To celebrate the 40th Anniversary (in 2020) of the Screen Composers Guild of Canada (SCGC ), and on the occasion of the 2021 Canadian Screen Awards, SOCAN is pleased and proud to present a three-part video series, The SCGC Presidents Roundtable, featuring past presidents and key personnel from this crucial organization.

In the third of three episodes, current SCGC Second Vice-President Janal Bechthold and Current President John Welsman talk about how the organization is addressing the need for diversity, research, and funding, and the challenges of streaming.

Eight SOCAN #ComposersWhoScore were honoured in musical categories of the 2021 Canadian Screen Awards, presented online for the second time this year because of ongoing health measures to combat the spread of COVID-19.

The co-composing team of Amin Bhatia and Ari Posner were double winners, for Best Original Music in both the Fiction and Animation categories – in collaboration with two sets of different colleagues in each category.

The winners are:


Best Original Music, Fiction
Amin Bhatia, Ari Posner, Sarah Slean, Antonio Naranjo – Detention Adventure – “All the World’s a Stage” episode

Best Original Music, Animation
Amin Bhatia, Ari Posner, Chris Tait, Kris Kuzdak – Let’s Go Luna!, “Monster Park / Meet the Strongs” episode

Best Original Music, Non-Fiction
Darren Fung – A Bee’s Diary
Published by Third Side Music Inc.


Achievement in Music – Original Song
Marie-Hélène L. Delorme – “Timid Joyous Atrocious,” from Sugar Daddy

For a list of all the SOCAN #ComposersWhoScore nominees, click here. For a complete list of all of the nominees and winners, click here.

SOCAN congratulates all our winners on these great achievements!

Music Canada have launched a survey in collaboration with the Diversity Institute at Ryerson University’s Ted Rogers School of Management, as part of a new, first-of-its kind research study on equity, diversity, and inclusion in the Canadian music ecosystem. Artists, creators, and music business professionals are encouraged to participate in the national, bilingual survey.

The anonymous enquiry intends to identify diversity and inclusion gaps, and gain a deeper understanding of the challenges and barriers to the success of diverse artists, creators, and professionals within the Canadian music industry

Follow this link to complete the survey: Research Study: Diversity and Inclusion in Canada’s Music Industry.