SOCAN celebrates spring, and members’ chart success

SOCAN members Yann Perreau, Pierre Kwenders, and Tante Blanche (centre), as well as the publishers of Perreau’s hit “Faut pas se fier aux apparences”, Patrick Curley (Third Side Music) and David Murphy (David Murphy et cie) received a SOCAN No. 1 Song Award from SOCAN’s Huguette Langlois (Account Executive), Michael McCarty (Chief Membership and Business Development Officer), Stan Meissner (President), Eric Baptiste (CEO) and David Charest (Account Executive). (All Photos: Benoit Rousseau)
April 11, 2017

SOCAN’s Spring Party is now a tradition at our Montréal office, and the wildly successful third edition took place on April 6, 2017. Over 200 SOCAN songwriters, composers and music publishers, industry players, and licensees gathered to (somewhat prematurely) celebrate the return of warmer weather with outstanding performances by King Melrose and the expert music selection of special guest DJ Mike Clay (of Clay & Friends).

As is also the tradition, several SOCAN No. 1 Song Awards were handed out to songwriters and publishers for their recent chart successes. Following are those that were honoured by SOCAN throughout the night:


Left to right: Huguette Langlois (SOCAN), Toby Gendron, Sylvain Michel, King Melrose, Eric Baptiste (SOCAN), Stan Meissner (SOCAN), Michael McCarty (SOCAN) and Guillaume Moffet (SOCAN).

  • Sébastien Côté and Sylvain Michel, as well as Éditions Cent Noms and Éditions Tacca, whose song “Ça se danse,” performed by King Melrose, reached the top of the Correspondants chart on Feb. 14, 2017.
  • Sébastien Côté, Sylvain Michel and Sandrine Roy, as well as Éditions Cent Noms and Éditions Deux Roues, whose song “Tentation,” performed by King Melrose, reached the top of the Correspondants chart on July 12, 2016.
  • Yann Perreau, Pierre Kwenders and Tante Blanche, as well as Éditions à Milor, David Murphy et cie, and Third Side Music, whose song “Faut pas se fier aux apparences”, performed by Yann Perreau, Pierre Kwenders and Inès Tabli, reached the top of the Correspondants chart on Nov. 22, 2016.


Left to right: Geneviève Côté (SOCAN), Huguette Langlois (SOCAN), Michael McCarty (SOCAN), Patrick Curley (Third Side Music), Stan Meissner (SOCAN), Lou Laurence, Champion, and Eric Baptiste (SOCAN).

  • Maxime Morin and Laurence Clinton, as well as Third Side Music, whose song “Life is Good”, performed by Champion and Lou Laurence, reached the top of the Correspondants Anglophone chart on June 21, 2016.


Left to right: Guillaume Moffet (SOCAN), Michael McCarty (SOCAN), Huguette Langlois (SOCAN), Stan Meissner (SOCAN), Jehan Valiquet (Éditions Gratte-moi l’dos), Eric Baptiste (SOCAN) Gaële Tavernier, David Murphy (David Murphy et cie), and David Charest (SOCAN).

  • Marie-Pierre Arthur, Gaële and François Lafontaine, as well as Éditions Pout Blishing, Éditions Fon Fon, David Murphy et cie, and Éditions Gratte-moi l’dos, whose song “Comme avant”, performed by Marie-Pierre Arthur, reached the top of the Correspondants chart on Oct. 18, 2016.
  • Marie-Pierre Arthur, Gaële and François Lafontaine, as well as Éditions Pout Blishing, Éditions Fon Fon, David Murphy et cie, and Éditions Gratte-moi l’dos, whose song “Cacher l’hiver”, performed by Marie-Pierre Arthur, reached the top of the Correspondants chart on Feb. 16, 2016.


Left to right: Samuel Paquin (AUTOMAT), Connor Seidel, Stan Meissner (SOCAN), Alex Pouliot (Groupe Artifice), Mathieu Bouchard (AUTOMAT), Eric Baptiste (SOCAN) and Guillaume Moffet (SOCAN).

  • Mathieu Bouchard, Maxime Chouinard, Samuel Paquin and Connor Seidel, as well as Groupe Artifice, whose song “Mea Culpa”, performed by Automat, reached the top of the Correspondants chart on Jan. 17, 2017.


Left to right: Geneviève Côté (SOCAN), Nathalie Gagné (SOCAN), Michael McCarty (SOCAN), Raphael Perez (Coyote Records), Stan Meissner (SOCAN) and Eric Baptiste (SOCAN).

  • Karim Ouellet and Claude Bégin, as well as Coyote Records, whose song “Oh! Non,” performed by Karim Ouellet, reached the top of the Correspondants chart on Nov. 8, 2016.

SOCAN CEO Eric Baptiste, Chief Membership and Business Development, Michael McCarty, President Stan Meissner and Chief of Québec Affairs Geneviève Côté also rewarded Éditorial Avenue’s Guillaume Lafrance for his role in the massive success of the song “Starboy,” performed by SOCAN member The Weeknd featuring Daft Punk, which reached the top of the Nielsen BDS Top 100 All Format Chart on Nov. 14, 2016.

SOCAN congratulates all the members who were recognized for their accomplishments, and wishes everyone a wonderful springtime filled with music from our creative members!

You can watch the Facebook Live reel of these No. 1 Song Awards on the SOCAN
Musique Facebook page
. We’ve also uploaded a photo album of the evening and the springtime photo booth that welcomed guests in the lobby of our Montréal office.

In final photo above, left to right: Geneviève Côté (SOCAN), Huguette Langlois (SOCAN), Michael McCarty (SOCAN), Guillaume Lafrance (Éditorial Avenue), Stan Meissner (SOCAN), and Eric Baptiste (SOCAN).