SOCAN Honours Top Canadian Songs

Some of Canada's top songwriters, and many of the biggest domestic hits of the past year and of all time, were honoured on November 21 at the 16th annual SOCAN Awards.R&B artist Jully Black hosted the event and entertained the crowd of music industry insiders and artists (including Jason McCoy, Haydain Neale, Kim Stockwood, Damhnait Doyle and Tara MacLean) who gathered at

- Nov 22, 2005

Some of Canada's top songwriters, and many of the biggest domestic hits of the past year and of all time, were honoured on November 21 at the 16th annual SOCAN Awards.R&B artist Jully Black hosted the event and entertained the crowd of music industry insiders and artists (including Jason McCoy, Haydain Neale, Kim Stockwood, Damhnait Doyle and Tara MacLean) who gathered at Toronto's Carlu. She dished out witty banter and performed two of her own songs as well as a medley of the hits that were awarded "SOCAN Classic" status for being played 100,000 times on Canadian radio.Composer, arranger, bandleader and clarinetist Phil Nimmons received the Lifetime Achievement Award, folk singer Valdy received the National Achievement Award, Nickelback received the International Achievement Award, and Vancouver talent handlers Bruce Allen and Sam Feldman received Special Achievement Awards.Nelly Furtado's "Powerless (Say What You Want)" and "Try," Sarah McLachlan's "Fallen" and "Stupid," and Shaye's "Happy Baby" were honoured as the Canadian pop songs that received the most domestic radio airplay in 2004. Finger Eleven's "One Thing" received the rock music award, Sarah Harmer's "Almost" nabbed the folk/roots music award, and Jacksoul's "Shady Day" and K-OS' "Crabbuckit" were the urban music award winners.SOCAN Classic Awards were given to: Anne Loree for writing Jann Arden's "Insensitive"; Eddie Schwartz for writing Paul Carrack's "Don't Shed A Tear" and Pat Benatar's "Hit Me With Your Best Shot"; and Ra McGuire for Trooper's "Pretty Lady."SOCAN is the Canadian copyright collective that oversees the payment of royalties to composers, lyricists, songwriters and their publishers.

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