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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 2016 Pop/Rock Music Jackpot

Jocelyn Alice
Hello Moth

Toronto
SOCAN Awards logo 2016 Pop/Rock Music Better To be Loved

Francesco Yates

Toronto
SOCAN Awards logo 2016 Pop/Rock Music Earned It

Ahmad "Belly" Balshe
Abel "The Weeknd" Tesfaye
Stephan Moccio
Sing Little Penguin
Jason "DaHeala" Quenneville
CP Music Group Inc.
SONGS Music Publishing
Universal Music Publishing Canada
Warner Chappell Music Canada Ltd.

Toronto
SOCAN Awards logo 2016 Pop/Rock Music The Hills

Ahmad "Belly" Balshe
Abel "The Weeknd" Tesfaye
Carlo "Illangelo" Montagnese
Warner Chappell Music Canada Ltd.
Sony / ATV Music Publishing Canada
CP Music Group Inc.
SONGS Music Publishing

Toronto
SOCAN Awards logo 2016 Pop/Rock Music Can't Feel My Face

Abel "The Weeknd" Tesfaye
SONGS Music Publishing

Toronto
SOCAN Awards logo 2016 Pop/Rock Music Sound of Your Heart

Todd Clark
Shawn Hook
Stephen Kozmeniuk
Hyvetown Music Publishing
Arcade Songs
EMI Blackwood Music Canada Ltd.
Nyan King Music Ltd.

Toronto
SOCAN Awards logo 2016 Pop/Rock Music Jealous

Simon Wilcox
Fun Cooker
peermusic Canada

Toronto
SOCAN Awards logo 2016 Pop/Rock Music Something Big

Shawn Mendes
Mendes Music
Universal Music Publishing Canada

Toronto
SOCAN Awards logo 2016 Pop/Rock Music Sugar

Henry "Cirkut" Walter
Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd. Canada

Toronto
SOCAN Awards logo 1990 Pop/Rock Music Black Velvet

Bluebear Waltzes
Christopher Ward
David Tyson
EMI Music Publishing Canada

Toronto
SOCAN Awards logo 1990 Pop/Rock Music When I'm With You

Arnold Lanni
Bananaree Publishing

Toronto
SOCAN Awards logo 1990 Pop/Rock Music My Song

Alan Frew
Calypso Toonz
Colgems-EMI Music (ASCAP)
Irving Music Of Canada
Jim Vallance
Sam Reid

Toronto
SOCAN Awards logo 1990 Pop/Rock Music How Long

Greg Keelor
Jim Cuddy
Risque Disque Music

Toronto
SOCAN Awards logo 1990 Pop/Rock Music Dream Come True

Arnold Lanni
Bananaree Publishing
BMG Dunbar Music
Don Valley Music Ltd.

Toronto
SOCAN Awards logo 1990 Pop/Rock Music Hard Sun

Gordon Peterson
Word & Lyre

Toronto
SOCAN Awards logo 1990 Pop/Rock Music Do You Believe

Fish Or Fudge Songs
Hollopeter Publishing
Leslie Howe (ASCAP)
Lisa Erskine
Louise Reny (ASCAP)
MCA Music (ASCAP)
Serge Côté

Toronto
SOCAN Awards logo 1990 International Song Forever Young (Capac)

Bob Dylan
James Cregan
Kevin Savigar
Rams Horn Music
Rod Stewart
Savigar Kevin Music
Southern Music Publishing Co.
Warner Chappell Music Canada Ltd.

Toronto
SOCAN Awards logo 1990 Hagood Hardy Award

Alain Caron (Uzeb)
Michel Cusson (Uzeb)
Paul Brochu (Uzeb)

Toronto
SOCAN Awards logo 1990 Country Music Goldmine

Balmur Music
George Fox
Home Cooked Music Limited
Warner Chappell Music Canada Ltd.

Toronto
SOCAN Awards logo 1990 Country Music Blue Jeans Boy

BMG Sunbury Music
J.K. Gulley

Toronto
SOCAN Awards logo 1990 Country Music Love Proof Heart

Carisse And Rawlins Publishing Co.
Jim Hendry
Terry Carisse

Toronto
SOCAN Awards logo 1990, 2016 Country Music Sure Looks Good

BMG Dunbar Music
Randall Prescott
Tracey Brown

Toronto
SOCAN Awards logo 1990 Wm Harold Moon

Gordon Ligthfoot

Montréal
SOCAN Awards logo 1990 Top Performed English Song Love Makes No Promises

David Shaw
EMI Music Publishing Canada

Montréal
SOCAN Awards logo 1990 Television Music Award

Fred Mollin

Montréal
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