Congratulations to all the 2020 SOCAN Award Winners!

Welcome to the 2020 SOCAN Gala everyone!

Although we were unable to present the 31st edition of this year’s Montréal SOCAN Gala in person, we are extremely pleased and proud to celebrate online the exploits of music creators from Quebec and across Canada and their publishers.  

The efforts of almost 100 SOCAN Award winners have been recognized by their peers, by the music ecosystem, and most importantly by audiences everywhere who have seen or heard their incomparable works in 2019.

SOCAN distributed more copyright royalties to its members in 2019 than in any of the previous years. As SOCAN continues to be the world leader in transforming rights management, we never stop trying to do more for our members. We recognize that 2020 has been a challenging year, and we are committed to continue to ensure that we maximize our distributions when you need them most.

More than ever, the talent, creativity and dedication of all our members from Quebec and French-speaking Canada are needed to inspire, raise standards and effect lasting positive change in our industry.

Music creators and their publishers are at the heart of SOCAN’s mission. Whatever the circumstances, we will always be there to proudly celebrate their superb achievements at the SOCAN 2020 Gala.

Congratulations to all the winners, and thank you for joining us!

Jennifer Brown
Interim CEO, SOCAN

EACH OF THE SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS LAUREATES WILL RECEIVE THE SOCAN TROPHY, THE INDUSTRY’S ONLY MAJOR TROPHY THAT DOUBLES AS A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT.

Composer of the Year (Song) – JEAN-FRANÇOIS PAUZÉ

The Songwriter of the Year is given to the songwriter(s) whose current material has received the greatest number of performances in 2019.


Composer of the Year (Non-Performing Song) – MARC ''RUFFSOUND'' VINCENT

The Songwriter of the Year is given to the songwriter(s) whose current material has received the greatest number of performances in 2019.


Screen Composer of the Year – JEAN-PHI GONCALVES

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The Screen Composer of the Year is given to the composer(s) whose current material has received the greatest number of performances in 2019, combined with critical success, diversity, and a robust new body of work.


Publisher – Editorial Avenue
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 2019.

International Achievement Award – MICHAEL "DRTWRK" SUSKI

The International Achievement Award is given to a SOCAN member or members who have brought International recognition to Canada through their music in 2019.


Popular Song Awards (French)

THE FOLLOWING CREATORS AND PUBLISHERS ARE PRESENTED AN AWARD FOR THE MOST PLAYED SONGS IN 2019.

CARROUSEL

Performed by Eli Rose

 

Written by

ÉLISE LAROUCHE

MICHAEL MLAKAR

YANNICK RASTOGI

ZACHARIE RAYMOND

Published by:

Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd. Canada

ON PERD LA TÊTE

Performed by par LGS

 

Written by:

MICHEL BÉNAC

JOHN NATHANIEL

Published by:

Purple Hive Music Group

John Nathaniel Productions Inc.

OUVRE TES YEUX SIMON!

Performed by Les Trois Accords

 

Written by:

PIERRE-LUC BOISVERT

CHARLES DUBREUI

ALEXANDRE PAR

SIMON PROULX

Published by:

Les Éditions de la Tribu

POUR TOI

Performed by Ariane Moffatt

 

Written by:

ARIANE MOFFATT

Published by:

Éditions Mo’fat

COTON OUATÉ

Performed by Bleu Jeans Bleu

 

Written by:

CHRISTIAN-ADAM GILBERT

MATHIEU LAFONTAINE

Published by:

David Murphy et Cie.

Chalet Musique SENC.

DANS LA NUIT

Performed by Coeur de Pirate & Loud

 

Written by:

SIMON CLICHE

BÉATRICE MARTIN

MARC “RUFFSOUND” VINCENT

Published by:

Éditions Dare to Care

FLATTE!

Performed by Fred Tremblay

 

Written by:

FREDERICK TREMBLAY

SAMUEL VIOLETTE

Published by:

Les Éditions LLP

TOUT LE MONDE

Performed by Corneille

 

Written by:

SOFIA DE MEDEIROS

CORNEILLE NYUNGURA

MARC LEONCE VOLCY

Published by:

C-Way Music Inc.

ALLEYS (V.F)

Performed by Domeno and Kaïn

 

Written by:

ANDREW ALLEN

RICHARD BEYNON

DOMENIC PANDOLFO

JESSE PROTEAU  

Published by:

Les Productions Pop Culture Inc.

Éditions Musicor

Sony/ATV Music Publishing Canada

LENDEMAIN

Performed by Koriass

 

Written by:

EMMANUEL DUBOIS

MARC “RUFFSOUND” VINCENT

Published by:

Disques 7ième Ciel

Popular Song Awards (English)

THE FOLLOWING CREATORS AND PUBLISHERS ARE PRESENTED AN AWARD FOR THE MOST PLAYED SONGS IN 2019.

HOLD ME

Performed by Ria Mae

 

Written by:

ELIZABETH LOWELL BOLAND

RIA MAE 

JOHN NATHANIEL

JAHMAL WELLINGTON

Published by:

David Murphy et Cie.

Chalet Musique SENC.

International Song Award

A SONG CREATED BY SOCAN MEMBERS THAT WAS THE MOST PLAYED ABROAD.

LET IT FLY

Performed by Lil Wayne & Travis Scott

 

Written by:

SORENA SOLTANI

MICHAEL “DRTWRK” SUSKI

RUPERT THOMAS JR.

Published by:

Sony/ATV Music Publishing Canada

Warner Chappell Music Canada Ltd.

Viral Song Award

AWARDED TO THE MOST POPULAR SONG ON STREAMING PLATFORMS THANKS TO A MASSIVE AND RAPID DISSEMINATION OVER THE INTERNET AND WITHOUT THE HELP OF RADIO AIRPLAY.

LE BONHEUR DES AUTRES

Performed by Souldia with MB, White-B & Lost

 

Written by:

DAVID BOUCHARD-SASSEVILLE

MEHDI BOUNEDER

JAYSON MOUTOME ELOMBO

ALEXANDRE PAPINEAU-MAURICE

KEVIN SAINT-LAURENT

Published by:

Éditions Code Barre

THE COMPOSERS IN THE FOUR FOLLOWING CATEGORIES STOOD OUT THANKS TO THEIR AUDIOVISUAL PRODUCTIONS THAT WERE THE MOST BROADCAST IN CANADA OR ABROAD.

Television Music – National

Fiction or Dramatic Series

MAYDAY

Composed by:

ANTHONY ROZANKOVIC

Published by:

Cinéflix Média Inc

Anthem Entertainment

Fiction or Dramatic Series – Comedy

GAGS

Composed by:

Scott Price

Published by:

Éditions Edi-Sprice enrg.

Éditions Rozon Canada

Public Affairs or Variety TV

LE TRICHEUR

Composed by:

JEAN-PHI GONCALVES

Published by:

Éditions TM

Children’s Television Series

ARTHUR

Written by:

RAYMOND FABI

Published by:

Anthem Entertainment

Les Éditions de la rue St-André inc.

Television Music – International

MAYDAY

Composed by:

ANTHONY ROZANKOVIC

Published by:

Cinéflix Média Inc.

Anthem Entertainment

HOW IT’S MADE

Composed by:

RUDY TOUSSAINT

Published by:

Intermède Tiger Music

Éditions Marie Claire

Éditions How it’s made

Film Music

Sleeper

Composed by:

JAMES GELFAND

LOUISE TREMBLAY

Published by:

Les Éditions de Musique J B

Production with the most Continuous Broadcast

BAD BLOOD

Written by:

FM LE SIEUR

Published by:

Les Éditions FMLS Internationals

Breakout Artist Award

Shay Lia

Country Music Award

KARO LAURENDEAU

Electronic Music Award

KAYTRANADA

Hip-Hop/ Rap Music Award

SOULDIA

Licensed to Play Award

TOUT LE MONDE EN PARLE

A. MÉDIA INC.
AVANTI GROUPE
JACQUES K. PRIMEAU TÉLÉ INC.
LE GARS DE LA TV INC.
RADIO-CANADA

Hagood Hardy Award

Instrumental Music

ALEXANDRA STRÉLISKI

Jan v. Matejcek Award

New Classical Music

FARANGIS NURULLA KHOJA

In conversation with the Gala SOCAN 2020 winners