In a backstage interview with SOCAN, JUNO Vocal Jazz Album of the Year winner Laila Biali talks about the inspiration for her song “Gotta Love,” and the varied creative process of her songwriting and composing.
Cœur de pirate was nominated for Francophone Album of the Year category, and performed live onstage alongside rapper Loud, at the 2019 JUNO Awards gala in London, ON, on March 17. We met her on the red carpet to find out more about how she prepared for that performance, as well as her way of using social media; the evolution of her creative process since she began her career; and to ask what advice she has for artists who wish to conquer the music market of the Francophonie.
SOCAN honoured Jordon Manswell with a SOCAN No. 1 Song Award, on March 18, 2019, in our Toronto office. SOCAN’s Melissa Cameron-Passley and Peter Fera presented the award, and congratulated Manswell, as well as his manager, Jermayne Clayton, of Rival Music Group Ltd., and Asim “Awesome” Awan, Founder of Awesome Music.
SOCAN recognized Manswell for co-writing Daniel Caesar’s “We Find Love,” along with Caesar, Matthew Burnett, Jordan Evans, Wesley Allen, and Nevon Sinclair. The song, co-published by EMI April Music Publishing Canada Ltd. and Sony/ATV Music Publishing Canada, topped the MuchMusic Countdown Chart on Nov. 10, 2018.