Bruce Cockburn, Trooper, Deadmau5 Honored at 2012 SOCAN Awards Gala
Bruce Cockburn, Trooper, Deadmau5 Honored at 2012 SOCAN Awards Gala

Canadian musician/activist Bruce Cockburn and "Raise A Little Hell" rockers Trooper were honored with lifetime achievement awards last night at the 23rd annual SOCAN Awards Gala, which recognizes the accomplishments of Canadian songwriters/composers.

The evening honored all styles of music - dance, urban, folk/roots, pop/rock, country, classical - in addition to music for film and television. The majority of the awards are given to members based on the greatest number of performances (on domestic radio or television) that a song/composition achieved in their respective categories in 2011.

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The private, invite-only affair, held at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto kicked off with a performance by Dragonette, whose track "Hello" with Martin Solveig was given the Dance Music Award.

Other live performances throughout the show included Danny Fernandes; JRDN; rising rock band Young Rivals, whose video for "Two Reasons" has 700,000 YouTube views; and a tribute to Cockburn by Royal Wood ("Wondering Where The Lions Are"), Serena Ryder ("Lovers In A Dangerous Time") and Hawksley Workman ("If I Had A Rocket Launcher").

Cockburn - who was introduced by his long-time manager and friend Bernie Finkelstein - received the Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding success throughout his musical career. His songs have been covered more than 400 times; he has released 31 albums, 20 of them gold or platinum; and has won 12 Juno Awards, the first in 1971, the latest in 2012.

Trooper was given SOCAN's National Achievement Award, which is presented to members who have had outstanding success, predominantly in the Canadian music industry, over the span of their career. Ra McGuire and Brian Smith, who still perform with Trooper, have been working together for 47 years. The pair also received the SOCAN Classic Award recognizing more than 100,000 plays domestically each of "Raise A Little Hell," "Janine" and "General Hand Grenade."

Also receiving the Classic Award this year was Mark Gane, writer of "Echo Beach," performed by Martha and the Muffins.

Other honours went to Joel Zimmerman, better known as deadmau5, who was given the International Achievement Award for receiving worldwide recognition in 2011 for his music; recent Latin Grammy winner Alex Cuba took home the Hagood Hardy Jazz Music Award for his outstanding success in the genre of jazz, instrumental or world music, predominantly in the Canadian music industry in 2011; and Michael Buble was given International Song Award for "Hollywood" (co-written with Robert Grant Scott) for the song that achieved the highest international earnings in 2011.

SOCAN will also recognize outstanding Francophone music creators and publishers at an awards gala November 21, at the Hyatt Regency in Montreal.


Full List of 2012 SOCAN Award Winners:


LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT
AWARD
Bruce Cockburn

INTERNATIONAL
ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
deadmau5 (Joel Zimmerman)

NATIONAL
ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Trooper
(Ra McGuire, Brian Smith)

POP/ROCK MUSIC
AWARDS
"Lost In You"
Performed by Three Days Grace
Adam Gontier
Neil Sanderson
Barry Stock
Brad Walst
Blast The Scene Publishing
EMI Blackwood Music Canada
Ltd.
Mean Music Publishing Inc.

"Alone Again"
Performed by Alyssa Reid
Jamie Appleby
Alyssa Reid
Raynford "P. Reign" Humphrey
Thomas Kelly (ASCAP)
William Steinberg (ASCAP)
Wax On Wax Off Publishing

"Hollywood"
Performed by Michael Bublé
Michael Bublé/
Robert Grant Scott
I'm The Last Man Standing Music Inc.
Warner Chappell Music
Canada Ltd.

"Stuttering"
Performed by Fefe Dobson
Fefe Dobson
J.R. Rotem (BMI)
Claude Kelly (BMI)
Michael Mentore (ASCAP)
Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Canada

"Can't Breathe"
Performed by Fefe Dobson
Fefe Dobson
Bob Ezrin
Thomas Tawgs Salter
Tommy Henriksen (BMI)
Irving Music Of Canada
Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Canada

"Electric"
Performed by Shawn Desman
Shawn Desman
Toodeshki Djafari (STIM)
Thomas Gustafsson (STIM)
Escobar Lira (STIM)
Hugo Lira ((STIM)
Nettwerk One Music Canada
Ltd.

"Let's Play"
Performed by Kristina Maria
Kristina Maria Chalhoub
Kristian Lundin (STIM)
Toodeshki Djafari (STIM)
Lupo One Publishing

"Invincible"
Performed by Hedley
Jacob Hoggard
Brian Howes
Jason Van Poederooyen
8 Pack Of Lucky Publishing
EMI Blackwood Music Canada
Ltd.
Universal Music Publishing
Canada

"The Lazy Song"
Performed by Bruno Mars
K'NAAN
Bruno Mars (ASCAP)
Philip Lawrence (ASCAP)
Ari Levine (ASCAP)
Sony ATV Music Publishing
Canada

COUNTRY MUSIC
AWARDS
"People Know You by Your First Name"
Performed by Dean Brody
Dean Brody
Mark Cameron (BMI)
Big Loud Bucks
Bluewater Music Canada

"Trail in Life"
Performed by Dean Brody
Dean Brody
Big Loud Bucks

"Barefoot Blue Jean Night"
Performed by Jake Owen
Terry Sawchuk
Dylan Altman (BMI)
Eric Paslay (ASCAP)
Papertown Songs

"She's Good for Me"
Performed by Jason McCoy
Jason McCoy
Deric Ruttan
James Beavers (BMI)
Airstrip Songs
Sony/ATV Tunes

"Let's Go Higher"
Performed by Johnny Reid
Johnny Reid
Brent Maher (ASCAP)
Johnny Mac Entertainment Inc.
Nettwerk One Music Canada
Ltd.

INTERNATIONAL SONG
AWARD

"Hollywood"
Performed by Michael Bublé
Michael Bublé/
Robert Grant Scott
I'm The Last Man Standing
Music Inc.
Warner Chappell Music
Canada Ltd.

DANCE MUSIC AWARD

"Hello"
Performed by Martin Solveig
featuring Dragonette
Martina Sorbara
Martin Solveig (SACEM)
Famous Virgins Inc.

URBAN MUSIC AWARD

"Like Magic"
Performed by JRDN
JRDN
Bobby Gerongco
Sammy Gerongco
James Burney (BMI)
Priya Geddis (ASCAP)
EMI April Music Canada Ltd.
Songs Of MapleMusic
Publishing

FOLK / ROOTS MUSIC
AWARD
David Myles

JAN V. MATEJCEK NEW
CLASSICAL MUSIC
AWARD
Stephen Chatman

HAGOOD HARDY JAZZ
MUSIC AWARD
Alex Cuba

DOMESTIC FEATURE
FILM MUSIC AWARD

Moneyball
Mychael Danna
Soft Pedal
Sony/ATV Songs

SPECIALTY TELEVISION
PROGRAMMING MUSIC
AWARD

Plan Canada
Daniel Friedman
Eagle Com Inc.

DOMESTIC NON-
ANIMATED TELEVISION
SERIES MUSIC AWARD

Til Debt Do Us Part
Olaf Pyttlik
Clinton Skibitzky
Frantic Films Releasing Inc.

DOMESTIC ANIMATED
TELEVISION SERIES
MUSIC AWARD

Busytown Mysteries
Peter Coulman
Carl Lenox
David Tedesco
Cjar Music Publishing
ole

INTERNATIONAL
TELEVISION SERIES
MUSIC AWARD

Hawaii Five-O
Keith Power
Sony/ATV Melody Canada

NEWS & SPORTS
TELEVISION
PROGRAMMING MUSIC
AWARD

Canada AM
Robert Rettberg
Agincourt Music Publishing

DOMESTIC MADE FOR
TELEVISION FILM MUSIC
AWARD

The Stepson
David Burns
Première Bobine Musique

INTERNATIONAL FILM
MUSIC AWARD

Impact
Michael Plowman
Briar Patch Music Canada

SOCAN CLASSIC MUSIC
AWARDS

"Oowatanite"
Performed by April Wine
James Clench
Blue Image Music

"Rock n Roll is a Vicious
Game"
"Say Hello"
Performed by April Wine
Myles Goodwyn
Blue Image Music

"Sign of the Gypsy Queen"
Performed by April Wine
Lorence Hud
Irving Music Of Canada

"Echo Beach"
Performed by Martha and the Muffins
Mark Gane
EMI April Music Canada Ltd.

"Janine"
Performed by Trooper
Ra McGuire
Brian Smith
Randy Bachman Music

"General Hand Grenade"
"Raise A Little Hell"
Performed by Trooper
Ra McGuire
Brian Smith
Sony ATV Songs

2 012 PATRON OF MUSIC
AWARD

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