2021 SOCAN Gala Winners Highlight Achievements of Francophone Songwriters, Composers and Music Publishers
Nearly 100 SOCAN Awards in 22 categories will be presented to the incredible work of Qubec’s songwriters, composers, and music publishers in 2020 at the 32nd annual SOCAN Gala.
Special presentations to winners will be published throughout the week on social media and on a dedicated at GalaSOCAN.com. Follow @socanmusique on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (#GALASOCAN) to join in the week-long celebration of winners whose work reflects an extraordinary year.
“The year 2020 showed all of us just how valuable and powerful music can be,” said Jennifer Brown, SOCAN CEO.
“The past 18 months reminded us of the deep connection we have with music and the huge role it plays in our mental and emotional health. We all owe a debt of gratitude to SOCAN member songwriters and composers for their extraordinary talent. Our members are at the heart of SOCAN’s mission: we succeed when they succeed, and we are proud to pay homage to their amazing accomplishments with the 2021 SOCAN Gala.”
SOCAN Special Achievement Winners
SOCAN Songwriter of the Year Award
Kaytranada had a brilliant year in the wake of the success of his album “Bubba,” which won him two Grammys and a JUNO Award and earns the SOCAN Songwriter of the Year Award.
SOCAN Screen Composer of the Year Award
Cristobal Tapia de VeeÂ has established himself as a go-to screen composer of international stature. After a second nomination at the BAFTAs in London and the success of the TV series White Lotus (HBO) and Hunters (Prime Video), he gains the SOCAN Screen Composer of the Year Award.
SOCAN Songwriter of the Year – Non-performer Award
Steve Marin is the creative mastermind behind the success of duo 2Frres, and his success showed no sign of slowing down in 2020. He earns the SOCAN Songwriter of the Year – Non-performer Award for the second time in three years.
SOCAN Music Publisher of the Year Award
Bloc Notes Music Publishing is this year’s winner of the SOCAN Music Publisher of the Year Award for their commitment to supporting music creators on their road to success.
SOCAN International Award
Simon Rosen is Quebec’s treasure in music production, and his international career continues to grow as shown in collaborations with Selena Gomez, Khalid and Swae Lee, among many others. He is the winner of this year’s SOCAN International Award.
The complete list of winners and further details can be found at 2021 Gala SOCAN.