The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada, who administer copyright all across the nation, present awards every year to some of its members to honour their work over the past year or indeed over their whole career. In Toronto last night (November 19), SOCAN - as they are more popularly known - handed out three of their most prestigious awards honouring Lifetime, National and International Achievement. Respectively, they went to Bruce Cockburn, Trooper and deamau5 (also known as Joel Zimmerman).
Joel Zimmerman, who you probably know best as deadmau5, recently joined Jian Ghomeshi in Studio Q for a feature interview. The in-depth chat has garnered over a hundred thousand views on YouTube, and you can check out a snippet below where Joel talks about what he does for his fans. The full interview is also available at cbc.ca/q or on YouTube.
Bruce Cockburn, who has been making music since the Toronto Maple Leafs last won the Stanley Cup (that's for over 45 years, by the way) was honoured for his lifetime achievement in music. Known all over Canada and the world, Cockburn has released 24 studio albums, his latest coming out last year. Bruce joined George Stroumboulopoulos in the red chair to talk about his life as a musician and more: