Attention SOCAN member songwriters of the Canadian Francophonie! The registration period for the 2022 edition of the Festival international de la chanson de Granby (FICG), which will be held Aug. 7-27, has officially begun. You can apply to the Grand Concours Hydro-Québec, or you can register for Jamais Trop Tôt (“Never Too Early”) and for the Vitrines musicales showcases. Once again this year, SOCAN will be a partner in this major event. Stay tuned to find out more about our level of involvement in the 54th edition.
GRAND CONCOURS HYDRO-QUÉBEC | FOR AGE 18+ EMERGING ARTISTS
The main competitive segment of the event, the Grand Concours Hydro-Québec, is a key platform for emerging performers and singer-songwriters. Not only will the 24 selected participants share more than $100,000 in prizes, they’ll also gain access to intensive training sessions hosted by seasoned music industry professionals. The winner of the Grand Concours Hydro-Québec will receive $25,000 in development funds.
JAMAIS TROP TÔT | FOR ASPIRING ARTISTS AGED 14 TO 17
In collaboration with the Réseau national des Galas de la chanson, this unique pan-Canadian project, by and for artists aged 14 to 17, takes place in several stages. Twenty-four texts are selected from song lyrics written by senior high school students and set to music by former participants in the Grand Concours. Twenty-four young performers will then be selected for training, to create a show that will be presented for one night only during the festival. Young writers can submit their lyrics until Mar. 25, 2022, and registration is now open to find the performers who’ll participate in the creation of the show.
LES VITRINES MUSICALES | PROFESSIONAL ARTIST SHOWCASES
Now an essential meeting place for professional artists of the Francophone music industry, FICG’s music showcases are an opportunity for Canada’s French-speaking artists to showcase their talent. With more than 200 international professionals and dozens of European broadcasters attending, it’s an opportunity for our members to enjoy exceptional visibility within the industry. The Vitrines musicales will be held in person from Aug. 22-25, 2022.
The application period ends on Mar. 16, 2022, at 4:00 p.m. ET. Full details (in French only) are available on the Festival website, at ficg.qc.ca.