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SOCAN Awards Celebrate French Music Creators

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2012-11-22

The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada proudly saluted its members' outstanding achievements at the 23rd annual SOCAN Awards, held Wednesday, November 21, 2012, at the Hyatt Regency Montreal Hotel.

"The SOCAN Awards probably are our industry's most intimate and special awards ceremony," said SOCAN president Stan Meissner as he opened the festivities. Tonight's celebration focuses squarely on the intense creativity of the music creators who live here. We are in a festive mood this evening, but we are aware of the challenges we are facing at a time when the value of music and Copyright protection are suffering constant erosion. Let's take a break tonight and celebrate the health and accomplishments of our best musical talents with our host and friend Michel Faubert."

As part of this 23rd edition, SOCAN awards were presented to authors, composers and music publishers for their 2011 accomplishments in the pop, concert, instrumental, film and television music genres. Patrick Norman, an artist whose stellar achievements of more than four decades have brought Francophone country music into the mainstream, was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award, while Guy Latraverse, a music production giant and pioneer artist agent and impresario, received the Special Achievement Award.

A number of Quebec songs having achieved more than 25,000 radio plays received SOCAN Classics awards, and their creators, Laurence Jalbert and her co-authors Pierre Carter, Deno Amodeo and Marc Gillett, as well as François Cousineau and Marcel Lefebvre, Manuel Tadros, Renée Martel and Louise Letendre, were warmly applauded by their peers.

The songwriters being honoured also included the creators of the 10 most performed Francophone pop songs of 2011, including Ariane Brunet and Sylvain Michel, Michel Rivard, Marie-Mai, Fred St-Gelais and Rob Wells, Frédérick Baron and Céline Dion, Francis Collard and Nelson Minville, Christian Bridges, Justin Nozuka and Zaho, William Deslauriers, Stefie Shock and Martin Tétreault, Vincent Vallières, as well as, again, Marie-Mai and Fred St-Gelais, this time with co-authors Martin Bachand and Marc Dupré.

The highly successful world music artist Élage Diouf received the Hagood Hardy Award while the internationally known composer Ana Sokolovic was presented with the Jan V. Matejcek New Classical Music Award. Mathieu Jomphe-Lépine, who has contributed songs to such American stars as Britney Spears, received the International Award for the most internationally successful repertoire of the past year.

Film and television music awards were presented to James Gelfand, Paul-Étienne Côté, Raymond Fabi, Anthony Rozankovic, Philippe Leduc, Lance Neveu and Kevin Tighe. Karl Wolf received the Chanson Anglophone award for the Quebec-written English-language song having received the most airplay across the country in the past year, and the Chanson Internationale award went to Louis Côté and K-Maro.

A parallel awards ceremony was held Monday, November 19, in Toronto for Anglophone music creators.

23rd Annual SOCAN Awards - Montreal - Winners List

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

AWARD

Patrick Norman

INTERNATIONAL

ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Mathieu Jomphe-Lépine

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT

AWARD

Guy Latraverse

THE MOST PERFORMED

FRANCOPHONE SONGS

IN QUEBEC

"Aime-moi"

Ariane Brunet

Sylvain Michel

Les Éditions Cent Noms

Éditions Victoire

"Chez nous avant la nuit »

Michel Rivard

Les Éditions Sauvages

"Comme avant"

Marie-Mai

Fred St-Gelais

Rob Wells

Éditions Bloc-Notes

Éditions Groupe Archambault

Imagine This Inc.

Productions J inc.

Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Canada

"Entre deux mondes"

Frédérick Baron

Céline Dion

Éditions Dakini

Les Éditions TCJ S.E.C.

"Fruits défendus"

Francis Collard

Nelson Minville

Éditions Groupe

Archambault

"Je lève mon verre"

William Deslauriers

Productions J inc "Heartless (La Promesse)"

Christian Bridges

Justin Nozuka

Zaho

EMI Blackwood Music

Canada Ltd.

Golden Train Music

"Un jour sur deux"

Stefie Shock

Martin Tétreault

Keep On Music

"On va s'aimer encore"

Vincent Vallières

Éditions Trente Arpents

"Si on changeait"

Martin Bachand

Marc Dupré

Marie-Mai

Fred St-Gelais

Éditions Bloc-Notes

Éditions Dama

Les Éditions Fou de

Bachand

INTERNATIONAL SONG

AWARD

"Je sais"

Louis Côté

K-Maro

K Pone Publishing

Recto Verso Publishing

ANGLOPHONE SONG

AWARD

"Hurting"

Karl Wolf

Red Riding Hood Publishing

PRIX JAN V. MATEJCEK,

AWARD, NEW

CLASSICAL MUSIC

Ana Sokolovic

HAGOOD HARDY

AWARD, WORLD MUSIC

Élage Diouf INTERNATIONAL

TELEVISION MUSIC

AWARD

Paul-Étienne Côté

Raymond Fabi

Anthony Rozankovic

DOMESTIC TELEVISION

MUSIC AWARD

Philippe Leduc

Lance Neveu

Kevin Tighe

FILM MUSIC AWARD

James Gelfand

SOCAN CLASSICS

"Au nom de la raison"

Pierre Carter

Laurence Jalbert

Avenue Éditorial

"C'est zero"

Manuel Tadros

Les Éditions S.B.

Les Éditions Sphynx

"J'ai un amour qui ne veut

pas mourir"

Renée Martel

Delaney Bramlett (BMI)

Unart Music Ltd

"Un Jour il viendra mon

amour"

François Cousineau

Marcel Lefebvre

Cinépix Inc.

Les Éditions Peace of Mind

"Rage"

Deno Amodeo

Marc Gillett

Laurence Jalbert

Avenue Éditorial

Éditions Japy D.A.

"Si j'étais magicien"

Louise Letendre

Peter Allen (BMI)

Irving Music of Canada


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