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The Sacem Grand Prizes 2020

Thomas Enhco wins 2020 Grand Prix Sacem

This December, as in years past, the Sacem Grand Prizes ceremony honors the great artisans of music. It celebrates outstanding achievements in songwriting, music publishing, humor, and classical contemporary music. As the ceremony could not be held in person due to the pandemic, the artists addressed their audience via several videos on Sacem's Youtube channel.

Among this year's winners is Thomas Encho - a 2019 grantee of Jazz and New Music, a program of the FACE Foundation and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the US - he has been awarded the Grand Prize of Jazz. This is the first time that Thomas Enhco has received a prize as a composer, work that is equally as important to him as his career as a pianist and performing musician. The young Thomas Enhco thanked his audience through a video, where he explains the evolution of his work in the context of the current pandemic:



Here is the complete list of awarded artists:

Grand Prize Sacem of Jazz: Thomas Enhco.
Grand Prize of Urban Music: Joey Starr & Kool Shen.
Grand Prize Sacem of the Word Music: Oumou Sangaré.
Grand Prize of Electronic: RONE (read his recent interview with us here)
Sacem Prize of the International Work of the Year: Billie Eilish & Finneas O'Connell.
Grand Prize of the Sacem Export Repertory: Aya Nakamura.
Francis Lemarque Revelation Award: POMME.
Sacem Grand Prize of the French song (creator-interpreter): Philippe Katerine.
Special Prize of the Sacem: Maxime le Forestier.
Rolf Marbot Song of the Year Award: Soprano.
Sacem Grand Prize for Contemporary Classical Music: Régis Campo.
Grand Prize Sacem de la chanson française (creator):  Jérôme Attal.
Grand Prize for Music Publishing: Cécile Bernier.
Grand Prize of Humor: Alain Bernard.
Grand Prize for young public repertoire: Tartine Reverdy.
Sacem Grand Prize for author-director: Marion Sarraut.

Discover also their songs: