Québécoise singer-songwriter Diane Dufresne, jazz pianist and composer Dr. Oliver Jones, rock band Trooper, and country singer-songwriter Terri Clark were inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame on May 18, 2023, at Studio Bell in Calgary.

Clark, Dufresne, and Trooper performed at the ceremony, CBC on-air personality Julie Nesrallah hosted the event, and Jann Arden and vocalist Ranee Lee were among the presenters. Lee and pianist Robi Botos performed a tribute to Jones, who was in the audience, and 2022 inductee Deborah Cox also made a special appearance.

We congratulate all of these SOCAN members on such great achievements!

Canadian Music Hall Of Fame, Inductions, 2023, Diane Dufresne, Oliver Jones, Terri Clark, Trooper
Click on the photo above to watch the entire induction ceremony on CBC Gem


Breakout loud/hard band Spiritbox and instrumental group Intervals played a show at History nightclub in downtown Toronto on May 4, 2023. Check out our photos of their explosive performances, below! (Spiritbox photos are in colour; Intervals photos are in black and white.)

For upcoming shows, have a look at https://spiritbox.com/pages/tour and http://www.intervalsmusic.net/.

The SiriusXM Grand Finale of the 2023 Francouvertes contest took place at Club Soda in Montréal on May 15, 2023. Jeanne Côté was won the Grand Prize, that included a cash award of $15,000. She delivered an captivating folk-pop performance, rooted in her native Gaspésie. Then it was the turn of third-place winner Héron, who has a knack for touching people while he makes them dance to his roots-pop stylings. Parazar, who finished second, was the evening’s closer, and set the roof on fire with her groovy rap.



Parazar earned the SOCAN Paroles & Musique Award during the sem-ifinal round. She won a $1,000 cash prize and an invitation to the next Kenekt Studio song camp in Montréal. SOCAN was present throughout the contest, as the presenting partner of the “J’aime mes ex” series that features former Francouvertes contestants as opening acts for each show.

Marie Céleste won the $5,000 Andréanne-Sasseville cash prize, awarded by SiriusXM, and determined by an online vote among the nine semi-finalists.

Spokespersons Calamine and Samian brilliantly set the tone with hard-hitting performances, before yielding the stage to the finalists of the 2023 edition.

For the complete list of the prizes awarded out to the 2022 finalists, visit the Francouvertes website.

The final round of Francouvertes was also broadcast live online, but you can catch the entire evening in a special broadcast on Attitude Franco – SiriusXM 63, on Wednesday, May 24, at 12 noon ET, and Friday, May 26, at 6:00 p.m. ET.

SOCAN congratulates Jeanne Côté on her victory, one that we hope bodes well for the rest of her promising career.