lockington

New Line Music Corp (BMI)

Sub-published in Canada by Universal

Music Publishing
Canada


ROCK MUSIC AWARDS


"Afraid of Heights"

Performed by Billy Talent

Ian D'sa

Jonathan Gallant

Ben Kowalewicz

Aaron Solowoniuk / Dudebox
Music

EMI April Music Canada Ltd.

 

"Spirits"

Performed by The Strumbellas

Jeremy Drury

Jonathan Hembrey

Darryl James

Brian Pickett

David Ritter

Joanne Setterington

Simon Ward

Isabel Ritchie (ASCAP)

Domino Double Nine

 

"Amerika"

Performed by Wintersleep

Loel Campbell / Gosh Yes Music

Tim D'eon / D Bones Music

Paul Murphy / Silly Old Songs Productions

 

"Push + Pull"

Performed by July Talk

Thomas Knox D'arcy

Ian Matthew Docherty

Peter Goyette Dreimanis

Leah Fay Goldstein

Josh Earl Warburton

Daniel Patrick Thomas Miles

Arts & Crafts Music

Third Side Music

July Talk Music

Songs by

BRYAN ADAMS / Adams Communications

Inc. II / Badams Music Ltd.

 

"(Everything I Do) I Do It for
You"

Performed by Bryan Adams

Michael Kamen (BMI)

Robert John "Mutt" Lange (PRS)

Almo Music of Canada

 

"Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?"

Performed by Bryan Adams

Michael Kamen (BMI)

Robert John "Mutt" Lange (PRS)

(PRS)

 

"When You're Gone"

Performed by Bryan Adams featuring Melanie C.

Eliot Kennedy (PRS)

 

 

"Lay You Down Easy"

Performed by MAGIC! featuring Sean Paul

Nasri Atweh

Adam Messinger / Messy Music

Mark Pellizzer / Mark Pelli Music Inc.

Ben Spivak

Alex Tanas

Sean Paul (ASCAP)

BMG Rights Management Canada Inc.

Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd. Canada

Sony/ATV Music Publishing Canada

Universal Music Publishing Canada

"One Dance"

Performed by Drake featuring Wizkid & Kyla

Aubrey Drake Graham

Paul "Nineteen85" Jefferies

Noah "40" Shebib

Ayodeji Balogun (COSON)

Cory Johnson (PRS)

Errol Reid (PRS)

Luke Reid (PRS)

Kyla Smith (PRS)

EMI April Music Canada Ltd.

Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd. Canada

Nyan King Music Ltd.

 

"Too Good"

Performed by Drake featuring Rihanna

Aubrey Drake Graham

Paul "Nineteen85" Jefferies

Terence Lam

Maneesh

Adam Randall Martin

Dwayne Chin-Quee (ASCAP)

Robyn Fenty (BMI)

Andrew Hershey (ASCAP)

Andrae Sutherland (BMI)

EMI April Music Canada Ltd.

Nyan King Music

Sony/ATV Music Publishing Canada

ACHIEVEMENTS IN MADE-FOR-TV FILM MUSIC


Killer Photo

Christopher Nickel

MRD - Music Revenue Data

ROP Musique

 

William Shatner Presents:

Chaos on the Bridge

Catalin Marin

 

INTERNATIONAL FILM MUSIC AWARDS

 

San Andreas

Andrew Lockington

New Line Music Corp (BMI)

Sub-published in Canada by Universal Music

Publishing Canada

 

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

Andrew Lockington

Fox Film Music Corp (BMI)

Sub-published in Canada by

Casablanca Media Publishing Inc.

 

INTERNATIONAL TV
SERIES MUSIC AWARDS

 

Paw Patrol

James Chapple

Graeme Cornies

David Kelly

Brian Pickett

Published by Spin Master Ltd.

Administered worldwide by CCS

Rights Management Canada

 

Hawaii Five-O

Keith Power

Published by Beverlyfax Music Inc. (BMI)

Sub-published in Canada by

Sony/ATV Music Publishing Canada

 

INTERNATIONAL SONG AWARD


"Closer"

Performed by The Chainsmokers featuring

Halsey

Shaun Frank

Ashley Frangipane (ASCAP)

Frederic Kennett (ASCAP)

Joseph King (ASCAP)

Isaac Slade (ASCAP)
Andrew Taggart (ASCAP)
Regicide Entertainment Inc.

Canadiana Music

 

SOCAN CLASSIC MUSIC AWARDS


"Informer"

Performed by Snow

Darrin Kenneth O'Brien

 

"High School Confidential"

Performed by Rough Trade

Carole Pope

Kevan Staples

Mummy Dust Music Ltd.

 

"Hurts to Love You"

Performed by The Philosopher Kings

Gerald Eaton / Mawga Dawg Inc.

Craig Hunter

James Brian McCollum / Memilo Music

Jason Levine / / Mental Case Music Ltd.

Jonathan Levine / Old Schul Music Inc.

Brian "Sweetwesty" West / Worldwide

West Music Inc.

Sony/ATV Music Publishing Canada

 

"Do Ya"

Performed by Barney Bentall & The Legendary

Hearts

Barney Bentall

Michael Crozier / Grievous Angel Music

David Reimer

Middle Kingdom Music Ltd.

 

Songs by

JIM VALLANCE / Some Guy Songs

 

"Deuces Are Wild"

Performed by Aerosmith

Jim Vallance

Steven Tyler (ASCAP)

Almo Music of Canada

 

"Rag Doll"

Performed by Aerosmith

Jim Vallance

Joe Perry (ASCAP)

Steven Tyler (ASCAP)

Holly Night (ASCAP)

Almo Music of Canada

 

"Spaceship Superstar"

Performed by Prism

EMI Blackwood Music Canada Ltd.



 

 

SOURCE SOCAN

For further information: Media contacts: Environics Communications (for SOCAN): Valerie Burnatowski, 416-969-2717, vburnatowski@environicspr.com; SOCAN: Nicole Van Severen, 416-445-8700, ext. 3784, Nicole.VanSeveren@socan.com


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