It’s official: the 31st edition of the Gala SOCAN in Montréal will take place on Dec. 7, 2020! While the Francophone edition of the annual SOCAN Awards was slated to take place last September, the current situation has altered our plans, and the winners of this edition will be announced online.

Semaine des 4 Julie, Gala SOCAN 2020, Eli RoseTo kick off this new, virtual edition, we decided to surprise Eli Rose, live and in person, by giving out the first award on  Monday, Nov. 16, while she was a guest on the talk show La semaine des 4 Julie, broadcast on Noovo.

Thanks to the song “Caroussel,” its co-writers Eli Rose, Michael Mlakar, Yannick Rastogi, and Zacharie Raymond, as well as their publisher Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd. Canada, have won one of the 10 Francophone 2020 Popular Music Awards, given to the most-played songs of 2019. It’s worth noting that this song was created during the 2016 Kenekt Québec Song Camp, where Rose and Banx & Ranx were participants.

Trophies will be awarded to SOCAN’s songwriter, composer, screen composer, and music publisher members in a couple of dozen categories, starting on Dec. 7, when winners are announced. Watch our social media properties, this website, web site as well as a special Gala SOCAN website that  will go live on that date.

SOCAN congratulates Eli Rose, her co-creators, and her publisher, for this SOCAN Award. We’ll see you soon to celebrate the achievements of all the winners!



Words & Music is pleased to extend its helpful “how-to” series for our members, “The Breakdown,” into the realm of short, question-and-answer videos.

 In this episode, SOCAN A&R Representative Racquel Villagante talks again with Mary Ancheta, an in-demand accompanist, composer, and solo performer, who’s successfully transitioning into the screen composing world of “synchs” – synchronizing music and moving images.

Our question this time is, “How can music creators best approach connections for screen composing?”



Words & Music is pleased to extend its helpful “how-to” series for our members, “The Breakdown,” into the realm of short, question-and-answer videos.

 In this episode, SOCAN A&R Representative Racquel Villagante talks with Mary Ancheta, an in-demand accompanist, composer, and solo performer, with a Bachelor’s degree in Music, who’s played keyboards behind Carly Rae Jepsen at a JUNO Awards dinner, opened for A Tribe Called Red and Buffy Sainte Marie while backing iskwé, and has toured the world. She’s also successfully transitioning into the screen composing world of “synchs” – synchronizing music and moving images.

Our question this time is, “What are some entry points for music creators to transition into screen composing?”