23rd annual SOCAN Awards in Montreal

Left to right: Marie Denise Pelletier (Artisti), Lifetime Achievement Award winner Patrick Norman, Special Achievement Award winner Guy Latraverse, and France Lafleur, SOCAN VP Membership. (Photo : Michel Gagné)
November 22, 2012

Winners List

Winners Slideshow

SOCAN proudly saluted its members' outstanding achievements at the 23rd annual SOCAN Awards, held Nov. 21, 2012, at the Hyatt Regency Montreal Hotel. “The SOCAN Awards probably are our industry’s most intimate and special awards ceremony,” said SOCAN president Stan Meissner as he opened the festivities. “Tonight’s celebration focuses squarely on the intense creativity of the music creators who live here. We are in a festive mood this evening, but we are aware of the challenges we are facing at a time when the value of music and Copyright protection are suffering constant erosion. Let’s take a break tonight and celebrate the health and accomplishments of our best musical talents with our host and friend Michel Faubert.”

SOCAN awards were presented to authors, composers and music publishers for their 2011 accomplishments in the pop, concert, instrumental, film and television music genres. Patrick Norman, an artist whose stellar achievements of more than four decades have brought Francophone country music into the mainstream, was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Visibly moved by the musical tribute paid to him onstage by his artist friends Paul Daraîche, Bourbon Gautier and Gilles Valiquette, Norman said, “As I was sitting in the audience among some of my idols tonight, I discovered many new talents. What a beautiful gift you are giving me!” 
 
Guy Latraverse, the music production giant and pioneer artist agent and impresario who was presented with the Special Achievement Award, was moved to tears by Jean-Pierre Ferland’s presentation in which his old friend mentioned that, after 50 years in the service of artists, Latraverse richly deserved his retirement. “And if you miss the love,” Ferland added, “do like me: make a comeback!” Latraverse had grateful words for the successive Quebec governments’ support of culture and artists. “We are a nation of pioneers,” he said, “and we’ve chosen development.”
 
Many creators of Quebec songs having achieved more than 25,000 radio plays were officially recognized as SOCAN Classics, and awards were collected by Laurence Jalbert and her co-author Pierre Carter, François Cousineau and Marcel Lefebvre, Manuel Tadros, Renée Martel and Louise Letendre. Tadros thanked a woman identified only as Diane, who had refused his song “C’est zéro” some 20 years ago. He went on to offer it to Julie Masse, whoi turned it into a hit.
 
Other songwriters being honoured included the creators of the 10 most performed Francophone rock and pop songs of 2011: Ariane Brunet and Sylvain Michel, Marie-Mai, Fred St-Gelais and Rob Wells, Frédérick Baron, Francis Collard and Nelson Minville, Christian Bridges, Justin Nozuka, William Deslauriers, Stefie Shock and Martin Tétreault, Vincent Vallières, and again Marie-Mai and Fred St-Gelais, this time with co-authors Martin Bachand and Marc Dupré.

Winners in the audiovisual music categories: (Left to right) Front row: Lance Neveu, James Gelfand,
Paul-Étienne Côté and Anthony Rozankovic. Back row : Kevin Tighe, Philippe Leduc et Raymond Fabi.
(Photo: Michel Gagné)
 
The highly successful world music artist Élage Diouf received the Hagood Hardy Award while the internationally known composer Ana Sokolovic was presented with the Jan V. Matejcek New Classical Music Award. Sokolovic noted that “this is to me a concrete proof of the love I have found in Quebec society since I moved here 20 years ago.”  She went on to urge the teaching of music and voice to children from elementary school. “Art spurs the imagination, and imagination moves society forward.”
 
Film and television music awards were presented to James Gelfand, Paul-Étienne Côté, Raymond Fabi, Anthony Rozankovic, Philippe Leduc, Lance Neveu and Kevin Tighe.
 
Karl Wolf, who received the Anglophone Song award for the Quebec-written English-language song having received the most airplay, was delighted that his parents were in the audience. “It’s the first time they see me receive an award,” he said. “I love Montreal. People understand love and passion in this city!”
 
 

INTERNATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Mathieu Jomphe-Lépine

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Guy Latraverse 

THE MOST PERFORMED FRANCOPHONE SONGS IN QUEBEC - “Aime-moi”

Writers: Ariane Brunet, Sylvain Michel

Publishers: Les Éditions Cent Noms, Éditions Victoire 

THE MOST PERFORMED FRANCOPHONE SONGS IN QUEBEC - “Chez nous avant la nuit "

Writer: Michel Rivard
Publisher: Les Éditions Sauvages 

THE MOST PERFORMED FRANCOPHONE SONGS IN QUEBEC - “Comme avant”

Writers: Marie-Mai, Fred St-Gelais, Rob Wells
Publishers: Éditions Bloc-Notes, Éditions Groupe Archambault, Imagine This Inc., Productions J inc., Sony/ATV Music Publishing Canada 

 

THE MOST PERFORMED FRANCOPHONE SONGS IN QUEBEC - “Entre deux mondes”

Writers: Frédérick Baron, Céline Dion
Publishers: Éditions Dakini, Les Éditions TCJ S.E.C. 

THE MOST PERFORMED FRANCOPHONE SONGS IN QUEBEC - “Fruits défendus”

Writers: Francis Collard, Nelson Minville
Publisher: Éditions Groupe Archambault 

THE MOST PERFORMED FRANCOPHONE SONGS IN QUEBEC - “Heartless (La Promesse)”

Writers: Christian Bridges, Justin Nozuka, Zaho
Publishers: EMI Blackwood Music Canada Ltd., Golden Train Music 

THE MOST PERFORMED FRANCOPHONE SONGS IN QUEBEC - ”Je lève mon verre”

Writer: William Deslauriers
Publisher: Productions J inc. (Julie Snyder)

THE MOST PERFORMED FRANCOPHONE SONGS IN QUEBEC - “Un jour sur deux”

Writers: Stefie Shock, Martin Tétreault
Publisher: Keep on Music 

THE MOST PERFORMED FRANCOPHONE SONGS IN QUEBEC - “On va s’aimer encore”

Writer: Vincent Vallières
Publisher: Éditions Trente Arpents 

THE MOST PERFORMED FRANCOPHONE SONGS IN QUEBEC - “Si on changeait”

Writers: Martin Bachand, Marc Dupré, Marie-Mai, Fred St-Gelais
Publishers: Éditions Bloc-Notes, Éditions Dama, Les Éditions Fou de Bachand

INTERNATIONAL SONG

"Je sais"
Writers: Louis Côté, K-Maro
Publishers: K Pone Publishing, Recto Verso Publishing 

ANGLOPHONE SONG

« Hurting »
Writer: Karl Wolf
Publisher: Red Riding Hood Publishing 

INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION SERIES MUSIC AWARD

Paul-Étienne Côté
Raymond Fabi
Anthony Rozankovic

DOMESTIC TELEVISION SERIES MUSIC AWARD

Philippe Leduc
Lance Neveu
Kevin Tighe

FEATURE FILM MUSIC AWARD

James Gelfand 

SOCAN CLASSICS - “Au nom de la raison”

Writers: Pierre Carter, Laurence Jalbert
Publisher: Avenue Éditorial 

SOCAN CLASSICS - “C’est zero”

Writer: Manuel Tadros
Publishers: Les Éditions S.B., Les Éditions Sphynx 

SOCAN CLASSICS - “J’ai un amour qui ne veut pas mourir”

Writers: Renée Martel, Delaney Bramlett (BMI)
Publisher: Unart Music Ltd 

SOCAN CLASSICS - “Un Jour il viendra mon amour”

Writers: François Cousineau, Marcel Lefebvre
Publishers: Cinépix Inc., Les Éditions Peace of Mind 

 

SOCAN CLASSICS - “Rage”

Writers: Deno Amodeo, Marc Gillett, Laurence Jalbert
Publishers: Avenue Éditorial,
Éditions Japy D.A. 

SOCAN CLASSICS - “Si j’étais magician”

Writers: Louise Letendre, Peter Allen (BMI)
Publisher: Irving Music of Canada