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Dans l’Shed duo wins SOCAN Best Song Award at 2014 Petite-Vallée song fest

SOCAN’s Joanne Pouliot and SOCAN member Vincent Vallières celebrate winners

July 9, 2014

SOCAN celebrates Serena Ryder’s success with two No. 1 Song Awards

For “Stompa,” “What I Wouldn’t Do” topping the charts

June 19, 2014

SOCAN celebrates City and Colour with No. 1 Song Award

For “Thirst” topping M3 Countdown chart

May 13, 2014

David Myles, Classified, Paper Lions earn six 2014 ECMA nominations each

Myles’ nods include SOCAN-sponsored songwriter award

April 4, 2014

Serena Ryder co-write wins Best Original Song at Canadian Screen Awards

For "It's No Mistake," written with Jimmy Harry

March 11, 2014

SOCAN presents first-ever film & TV No. 1 Song Award to Josh Bartholomew for The LEGO Movie theme

Movie tops North American box office in February 2014

March 11, 2014

SOCAN members honoured at Bourse RIDEAU awards ceremony

A new major partnership for SOCAN

February 21, 2014

Three B.C. artists win more than $225,000 in 2013 PEAK Performance Project

Rykka, Hannah Epperson and BESTiE

November 29, 2013

Keith Kouna wins top songwriting honours at 2013 GAMIQ Awards

After already receiving the 2013 Francophone SOCAN Songwriting Prize

November 19, 2013

Classified wins big at 2013 Music Nova Scotia Awards

Four honours, including SOCAN songwriting award

November 15, 2013

SOCAN member Joey Moi wins CMA Award, Top 10 producer honour

Single of the Year for “Cruise,” by Florida Georgia Line

November 14, 2013

SOCAN honours Tegan and Sara’s "Closer" with No. 1 Song Award

Tegan Quin visits our Vancouver office to receive her plaque

October 23, 2013

The Weeknd receives SOCAN No. 1 Song Award for “Wicked Games”

Song topped the MuchMusic Countdown

October 23, 2013

Kelly Bado wins SOCAN Best Song Award at Chant’Ouest competition

SOCAN Songwriters Circle presented as part of 2013 conference

September 26, 2013

Mychael Danna wins 2013 Emmy Award

In addition to previous Oscar and Golden Globe Awards

September 25, 2013

Godspeed You! Black Emperor wins $30,000 Polaris Music Prize 2013

For the album Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!

September 24, 2013

Thicke, Ezrin, Jepsen celebrated at Canada`s Walk of Fame gala

Three SOCAN members among honourees for 2013

September 23, 2013

Classified, Jenn Grant, Erin Costello lead nominations for NSMAs 2013

SOCAN sponsors songwriting award

September 20, 2013

SOCAN activities at BreakOut West, WCMAs 2013

Panel, songwriters’ circle, award

September 19, 2013

Guillaume Cyr wins SOCAN Best Song Award at 2013 St-Tite Western Fest

$1,000 honour presented by Danny Boudreau

September 17, 2013

SOCAN composer wins 2013 Gémeaux film music awards

FM Le Sieur honoured

September 16, 2013

Michel Robichaud wins SOCAN Best Song Award at Festival de la chanson de St-Ambroise

$1,000 honour for his song “Vas-y”

August 21, 2013

SOCAN sponsors 2013 CCMW Songwriters' Café

Nominees announced for 2013 CCMAs

August 15, 2013

Pierre Guitard wins SOCAN Award at Caraquet song competition

Receives $1,000 cash prize

August 12, 2013

Montreal city square re-named Kate McGarrigle Place

McGarrigle family donates "Kate & Nora" artwork to the city

August 8, 2013

Keith Kouna receives 2013 Francophone SOCAN Songwriting Prize

Winning songwriter feted by SOCAN following European tour

August 8, 2013

SOCAN Songwriting Prize winner Mo Kenney visits our Toronto office

Receives $10,500 in prizes, discusses winning song “Sucker”

August 1, 2013

SOCAN honours Dragonette’s "Run Run Run" for speeding to the top

Dan Kurtz, Martina Sorbara win No. 1 Song Award

July 18, 2013

Lisa LeBlanc receives SOCAN Award at Saint-Quentin Country Music Gala

$1,000 Song of the Year honour

July 15, 2013

Philippe Brach honoured at 2013 Petite-Vallée Festival

Saguenay songwriter wins SOCAN Best Song Award

July 11, 2013

Mo Kenney Wins 2013 SOCAN Songwriting Prize

Fans vote for "Sucker" as the best independent English song

July 10, 2013

SOCAN holds Nashville member reception

And honours “Let it Be Me” writer Bradley Rempel with No. 1 Song Award

July 4, 2013

Nine SOCAN members to be inducted into Order of Canada

Ronnie Hawkins, René Angélil among 74 new appointments

July 3, 2013

Nominees announced for 2013 WCMAs

Double nominees include Hannah Georgas, Japandroids, JP Hoe, Rah Rah, Yukon Blonde

June 27, 2013

Marielle Groven wins SOCAN Foundation’s 2013 John Weinzweig Grand Prize

$3,000 honour for best overall in annual competition

June 25, 2013

SOCAN honours "Inner Ninja" for fighting its way to the top

Classified, David Myles, others win No. 1 Song Award

June 14, 2013

SOCAN members win musical LEO Awards 2013

SOCAN a proud sponsor of 15th annual BC film & TV honours

June 12, 2013

SOCAN at 2013 Dédé Fortin Festival

Rodéo Mécanique win $1,000 SOCAN Best Song Award

June 12, 2013

2013 SOCAN Songwriting Prize Nominees Announced

Public voting now open to decide the year's best song

June 3, 2013

Blaine, Ruttan win SOCAN songwriter award at 2013 CMAO Awards

Each wins a second honour as well

May 30, 2013

Frédéric Labrie wins SOCAN Best Song Award at Le Tremplin competition

Véronique Bilodeau is the 2013 event’s top winner

May 22, 2013

Sound artist, performer and composer Nicolas Bernier wins Ars Electronica Award

Montrealer wins the Golden Nica honour

May 17, 2013

Ten songwriters/groups nominated for Félix Leclerc Songwriting Prize

2013 winner to be announced June 13

May 16, 2013

Hay Babies win 2013 Francouvertes music competition

New Brunswick band tops the May 13 Montreal finals

May 15, 2013

Lisa LeBlanc wins 2013 Rapsat-Lelièvre international prize

Includes $5000 cash award

May 6, 2013

SOCAN members win big in 2012 International Songwriting Competition

Including three first place awards

May 3, 2013

Leonard Cohen wins 2013 JUNO songwriter award and Artist of the Year

Carly Rae Jepsen wins big with three honours

April 22, 2013

Dead Obies receive SOCAN Award at 2013 Francouvertes

Group wins $1,000 cash honour

April 22, 2013

Daniel Lanois honoured with Governor General's Award

Renowned producer among six honourees

April 12, 2013

Francophone SOCAN Songwriting Prize concert set for June 12, 2013

SOCAN’s first-ever collaboration with the Montreal FrancoFolies festival

April 11, 2013

Blaine, Ruttan each earn six CMAO nominations, including SOCAN-sponsored songwriter award

Inaugural edition of Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAO) Awards

April 11, 2013

Jyrell’M receives Ontario’s 2013 Black History Month Award

Ottawa-based SOCAN member honoured

March 27, 2013

Paul Demers wins SOCAN songwriting prize at 2013 Trille Or Awards

SOCAN’s first-ever Francophone Ontario Songwriters Circle rocks!

March 26, 2013

Loverboy to receive Legend Award at 2013 VMI Awards

To be presented at Vancouver Music Industry Awards Gala

March 21, 2013

SOCAN members Viviane Audet, Robin-Joël Cool and Éric West-Millette share Jutra film award

Best Original Music, for the movie Camion

March 19, 2013

Rose Cousins wins SOCAN songwriter award at 2013 ECMAs

SOCAN presents two awards and Songwriters Circle

March 11, 2013

SOCAN Words + Music cover shot wins international award

Photographer Rob Waymen honoured in Photography Masters Cup

March 6, 2013

Seven SOCAN members win in 2013 Canadian Screen Awards

SOCAN celebrates nominees with advance reception

March 5, 2013

Tom Cochrane to be honoured with 2013 Allan Waters Humanitarian Award

Singer-songwriter supports a wide variety of charitable initiatives

February 27, 2013

SOCAN members lead nominations for 2013 JUNO Awards

Multiple nominees include Jepsen, Cohen, Hedley, Metric, Marianas Trench

February 20, 2013

Cormier, Placard announced as spokespersons of 2013 Francouvertes

Song competition takes place Feb. 18 - May 13

February 7, 2013

Ontario songwriters! Submit now for OCFF Songs from the Heart competition

Deadline for submissions: May 3, 2013.

February 6, 2013

Five SOCAN members nominated for 2013 Jutra Awards

Gala honours to be presented March 17

February 1, 2013

SOCAN members shine at Opus Awards for concert music

Quebec Music Council’s 16th annual gala

January 29, 2013

Colin James to be inducted into Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame

Career spans 25 years traversing genres of blues, rock, pop, swing, gospel

January 23, 2013

Steve Strongman wins SOCAN-sponsored Maple Blues Songwriter Award

MonkeyJunk, Suzie Vinnick, Matt Minglewood among other honourees

January 22, 2013

SOCAN members nominated for 2013 Trille Or awards

Amélie et les singes bleus, Damien Robitaille, Paul Demers, Tricia Foster, ZPN

January 17, 2013

SOCAN members nominated for 2013 Canadian Screen Awards

For outstanding achievements in film and television music

January 17, 2013

Wintersleep earns six 2013 ECMA nominations

Including SOCAN-sponsored songwriter award

January 16, 2013

Apply now for the 102nd Prix d’Europe competition

Cash awards totalling $50,000 will be presented

January 14, 2013

Mychael Danna nominated for two Academy Awards, wins Golden Globe

For his work on the hit movie Life of Pi

January 14, 2013

Glenn Gould to receive Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award

Honouring contribution of outstanding artistic significance

January 8, 2013

SOCAN members win in USA Songwriting Competition

Murray Atkinson wins first prize in rock/alternative category

January 4, 2013

SOCAN’s Eddie Schwartz, two other members appointed to Order of Canada

Lorraine Desmarais, Michel Lemieux honoured as well

January 3, 2013

SOCAN sponsors songwriting honours at 2013 Maple Blues Awards

Steve Strongman leads nominations with six

December 19, 2012

"Call Me Maybe" is Song of the Year for iTunes, MTV

Carly Rae Jepsen hit is top-selling song of 2012

December 17, 2012

Mychael Danna nominated for Golden Globe, Critics’ Choice Awards

For his work on the hit movie Life of Pi

December 17, 2012

SOCAN presents No. 1 Awards to music publishers

Universal Music Publishing , peermusic/Little Smoke Music, ole honoured

December 14, 2012

SOCAN members Rush to be inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

After multiple campaigns by its fans

December 14, 2012

Twelve SOCAN members nominated for 2013 Grammy Awards

Carly Rae Jepsen, Drake earn multiple nominations

December 7, 2012

"Love Me or Leave Me" songwriters win SOCAN award at 2012 BCCMAs

Chad Brownlee is the big winner of the night

December 6, 2012

SOCAN #19 with a Bullet on Toronto Best Employers Chart

Recognized by employees as being “a great place to work."

November 29, 2012

Composer André Hamel wins 2012 Serge Garant Prize

Includes $25,000 cash award

November 23, 2012

23rd annual SOCAN Awards in Montreal

Celebrating our music creators

November 22, 2012

23rd annual SOCAN Awards in Toronto

Canada's music community gathers to celebrate

November 20, 2012

Avec pas d’casque receives SOCAN honour at 2012 GAMIQ Awards

$1,000 Songwriter of the Year Award

November 13, 2012

Seamus O’Regan to Host 23rd Annual SOCAN Awards Gala

at Toronto's Roy Thomson Hall on November 19th

November 5, 2012

SOCAN members win at 2012 ASCAP Country Music Awards

Sampson, Sawchuck honoured at 50th annual gala

November 5, 2012

Rich Aucoin leads nominations for NSMAs 2012

SOCAN sponsors songwriting award

November 1, 2012

Rose Cousins, Whitehorse lead nominations for 2012 CFMAs

SOCAN sponsors English Songwriter of the Year Award

November 1, 2012

SOCAN members honoured in 2012 ADISQ Awards

Stéphane Lafleur of Avec pas d'casque wins Songwriter of the Year

October 29, 2012

Kathleen Edwards Wins 2012 SOCAN ECHO Songwriting Prize

"A Soft Place to Land" comes out on top after record number of total contest votes

October 19, 2012

Students can apply now for $100,000 value Emerging Artist Mentorship Prize

Deadline for submissions is Apr. 30, 2013

October 18, 2012

Apply now for SOCAN-sponsored "BC's Best Teen Band Contest" 2013

Deadline: December 3, 2012

October 18, 2012

Divorcees win Anglophone SOCAN honour, three others at 2012 Music NB Awards

Kevin McIntyre wins Francophone SOCAN honour, two others

October 17, 2012

Kirby, Follett win SOCAN award at 2012 Newfoundland music gala

Big winner Repartee takes home five trophies

October 17, 2012

Dave Carroll honoured by Carleton University

Singer-songwriter to receive A.D. Dunton Alumni Award

October 17, 2012

Submit now for 12th annual Independent Music Awards

Deadline is Nov. 9, 2012

October 9, 2012

Dan Mangan wins SOCAN songwriter award at WCMAs

SOCAN events highlight BreakOut West

October 2, 2012

Beaulieu wins SOCAN award at 2012 Chant’Ouest

$1,000 best song honour for “Ciré jaune”

October 1, 2012

Feist wins $30,000 Polaris Music Prize 2012 for Metals album

Award given to best Canadian album of the previous year

September 25, 2012

Prism Prize to honour best Canadian music video

Winning video will receive $5,000 CDN

September 25, 2012

Three SOCAN composers honoured at 2012 Gémeaux Awards

Dominique Grand, Sylvain Grand, Normand Corbeil

September 18, 2012

Bédard receives SOCAN award at 2012 St. Tite Western Fest

$1,000 cash prize for “Ça fait longtemps”

September 18, 2012

Nolin wins SOCAN Best Song Award at 2012 Granby fest

Winning song “L’Igloo” takes $1,000 cash prize

September 12, 2012

SOCAN honours Dean Brody with No. 1 Song Award during CMW 2012

“Canadian Girls” peaks on Nielsen BDS Country chart

September 12, 2012

Bamford wins SOCAN songwriter award at 2012 CCMAs

SOCAN Songwriter’s Café highlights CMW

September 12, 2012

SOCAN’s first-ever ECHO Songwriting Prize live showcase a great success

Five Francophone finalists strut their stuff at Montreal's Lion d"Or

September 11, 2012

Sonia Brochet wins SOCAN Award at St-Ambroise song fest

Receives $1,000 Best Song honours for "Une averse"

August 23, 2012

Laurence Hélie receives SOCAN Award at Saint-Quentin music fest

$1,000 Best Song Award for “Kérosène”

August 21, 2012

Five finalists chosen for prestigious SOCAN French ECHO Songwriting Prize

Nominees to perform at September 10th showcase

August 2, 2012

David Puhacz receives SOCAN Award at Caraquet song competition

Receives best song honours for “Cassé en deux”

August 2, 2012

SOCAN Vancouver office celebrates SOCAN Foundation Young AV Composer Award winners

Tosia Scarfe, Ryan Faas, Iman Habibi, Hunter Pearson honoured

August 2, 2012

SOCAN activities planned for BreakOut West, WCMAs 2012

Workshop, songwriters circle, award

August 1, 2012

SOCAN honours Ian Thornley with No. 1 Song Award

For “Albatross,” recorded by his band Big Wreck

July 30, 2012

SOCAN members dominate 2012 Polaris Music Prize Short List

Congratulations to all of our short-listed SOCAN members!

July 18, 2012

SOCAN sponsors 2012 CCMA/CCMW songwriters' award, performances

FanFest contest also open now

July 18, 2012

SOCAN Foundation Awards celebrate young audio-visual composers

Film & TV composers from Montreal, Vancouver awarded top prizes

July 17, 2012

SOCAN honours "Call Me Maybe" writers with No. 1 Song Award

Carly Rae Jepsen, Tavish Crowe, Josh Ramsay

July 12, 2012

SOCAN members named to Order of Canada

Grit Laskin, Stephen Chatman, Allan Gordon Bell, Silver Donald Cameron, Gilles Tremblay

July 12, 2012

Gingras wins SOCAN Best Song Award at Petite-Vallée fest

Singer-songwriter from Rouyn-Noranda receives $1,000 prize

July 9, 2012

Robertson, Le Sieur win in 2012 ASCAP Film & TV Awards

SOCAN members among honourees at 27th annual awards

July 4, 2012

Marie-Claire Cronier receives SOCAN Award at 2012 Ontario POP

Wins $1,000 best song honour for “Le carrosse dans le fossé”

June 28, 2012

CCMA finalizes two new agreements to further Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame

The Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA), has announced two major partnership changes with the National Music Centre (NMC) and the Canadian Country Music Heritage Society

June 25, 2012

SOCAN at Dédé Fortin Festival

Mordicus wins $3,000 prize

June 21, 2012

SOCAN Foundation announces recipients of annual Young Composers Awards

The SOCAN Foundation has awarded 15 recipients in the 21st Annual SOCAN Foundation Awards for Young Composers. This year’s competition attracted 167 entries, awarding $29,250 to 15 prizewinners.

June 18, 2012

Marie-Pierre Arthur wins 2012 Félix Leclerc Award

Receives honour on June 9, 2012, as part of the FrancoFolies de Montréal fest

June 18, 2012

Alexandre Poulin receives Swiss award

Honoured with Guy Bel Best Male Songwriter Award

June 18, 2012

SOCAN at NXNE 2012

SOCAN will once again participate in a handful of events and activities at the 2012 edition of the North by Northeast Music, Interactive and Film Festival and Conference, which takes place June 11

June 13, 2012

Submit now for 2012 Canadian Folk Music Awards

The submission deadline for the 2012 Canadian Folk Music Awards (CFMAs) is fast approaching.

June 13, 2012

Nominees announced for 2012 WCMAs

After a record-breaking number of award submissions, the folllowing nominees have been announced for the  SOCAN-sponsored Songwriter of the Year honours at the 2012 Western Canadian Music Awards (

June 13, 2012

Brian Current receives $15,000 Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award

SOCAN member and composer Brian Current is one of several world-renowned artists to win the $15,000 Victor Martin Lynch-Staunton Award this year.

May 30, 2012

SOCAN stars shine at 2012 BMI awards

SOCAN members Drake, Clinton Shorter, Andrew Lockington, and Keith Power were among a remarkable list of winners at the 60th annual BMI Pop Awards, held on May 15, 2012, and the BMI Film/TV Awards

May 29, 2012

Héra Ménard wins SOCAN award at Tremplin de Dégelis 2012

SOCAN recently took part in the 13th annual Tremplin de Dégelis, the southern Quebec music and comedy festival held May 16-20, 2012.

May 28, 2012

Leonard Cohen honoured at Glenn Gould prize gala

Donates $50,000 cash prize to Canada Council

May 17, 2012

Lee, Seidle, Pierce win SOCAN-sponsored honours at 2012 AMPIA Awards

Mitch Lee won the SOCAN-sponsored honour for Best Original Mus

May 17, 2012

SOCAN members win in 2012 Independent Music Awards

The Mahones, Jaron Freeman-Fox, and Jason & Pharis Romero were among the SOCAN member winners in the 11th annual Independent Music Awards (IMAs), announced May 2, 2012.

May 8, 2012

SOCAN members win big in 2011 International Songwriting Competition

May 8, 2012

Register now for Charles Biddle Award

Registration is open for the 2nd Charles Biddle Award, created in memory of the great American-born, Montreal-based jazz bassist who died in 2003.

May 4, 2012

Kate Kurdyak wins SOCAN-sponsored "BC's Best Teen Band" contest

Vancouver indie-folk artist Katie Kurdyak has won the 2012 edition of "BC's Best Teen Band" contest, presented by Youthink magazine and sponsored in part by SOCAN.

May 4, 2012

Kalle Wainio wins SOCAN songwriter award at 2012 NOMFAs

Kalle Wainio won the SOCAN Songwriter of the Year Award, for "Singing Knives," at the ninth annual Northern Ontario Music and Film Awards (NOMFAs), presented by Music and Film in Mo

May 1, 2012

Stéphanie Boulay wins SOCAN Award at 2012 Francouvertes

April 16, 2012

Year-long homage to Ana Sokolovic in 2012

SOCAN member Ana Sokolovic, a versatile composer whose repertoire includes orchestral and piano works as well as numerous chamber music and stage works, has been chosen by the SMCQ (Société de mus

April 13, 2012

Leonard Cohen to be honoured at Glenn Gould prize galas

SOCAN member Leonard Cohen will receive the ninth biennial Glenn Gould Prize and announce the City of Toronto Glenn Gould Protégé Prize winner during a special evening at Massey Hall on May 14, 20

April 13, 2012

City and Colour wins 2012 Juno songwriter award

City and Colour (Dallas Green) won songwriter of the year honours for the songs “Fragile Bird”, “We Found Each Other” and “Weightless,” from his Little Hell album, at the 2012 Juno Awards

April 2, 2012

SOCAN events highlight CMW 2012; Fefe Dobson wins SOCAN song award

Fefe Dobson won the SOCAN-sponsored Song of the Year Award during the 2012 Canadian Radio Music Awards, held Mar.

March 29, 2012

Apply now for $5.29 million PEAK Performance Project

March 28, 2012

SOCAN sponsors songwriter award at 2012 NOMFAs

SOCAN is sponsoring the Songwriter of the Year award at the ninth annual Northern Ontario Music and Film Awards (NOMFAs), presented by Music and Film in Motion (MFM) on Apr.

March 28, 2012

Film composer Martin Léon honoured at 2012 Jutra Awards

The 14th annual Soirée des Jutra, celebrating excellence in Quebec cinema, was televised live on March 10 from Montreal’s St-Denis Theatre, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

March 14, 2012

Reid Jamieson, Frazer Mac win in 2011 John Lennon Songwriting Contest

March 12, 2012

Rush honoured with Governor General's Award

Veteran progressive-rock power trio Rush has been honoured with a Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for lifetime achievement.

March 8, 2012

Eleven SOCAN members nominated for 2012 Genie Awards in music categories

SOCAN congratulates 11 of its members nominated in the 2012 Genie Awards, for their outstanding achievements in music for Canadian cinema in the past year.

March 7, 2012

SOCAN honours "Shut Up and Dance" writers with No. 1 Song Award

SOCAN was pleased to honour the co- writers of "Shut Up and Dance" with a No. 1 Song Award for reaching the top spot on the MuchMusic Coundown the week of Jan. 20, 2012.

March 5, 2012

Gordon Lightfoot to be inducted into U.S. Songwriters Hall of Fame

Longtime SOCAN member Gordon Lightfoot will head into the U.S.-based Songwriters Hall of Fame when the organization honours its newest inductees at a gala ceremony on June 14, 2012, at the Marriot

February 23, 2012

SOCAN member Melanie Fiona wins two Grammys

Toronto R&B singer Melanie Fiona has won two 2012 Grammy Awards.

February 14, 2012

Jimmy Rankin earns eight ECMA nominations

Jimmy Rankin leads the nominations for the 2012 East Coast Music Awards, with eight including nods for entertainer, song (for "Here in My Heart"), and album (for Forget About the World) o

February 8, 2012

SOCAN members lead nominations for 2012 Juno Awards

SOCAN members Dallas Green (City and Colour), Dan Mangan, Feist, Jim Cuddy and Ron Sexsmith are nominated in the Songwriter of the Year category at the 2012 Juno Awards.

February 8, 2012

Catherine MacLellan wins five Music PEI Awards

Catherine MacLellan won the SOCAN-sponsored songwriter of the year award (for her song “Eastern Girl”) at the 2012 Music PEI Awards, where she also earned four other trophies, for album, female so

February 7, 2012