B.C.'s TV and film industry was mostly shut out at the recent Canadian Screen Awards, but our province wasn't overlooked at last night's SOCAN Awards.
At the gathering of more than 700 songwriters, composers, music publishers, and industry heavyweights in Toronto, Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger was honoured as the Most Performed Songwriter in the history of SOCAN.
The B.C. resident was serenaded by country star and Langley native Dallas Smith, who performed Kroeger's "How You Remind Me".
The Most Performed Song in the history of SOCAN was "Call Me Maybe" by another B.C.-raised artist, Carly Rae Jepsen.
It was cowritten by Vancouver natives Tavish Crowe and Marianas Trench frontman Josh Ramsay, who performed alongside her last night.
These two honours are another feather in the cap of B.C.-based 604 Records, which Kroeger cofounded with Vancouver lawyer Jonathan Simkin in 2002.The number "604" refers to the area code for Metro Vancouver.
Others who were honoured included Barenaked Ladies singer-songwriter Ed Robertson for the Cultural Impact Award, Ralph Murphy for Special Achievement Award, and Jessie Reyez for Breakout Songwriter Award.
Reyez also won two Dance Music Awards.
Producer Adam "Frank Dukes" Feeney was named Songwriter of the Year for his work with Drake.
Another highlight was the induction of Buffy Sainte-Marie into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Below, you can see some other images from the event.