Congratulations to all the 2020 SOCAN Award Winners!

Welcome to the 2020 SOCAN Awards!

Although 2020 has prevented us from presenting what we had planned to be the best live-in-person Toronto SOCAN Awards show ever, we remain thrilled to celebrate the great accomplishments of Canada’s music creators and publishers.

It is with great honour that we present our online celebration of the 2020 SOCAN Awards!

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The efforts of the more than 50 SOCAN Award winners have been recognized by their peers, the industry and the audiences who watched and listened to their incredible work over 2019.

SOCAN distributed more royalties in 2019 to our members than ever. As we continue to lead the global transformation of music rights, SOCAN is unwavering in our commitment to achieve more for our members. We recognize that 2020 is challenging and we’re dedicated to ensuring we continue to maximize distributions at the times when you need it most.

The talent, creativity and hard work of all our members are needed now more than ever to inspire, uplift, and create lasting positive change.

Music creators and publishers are the beating heart of SOCAN. We’re pleased and proud to celebrate their tremendous achievements with the 2020 SOCAN Awards.

Congratulations to all the winners and thank you for joining us.

Jennifer Brown
Interim CEO, SOCAN

In association with:

Songwriter of the Year (Performer) – Shawn Mendes

The Songwriter of the Year is given to the songwriter(s) whose current material has received the greatest number of performances in 2019.

Songwriter of the Year - Producer – Adam "Frank Dukes" Feeney

The Songwriter of the Year is given to the songwriter(s) whose current material has received the greatest number of performances in 2019.

Screen Composer of the Year – Andrew Lockington

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The Screen Composer of the Year is given to the composer(s) whose current material has received the greatest number of performances in 2019, combined with critical success, diversity, and a robust new body of work.

Publisher of the Year – Third Side Music
The Publisher of the Year recognizes a Canadian-based SOCAN publisher member who has made a significant and positive impact on both the music business and the creative community in 2019.

International Achievement Award – Shawn Mendes

The International Achievement Award is given to a SOCAN member or members who have brought International recognition to Canada through their music in 2019.

Breakout Songwriter Award – Ozan "Oz" Yildirim
The SOCAN Breakout Songwriter Award is given to a SOCAN member or members to honour an exceptional career accomplishment and/or commercial success in 2019.

2019 Slaight Music Emerging Songwriter Award – Lowell & Les Louanges
The Slaight Music Emerging Songwriter Award, presented by the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame (CSHF), celebrates the current achievements and future potential of emerging Canadian songwriters. Winners are awarded a cash prize, access to Slaight Music recording facilities and recognition at the CSHF Induction Ceremony.

The following are receiving a SOCAN Award for their involvement in the television show and/or cable program or film that achieved the greatest number of performances in their respective category in 2019.

Domestic Television Music Award
(Fiction Programming)

Murdoch Mysteries

Composed  by:

  • ROBERT CARLI

Publised by:

  •  
  • Shaftesbury Music
  •  
  • Sony/ATV Music Publishing Canada

Hawaii Five-0

Composed by:

  • KEITH POWER

Published by:

  •  
  • Sony/ATV Music Publishing Canada

Domestic Television Music Award
(Non-Fiction Programming)

Sportsnet Central

Composed by:

  • STEPHAN MOCCIO / Sing Little Penguin
  •  
  • MURRAY FLEMING

Published by:

  •  
  • Universal Music Publishing Canada
  •  
  • Rogers Sportsnet Inc.

Border Security: Canada’s Front Line

Composed by:

  • GREG FISHER
  •  
  • DEREK TREFFRY

Published by:

  •  
  • eOne Television
  •  
  • Anthem Entertainment

Domestic Television Music Award
(Animated Programming)

Johnny Test

Composed by: 

  • IAN LEFEUVRE
  •  
  • ARI POSNER
  •  
  • CHRIS TAIT

Published by: 

  •  
  • CJAR Music Publishing
  •  
  • Universal Music Publishing Canada
  •  
  • Anthem Entertainment

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood

Composed by: 

  • JAMES CHAPPLE
  •  
  • GRAEME CORNIES
  •  
  • DAVID KELLY
  •  
  • BRIAN PICKETT

Published by: 

  •  
  • FCI Music / ClearBox Rights LLC

International Television Series Music Award

Big Bang Theory

Composed by:

  •  
  • ED ROBERTSON

Paw Patrol

Composed by:

  •  
  • JAMES CHAPPLE
  •  
  • GRAEME CORNIES
  •  
  • DAVID KELLY
  •  
  • BRIAN PICKETT

International Film Music Award

Rampage

Composed by:

  • ANDREW LOCKINGTON

Achievement in Feature Film Music Award

Rampage

Composed by: 

  • ANDREW LOCKINGTON

Published by: 

  •  
  • Universal Music Publishing Canada

Ralph Breaks the Internet

Composed by:  

  • JEFFREY MORROW

Published by:

  •  
  • Universal Music Publishing Canada

Indian Horse

Composed by:  

  • JESSE ZUBOT

Published by:

  •  
  • Indian Horse Productions

Achievement in Made-For-TV Movie Music Award

The Wrong Babysitter

Composed by: 

  • MICHAEL PLOWMAN

Published by

  •  
  • Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd. Canada

A Gift to Remember

Composed by: 

  • CHRISTOPHER NICKEL

Published by:

  •  
  • Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd. Canada

The following are receiving a SOCAN Award for their involvement in songs that achieved the greatest number of performances on domestic radio and on-demand audio streams in 2019, in their respective genres.

Pop Music Awards

Sucker

Performed by Jonas Brothers

Written by:

  • MUSTAFA AHMED
  •  
  • ADAM “FRANK DUKES” FEENEY

Published by:

  •  
  • EMI Blackwood Music Canada Ltd.
  •  
  • MYNY Music

Señorita

Performed by Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello

Written by:

  • SHAWN MENDES / Mendes Music

Published by:

  •  
  • Universal Music Publishing Canada

If I Can’t Have You

Performed by Shawn Mendes

Written by: 

  • SHAWN MENDES/Mendes  Music

Published by: 

  •  
  • Universal Music Publishing Canada

Wow.

Performed by Post Malone

Written by: 

  • ADAM “FRANK DUKES” FEENEY

Published by:

  •  
  • EMI Blackwood Music Ltd.
  •  
  • MYNY Music

Two Punks in Love

Performed by bülow

Written by:

  • MEGAN BUELOW
  •  
  • NATHAN FERRARO / Blue Dream Songs
  •  
  • DAVID CHARLES FISCHER
  •  
  • MICHAEL WISE

Published by:

  •  
  • Wax On Wax Off Publishing
  •  
  • Sony/ATV Music Publishing Canada
  •  
  • Universal Music Publishing Canada
  •  
  • Hyvetown Music Publishing
  •  
  • Heart and Art Music

Hang Ups

Performed by Scott Helman

Written by: 

  • SCOTT HELMAN
  •  
  • THOMAS “TAWGS” SALTER
  •  
  • GORDIE SAMPSON / 1217 Songs
  •  
  • SIMON WILCOX / Dames Booze and Chains

Published by: 

  •  
  • Warner Chappell Music Canada Ltd.
  •  
  • EMI Blackwood Music Canada Ltd.
  •  
  • Sony/ATV Music Publishing Canada
  •  
  • Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd. Canada

Con Calma (Remix)

Performed by Daddy Yankee + Katy Perry feat. Snow

Written by: 

  • DARRIN “SNOW” O’BRIEN

Published by: 

  •  
  • Warner Chappell Music Canada Ltd.

Sweet Little Lies

Performed by bülow

Written by:

  • MEGAN BUELOW
  •  
  • NATHAN FERRARO / Blue Dream Songs
  •  
  • DAVID CHARLES FISCHER
  •  
  • MICHAEL WISE

Published by:

  •   
  • Wax On Wax Off Publishing
  •  
  • Sony/ATV Music Publishing Canada
  •  
  • Universal Music Publishing Canada
  •  
  • Hyvetown Music Publishing
  •    
  • Heart and Art Music

With You

Performed by Tyler Shaw

Written by:

  • NEIL ORMANDY
  •  
  • TYLER SHAW
  •  
  • ALEX VUJIC / Pilzbury Inc.

Published by:

  •  
  • Ultra International Music Publishing (Canada)

Just Friends

Performed by Virginia to Vegas

Written by:

  • DERIK BAKER
  •  
  • DAVID CHARLES FISCHER
  •  
  • HRAG SANBALIAN
  •  
  • GEOFF WARBURTON
  •  
  • MICHAEL WISE

Published by:

  •  
  • Wax On Wax Off Publishing
  •  
  • Sony/ATV Music Publishing Canada
  •  
  • Universal Music Publishing Canada

Rap Music Awards

Sicko Mode

Performed by Travis Scott ft. Drake

Written by: 

  • AUBREY DRAKE GRAHAM
  •  
  • OZAN “OZ” YILDIRIM

Published by: 

  •  
  • EMI April Music Canada Ltd.
  •  
  • Casablanca Media Publishing Inc.

Middle Child

Performed by J. Cole

Written by: 

  • TYLER “T-MINUS” WILLIAMS
  •  

Published by: 

  •  
  • Warner Chappell Music Canada Ltd.

Money in the Grave

Performed by Drake ft. Rick Ross

Written by:

  • DELOREAN BLACK
  •  
  • AUBREY DRAKE GRAHAM

Published by:

  •  
  • Warner Chappell Music Canada Ltd.
  •  
  • EMI April Music Canada Ltd.

The London

Performed by Young Thug ft. J. Cole & Travis Scott

Written by:

  • TYLER “T-MINUS” WILLIAMS

Published by:

  •  
  • Warner Chappell Music Canada Ltd.

Country Music Awards

Somebody’s Daughter

Performed by Tenille Townes

Written by: 

  • TENILLE TOWNES

Published by: 

  •  
  • Red Brick Songs

Knockin’ Boots

Performed by Luke Bryan

Written by:

  • GORDIE SAMPSON / 1217 Songs

Published by: 

  •  
  • Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd. Canada

What If I Never Get Over You

Performed by Lady A

Written by:

  • SAM ELLIS

Published by:

  •  
  • Universal Music Publishing Canada

Lost

Performed by Hunter Brothers

Written by: 

  • BRAD REMPEL / Spruce Road Publishing

Published by:

  •    
  • Sony/ATV Music Publishing Canada

I Do Too

Performed by The Reklaws

Written by:

  • BRAD REMPEL / Spruce Road Publishing
  •  
  • JENNA WALKER / Reklaws Music
  •  
  • STUART WALKER / Reklaws Music

Published by:

  •  
  • Sony/ATV Music Publishing Canada
  •  
  • Anthem Entertainment

Single Man

Performed by High Valley

Written by:

  • BRAD REMPEL / Spruce Road Publishing

Published by:

  •               
  • Sony/ATV Music Publishing Canada

Keep It Simple

Performed by James Barker Band

Written by: 

  • JAMES BARKER
  •   
  • TODD CLARK
  •  
  • GAVIN SLATE
  •  
  • TRAVIS WOOD

Published by: 

  •  
  • Anthem Entertainment
  •  
  • Downtown Music Canada

Feels Like That

Performed by The Reklaws

Written By:

  • TODD CLARK
  •   
  • JENNA WALKER / Reklaws Music
  •    
  • STUART WALKER / Reklaws Music
  •  
  • TRAVIS WOOD
  •  
  • DONOVAN WOODS / Meant Well Inc.

Published By:

  •  
  • Anthem Entertainment
  •  
  • Warner Chappell Music Canada LTD.

Rock Music Awards

Right Left Wrong

Performed by Three Days Grace

Written by: 

  • GAVIN BROWN / Inside Pocket Inc.
  •  
  • NEIL SANDERSON / Purple Planes Publishing
  •   
  • BARRY STOCK / Mean Music Publishing Inc.
  •  
  • BRAD WALST / Riot Express Publishing
  •  
  • MATTHEW WALST / Baby Cats Music Inc.

Published by: 

  •  
  • CCS Rights Management
  •  
  • Wixen Music Publishing Inc.
  •  
  • Hyvetown Music Publishing

Panic Attack

Performed by The Glorious Sons

Written by: 

  • BRETT EMMONS
  •  
  • JAY EMMONS
  •  
  • CHRIS HUOT
  •  
  • CHRIS KOSTER
  •  
  • ADAM PAQUETTE

Published by: 

  •  
  • Black Box Songs
  •  
  • BMG Rights Management Canada Inc.

Salvation

Performed by The Strumbellas

Written by:

  • JEREMY DRURY / Jeremy Drury Music Inc.
  •  
  • JONATHAN HEMBREY / Hembrey Music Inc.
  •  
  • DARRYL JAMES / DGJJ Inc.
  •  
  • ISABEL RITCHIE / Home State Publishing
  •  
  • DAVID RITTER / Unguarded Moment Publishing
  •  
  • JOANNE SETTERINGTON / Sasquatch Sounds
  •  
  • SIMON WARD / S Ward Ltd.

Published by: 

  •  
  • Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd. Canada

Dance Music Awards

Love No More

Performed by Loud Luxury x anders

Written by:

  • JOSEPH DEPACE
  •  
  • ANDREW FEDYK
  •  
  • ANDERS LY
  •  
  • LUCA POLIZZI

Published by:

  •  Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd. Canada
  •  
  • Ultra International Music Publishing (Canada)

Love Me

Performed by Felix Cartal & LIGHTS

Written by:

  • TAELOR “FELIX CARTAL” DEITCHER
  •  
  • LIGHTS

Published by:

  • Sony/ATV Music Publishing Canada
  •  
  • Ultra International Music Publishing (Canada)

Folk/Roots Award

The Folk/Roots Music Award is presented to a SOCAN member or members whose current repertoire of creative works achieved the highest number of performances on domestic radio, pay audio & concerts in 2019.

Photo credit: Vanessa Heins

Dan Mangan

Arts & Crafts Music

R&B Music Awards

No Guidance

Performed by Chris Brown ft. Drake

Written by: 

  • AUBREY DRAKE GRAHAM
  •  
  • NOAH “40” SHEBIB

Published by: 

  •  
  • EMI April Music Canada Ltd.
  •  
  • Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd. Canada

Love Again

Performed by Daniel Caesar & Brandy

Written by: 

  • MATTHEW BURNETT
  •  
  • JORDAN EVANS
  •  
  • SEAN LEON
  •  
  • ASHTON “DANIEL CAESAR” SIMMONDS

Published by: 

  •  
  • Sony/ATV Music Publishing Canada

24/7

Performed by Meek Mill ft. Ella Mai

Written by: 

  • ANDREW KENNETH FRANKLIN
  •  
  • OZAN “OZ” YILDIRIM

Published by: 

  •  
  • Songtrust Music Publishing
  •  
  • Casablanca Media Publishing Inc

The SOCAN Licensed To Play Award recognizes a business that consistently ensures that it’s legally and ethically using music. As Canada’s largest South Asian outdoor music festival, DESIFEST is home to more than 500 worldwide artists who annually showcase their music to more than 150,000 music fans. DESIFEST appreciates the value that music plays and, this year, more than ever, the SOCAN Licensed To Play Award represents the mutual respect that music creators and music festivals have for each other, that allows each of them to continue to grow together.

International Song Award

Señorita

Performed by Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello

Written by:

  • SHAWN MENDES / Mendes Music

Published by:

  •  
  • Universal Music Publishing Canada

Viral Song Award

It’s You

Performed by Ali Gatie

Written by:

  • ADRIAN ALLAHVERDI
  •  
  • ALI GATIE / LISN Inc.
  •  
  • NICHOLAS SCHIAVONE

Published by:

  •  
  • Warner Chappell Music Canada Ltd.

JAN V. MATEJCEK NEW CLASSICAL MUSIC AWARD

Jared Miller

Excellence in New Classical Music Composition

Hagood Hardy Award

Laila Biali

Excellence in Jazz, Instrumental or World Music

Most Streamed Production

Paw Patrol

Composed by:

  • JAMES CHAPPLE
  •  
  • GRAEME CORNIES
  •  
  • DAVID KELLY
  •  
  • BRIAN PICKETT

Published by:

  •   
  • Spin Master LTD.
  •    
  • CCS Rights Management

In conversation with the 2020 SOCAN Award winners