SOCAN Honours Its Own

Published: 2005-11-24
The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) honoured some of Canada's finest songwriters at its 16th annual awards show on November 21st.

RnB singer Jully Black did double duty, hosting the event as well as performing a couple of songs from her first album, This is Me.

Nickelback received an international achievement award for its contributions to the spread of Canadian music. Pop music awards went to Nelly Furtado tunes "Powerless" and "Try," as well as to Sarah McLachlan's "Stupid" and "Fallen."

Finger Eleven's "One Thing" received the rock award, while the urban music award went to "Shady Day" by Jacksoul and "Crabbuckit" by k-os. Diana Krall took home the jazz music award, and the folk/roots award went to Sarah Harmer's "Almost."

SOCAN administers the rights for the broadcast, dissemination, and performance of Canadian composers, lyricists, songwriters and publishers.

Writer: Michelle Garcia



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