Throwback Thursday Video: The 2017 SOCAN Awards

Backstage at the 2017 SOCAN Awards. Left to right: Ruth B, Bryan Adams, Jim Vallance, Carly Rae Jepsen. (Photo: Jeff Knights)
August 17, 2017

The songwriters, composers and music publishers behind some of the biggest songs in the world gathered at The Sheraton Centre in downtown Toronto on June 19th for the 2017 SOCAN Awards. The gala ceremony honoured Canada's music creators and publishers across a wide variety of genres, including pop, rock, film & television, urban, dance, folk/roots, jazz, country, classical, and more.

Among those in attendance to be celebrated that night were Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance, Drake producer and co-writer Nineteen85, Ruth B, Andy Kim, Keith Power, Alx Veliz, and Hedley. The evening featured performances from Ruth B, Keith Power, Peter Dreimanis and Leah Fay Goldstein of July Talk, Jess Moskaluke with Kelly Archer, Shaun Frank with Delaney Jane, Ron Sexsmith, Derin Falana & Tay of The Remix Project, Snow, and Maestro Fresh Wes. There were also appearances by Carly Rae Jepsen, Johnny Reid, legendary producer Bob Ezrin, and gala host Arisa Cox.

Below is a video of some of the highlights. Enjoy!