Canadian Musician - March/April 2023 - Page 18


Kellylee Evans and Savannah Ré Announced as Grand Prize Recipients of Annual Her Music Awards
The SOCAN Foundation , part of the SOCAN Group of companies , has announced Kellylee Evans and Savannah Ré as the grand prize recipients of the third annual Her Music Awards , in partnership with Bandzoogle .
SOCAN CEO , Jenn Brown and past Her Music Award winner Haviah Mighty , announced the recipients at an intimate , ( L-R ) CHARLIE WALL-ANDREWS ; SOCAN FOUNDATION EXEC . DIRECTOR , SAVANNAH RÉ ; AWARD WINNER , in-person celebration hosted by previous award winner
Nuela Charles in Toronto , ON on February 9 , 2023 . Grand prize recipients , Kellylee Evans and Savannah Ré , were both awarded a $ 5,000 cash prize and a one-year complimentary membership from the Songwriters Association of Canada ( S . A . C .) and Société professionnelle des auteurs et des compositeurs du Québec ( SPACQ ).
Additionally , five Her Music Awards honourable mention distinctions were awarded to Haley Blais , Jorane , Moira & Claire , Tanika Charles and Zeina . Each of these recipients received a $ 1,000 cash prize .
The Her Music Awards is a program designed to celebrate and support female-identifying Canadian music creators on the verge of taking their creative careers to the next level . The Awards are administered by the SOCAN Foundation , with financial contributions made by SOCAN Foundation and Bandzoogle .
Built for musicians by musicians , Bandzoogle aims to make it easy to build a stunning website and EPK for music in minutes . Bandzoogle is a proud presenting sponsor of the Her Music Awards , and encourages SOCAN members to redeem their exclusive 6-month free trial ( plus 15 % off any subscription ) of the website-building software here .
For more information on the SOCAN Foundation and the Her Music Awards , visit www . socanfoundation . ca .
Justin Bieber Sells Catalog to Hipgnosis Songs Capital
Justin Bieber has agreed to sell his career-spanning catalog to Blackstone-backed Hipgnosis Songs Capital ( HSC ) in a $ 200 million deal .
HSC announced via a media release on Jan . 24 that the company had acquired “ Justin Bieber ’ s 100 % interest in his Publishing Copyrights ( including the Writer ’ s Share of Performance ), Master Recordings and Neighboring Rights for Bieber ’ s entire back catalog , comprising over 290 titles released before December 31 , 2021 .”
Universal Music Group still owns the master recordings of Bieber ’ s back catalog . This deal is HSC ’ s largest acquisition of music rights to date .
Women in Music Canada Announces Recipients of Inaugural WIMC Honours
Women In Music Canada ( WIMC ) have announced the recipients of the inaugural WIMC Honours . Designed to celebrate and support Canadian innovators and creators who have had outstanding success in their field this past year , the Honours were presented to 18 remarkable individuals tonight during a reception at Toronto ’ s Opera House .
2023 Honours Recipients ( Annual Based Categories : December ‘ 21 – December ‘ 22 ): Artist of the Year ( presented by Amazon Music ) – Charlotte Cardin Distinguished Leader ( presented by TuneCore ) – Keziah Myers , ADVANCE : Canada ’ s Black Music Business Collective Entrepreneur of the Year ( presented by Bandzoogle ) – Elise Roller , Misfit Music MGMT Excellence in Live Music – Heather Gibson , The National Arts Centre International Leader of the Year – Faryal Khan-Thompson , TuneCore ( USA ) Organization of the Year – Ishkōdé Records / Indigenous Music Alliance Trailblazer Award – Ryhna Thompson , Envision Management & Production Trailblazer Award – Sandy Pandya , ArtHaus Music
2023 Honour Roll ( presented by Spotify ): Ashley Bieniarz , Songsmiths Domanique Grant Janna Sailor , Allegra Chamber Orchestra Mary Beth Waldram , Laughing Heart Music Nicole Alosinac , Nicole Alosinac Luthiery Nicole Auger , Indigenous Music Alliance Shumaila Hemani STORRY Sunny Chen , Sad China Yolanda Sargeant , Sargeant X Comrade
The WIMC Honour Roll recognizes up to 10 women and gender diverse industry members or artists who are in the early stages of their career and showing success and growth in their work . Intended to highlight new voices in the Canadian music industry , these are the folks to watch for in the coming years .
For more information , go to womeninmusic . ca .