Nearly 100 SOCAN Awards in 23 categories will be presented to Québec’s most successful songwriters, composers, and music publishers for their tremendous accomplishments in 2020, as part of the celebration of winners at the 32nd SOCAN Gala, set to be held online on Oct. 5, 2021.
To kick off the awards, SOCAN travelled to the Festival de musique émergente (FME) in Abitibi Témiscamingue to present a surprise first trophy to Shreez in the Hip-Hop/Rap Music category, during his performance, in front of an enthusiastic crowd.
“It is the greatest pleasure to be the recipient of this SOCAN award. I and my team are proud and grateful to see that all of the work we have done in this campaign is paying off,” said Shreez.
For SOCAN Chief Membership Officer Jean-Christian Céré, the presentation of the SOCAN Award to Shreez at FME was the perfect first presentation. “Shreez had an outstanding year in 2020, even through the pandemic,” said Céré. “And the FME is a proud SOCAN-licensed business, always understanding the importance of fair compensation for, and promotion of, music creators and publishers. This surprise award ceremony launches our annual celebration honouring the incredible talent and creativity of Québec’s songwriters, composers, and music publishers, who’ve managed to amaze us despite the hurdles they’ve faced. October 5th will be a day to shine a thousand lights on them.”
The SOCAN Gala for Francophone music creators and publishers is being held online for the second year, beginning on Oct. 5, 2021, during which a host of award winners, video interviews, thank-you videos, trophy unboxings, and a musical performance will be presented throughout the week via a dedicated SOCAN 2021 Gala website, and on SOCAN’s social networks @socanmusique.
Montréal’s SOCAN Awards Gala is the Francophone equivalent of the annual SOCAN Awards show in Toronto which celebrates the Anglophone songwriters, composers, and music publishers.