Call for nominations for SOCAN Publisher of the Year Award

April 11, 2017

At the next SOCAN Awards Gala in Toronto on June 19, 2017, SOCAN will present its very first Anglophone Publisher of the Year Award, so we invite eligible music publishers to submit their candidacies.

The award recognizes a publisher member who has made a significant and positive impact on both the music business and the creative community during the year previous to that of the Awards. The eligibility period for the 2017 edition of the Toronto SOCAN Awards is from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2016, 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, comprised of five members: three designated by SOCAN, and one each by the Canadian Music Publishers Association and the Songwriters Association of Canada.

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

Interested music publishers can submit their nominations to SOCAN’s Kathryn Hamilton, at, no later than April 19, 2017, at 5:00 p.m., EDT. Publishers can complete the submission form here. The Publisher of the Year Award will be presented during the Toronto SOCAN Awards Gala to be held at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel on June 19, 2017.