JRDN, P. Reign, K’naan amongst winners at 2012 SOCAN Awards [News]
Toronto, ON – Several members of the Canadian urban scene were recently awarded at the 2012 SOCAN Awards. There was an award show on November 19th inside Toronto’s Roy Thomson Hall and another 2 days later in Montreal at the Hyatt Regency Montreal Hotel. The SOCAN awards were presented to authors, composers and music publishers for their 2011 accomplishments in the pop, concert, instrumental, film and television music genres.
In Toronto, JRDN was awarded for “Like Magic” in the urban music category and K’naan was awarded for his contributions to Burno Mars’ “The Lazy Song” in the pop/rock category. Also in the pop/rock music category, P. Reign was recognized for his contributions to Alyssa Reid’s “Alone Again” hit along with severl other writers. Meanwhile in Montreal, English/French rapper K-Maro and Louis Côté’s “Je Sais” won the International Song Award and Karl Wolf won the Anglophone Song Award for his song “Hurting” (via Red Riding Hood Publishing).
JRDN (centre) with co-winners Bobby & Sammy Gerongco
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