Montreal, 7 September 2021 – Nearly 100 SOCAN Awards in 23 categories will be presented to Québec’s most successful songwriters, composers and music publishers for their tremendous accomplishments in 2020, as part of the celebration of winners at the 32nd SOCAN Gala being held online October 5, 2021.
To kick off the awards, SOCAN travelled to the Festival de musique émergente en Abitibi Témiscamingue (FME) to present a surprise first trophy to Shreez in the Hip-Hop/Rap Music category, during his show in front of an enthusiastic crowd. “It is the greatest pleasure to be the recipient of this SOCAN award. I and my team are proud and grateful to see that all of the work we have done in this campaign is paying off,” said Shreez.
For SOCAN’s Chief Membership Officer, Jean-Christian Céré, the presentation of the SOCAN Award to Shreez at FME was the perfect first presentation: “Shreez had an outstanding year in 2020, even through the pandemic, and the FME is a proud SOCAN licensed business, always understanding the importance of fair compensation for and promotion of music creators and publishers. This surprise award ceremony launches our annual celebration honouring the incredible talent and creativity of Québec’s songwriters, composers and music publishers who have managed to amaze us despite the hurdles they faced. October 5th will be a day to shine a thousand lights on them.”
The SOCAN Gala for Francophone music creators and publishers is being held online for the second year beginning on October 5th when a host of award winners, video interviews, thank-you videos, trophy unboxing and a musical performance will be presented throughout the week via a dedicated SOCAN 2021 Gala website and on SOCAN’s social networks @socanmusique.
Montréal’s SOCAN Awards Gala is the Francophone equivalent of the annual SOCAN Awards show in Toronto which celebrates the Anglophone songwriters, composers, and music publishers.
SOCAN is a rights management organization that connects more than four-million music creators, music publishers and visual artists worldwide and more than a quarter-million businesses and individuals in Canada. More than 175,000 songwriters, composers, music publishers and visual artists are its direct members, and over 100,000 organizations are Licensed To Play music across Canada. With a concerted use of progressive technology and unique data as well as a commitment to lead the global transformation of rights management, SOCAN is dedicated to upholding the fundamental truths that music and visual arts have value and creators and publishers deserve fair compensation for their work. For more information: www.socan.com