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The 2015 SOCAN Awards

Country music artist Brett Kissel at the 2015 SOCAN Awards, holding the SOCAN Awards Plaque for Best Country Music Song

In 2014 we created “The SOCAN”, a one-of-a-kind musical sculpture trophy designed for the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN). First introduced at last year’s SOCAN Awards, attendees were in awe of the beautiful design, awarded to Canada’s music creators for major lifetime achievements. The design includes five SABIAN crotales that can be played with a cleverly incorporated brass striker, and is breathtaking to see and hold.

Drawing inspiration from the custom design, Society Awards was tasked with creating a plaque for the 2015 SOCAN Awards, to be awarded along with “The SOCAN” design. We immediately went to the drawing board to concept ways to incorporate the signature piece of the original design, the SABIAN crotales.

In the final design, we reimagined the signature crotale as a medallion, hung on the front of a metal presentation plaque and removable. The ornate medallion is made of polished brass and adorned with the SABIAN logo.

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