2021 Award Winners

Welcome to the 2021 SOCAN Gala!

Jennifer Brown

CEO 

Although the situation in 2021 prevents us, for a second time, from presenting our live-in-person Gala SOCAN show in Montréal, we’re continuing to celebrate – online – the great accomplishments of Canada’s songwriters, screen composers, and music publishers in 2020

Congratulations to all of our 2021 SOCAN Gala winners!

Music consumption been more intrinsically tied.

We have never needed music more, and music creators and publishers have never needed SOCAN’s commitment to find, collect and distribute their royalties more.

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Music made staying home more bearable, made working from home feel like you had company, and made online chats with friends and family feel more normal. 

2020 reminded us of the deep connection we have with music and the huge role it plays in our mental and emotional health, but perhaps more importantly, 2020 revealed the disparities in support for music creators and publishers compared with other industries.

 It is our responsibility to advocate to create a country where we value music creation, and ensure that music creators and publishers receive, at least, the same benefits and security afforded to others.

 I grew up in a family that depended on music royalties to put food on the table, so it’s an honour to represent our more than 170,000 members, 100,000-plus licensed businesses, and almost 300 employees. No other music rights organization in the world matches SOCAN’s ability to monitor, collect, match, and distribute royalties in the digital music era.

 Our members are always at the centre of SOCAN’s purpose ; we succeed when they succeed, and we are proud to honour their great achievements at the 2021 SOCAN Gala.

 We miss you and hope to see you soon!

 

In collaboration with :

Achievement Awards

Songwriter of the Year (Performer)

Kaytranada

The Songwriter of the Year is given to the songwriter(s) whose current material has received the greatest number of performances in 2020.

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Songwriter of the year (non-performer)

Steve Marin

The Songwriter of the Year is given to the songwriter(s) whose current material has received the greatest number of performances in 2020.

Screen Composer of the Year

Cristobal Tapia de Veer

The Screen Composer of the Year is given to the composer(s) whose current material has received the greatest number of performances in 2020, combined with critical success, diversity, and a robust new body of work.

International Award

Simon Rosen

The International Award is presented to a SOCAN member (s) who have given Canada international visibility through their music during the previous year.

 

Publisher of the Year

Bloc Notes Music Publishing

The Publisher of the Year recognizes a Canadian-based SOCAN publisher member who has made a significant and positive impact on both the music business and the creative community in 2020.

2021 Slaight Music Emerging Songwriter Award
presented by the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame

Francophone Winner: Ariane Roy

Established in 2017, the Slaight Music Emerging Songwriter Award celebrates the current achievements and bright future of Canadian songwriters in their early career.

“I am so happy to receive this honour and to be in the company of artists I admire, and who inspire me so much.” – Ariane Roy

For more information on the prize.

Popular Song Awards

Les membres suivants reçoivent un prix SOCAN pour leur participation à une chanson ayant comptabilisé le plus grand nombre d’exécutions à la radio au Canada et sur les sites de diffusion en continu sur demande en 2020.

 

Popular Song Awards (French)

L’Amérique pleure

JEAN-FRANÇOIS PAUZÉ
JÉRÔME DUPRAS
MARIE-ANNICK LÉPINE
Les Éditions de La Tribu
Éditions JFP inc.

Performed by : Les Cowboys Frigants

Sur mon épaule

JEAN-FRANÇOIS PAUZÉ
JÉRÔME DUPRAS
MARIE-ANNICK LÉPINE
Les Éditions de La Tribu
Éditions JFP inc.

Performed by : Les Cowboys Frigants

À tous les vents

STEVE MARIN
ERIK CAOUETTE
SONNY CAOUETTE
Éditions Marcha
Éditions du Baume
Les Éditions ESC S.E.N.C.

Performed by: 2Frères

Faut qu’j’y aille

STEVE MARIN
GAUTIER MARINOF
Éditions Marcha
Éditions du Baume
Les Éditions ESC S.E.N.C.

Performed by : 2Frères

Levitating Dua Lipa
Le Paradis

STEVE VEILLEUX
Éditions Musicor
Productions Pop Culture inc
Les Productions Martin Leclerc

Performed by : Kaïn

Figé dans le temps

JEFFREY PITON
PAMELA LAJOIE
PATRICK DONOVAN
Artifice inc.

Performed by : Ludovick Bourgeois

Je (wild & free)

SÉBASTIEN CÔTÉ
SYLVAIN MICHEL
TOBY GENDRON
Les Éditions Cent Noms
Éditions Art Illimité

Performed by : King Melrose

Sunshine (v.f.)

ÉTIENNE DUPUIS CLOUTIER
ÉMILE DÉSILETS
ADEL KAZI AOUAL
CLÉMENT LANGLOIS LÉGARÉ
MICHAEL MLAKAR
ARIANE MOFFATT
MARC VINCENT
Bloc Notes Music Publishing
Éditions Mo Fat

Performed by : SOMMM, Clay & friends, Ruffsound

 

La grande évasion 

PATRICE MICHAUD

Performed by : Patrice Michaud

Aime-moi encore

ROXANE BRUNEAU
MATHIEU BRISSET
Les Éditions Musique Variole enr

Performed by : Roxane Bruneau

POPULAR SONG AWARDS (English)

Passive Aggressive

​​CHARLOTTE CARDIN
JASON BRANDO O’FARRELL CICIOLA
MARC-ANDRÉ GILBERT
CONNOR SEIDEL
Éditions Big Boy
Productions Éléphant inc
Red Brick Music Publishing

Performed by : Charlotte Cardin

Getcha

MATHIEU LANGEVIN
TEBEY OTTOH
DANICK DUPELLE
KELLY ANNE ARCHER
Crack the Glass Songs (BMI)
Stars and Stripes and Maple Leaf Music (BMI)
Downtown DMP Songs (BMI)
Downtown Music Publishing

Performed by : Matt Lang

Film & Television Music Awards

The following are receiving a SOCAN Award for their involvement in the television show and/or cable program or film that achieved the greatest number of performances in their respective category in 2020.

TELEVISION MUSIC – INTERNATIONAL

How it’s Made

RUDY TOUSSAINT

Intermède Tiger Music

Éditions Marie-Claire

Éditions How it’s made

Discovery Networks Music Publishing (BMI)

Hunters

CRISTOBAL TAPIA DE VEER

Amazon Content Services (ASCAP)

 

TELEVISION MUSIC – NATIONAL

Public Affairs or Variety TV

Le Tricheur

JEAN-PHI GONCALVES

Télé Métropole inc.

TELEVISION MUSIC – NATIONAL

Fiction or Dramatic Series

Mayday

ANTHONY ROZANKOVIC
Cinéflix Média inc.

TELEVISION MUSIC – NATIONAL

 Fiction or dramatic series (Comédie)

Gags

SCOTT PRICE

Les Éditions edi-Sprice Enrg.

Gestion Juste pour Rire inc.

 

TELEVISION MUSIC – NATIONAL

Children’s Television Series

Arthur

RAYMOND FABI

Les Éditions de la Rue Saint-André inc.

Éditions Anthem Jar of Cookies

Anthem Film and TV

 

FILM MUSIC

Sisterhood

JAMES GELFAND

LOUISE TREMBLAY

Les Éditions de Musique JB

 

MOST STREAMED PRODUCTION

Below her mouth 

EDUARDO NOYA SCHREUS

ASHLEY ERIN LONG

Serendipity Point Films inc.

Special Awards

HAGOOD HARDY Award – JAZZ

Emie R Roussel Trio

JAN V. MATEJCEK AWARD – NEW CLASSICAL MUSIC

Roxanne Turcotte

 

COUNTRY MUSIC AWARD

Cindy Bédard

HIP-HOP/RAP MUSIC AWARD

Shreez

ELECTRONIC MUISC AWARD

CRi  – Apashe

BREAKOUT ARTIST AWARD

Chiiild

VIRAL MUSIC AWARD

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Lubalin

LICENSED TO PLAY AWARD

The SOCAN Licensed To Play Award is presented to a SOCAN licensed business that consistently and conscientiously recognizes the importance of music rights and the importance of paying legal and ethical licenses for the public performance of music.

L’ANTI Bar & Spectacles