The next edition of the Francophone Gala SOCAN, which will be virtual, will once again celebrate the outstanding contributions of music publishers by presenting the SOCAN Music Publisher of the Year Award. Publishers are invited to submit their nominations now.

The SOCAN Publisher of the Year Award recognizes a SOCAN publisher member who has made significant and positive contributions to the music industry and the creative community over the one-year period preceding the year of the award’s presentation.

The eligibility period for the 2020 SOCAN Awards extends from Jan. 1, 2019, to Dec. 31, 2019, and only achievements having taken place during that period will be considered. All nominations will be assessed by a jury of music industry professionals.

To be eligible, music publishers must operating in Canada, and their repertoire must be predominantly Francophone, or have had a significant Francophone impact creatively and commercially. Publishers with a representative sitting on the selection committee are not eligible for this award.

Nominations for the Montreal Gala SOCAN must be sent to Andréanne Robertson ( by Oct. 16, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. ET.

The Francophone SOCAN Publisher of the Year Award will be presented virtually during the 31st edition of Gala SOCAN, at a date to be confirmed shortly.

Download the nomination form