SOCAN hands out Canuck music awards

Kreesha Turner, Hedley, Feist receive gongs

TORONTO -- The latest pop songs from homegrown artists Kreesha Turner, Hedley and Feist to command local radio play were honored Monday night as the Society of Composers Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) handed out lifetime and performance awards.

The Toronto gala saw Turner's "Don't Call Me Baby," Hedley's "For The Nights I Can't Remember" and Feist's "1234" lead the airplay awards list.

Finger Eleven's "I'll Keep Your Memory Vague" also picked up an airplay award in the pop music category.

SOCAN, which collects and distributes music royalties for Canadian artists, also gave a lifetime achievement tributes to legendary country singer Stompin' Tom Connors and Rita MacNeil, and an international achievement award to veteran rocker group Rush.