SOCAN members in the entire Canadian Francophonie, take note: you can register now for the 52nd edition of the Festival international de la chanson de Granby (FICG), which will be held Aug. 10-29, 2020. Once again this year, SOCAN will be a partner of this major event.
The main competitive segment, 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 benefit from intensive training sessions hosted by seasoned music-industry professionals.
Among those, SOCAN will present a training workshop on repertoire, vocal techniques, interpretation, lyric writing, stage presence, and arrangements. The trainers will work with each participant to help them fine-tune their material. Information workshops on the various aspects of the art and craft of songwriting will be offered to the semi-finalists.
The FICG music showcases have become must-see arena for industry professionals, and provide ideal venues for Francophone artists from all over Canada to really shine. More than 200 music-business professionals from around the world, including several dozens of European programmers, attend the event – which means that it offers exceptional visibility for our attending members.
For the first time this year, SOCAN will award one of the showcase participants a creative stay at the Paris SOCAN House, where they can work on their material, and make new contacts in France.
The registration period is open until April 1, 2020, at 4:00 p.m. ET.
Details are available at www.ficg.qc.ca.