William Prince won the SOCAN-sponsored Songwriter of the Year Award at the 2020 online edition of the Western Canadian Music Awards (WCMAs) on Sept. 25. He also earned an honour as the Roots Solo Artist of the Year, and the Stingray Rising Star Award for Recording of the Year (for Reliever), which was accompanied by a $2,000 prize.

There were two double-award winners as well: Snotty Nose Rez Kids garnered both the Indigenous Artist and Rap/Hip Hop Artist of the Year Award, while The Mariachi Ghost took home the prizes for both Global Artist and Visual Media Composer of the Year

Carmen Braden and Stephen Chatman tied for the Classical Composer of the Year Award. Begonia was the Breakout Artist of the Year, Jess Moskaluke was the Country Artist of the Year, and Nuela Charles was the Pop Artrist of the Year. A complete list of nominees is available here.

SOCAN congratulates all of our member nominees and winners at the 2020 WCMAs!