Wednesday May 1st, 2019
The 30th Annual Socan Awards took place Tuesday April 1st, 2019 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel sheratoncentrehotel.guestreservations.com/ . Socan www.socan.ca/ is a performing rights society that licenses the public performance and communication of the world’s repertoire of copyright-protected musical works in Canada and then distributes royalties to its members and affiliated international societies. The Socan awards honoured songwriters, composers and music publishers who create and promote some of the most successful song ever released. Some of the nights honourees included Chad Kroeger of Nickelback the Most-Performed Songwriter in SOCAN history, Ed Robertson of Barenaked Ladies SOCAN Cultural Impact Award for “The Big Bang Theory” theme , the duo Elijah Wood X Jamie Fine received SOCAN Pop Award, Meghan Patrick were given the SOCAN Country Award, Jessie Reyez was presented with the SOCAN Breakout Songwriter Award, and received two SOCAN Dance Music Awards for her work with Calvin Harris, Dua Lipa and Sam Smith. and Buffy Sainte-Marie was inducted intoSOCAN’sCanadian Songwriters Hall of Fame. Rudy Blair Entertainment Media rudyblairmedia.comwas on the Socan red carpet before the awards were handed out to speak with honourees, presenters and celebrities including broadcaster & host of the CBC television series Exhibitionists https://www.cbc.ca/arts/exhibitionists and From The Vault https://www.cbc.ca/mediacentre/program/from-the-vaults Amanda Parris https://twitter.com/amanda_parris on hosting the 30th Annual Socan Awards.