The 2020 edition of the SOCAN Awards in Toronto will salute the remarkable work of Anglophone music publishers with the fourth annual Publisher of the Year Award. Publishers are invited to submit their nominations starting today, until the deadline of Nov. 22, 2019.

To be eligible, a publisher must be based in Canada, and their repertoire must be in large part Anglophone, or having had a significant Anglophone impact, creatively and commercially. A publisher with a representative who sits on the selection committee is not eligible for this award.

The award recognizes a publisher member who contributed in a significant and positive manner to the music industry and creative community during the year prior to the year of the next SOCAN Awards.

The eligibility period for the 2020 edition of the SOCAN Awards is from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2019, and only the accomplishments which occurred during this period will be taken into consideration. A jury of music industry professionals will evaluate all the nominations.

Eligible publishers must submit nominations to SOCAN’s Events Team, at, no later than Nov. 22, 2019, at 5:00 p.m., EST. The Publisher of the Year Award will be presented during the SOCAN Awards in Toronto on Monday, March 30, 2020, at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Toronto. Publishers can download the submission form here.