SOCAN Montréal Awards Gala Honours Eighty Music Creators and Publishers

Cœur de Pirate, Grimes, Stéphane Venne, Ariane Moffatt, Alain Chartrand, Richard Séguin, Éric Lapointe, Les Colocs among winners

MONTRÉAL, Sept. 12, 2016 /CNW/ - The 27th edition of SOCAN's Montréal Awards Gala was held tonight at the iconic Métropolis in Montréal as the who's-who of the music industry gathered to salute the careers and accomplishments of francophone songwriters, composers, and music publishers.

The CULTURAL IMPACT AWARD was presented to French-Canadian songwriter Stéphane Venne for his legendary anthem "Le début d'un temps nouveau." Singer-songwriters Klo Pelgag, Pierre Kwenders and Loud Lary Ajust performed a bold version of the classic before a crowd of more than 400.

Ariane Moffatt received the prestigious SOCAN SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR award, and was also honoured with a SOCAN POPULAR SONG AWARD for the "Debout." The international achievements of two young, extraordinary singer-songwriters, Coeur de Pirate and Grimes, were each honoured with the SOCAN INTERNATIONAL AWARD. Coeur de Pirate also received a POPULAR SONG award for her hit, "Carry On."

The SOCAN LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD was presented to Richard Séguin, one of Québec's most iconic artists, whose career spans four decades. To pay tribute to his prodigious contributions, a medley of some of his most famous songs was performed by Patrice Michaud (who himself won a SOCAN POPULAR SONG AWARD for "Je cours après Marie"), Elisapie Isaac, Luce Dufault, Coral Egan and Pierre Flynn.

The SOCAN SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD was presented to Alain Chartrand, the founder of the Coup de cœur francophone music festival. As the general manager and artistic director of this festival, which celebrates its thirtieth year in November, his passion and authenticity have made the event one of the most important in Canada thanks to consistently bold, high-quality programming.

The inaugural SOCAN PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR award was presented to Ho-Tune, recognizing his significant contribution to the music community.

Other highlights of the Gala included a tribute to Dédé Fortin and his Colocs by Guy Bélanger (harmonica) and Stéphane Archambault, Jonathan Painchaud, Philippe Brach, 2Frères and Alexe Gaudreault. 2Frères and Gaudreault also received SOCAN POPULAR SONG awards for "Nous autres" and "Placebo", respectively. Their songs "Dédé, La rue Principale," "Juste une p'tite nuite," "Passe-moé la puck" and "Julie," each an official SOCAN Classic, touched everyone who attended the celebration, which was directed by SOCAN member Yann Perreau.

"Our songwriters, composers, and music publishers are incredibly talented, creative and, in many cases, have had impressive longevity," said SOCAN CEO Eric Baptiste. "Tonight's gala masterfully and deservedly shone a bright light and celebrated them for the crucial role they play in defining our culture and the undeniable positive economic impact of their work. We are proud to honour their accomplishments and congratulate them for their SOCAN Awards."

The evening also recognized the exceptional contribution of composers and publishers of music for film and television and their contribution to our economy. Award winners included Rudy Toussaint and his publishers, Éditions Marie Claire, ole, and Intermède Music, who received two awards, and Edouardo Noya Schreus who received the SOCAN ACHIEVEMENT IN FEATURE FILM MUSIC for his work on Xavier Dolan's "Mommy."

The songwriters, composers and publishers of 11 SOCAN CLASSICS awards – honoured for at least 25,000 radio plays – included several songs by the indomitable rocker Éric Lapointe, the late-lamented Dédé Fortin and his illustrious Colocs, Luc Plamondon and Nelson Minville. Performances of the newly certified SOCAN Classics by special guests surprised and moved the audience, with Fanny Bloom singing "Terre promise," Matt Holubowski making "N'importe quoi" his, and King Melrose rocked "Marie Stone," all three songs classics of Éric Lapointe's repertoire.

Alfa Rococo revisited "Piaf chanterait du rock" (Luc Plamondon/Germain Gauthier), a song made famous by Marie Carmen. Roch Voisine transfixed the crowd with his interpretation of Luc Plamondon and François Cousineau's "Ma mère chantait toujours," followed by Jérôme Couture's interpretation of "Les bras de Satan," one of singer-songwriter Nelson Minville's biggest hits.

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 ecosystem overall. SOCAN licences 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 Montréal Awards Gala Winners

 

SOCAN SPECIAL AWARDS


CULTURAL IMPACT AWARD

« Le début d'un temps nouveau »
Stéphane Venne
Éditions Musicobec


SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
Ariane Moffatt


INTERNATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Cœur de Pirate, Grimes


SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Alain Chartrand


LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Richard Séguin


Once more this year, each of the special awards laureates will receive the SOCAN Trophy, the industry's only major trophy that doubles as a musical instrument. This year, the trophy's five SABIAN-made crotales bedecking The SOCAN trophy will be tuned to play the first five notes of Le début d'un temps nouveau.







SOCAN CLASSIC AWARDS



« Terre promise (Poussé par le vent) »


« Les bras de Satan »

Éric Lapointe/ Stéphane Campeau/ Stéphane Tremblay/ Adrien Claude


Nelson Minville

Bance Avenue Éditorial/Les Éditions Gamma ltée. /Les Éditions Clan d'Instinct inc.


Éditions et Chansons du Suisse enr. /Éditions Minuit Cinq




 « Marie Stone »


« Julie »

Éric Lapointe/ Stéphane Campeau/ Stéphane Tremblay/ Adrien Claude Bance


André Fortin

Éditorial Avenue/Les Éditions Gamma ltée. /Les Éditions Clan d'Instinct inc.


L'Industrie Musicale inc.




 « N'importe quoi »


« Passe-moé la puck »

Éric Lapointe/Roger Tabra/Aldo Nova


André Fortin

Éditions Bloc-Notes/ Éditorial Avenue/ Les Éditions Gamma ltée. /


L'Industrie Musicale inc.

Les Éditions Clan d'Instinct inc. / Aldo Nova inc.




« Juste une p'tite nuite »

 « Piaf chanterait du rock »


André Fortin/Mike Sawatzky

Luc Plamondon/Germain Gauthier


L'Industrie Musicale inc.

Plamondon Publishing/Les Entreprises L Mondon inc.





« Dédé »

 « Ma mère chantait toujours »


André Fortin/Guy Lapointe

Luc Plamondon/François Cousineau


L'Industrie Musicale inc.

Plamondon Publishing/Les Éditions Peace of Mind





« La rue principale »



André Fortin / Nicole Bélanger



L'Industrie Musicale inc.




POPULAR SONG AWARDS (FRANCOPHONE)



« Oublie-moi (Carry On) »


« Là dans ma tête »

Cœur de pirate


Marc Dupré/Gautier Marinof/Nelson Minville

Éditions Dare to Care


 Éditions Dama inc. /Éditions et chansons du Suisse enr.




 « Avant de disparaitre »


« Placebo »

Claude Bégin


Alexe Gaudreault/John Nathaniel / Mariane Cossette-Bacon

Coyote Records


John Nathaniel Productions




 « Debout »


« L'amour est un monstre »

Ariane Moffatt


Interpreted by Misteur Valaire and Karim Ouellet

Éditions Mo'Fat


Karim Ouellet/ Claude Bégin/ France / DRouin / Jules/ To / Luis



Coyote Records/ Éditions M. Label/ Indica Records inc. / Éditions L-A be / Sync. mu

« Fanny »



Alex Nevsky/Gabriel Gratton/Laurence Lafond-Beaulne


« Je cours après Marie »

Avenue Éditorial


Patrice Michaud




« Nous autres »


"Paradis City"

Interpreted by 2Frères


Jean Leloup

Steve Marin


Éditions Dare to Care/Éditions Roi Ponpon

Éditions du Baume/Éditions Marcha






POPULAR SONG AWARD (ANGLOPHONE)


COUNTRY MUSIC AWARD

"Clothes Off"


Yoan

Interpreted by Ria Mae



Ria Mae/James Mullan/Luke Boyd


ELECTRONIC MUSIC AWARD

Nettwerk One Music Canada, Ria Mae Media


High Klassified




INTERNATIONAL SONG AWARD


URBAN MUSIC AWARD



Loud Larry Ajust

"BAD"



By David Guetta


BREAKOUT AWARD

Ossama Al Sarraf / Ned Shepard / David Guetta (SACEM)/ Sjoerd Janssen
(BUMA) / Wouter Janssen (BUMA)/ Vassy (APRA), Manian (GEMA) /
Giorgio Tuinfort (BMI), Nick Turpin (ASCAP)


Safia Nolin




ON-LINE STREAMING AWARD


JAN V. MATEJCEK AWARD



New Classical Music

« Dare la la la »


Gabriel Dharmoo

Interpreted by Shakira



Mathieu Jomphe-Lépine (SOCAN)/ Cirkut (SOCAN) /


HAGOOD HARDY JAZZ AWARD

Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd Canada (SOCAN) /

World Music

Jay Singh (BMI)/ Max Martin (STIM) / Shakira (BMI) /

Wesli

Dr. Luke (AMRA) / John J. Conte Jr. (BMI) /


Raelene Arreguin (BMI)

LICENSED TO PLAY AWARD



Town of Gatineau




DOMESTIC TV MUSIC AWARD






Fiction


Non-fiction

"30 vies"


« Comment c'est fait — How It's Made »

Miklos Simpson


Rudy Toussaint

Aetios Distribution inc.


Éditions Marie Claire




 "19-2"


Kids' programming

Nicolas Maranda


"Salmigondis"

Éditions Benzie Box Musique


Sébastien Watty Langlois

Éditions Écho Média Rouge


Éditions Téléfiction enr.




INTERNATIONAL TV MUSIC AWARD






"How It's Made"


"Food Factory"

Rudy Toussaint


Patrice Dubuc/Gaétan Gravel

Intermède Tiger Music/Ole Film and TV/Éditions Marie Claire


Cinéflix Media inc.




FILM MUSIC AWARD



"Mommy"


PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR

Eduardo Noya Schreus


Ho-Tune




 

SOURCE SOCAN

Image with caption: "Some of the 27th annual SOCAN Montreal Awards winners (from left to right, top row): Safia Nolin (Breakout Awards), Alain Chartrand (Special Achievement Award), Ariane Moffatt (Songwriter of the Year), Richard Séguin (Lifetime Achievement Award), Luc Fortin, Québec's Minister Culture & Communications, Stéphane Venne (Cultural Impact Award); (from left to right, second row) SOCAN’s Chief Executive Officer Eric Baptiste, Geneviève Côté, SOCAN's Chief Quebec Affairs Officer, Luc Plamondon (two SOCAN Classics) (Photo: Frédérique Ménard-Aubin-SOCAN) (CNW Group/SOCAN)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160912_C4914_PHOTO_EN_771419.jpg



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