In what’s now become a tradition, the fifth annual SOCAN Spring House Party was held June 12, 2019, at our Montréal office, just in time for the city’s festival season. More than 250 songwriter, composer and music publisher members, as well as the movers and shakers of the Québec music ecosystem, and representatives of licensed business, attended the event. The evening’s music was provided by DJ Odile Myrtil and, as is also the tradition, several SOCAN No. 1 Song Awards were presented to writers and publishers for their recent chart successes.
Here’s the list of songwriters and music publishers that were honoured by SOCAN throughout the night:
Sam Tucker and Éditorial Avenue, whose song “California Queen” reached the top spot of the Correspondants Anglophone chart on Oct. 23, 2018.
Vincent Vallières, Philippe Bergeron, Éditions Bonsound and Éditions Les Trente Arpents, whose song “Au matin du lendemain,” performed by Vincent Vallières, reached the top spot of the Correspondants chart on Feb. 12, 2019.
Simon Proulx, Charles Dubreuil, Alexandre Parr, Pierre-Luc Boisvert, and Éditions de La Tribu, whose songs “Corinne” and “Ouvre tes yeux Simon !,” performed by Les Trois Accords, reached the top spot of the Correspondants chart on Oct. 30, 2018, and April 2, 2019, respectively.
Jesse Proteau, Domenic Pandolfo, Martin Moalli, Carl Sylvestre, and Coyote Records, whose song “Fairplay,” performed by Zagata, reached the top spot of the Correspondants chart on April 23, 2019.
Ludovick Bourgeois, Fred St-Gelais, Éditions Bloc-Notes, Éditions J, and Éditions Lo Phat, whose song “Desert Song,” performed by Ludovick Bourgeois, reached the top spot of the Correspondants chart on Jan. 23, 2018.
Nelson Minville, Fred St-Gelais, Éditions Musicor, and Blu Dog Media, whose song “Pour commencer,” performed by Alex Nevsky, reached the top spot of the BDS chart on May 7, 2019.
Marc Dupré, Nelson Minville, John Nathaniel, John Nathaniel Productions, Éditions Dama, and Éditions Chansons du Suisse, whose song “Pourquoi t’es restée,” performed by Marc Dupré, reached the top spot of the BDS chart on May 21, 2019.
Amélie Larocque, Éditions Arielle, Éditions Marcha, and David Murphy et Cie., whose song “Léo Gagné,” performed by 2Frères, reached the top spot of the BDS chart on Oct. 9, 2018, and the Correspondants chart on Aug. 28, 2018.
Steve Marin, Éditions du Baume, and Éditions Marcha, whose song “Au sommet,” performed by 2Frères, reached the top spot of the BDS chart on Feb. 27, 2018, and the Correspondants chart on March 20, 2018.
Steve Veilleux, Productions Pop Culture inc., and Éditions Musicor, whose song “La nuit gronde,” performed by Kaïn, reached the top spot of the BDS chart on March 27, 2018.
SOCAN congratulates all the members recognized for their accomplishments, and wishes everyone a wonderful summer, filled with music from our creative members!
You can watch the Facebook Live reel of these No. 1 Song Awards on the SOCAN Musique Facebook page. We’ve also created albums of the evening’s pictures and the springtime photobooth that welcomed guests in the lobby of our Montréal office.