MI2N
Music Industry News Network
SUNDAY, JULY 23RD
Advanced Search
MusicDish Advertising Network
HOME | FREE NEWS SUBMISSION | PREMIUM PR DISTRIBUTION | PR COPYWRITING | RSS FEEDS | TESTIMONIALS | CONTACT

Sections: Band | Business | Career | Events | Label | Music Releases | Radio | Tech | Video | Web Events
Genres: Country/Folk | Dance/Electronica | Jazz/Blues | Latin | Rock | Urban | World
International: Asia | Canada | Europe

Advertise | Artist Development | Submit Video | MusicDish*China | MusicDish e-Journal | MusicDish Network | Urban Music News Network
Business News (more headlines) 05-31-2014

SOCAN Unveils World's First Music Industry Trophy/Musical Instrument

Bookmark and Share

Is it a musical instrument? Is it a work of art? Is it a music industry trophy? In fact, it's all of those things and more, as SOCAN unveils the first known music industry trophy that is as much a musical instrument as a prestigious award.

Created in partnership with New Brunswick-based percussion instrument maker SABIAN and Society Awards of New York, "The SOCAN" will be presented to the Special Achievement Award recipients at the 25th anniversary SOCAN Awards on June 16, 2014, at the Harbour Castle Westin in Toronto.

The SOCAN trophy integrates five SABIAN crotales, tuned percussion instruments consisting of small disks made by hand with SABIAN's proprietary, centuries-old bronze formula. The five SABIAN crotales produce five notes (G-C-G-E-C), working this year with the C-major scale, reflecting the prominent middle-C in SOCAN. The five crotales integrate into an elegant, artistic trophy design, with three straight gold-plated steel rods holding the instruments, and an elegantly curved gold band supporting the instrument, suggestive of the S in SOCAN. A striker for the crotales is also part of the musical trophy, which can also be laid horizontally when played.

Academy Award-winning composer (Life of Pi) and SOCAN member Mychael Danna, when he visited the organization's offices in early May to assess The SOCAN, says: "The SOCAN is iconic and appropriate: a music instrument for a music award. It's going to go not on a trophy shelf, but in my studio, miked and played on a future composition."

Society Awards, a company that has designed and produced trophies for some of the world's most prestigious events, including the Golden Globes, the MTV Awards, and the Grammy Awards, was immediately struck when introduced to the singular vision to combine musical instrument with glittering trophy. "The SOCAN is awesome," says David Moritz, CEO of Society Awards. "SOCAN had a great vision and it worked. This is a musical-sculpture-trophy; it's everything SOCAN wanted. It's inspiring."

The vision for the musical-instrument-trophy started with SOCAN and the ensemble collaboration with Society Awards and SABIAN ultimately produced the final design. The SOCAN trophy will be presented at every SOCAN Awards event going forward, to individual SOCAN members as special achievement awards for their impressive career accomplishments.

"SOCAN's collaboration with Society Awards and SABIAN has resulted in SOCAN delivering another first for the music industry," says SOCAN CEO Eric Baptiste. "Songwriting and composition achievements with a trophy that makes melodies. Receiving a SOCAN is a crowning accomplishment for music creators."

While the 2014 SOCAN trophy works with notes in C-major, in future years it will be "tuned" by a prominent SOCAN member, who will personally select his or her five notes to be produced by SABIAN's crotales. "Le SOCAN" will be presented also at SOCAN's annual gala in Montreal for special achievement in Francophone music creation, on Dec. 2, 2014.

Bookmark and Share

back | top



MusicDish Advertising Network

Mi2N Music PR

Versatile Haitian American Singer/Songwriter Natalie Jean Releases New World Album

Sound Behavior Troupe Take A Swipe At Bay Area PC Culture In Latest Single

Handshake & Ice Cream Helps Artists Monetize Their Facebook Followers

NABIHA Comes Good On 'IOU' To Fans

Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius Sign To Melodic Revolution Records

First Acts For ADE LIVE Announced: Hercules & Love Affair, Fatima Yamaha, Anna Of The North, Phlake, Vessels And More

Gospel Blues Singer/Songwriter, Kimberlee M. Leber, Reveals How To 'Fight The Good Fight Of Faith' In Her New Music Video



MusicDish*China Song Blast
Promote Your Music Single In China

News Headlines
Mi2N EDITOR'S PICKS
» Merlin Member Survey 2017
» Baserock Launches Immersive Bass-Frequency Backpack
» Killer Tracks Launches GUM Tapes
» MusicDish Review: Kenn Rowell Music Video "It's Good To Be Back"
» Edison Research: Broadcast Radio Controls More Than Three-Fifths Of Canadian Listening
» China Music Licensing Pioneer Mathew Daniel Moves To NetEase Cloud Music
» IndieNinja, An Artist Services Marketplace, Launches At A2IM Indie Week In NYC
» THE BIRTHPLACE OF COUNTRY MUSIC KICKS OFF A SUMMER OF PERFORMANCES, CAMPS AND WORKSHOPS
» Suzann Christine's New Single "Dope Queen"
» Legendary Musician Proud To Be Named New Animals Asia Ambassador


Get your music news covered...
Have your press release written
by the pros at Mi2N

Articles
MUSICDISH E-JOURNAL
» Music Streaming Service: The Next Frontier For Tesla And Elon Musk
» Generation Z: Meet The Young Millennials
» MusicDish Review: Xi'an Post-Punk Band FAZI 3rd Album "Heart Of Desire"
» Aloft Hotels And MTV Spotlight Top Asia Pacific Music Talent
» Canadian Sounds In China (CSC)
» QQMusic: From Streaming Service To Integrated Music Content Producer
» Music Works International Expands Team, Roster And Global Reach
» BMG Partners With Chinese Social Network Momo
» MusicDish Music Releases In China: SLC, HearIM, Tom Ricci, Voodoo Swing
» ASCAP And YouTube Reach Multi-Year Agreement For US Performance Rights
» Supreme Court Rules Unanimously In Favor Of The Slants
» Longtail Music Provides An Alternative To The On-Demand Algorithm

Mi2N's Music PR distribution service guarantees online exposure for your press release. Choose from seven (7) different packages.


HOME | FREE NEWS SUBMISSION | PREMIUM PR DISTRIBUTION | PR COPYWRITING | RSS FEEDS | TESTIMONIALS | CONTACT

Sections: Band | Business | Career | Events | Label | Music Releases | Radio | Tech | Video | Web Events
Genres: Country/Folk | Dance/Electronica | Jazz/Blues | Latin | Rock | Urban | World
International: Asia | Canada | Europe

Advertise | Artist Development | Submit Video | MusicDish*China | MusicDish e-Journal | MusicDish Network | Urban Music News Network
Copyright © 1997-2017 MusicDish LLC, all rights reserved. Text, graphics, and HTML code are protected by US and International Copyright Laws, and may not be copied, reprinted, published, translated, hosted, or otherwise distributed by any means without explicit permission.