Rose-Erin Stokes wins Best Songwriter honour at 2017 Northern Ontario Music and Film Awards

With her cohorts in Hidden Roots Collective helping her celebrate, Rose-Erin Stokes (right) claimed the Best Songwriter honour at the 2017 edition of the Northern Ontario Music & Film Awards, for her song "Let You Go." (Photo: Marg Seregelyi/Marg Seregelyi Photography)
May 30, 2017

SOCAN A&R Co-Ordinator Andreas Rizek presented Rose-Erin Stokes with the Best Songwriter honour, for "Let You Go," at the 2017 edition of the Northern Ontario Music and Film Awards, presented by Music and Film in Motion on May 28 at the Science North Cavern in Sudbury, Ont.

Five other artists were also honoured in the musical award categories at the ceremony, which recognizes the efforts and showcases the talent of the Northern Ontario’s music and film industries. Jackson Reed won Best Album for The November Gales, while Best Album by a Francophone Artist went to Mclean for Sans l'abri d'un quand. Matt Thibeault was recognized for Best Vocal Performance on a Recording, for “The Human Flaw,” and Rob Nickerson won Best Recording Engineer for the Nocturne album by Matt Selick. The winner of Best Video by a Northern Ontario Musical Act was “Avalanche,” by Kalle Mattson.

As part of the conference weekend leading up to the awards ceremony, Rizek moderated a panel, “Syncing Up: The Process of Getting Your Music in Film,” on May 26, at the McEwen School of Architecture. The panelists were Kyle Merkley of music supervision company ARPIX Media, Emily Haffenden of Aporia Records, and Amy Eligh of Red Brick Songs/Casablanca Music Publishing. Rizek, Merkley and Haffenden also participated in a demo critique session for delegates.

For a complete list of winners, click here.