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SOCAN Awards

The SOCAN Awards is an annual event, held in both Toronto and Montréal, which celebrates the songwriting, composing and music publishing achievements of our Anglophone and Francophone members alike. Since 1990 – the inaugural year of the SOCAN Awards – the Canadian music industry has gathered each year to pay tribute to the most-performed songs from the previous year by SOCAN members; honour exceptional film and television music; recognize iconic songs that have reached the 100,000-airplay mark (or 25,000 for Francophone songs) on domestic radio; and present individual SOCAN members with special achievement awards for their impressive career accomplishments. Over the years, more than 4,000 awards have been presented in various categories to songwriters, composers and music publishers whose music has garnered a great deal of success, both in Canada and abroad.

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Photo Year Category Title Award Winners Award Show
SOCAN Awards logo 2017 Songwriter of the Year

Paul "Nineteen85" Jefferies

Toronto
SOCAN Awards logo 2017 Cultural Impact Award

Andy Kim

Toronto
SOCAN Awards logo 2017 International Achievement

Aubrey Drake Graham

Toronto
SOCAN Awards logo 2017 National Achievement

Hedley

Toronto
SOCAN Awards logo 2017 Lifetime Achievement

Bryan Adams
Jim Vallance

Toronto
SOCAN Awards logo 2017 Folk/Roots Music

Donovan Woods

Toronto
SOCAN Awards logo 2017 Urban Music Can I Get A Witness

Aaron "SonReal" Hoffman
BMG Rights Management Canada Inc.

Toronto
SOCAN Awards logo 2017 Urban Music Might Not

Abel "The Weeknd" Tesfaye
Ahmad "Belly" Balshe
SAL&CO
SONGS Music Publishing
Warner Chappell Music Canada Ltd.

Toronto
SOCAN Awards logo 2017 Dance Music Dancing Kizomba

Max Bernard
Mederic-Oliver Capellan
Walt Disney Music of Canada Ltd.

Toronto
SOCAN Awards logo 2017 Dance Music Closer

Shaun Frank
Regicide Entertainment Inc.
Warner Chappell Music Canada Ltd.

Toronto
SOCAN Awards logo 2017 Country Music Lawn Chair Lazy

James Barker
Gavin Sleightholm
Travis Wood

Toronto
SOCAN Awards logo 2017 Country Music Came Here To Forget

Deric Ruttan
Warner Chappell Music Canada Ltd.

Toronto
SOCAN Awards logo 2017 Country Music Take Me Home

Jess Moskaluke
Kelly Archer
Downtown Music Canada
CCS Rights Management Corp
Little Auburn Bungalow

Toronto
SOCAN Awards logo 2017 Pop/Rock Music Afraid of Heights

Ben Kowalewicz
Aaron Solowoniuk
Jonathan Gallant
Ian D'Sa
Dudebox Music
EMI April Music Canada Ltd.

Toronto
SOCAN Awards logo 2017 Pop/Rock Music Push + Pull

Thomas Darcy
Peter Dreimanis
Leah Fay
Ian Docherty
Josh Warburton
Danny Miles
July Talk Music
Arts & Crafts Music
Third Side Music Inc.

Toronto
SOCAN Awards logo 2017 Pop/Rock Music Amerika

Loel Campbell
Gosh Yes Music
Timothy D'eon
D Bones Music
Paul Murphy
Silly Old Songs Productions

Toronto
SOCAN Awards logo 2017 Pop/Rock Music Spirits

Jeremy Drury
Jonathan Hembrey
Darryl James
Brian Pickett
David Ritter
Joanne Setterington
Simon Ward
Domino Double Nine

Toronto
SOCAN Awards logo 2017 Pop/Rock Music Lay You Down Easy

Nasri Atweh
Adam Messinger
Messy Music
Ben Spivak
Mark Pellizzer
Mark Pelli Music Inc.
Alex Tanas
Sony / ATV Music Publishing Canada
Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd. Canada
Universal Music Publishing Canada
BMG Rights Management Canada Inc.

Toronto
SOCAN Awards logo 2017 Pop/Rock Music Wicked

Tyler Shaw
Ryan Kowarsky
Alex Vujic
Pilzbury Inc.

Toronto
SOCAN Awards logo 2017 Pop/Rock Music Too Good

Aubrey Drake Graham
Paul "Nineteen85" Jefferies
Adam Martin
Terence Lam
Maneesh Bidaye
Sony / ATV Music Publishing Canada
EMI April Music Canada Ltd.

Toronto
SOCAN Awards logo 2017 Pop/Rock Music Lost Boy

Ruth B
Sony / ATV Music Publishing Canada

Toronto
SOCAN Awards logo 2017 Pop/Rock Music Starboy

Abel "The Weeknd" Tesfaye
Jason "DaHeala" Quenneville
Henry "Cirkut" Walter
Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd. Canada
Universal Music Publishing Canada
SONGS Music Publishing

Toronto
SOCAN Awards logo 2017 Pop/Rock Music Hello

Jacob Hoggard
Brian Howes
Cake & Eat it 2 Publishing
Jason Von Poederooyen
8 Pack of Lucky Publishing

Toronto
SOCAN Awards logo 2017 Pop/Rock Music One Dance

Aubrey Drake Graham
Paul "Nineteen85" Jefferies
Noah "40" Shebib
EMI April Music Canada Ltd.
Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd. Canada

Toronto
SOCAN Awards logo 2017 Pop/Rock Music 2 Heads

Coleman Hell
Rob Benvegnu

Toronto
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