The band Choses Sauvages returned to Montréal on Sept. 7, 2022, after a remarkable tour of the province to bring their acclaimed latest album Choses Sauvages to life onstage. It was also a first for the sextet as headliners at MTELUS. Fans were treated to an electrifying show that was more danceable than ever, with set and lighting design by Philippe Marquis (Jack White, Leon Bridges).

The group will return to Paris for the MaMa conference and festival in October 2022, and will also play in Germany at the Reeperbahn festival in late September.

Tenille Townes was the big winner at the 2022 Canadian Country Music Association Awards (CCMAs), where she took home five honours – for Entertainer, Female Artist, Album of the Year (for Masquerades), Single of the Year, and Songwriter of the Year (both for “Girl Who Didn’t Care”).

SOCAN presented the songwriter award to Townes and her co-writers on the song, Steph Jones and David Pramik, as the ceremonies for the 40th annual edition were held in a broadcast show, televised on Global, on Sept. 11, 2022, at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, and the previous night at the Music Industry Gala Dinner & Awards.

Dallas Smith earned the Male Artist of the Year and Fans’ Choice Award, while The Reklaws celebrated their second Group or Duo of the Year honour, and Andrew Hyatt won his first-ever CCMA Award in the Rising Star category. George Fox and Randall Prescott were inducted into CCMA Hall of Fame.

On the music industry front, Anthem Entertainment earned the Music Publishing Company of the Year Award, while The Unison Fund received the Gary Slaight Music Humanitarian Award, and was announced as the recipient of a $10 million grant from the Slaight Family Foundation.

For a full list of the broadcast show award winners, click here; for the industry gala award winners, click here. SOCAN congratulates all of its members and music industry colleagues who won Canadian Country Music Awards this year!

After more than two years of waiting, it was finally time to see Hologram back on stage in Montréal. As a coda to the tour supporting their album CIEL, the whole Société Holographique de Montréal team invited their fans at Club Soda on Sept. 6 for a back-to-school party.

The show called upon the talents of several Montréal-based artists to present an impressive collaborative work. 

  • Stage direction: Laurence “BAZ” Morais. 
  • Physical art installation: Studio Ascètes (Olivier Bonnard & Alexis Vaillancourt) 
  • Stage lighting and lasers by Baillait Studio (Jean-Sebatien Baillat & Patrick Trudeau) , François Lévesque and Vincent Noël (VINO)
  • Costumes : Rémi Van Bochove 
  • Sound: Guyaume Robitaille 

We were there to capture this moment of pure musical and visual delirium as Hologramme was surrounded by several friends who came to party with him on stage, including his musicians Laurent Saint-Pierre and Alex Dodier, as well as special guests AG Kone, Claudia Bouvette, and Mantisse. He also debuted 3 new songs that will be featured on his upcoming 3rd album.