SOCAN Awards Praise Canada’s Best

Posted in News on February 5, 2004
The 14th Annual SOCAN Awards gala was staged at the Art Gallery of Ontario's Walker Court in December. BMI executives Frances Preston, President & CEO, and Ron Solleveld, Senior Vice President, International, attended the ceremonies honoring Canadian music creators.

BMI's Ron Solleveld and Frances Preston with SOCAN CEO Andre LeBel

SOCAN is the Canadian copyright collective for the public performance of musical works. SOCAN administers the performing rights of its composers, lyricists, songwriters and their publishers, as well as those of affiliated international societies, like BMI, by licensing the use of their music in Canada. The fees collected are distributed as royalties to members and to affiliated performing rights societies throughout the world.

Frances Preston with SOCAN Award-winner Stephan Moccio, honored in the pop and international achievement categories for Celine Dion's "A New Day Has Come." Photo credit: Grant W. Martin Photography