SOCAN hosted a dazzling event atop the renowned Godfrey Hotel in Hollywood on Feb. 1, 2024, to honour its esteemed members nominated for this year’s  Grammy Awards. The event, attended by a distinguished gathering of 250 SOCAN members, artists, and industry luminaries, marked a momentous occasion for SOCAN and its community.

The rooftop soirée, set against the backdrop of the iconic Hollywood Hills skyline, served as a testament to SOCAN’s commitment to supporting its members’ achievements on the global stage. With the Grammy nomination of some of our own, SOCAN showcased its dedication to nurturing and promoting Canadian talent internationally.

“We’re incredibly proud of our members’ Grammy nominations,” said SOCAN CEO Jennifer Brown. “Their recognition highlights the exceptional talent within our community, and we’re honoured to support and celebrate their achievements.”

The event featured speeches from notable figures, including Brown, who addressed the attendees with words of encouragement and praise. Zaib Shaikh, Consul General of Canada in Los Angeles, graced the occasion with his presence, offering words of commendation and solidarity.

SOCAN members at the reception included Grammy nominees Darcy James Argue, Hilario Duran, Andreena Mill (aka BLK LT$), Adrian X (aka Adrian Eccleston), Sara Diamond, Yonatan Ayal (of Chiiild), and Kevin “Kofo” Ekofo, as well as Dave Hamelin, Jay Century, and Esthero.

SOCAN emphasized the importance of fostering a sense of community among its members, particularly those based in the U.S. The event underscored SOCAN’s ongoing efforts to provide support and resources to its members across borders, with a special acknowledgment of the contributions of our creative executives Racquel Villagante and Liam Russell, both based in Los Angeles.

“The SOCAN community is vital to the success of our members, and events like these play a crucial role in fostering connections and collaboration,” said Villagante. “We’re grateful for the dedication of our creative executives and the unwavering support of our members.”

The SOCAN Communications & Marketing team was present at the event, conducting interviews with nominees, and SOCAN members based in Los Angeles. These interviews will be featured in upcoming content, providing audiences with insight into the creative process and experiences of SOCAN’s talented community.

To find out which SOCAN members were honoured at the 2024 Grammy Awards, access our Grammy recap story.