Sixteen SOCAN #ComposersWhoScore were honoured in musical categories of the 2023 Canadian Screen Awards, presented April 11-16, 2023, in Toronto. SOCAN congratulates all of our winning members on these great achievements!

The winners are:


Best Original Music, Animation
Amin Bhatia, Ari Posner, Kris Kuzdak – Let’s Go Luna! – “Dig It Daddy-O” episode

Best Original Music, Drama
Jonathan Goldsmith – The Porter – Episode 101

Best Original Music, Comedy
Ceréna, Emily Persich, Moël (n/a), Terrell Morris, SVDP (n/a), Vivek Shraya – Sort Of – “Sort Of Who She Is” episode

Best Original Music, Documentary
Tom Third – BLK: An Origin Story – ​​Nova Scotia: Three Epic Migrations, One People

Best Original Music, Factual, Lifestyle, Reality, or Entertainment
Rachael Johnstone, Annelise Noronha, Jason Turriff, Earl Torno – A Cut Above –  Episode 101

Best Original Music, Original Song
Jonathan Goldsmith, Kaïa Kater – The Porter – Episode 104 – “Songbird”


Achievement in Music – Original Score
Todor Kobakov – Brother

Achievement in Music – Original Song
Kate Hewlett – “The Swearing Song,” from The Swearing Jar

Best Original Music in a Feature-Length Documentary
Jonathan Goldsmith – To Kill a Tiger

SOCAN celebrated some of our nominees with a cocktail reception at Gladstone House, in downtown Toronto, in the early evening of April 11, 2023.

Check out all the SOCAN #ComposersWhoScore nominees, and a complete list of all of the Canadian Screen Awards nominees and winners.

In 2003, acclaimed songwriter and April Wine lead singer Myles Goodwyn received the East Coast Music Awards’ (ECMAs) Lifetime Achievement Award for his impact on the music industry of Atlantic Canada.  Exactly 20 years later, he’ll return to the ECMAs to accept his latest distinction as the newest Inductee to the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame (CSHF).  Considered by many as one of Canada’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll songwriters, Goodwyn will see the CSHF celebrate the catalogue of classics he penned for April Wine, spanning more than five decades.

On May 4, 2023, the CSHF will present Goodwyn with the Award at the ECMAs in Halifax, NS; and later this year, his name will be included in the permanent exhibit at the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame Museum in the National Music Centre in Calgary, as the organization commemorates 25 years of celebrating Canada’s greatest songs and songwriters.

The 35th Annual East Coast Music Awards will be broadcast across the country on selected community television stations, and also available online at and  Announced performers include Jimmy Rankin, Nick Earle, Christine Campbell, and Colin MacDonald, with friend and “Right Myself” collaborator, Lennie Gallant presenting to Goodwyn. Tickets are available at

“To be inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, has been a wish of mine for many years,” says Goodwyn. “It’s possibly the most significant award I’ve ever received. What has mattered most to me, for all my years in the business, was to be taken seriously as a songwriter.”

Goodwyn gave his final live performance with April Wine on March 2, 2023, as the only remaining original member of the iconic rock group.

“After he’s spent more than 50 years touring and performing as the voice and songwriter behind April Wine, we’re thrilled to be able to induct Myles and his iconic body of work into the CSHF,” said Stan Meissner, CSHF Board Chairman. “On behalf of all music fans, we thank Myles for sharing his gift as a songwriter, singer, guitarist, and performer, who’s given us the soundtrack to a generation; and he’ll continue to inspire a new generation as the creative force behind the next evolution of April Wine.”

Goodwyn founded April Wine in 1969 with longtime friend, Jim Henman, and Henman’s cousins David and Ritchie Henman, in Nova Scotia.  Less than a year later, the group moved to Montréal to sign a record deal with Aquarius Records, and embarked on a “Fast Train” to success.

Their first album, released in 1971,  included their first hit single, “Fast Train,” written by Goodwyn; followed by Goodwyn-penned classics like “Roller,” “I Wouldn’t Want to Lose Your Love,” and “I Like to Rock.” Their album The Whole World’s Goin’ Crazy became the first Canadian album to sell more than 100,000 copies.

Goodwyn’s songs have ranged in style from edgy rock to romantic ballads, from country to blues – and his  subject matter was just as wide-ranging, encompassing piano classics such as “Comin’ Right Down on Top of Me,” “Like a Lover, Like a Song,” and “I Wouldn’t Want to Lose Your Love,” as well as the environmental song, “Lady Run, Lady Hide.”

He also wasn’t afraid to tackle political topics in “Some of These Children” (bringing awareness to unmarked residential school graves), and 2022’s “For Ukraine,” which was written in support of the citizens of the war-torn country, garnering him a Social Impact Film and Art (SIFA) Award for Best Social Impact Music/Art 2022.

As a hardworking master of his craft, Goodwyn has said, “I worked diligently and tenaciously on becoming a good, consistent songwriter. To me, it’s the most important part of what I do. Always has been.”

April Wine disbanded in 1984, after releasing 22 studio and two live albums. They re-grouped in 1993 and resumed touring, once again selling out shows continent-wide.  In March 2009, April Wine was inducted into the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame, and received the JUNO Lifetime Achievement Award. Goodwyn and April Wine were also inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 2010, and have garnered two Félix Awards in Québec, as well as several SOCAN Classic Awards.

Goodwyn will continue writing and producing for April Wine as the band continues to tour with his artistic involvement; and his third blues recording will be released in the summer of 2023.

SOCAN is pleased to announce that Tanya Van Luven has joined our team in the new role of Director of Publisher Relations, within our Membership department, and based in Toronto.

SOCAN’s music publisher members are vitally important to us, and it takes a specific level of expertise to understand the needs and requirements of the publishing community. We needed a specialist dedicated to serving our publisher members, with in-depth experience in the field

Tanya has more than 13 years of professional experience in music publishing and the music industry. She specializes in music licensing, rights management, and intellectual property management and negotiations. She’s focused on bringing solutions to serve our publisher members.

As Director of Publisher Relations, she’ll have a decisive impact on the quality of the services we offer to publishers, both at the strategic and operational levels. At the same time, she’ll focus on creating, fostering, and maintaining relationships with the publishing community, and going beyond their immediate concerns through various initiatives and projects.

Tanya joins us after serving as Manager of the Client Services Division at Anthem Entertainment, a valuable SOCAN publisher member. There, she worked with a team of client service managers to ensure regular income analysis, ongoing accurate registrations of new works, fulsome collection of all publishing royalties in adherence with contractual agreements, while delivering transparent, accurate, and timely distributions of royalty statements to clients.

Before that, she was Anthem’s Senior Client Services Account Manager, Film & TV. She delivered, among other things, content for audiovisual secondary rights, music publishing, music licensing, production music, and digital monetization and rights management.

Tanya began her career in the music industry in 2008, when she joined Warner Music Canada as National Promotions Coordinator. She then moved to Artist Services, where she focused on the various revenue streams of an artist’s career, offering services in artist management, merchandise production, VIP ticketing, and e-commerce.

Tanya’s experience and expertise will be a terrific addition to our team, as she brings with her a wealth of knowledge about how publishers operate, and how we can best support them.