On April 26-28, 2022, SOCAN held the very first edition of the Kenekt Studio song camp, in Montréal, supervised by our Creative & Partnership Executive, Sara Dendane. The SOCAN members who  enjoyed participating in the new format of our SOCAN Kenekt song camp were Laroie (Arts & Crafts), Rosie Valland (Secret City Records), Léa Jarry (Rosemarie Records), Melowithdaheat, Alain Terieur, Gary Wide, Gene Tellem, Cruzito (Joy Ride Records), et Mickaël Fortin (Indica Records).

These creative song camps seek to foster positive collaborations between SOCAN members, and help them think outside the box to explore new horizons.

The Kenekt Studio song camp gathered six singer-songwriters and three producers in our downtown Montréal studios, where they were tasked with co-writing one song for each day in the three-day event. Members were assigned to one of three teams each day, and those teams changed daily. At the end of each day, each team turned in their song before leaving the studio. Thus, the camp produced a total of nine songs. The coda of the event was a “Happy Hour” listening party, where a few music industry stakeholders were invited to hear the songs, meet their creators, and share constructive criticism.

The Kenekt Studio song camps will be held monthly until the end of 2022. If you’d like to participate in one of these events, please fill out the form.