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SOCAN Honourees Cockburn, Trooper and deadmau5 Talk Careers on CBC


(L) Bruce Cockburn speaks with Strombo in studio -- (R) Deadmau5 performing

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).

Last night, CBC News' Arts reporter Deana Sumanac joined Trooper on the red carpet, to talk raising a little... heck, and how Canadian music has changed since the start of their career:

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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 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:

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Congratulation to all the SOCAN Award winners
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