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Canada NewsWire
November 18, 2002

13th Annual SOCAN Awards Celebrate the Flourishing Canadian Music Industry

TORONTO, Nov. 18 /CNW/ - Canada's music talent gathered at the 13th annual SOCAN Awards tonight, held at the Art Gallery of Ontario, to recognize their peers' outstanding contributions throughout 2001. Canadian superstar Joni Mitchell attended to receive the distinguished Wm. Harold Moon Award, which recognizes her contribution in bringing international recognition to Canada through her music over the course of her career.

Other award winners include: pop star Nelly Furtado, for I'm Like a Bird and Turn off the Light - in the Pop Music Category; alternative rockers Nickelback, for How You Remind Me - in the Rock Music Category; and the fast- rising Carolyn Dawn Johnson, for Complicated and Downtime - in the Country Music Category.

The gala Awards celebrate the achievements and successes of SOCAN-member songwriters, lyricists, composers and publishers. SOCAN Awards are presented to outstanding creators and publishers in music categories including Pop, Country, Urban, Dance, Folk/Roots, Jazz/Instrumental, Concert, Children's, Television and Film.

Special honours also went out tonight to Myles Goodwyn who received the National Achievement Award and Claudette Fortier who was the recipient of the Special Achievement Award. Please see the attached 'Winners List' or visit the Web site www.socan.ca for complete list of winners and further details.

Myles Goodwyn's career spans several decades with many hit songs and platinum albums. In 1969, this singer/guitarist/producer formed the internationally acclaimed band April Wine, which went on to become an institutional Canadian stadium rock act. With critical acclaim and a long- standing career, Goodwyn is a deserving recipient of SOCAN's National Achievement Award for his outstanding success in the Canadian music industry over the course of his career.

SOCAN honoured Claudette Fortier with the Special Achievement Award, which recognizes a significant contribution to the Canadian music industry and/or to Canada's musical heritage. Fortier, formerly the General Manager of SODRAC (Society for Reproduction Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers in Canada) and currently their copyright and business development advisor, has championed the rights of music creators and publishers for more than a quarter of a century. She has also recently represented Canadian creators' rights by serving with CISAC (International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers).

Paul Brandt, winner of eight CCMA awards (most recently for "Best Male Artist"), five Juno awards, a Billboard best-selling new male artist trophy and a CMT top new male artist award, hosted this year's Gala. SOCAN's President, Gilles Valiquette, presided over the event. Music creators and publishers, as well as representatives from Canada's music industry, sister performing rights societies and notable government officials were in attendance.

SOCAN will recognize outstanding music creators from Quebec at a second awards show on Tuesday, November 19, 2002, at the Hotel Omni Mont-Royal in Montreal. SOCAN members Michel Pagliaro, Luc Plamondon, Michel Rivard, Richard S├ęguin, Kevin Parent and Louise Forestier, to name a few, will join host Jim Corcoran in celebration of this year's SOCAN award winners.

About SOCAN

SOCAN is the Canadian copyright collective for the public performance of musical works. We administer the performing rights of our members (composers, lyricists, songwriters and their publishers) and those of affiliated international societies by licensing the use of their music in Canada. The fees collected are distributed as royalties to our members and to affiliate performing rights societies throughout the world. We also distribute royalties received from those societies to our members for the use of their music worldwide. SOCAN has offices in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Edmonton and Dartmouth.


13th Annual SOCAN Awards
- Winners List -

Wm. Harold Moon Award: Joni Mitchell

The Wm. Harold Moon Award is given to SOCAN members who have brought international recognition to Canada through their music over the course of their careers.

SOCAN National Achievement Award: Myles Goodwyn

The National Achievement Award is given to SOCAN members who have achieved outstanding success in the Canadian music industry over the course of their careers.

SOCAN Special Achievement Award: Claudette Fortier

The Special Achievement Award is given to an individual who has greatly contributed to Canada's musical industry and/or musical heritage during his or her career.

Please note: Non-SOCAN members who collaborated on songs also received awards. The international performing rights society to which they belong appears in brackets beside their name.

Pop Music Awards
The following received SOCAN Awards for their involvement in Pop Music songs that achieved the greatest number of performances on domestic radio during 2001.

"I'm Like a Bird" (Performed by Nelly Furtado)
Composer: Nelly Furtado
Publisher: Nelstar Publishing Inc.

"Turn Off the Light" (Performed by Nelly Furtado)
Composer: Nelly Furtado
Publisher: Nelstar Publishing Inc.

"California" (Performed by Wave)
Composers: Ben Dunk, Dave Thomson
Publisher: BMG Music Publishing Canada

Country Music Awards
The following received SOCAN Awards for their involvement in Country Music songs that achieved the greatest number of performances on domestic radio during 2001.

"Complicated" (Performed by Carolyn Dawn Johnson)
Composers: Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Shaye Smith (BMI)
Publisher: EMI Music Publishing of Canada

"Followed Her Around" (Performed by Jimmy Rankin)
Composers: Jimmy Rankin, Gordie Sampson
Publishers: No Such Music, Song Dog Music Co.

"Downtime" (Performed by Jo Dee Messina)
Composers: Carloyn Dawn Johnson, Phillip Coleman (SESAC)
Publishers: EMI Music Publishing Company, Bluewater Music Canada

Rock Music Award:
The following received SOCAN Awards for their involvement in the Rock Music song that achieved the greatest number of performances on domestic radio during 2001.

"How You Remind Me" (Performed by Nickelback)
Composers: Chad Kroeger, Mike Kroeger, Ryan Peake, Ryan Vikedal
Publisher: Warner/Chappell Music Canada

Urban Music Award:
The following received a SOCAN Award for their involvement in the Urban Music song that achieved the greatest number of performances on domestic radio during 2001.

"Money Jane" (Performed by Kardinal Offishall)
Composers: Kardinal Offishall, Sean Paul (ASCAP)
Publisher: Warner/Chappell Music Canada Ltd.

Dance Music Award:
The following received a SOCAN Award for their involvement in the Dance Music song that achieved the greatest number of performances on domestic radio during 2001.

"Spaced Invader" (Performed by Hatiras)
Composer: Hatiras
Publisher: Addicted to Music (BMI)

Folk / Roots Music Award:
The following received a SOCAN Award for their involvement in the Folk / Roots Music song that achieved the greatest number of performances on domestic radio during 2001.

"Down That Road" (Performed by Leahy)
Composers: Leahy
Publisher: Leahy Group

The following SOCAN Awards were presented to members whose complete repertoire of creative works achieved the highest number of performances in their respective categories during 2001:

Hagood Hardy Jazz / Instrumental Music Award: Oscar Lopez

Jan V. Matejcek Concert Music Award: Marjan Mozetich

Children's Music Award: Judy & David Gershon

Domestic Non-Animated Television Series Music Award: Matthew McCauley

Domestic Animated Television Series Music Award: Milan Kymlicka

International Television Series Music Award: Milan Kymlicka

Domestic Made For Television Film Music Award: Jonathan Goldsmith

Domestic Feature Film Music Award: Miles Goodman

International Film Music Award: Paul Zaza

Specialty Television Programming Music Award: Danny Friedman

News & Sports Television Programming Music Award: Bruce Fowler

SOCAN Classics
The following Canadian songs received SOCAN Classic Awards for achieving the 100,000-airplay mark on domestic radio:

"Touch of Magic" (Performed by James Leroy)
Composer: James Leroy
Publishers: Martintown Music, Snowberry Music

"Concrete Sea" (Performed by Terry Jacks)
Composer: Terry Jacks
Publisher: Gone Fishin' Music Ltd.

"Minstrel Gypsy" (Performed by the Stampeders)
Composer: Kim Berly
Publishers: Open Wagon Music Ltd., peermusic Canada Ltd.

"Dream No. 2" (Performed by Ken Tobias)
Composer: Ken Tobias
Publishers: Abovewater Publishing, Gloosecap Music Publishing, Pangaea Music

"Give a Little Love" (Performed by Ken Tobias)
Composer: Ken Tobias
Publishers: Abovewater Publishing, Gloosecap Music Publishing, Pangaea Music

International Achievement Awards
The following received a SOCAN Award for their involvement in songs that received recognition in a foreign territory during 2001.

"I'm Like a Bird" (Performed by Nelly Furtado)
Composer: Nelly Furtado

"Pinch Me" (Performed by Barenaked Ladies)
Composers: Steven Page, Ed Robertson

"Young" (Performed by Kenny Chesney)
Composer: Naoise Sheridan (Co-written by Steven McEwan and Craig Wiseman)

"That's The Kind of Mood I'm In" (Performed by Patty Loveless)
Composer: Gilles Godard (Co-written by Richard Giles and Tim Nichols)

Customer of the Year Award: Terry Wickham

The Customer of the Year Award is given to a SOCAN customer who fully recognizes the value and importance of paying a SOCAN licence, or a representative of or advisor to music users who actively informs and educates other music users about the need to respect the rights of music creators and other copyright owners.

 

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