Story by Howard Druckman | Thursday April 25th, 2019
SOCAN presented pop duo Darcys with a No. 1 Song Award on Apr. 24, 2019, for “Just Here with My Friends” (featuring Leah Fay) topping the CBC Music Top 20 on Aug. 23, 2018.
SOCAN’s Melissa Cameron-Passley and Aidan D’Aoust presented the honour to Darcys’ Jason Couse and Wes Marskell, who co-wrote and co-performed the song with Leah Fay of July Talk. The song is self-published by Darcys, and co-published with July Talk Music Inc.
SOCAN congratulates Darcys and Leah Fay on their achievement!
Photo by Brad Ardley. Back row, left to right/Rangée arrière, de gauche a droite : SOCAN CEO Eric Baptiste, Riley Bell, Matthew Burnett, Peace Haje, Daniel Caesar, Wesley Allen, Peter Fera, Nevon Sinclair, Matthew Tavares, Leland Whitty, Alexander Sowinski. Front row/Première rangée : Jordan Evans, Melissa Cameron-Passley, Rodney Murphy.
SOCAN honours Daniel Caesar, co-writers with No. 1 Song Awards
Story by Howard Druckman, with files from/avec Melissa Cameron-Passley | Friday April 26th, 2019
SOCAN honoured Daniel Caesar and several of his co-writers with SOCAN No. 1 Song Awards for “Get You,” “Best Part,” and “We Find Love,” each of which topped Billboard U.S. or MuchMusic charts since 2016.
SOCAN CEO Eric Baptiste – along with Senior Director, A&R, Rodney Murphy; A&R Representative Melissa Cameron-Passley; and Account Executive Peter Fera – presented the awards during a private dinner for the hit songwriters at La Banane restaurant in downtown Toronto, on the evening of April 25, 2019.
Attending were Daniel Caesar himself; his most frequent co-writers/producers Matthew Burnett and Jordan Evans; his co-writers Riley Bell, Wesley Allen, and Nevon Sinclair; and three out of the four BadBadNotGood band members who co-wrote “Get You” – Matthew Tavares, Leland Whitty, and Alexander Sowinski.
“Get You” (featuring Kali Uchis) is co-written by Caesar, Burnett, Evans, Allen, Ian Culley, and BadBadNotGood’s Chester Hansen, Tavares, Whitty, and Sowinski. The song, co-published by Third Side Music and Sony/ATV Music Publishing Canada, scaled the summit of the Billboard Adult R&B Chart on Feb. 3, 2018.
We also presented SOCAN R&B Music trophies for “Get You,” from our 2018 SOCAN Awards in Toronto, to Tavares, Whitty, and Sowinski, all of whom were unable to attend at that time.
“Best Part” (featuring H.E.R.), which topped the Billboard Adult R&B Chart on Oct. 20, 2018, is co-written by Caesar, Burnett, Evans, and Riley Bell, and co-published by Sony/ATV Music Publishing Canada.
“We Find Love,” is co-written by Caesar, Burnett, Evans, Allen, Jordon Manswell, and Nevon Sinclair, and co-published by EMI April Music Publishing Canada Ltd. and Sony/ATV Music Publishing Canada. It reached the peak of the MuchMusic Countdown on Nov. 10, 2018.
SOCAN congratulates all the co-writers, and co-publishers, on these great achievements!
Photo by courtesy/courtoisie. Nominees/Nommés, left to right/de gauche à droite : Andrew Harris, Kinnie Starr, Daryl Bennett.
More than 40 SOCAN #ComposersWhoScore nominated in 2019 musical LEO Awards
Story by Howard Druckman | Wednesday April 24th, 2019
More than 40 SOCAN #ComposersWhoScore have been nominated for nine musical honours in the 2019 edition of the LEO Awards, which celebrate excellence each year in British Columbia film and television. The awards, sponsored in part by SOCAN, will be presented May 26, 2019, at the Sheraton Wall Centre in Vancouver – the second of three award ceremonies evenings, with the first on May 25 at the Sheraton, and the gala final on June 1 at the Vancouver Hyatt Regency.