Music Publishers Canada and Music Canada launch new award for songwriting and music publishing
TORONTO, May 17, 2022 /CNW/ – Music Publishers Canada and Music Canada are thrilled to launch their new music writing and publishing award. The award celebrates the contributions of songwriters and music publishers to officially certified Canadian gold and platinum recordings.
“Songwriters and music publishers have always played a vital role in creating Canadian songs that are heard daily on radio, streaming services, in video games, and in film and television productions seen around the world. We are proud to now have an award that specifically recognizes and celebrates the contributions of songwriters and music publishers to Gold and Platinum certified songs,” said Margaret McGuffinCEO of Music Publishers Canada.
“Gold and platinum awards are recognized around the world as markers of commercial success for artists and their teams – whether the artist has just released their first hit or is a global superstar creating the songs that define a generation. We are thrilled to expand our Gold and Platinum program to recognize the close creative working relationship between songwriters and performing artists and their teams,” said patrick roger, CEO of Music Canada. “The Canadian music industry is a dynamic and competitive market, based on creativity and collaboration. And just as major Canadian record labels partner with music publishers to support artists’ creative and business goals, this award marks a new level of partnership between our associations.
The first prize was awarded last week during JUNO Week to Serena Ryder, in recognition of his contributions to the writing of his Platinum-certified song “Weak In The Knees”. The award was presented by ArtHaus Music and Music Publishers Canada, prior to Ryder’s performance at the JUNO Songwriters’ Circle.
Additionally, Soran and his music publisher, Editorial Avenue, received a plaque during a virtual presentation for their contributions to Johnny Orlando’s “Everybody Wants You”, a certified gold single.
“As a publisher and songwriter, I’m very excited to see the launch of an award that recognizes the impact of these two roles in creating songs that resonate with music fans,” said Vincent DegiorgioPresident of CYMBA Music Publishing and Chairman of the Board of Music Publishers Canada.
Members of Music Publishers Canada who own the publishing rights to songs contained in a Gold/Platinum-certified recording can now order the new award plaque for themselves, their sub-publishing partners and songwriters credited that they represent in Canada.
About Music Publishers Canada
Music Publishers Canada is a non-profit organization whose mission is to create business opportunities for our members and to promote their interests and those of their songwriting partners through advocacy, communication and education.
About Music Canada
Music Canada is a not-for-profit trade organization that represents the major record labels in Canada: Sony Music Entertainment Canada, Universal Music Canada and Warner Music Canada. Music Canada also works with some of the major independent record labels and distributors, recording studios, concert halls, concert organizers, managers and artists in the promotion and development of the music cluster.
SOURCE Music Canada
For further information: Erica Meekes, Music Canada, [email protected], (416) 462-1485; Margaret McGuffin, Music Publishers Canada, [email protected](647) 405-1261