Call for nominations for Francophone SOCAN Publisher of the Year Award

July 25, 2016

At the next Gala de la SOCAN in Montréal on Sept. 12, 2016, SOCAN will present its very first Francophone Publisher of the Year Award, so we invite eligible music publishers to submit their candidacies.

To be eligible, the music publisher must be based in Canada, and their repertoire must be in large part Francophone, or having had a significant Francophone impact, creatively and commercially. Any publisher whose representative sits on the selection committee is not eligible for this honour.

The award recognizes a publisher member who has contributed in a significant and positive manner to the Francophone music industry and the creative community during the year previous to that of the Gala. The eligibility period for the 2016 edition of the Gala de la SOCAN in Montréal is from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2015, and only those accomplishments which occurred during this period will be taken into consideration. All candidacies will be evaluated by a jury of music industry professionals.

Interested music publishers can submit their nominations to SOCAN’s Stéphanie Falco, at, no later than Aug. 12, 2016, at 5:00 p.m., EST. Publishers can download the submission form here. The Publisher of the Year Award will be presented during the Gala de la SOCAN, to be held at Montréal’s Métropolis on Sept. 12, 2016.