SOCAN members Duffmusiq and Richard Tichelman have both won second-place prizes in the genre categories of the 2021 Unsigned Only song competition. Duffmusiq took the honours in the Blues category, for his song “I Can’t Get Over Losing You (AKA Ordinary Fool),” while Tichelman won in the Screenshot category, for his song “The One.”

In addition to these genre winners, 16 other SOCAN members, or acts featuring SOCAN members, also earned honorable mentions in their respective categories, including triple recognition for solo artist Madison Olds, and five honourees in the country category.  These winners are:

Adult Contemporary (AC)
Madison Olds, “Cliche Of Falling In Love”
Payge Owen, “Still”

Kyle McKearney, “Devil Water”

No Trombones, “Walk The Walk”

Mike Whiteside, “3 AM”
Alessia Cohle, “All Good”
Carson Janik, “Better Than That”
Alexa Goldie, “Not My Own”
Trevor Panczak, “Where I Go To Come Back”

The Cabaret Quicksand, “Colours”
Julia Gartha & Ariza, “Nothing’s More Lonely”

Alex Bird, “Fire Not Warmth”
Terry Jahz Lewis, “Romance Me”

Pop/Top 40
Madison Olds, “If You Wanna”

Smoothsaylin, “Sunday Morning”

Madison Olds, “Cliché of Falling in Love”

World Music
Dieufaite Charles (aka Jahfaa), “Li Pap Kraze”

SOCAN congratulates all of our winning members on these achievements. For a complete list of winners, and to hear the winning songs, click here.

The Technical and Documentary Gala of the 2021 edition of the Prix Gémeaux was held on Sept. 17, 2021. Among the 22 SOCAN members nominated in the music categories of this celebration of the Québec television industry, Michel Corriveau was honoured twice, including once alongside his son Jérémie, while Alain Auger also walked away with a trophy.

Here are the winners in the music categories:

Best Original Score, Fiction
Jérémie Corriveau, Michel Corriveau
Les pays d’en haut – Season 6, Episode 52
Encore Télévision/Les Productions Sovimage

Best Original Score, Documentary
Alain Auger
Je m’appelle humain
Terre Innue

Best Original Score, All categories
Michel Corriveau
Les pays d’en haut – Season 6
Encore Télévision/Les Productions Sovimage

SOCAN congratulates its winning members, and salutes their excellent work in composing music for the screen. For more information on the categories and nominations, click here.

Big winner Meghan Patrick earned the Female Artist, Fans Choice, and Music Video of the Year honours (the last one for “Girls Like Me”) at the 2021 Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAO) Awards, held Sept. 3-5, 2021, at three live, drive-in, tailgate concerts at the Ancaster Fairgrounds in Southern Ontario. This is Patrick’s fourth consecutive win in the Female Artist category. Aaron Allen won for Male Artist and Album of the Year (the latter for Highway Mile).

The SOCAN-sponsored Songwriter(s) of the Year honour went to the Owen Barney song “Thank Her for That,” co-written by Barney and professional songwriters Alyssa Reid, Dave “Dwave” Thomson, Mike Wise, and Jamie Appleby.

Other multiple winners at the ninth annual CMAO Awards included Tim Hicks (Single of the Year for “No Truck Song”); Buck Twenty (for Group or Duo of the Year); Les Rats d’Swompe (for Francophone Artist or Group of the Year); and The Abrams (for Roots Artist or Group of the Year).

For a complete list of winners, click here.