Raine Maida, Chantal Kreviazuk honoured at SOCAN-sponsored Canadian pre-Grammy night
SOCAN and the Los Angeles-based Canadian music industry gathered on Feb. 5, 2015, at The Canadian Residence in L.A. for its annual pre-Grammy showcase, presented by the Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA) and SOCAN.
Hosted by the Consul General of Canada in Los Angeles, James Villeneuve, the event celebrated the 57th annual Grammy Awards show by highlighting great musical talent in honour of Canadian Grammy nominees and winners, both present and past.
This year, the notable affair also honoured the husband-and-wife songwriting team of Chantal Kreviazuk and Our Lady Peace frontman, Raine Maida, and included live performances by Kreviazuk, and indie-rockers In-Flight Safety and Yukon Blonde.
Kreviazuk and Maida were also recognized for their induction into the Order of Canada for their achievements as Canadian musicians, and their charitable and humanitarian work with War Child of Canada and other charities that support human and animal rights, world peace, education and the environment.
Left to right: Consul General of Canada in Los Angeles James Villeneuve, Michael McCarty (SOCAN),
Eric Baptiste (SOCAN CEO), Chantal Kreviazuk, CIMA President Stuart Johnston, Stan Meissner (SOCAN
President), Rodney Murphy (SOCAN).
Among the attendees were hit songwriters Stephan Moccio, Simon Wilcox, Michael Bernard Fitzgerald, Ed Robertson (Barenaked Ladies) and Chin Injeti (who co-wrote and co-produced a song on the Grammy-winning Eminem album The Marshall Mathers LP 2), singer-songwriter and Glass Tiger frontman Alan Frew, Hawaii 5-0 and Heartland music composer Keith Power, Josh Bartholomew (who co-wrote the Grammy-nominated original song from The Lego Movie, “Everything is Awesome!”), as well as Gregory Martin (son of renowned Beatles producer George Martin) and Pat Smear of The Foo Fighters.
SOCAN staff in attendance included SOCAN CEO Eric Baptiste, President Stan Meissner, Chief Membership & Business Development Officer Michael McCarty, and A&R Manager Rodney Murphy, and Manager, L.A. Division, Chad Richardson.
On the same night, Battle of the Americas: Toronto vs. L.A. took place at Couture Nightclub. Sixteen of North America’s hottest young music producers battled it out for the 2015 Beatmaker title, with #TeamTO taking home the career-defining championship.
Some of the winners in the beatmaker Battle of the Americas: Toronto vs. L.A. Left to right: Chef Byer,
Jordon Manswell and SEVNThomas.
#TeamTO was composed SOCAN members Chef Byer, SEVNThomas, Prezident Jeff, T-Lo, Francis Got Heat, Jordan Manswell, and Moose Beats.
The packed hip-hop event was presented by the non-profit Beat Academy in association with SOCAN and affiliated partners, and featured special guest judge DJ House Shoes.