On Dec. 7, 2022, the first SOCAN Connections cocktail party was held at WIP, on St. Laurent Boulevard, just steps away from SOCAN’s Montréal office. It was an opportunity for nearly to 200 SOCAN members, participants in the Québec music ecosystem, and SOCAN employees to meet in person, exchange ideas, network, and — who knows? — lay the foundations for future collaborations. SOCAN CEO Jennifer Brown travelled to Montréal for the occasion, and Chair of the the SOCAN Board of Directors Marc Ouellet, as well as Chief Membership Officer Jean-Christian Céré, addressed the guests. They stressed, among other things, the importance of lobbying for the adoption of Bill C-11, the Online Streaming Act, as quickly as possible, and without any further modification. So did Jérôme Payette, Executive Director of the Association des professionnels de l’édition musicale (APEM), who also addressed the audience.
Here are a few of the photos taken that evening. Visit SOCAN’s Facebook page to see more pictures.