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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 1990 Pop/Rock Music Silence on danse

Jean Charlebois
Les Éditions Conception
Robert Charlebois

Montréal
SOCAN Awards logo 1990 Pop/Rock Music Repartir à zéro

Daniele Faubert
Germain Gauthier
Les Éditions de la Plage
Les Éditions Karma

Montréal
SOCAN Awards logo 1990 Pop/Rock Music Dors Caroline

Éditions de la Maudite Machine
Gilles Bélanger
Pierre Flynn

Montréal
SOCAN Awards logo 1990 Pop/Rock Music On parle des yeux

Germain Gauthier
Les Éditions Du Klaxon
Les Éditions Karma
Yves Décary

Montréal
SOCAN Awards logo 1990 International Song Ella elle l'a

Edition MBM (Apache)
Michel Berger
Polygram Music Publishing

Montréal
SOCAN Awards logo 1990 Hagood Hardy Award

Alain Caron
Michel Cusson
Paul Brochu

Montréal
SOCAN Awards logo 1991 Top Performed French Song À bout de ciel

Jean Millaire
Les Éditions Du Calliope
Marjo
Musique Thesis
Pascal Mailloux

Toronto
SOCAN Awards logo 1991 Pop/Rock Music Bird On A Wire

Leonard Cohen
Leonard Cohen Stranger Music Inc.

Toronto
SOCAN Awards logo 1991 Pop/Rock Music Every Little Tear

Irving Music Of Canada
Paul Janz

Toronto
SOCAN Awards logo 1991 Pop/Rock Music Don't Look Back

Claude Desjardins
Daris Music
Daris Songs
Kenny Maclean
Paul Henderson

Toronto
SOCAN Awards logo 1991 Pop/Rock Music All The Lovers In The World

Eddie Schwartz
EMI Blackwood Music (Canada) Ltd.
Lawrence Gowan
Mark-Cain Music Publishing

Toronto
SOCAN Awards logo 1991 Pop/Rock Music Inside Out

Greg Keelor
Michelle Mcadorey
Round Rock Music

Toronto
SOCAN Awards logo 1991 Pop/Rock Music Black Velvet

Bluebear Waltzes
Christopher Ward
David Tyson
EMI Blackwood Music (Canada) Ltd.

Toronto
SOCAN Awards logo 1991 Pop/Rock Music Lover Of Mine

Alannah Myles
Bluebear Waltzes
Chesire Records
Christopher Ward
David Tyson
EMI Blackwood Music (Canada) Ltd.
Kit Johnson
Kit Johnson Music

Toronto
SOCAN Awards logo 1991 International Song Nothing Compares 2 U

Controversy Music (ASCAP)
Prince (ASCAP)

Toronto
SOCAN Awards logo 1991 Country Music Reach The Sky Tonight

Big Pond Publishing & Productions
Rita MacNeil

Toronto
SOCAN Awards logo 1991 Country Music Start Of Something New

Carisse And Rawlins Publishing Co.
Carl E. Jackson (ASCAP)
Polygram Music Publishing Inc.
Terry Carisse

Toronto
SOCAN Awards logo 1991 Country Music Luck In My Eyes

Ben Mink
Bumstead Publishing
K.D. Lang
Zavion Publishing

Toronto
SOCAN Awards logo 1991 Country Music Bachelor Girl

Balmur Music
George Fox
Warner Chappell Music Canada Ltd.

Toronto
SOCAN Awards logo 1991 Top Performed English Song Lover Of Mine

Alannah Myles
Bluebear Waltzes
Cheshire Records
Christopher Ward
David Tyson
EMI Blackwood Music (Canada)
Kit Johnson
Kit Johnson Music

Montréal
SOCAN Awards logo 1991 Pop/Rock Music Indigène

Baba Musik
Éditions Indigene
Jean-Claude Bordes
Marc Gabriel
Moose Elbow Music
Steven Tracey Music

Montréal
SOCAN Awards logo 1991 Pop/Rock Music Sur ta musique

Éditions Notation
Magian Éditions
Mario Pelchat
Michel Le François

Montréal
SOCAN Awards logo 1991 Pop/Rock Music Qui sait

Daniel Lavoie
Éditions Janvier Musique
Thierry Sechan

Montréal
SOCAN Awards logo 1991 Pop/Rock Music Parfums du passé

Les Éditions De La Boite Noire
Les Éditions Gabbro
Les Éditions Isba
Les Éditions Michel Gendron
Maryse Aumais
Patrick Bourgeois
Pierre Houle

Montréal
SOCAN Awards logo 1991 Pop/Rock Music Tomber

Guy Rajotte
Laurence Jalbert
Les Éditions Audiogramme
Les Éditions Kaligram
Les Éditions Volt Musique

Montréal
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