On Sept. 12, ADISQ unveiled the nominations for the 40th edition of its awards gala, which will be hosted by comedian Louis-Josée Houde for the 13th consecutive year. The ceremony will be held in Montréal on October 28, and be televised live by ICI Radio-Canada from Place des Arts’ Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier.

The numerous SOCAN members having received multiple nominations include Philippe Brach and Loud, with six nominations each, closely followed by Pierre Lapointe, Hubert Lenoir, Isabelle Boulay and Marc Dupré, who received a total of five nominations apiece. The most nominated female artists are Isabelle Boulay, Lydia Képinski and Fanny Bloom, the only woman songwriter being nominated in this year’s Songwriter or Composer of the Year category.

In total, more than 109 artists and 76 professional music industry craftspeople have been nominated. They’ll be competing for a prize in one of ADISQ’s three 2018 awards ceremonies – the Gala de l’industrie, held on Oct. 24 at Club Soda; the Premier Gala de l’ADISQ, held on Oct. 24; and the final televised ceremony, the Gala de l’ADISQ, held on Oct. 28 at Place des Arts.

Once again this year, SOCAN’s songwriter and composer members will have an opportunity to shine in a number of award categories, including Songwriter or Composer of the Year:


  • Fanny Bloom and Tōkinoise, for “Liqueur” – Fanny Bloom
  • Philippe Brach and Gabriel Desjardins, for “Le silence des troupeaux” – Philippe Brach
  • Pierre Lapointe, Félix Dyotte, David-François Moreau and Daniel Bélanger, for “La science du cœur“ – Pierre Lapointe
  • Loud, Ruffsound, Realmind and Neo Maestro, for “Une année record” – Loud
  • Benoit Pinette, for “Désherbage“ – Tire le coyote

The public will also be invited to vote for their favourite piece of music among the 10 songs that have been nominated in the Song of the Year category:

“Comme avant“ – 2Frères
Songwriter: Steve Marin
Éditions du Baume / Les Éditions Marcha

“J’en ai plein mon cass” – Émile Bilodeau
Songwriter: Émile Bilodeau
Les Éditions Dare to Care

“Faufile” – Charlotte Cardin
Songwriter: Charlotte Cardin
Corico Arts Inc

“Une raison d’exister” – Marc Dupré
Songwriters: Nelson Minville / MarcDupré / GautierMarinof
Éditions Chansons du Suisse / Les Éditions Dama

“Fille de personne” – Hubert Lenoir
Songwriter: Hubert Chiasson

“Pour que tu m’aimes encore ” – Les sœurs Boulay
Songwriter: Jean-Jacques Goldman (SACEM)
Sony Music Publishing Canada / Zapiti Music

“Toutes les femmes savent danser” – Loud
Songwriters: S. Cliche Trudeau / P.-L. Rioux, A. Guay, M. Vincent / J.M.M. Lebron
Joy Ride Records

“Fou” – Andréanne A. Malette
Songwriters: Andréanne A. Malette / Manuel Gasse
Productions Nia / David Murphy et cie.

“La saison des pluies” – Patrice Michaud
Songwriters: Patrice Michaud / Mark Hébert

“À hauteur d’homme“ – Vincent Vallières
Songwriters: Vincent Vallières / François Plante
Les Éditions Trente Arpents

SOCAN congratulates all of its nominated members, and wishes them good luck!

For a complete list of ADISQ’s 2018 nominations, please visit palmaresadisq.ca