Renée Martel earned the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2018 Montréal SOCAN Awards Gala. Here is a short excerpt of the evening and an exclusive interview with the Grand Dame of Québec country music. To a woman whose music still resonates in the hearts of her passionate admirers – as well as the new generation of artists who consider her as a source of inspiration and a model of longevity – thank you for giving us nothing short of excellence. In this interview, granted immediately after receiving her award, she tells us about her privileged relationship with the Québec audience, and the hardships she’s lived through while trying to balance her professional and family life.

As a singer-songwriter, radio host, and respected member of the music world, Jim Corcoran has fully earned his place in the hearts of Québecers. Corcoran is well known for his unconditional love of the French language, and he’s always saluted his peers in the Francophone music universe throughout his career; at the 2018 Montréal SOCAN Awards, it was our turn to salute him. Here’s an exclusive interview with Corcoran, as well as a few snippets from his acceptance speech during the 2018 SOCAN Montréal Gala.

In an exclusive video interview, SOCAN Songwriting Prize winners Partner discuss having confidence in their songs, the songwriting process, the importance of humour, and the effect of their beloved marijuana.