SOCAN will participate in a panel and present a songwriters’ circle, all online, as part of the 2021 East Coast Music Festival & Conference, which includes to the East Coast Music Awards on June 10, 2021.

The panel, “Royalties & Rights Management Explained,” will gather SOCAN and several other organizations that specialize in the area of royalties and rights management, to explain that ecosystem to artists. The panel is slated for Wednesday, June 9, at 2:30 p.m. ET, 3:30 p.m. AT.

We’ll also present the SOCAN Songwriters’ Circle, featuring two rounds of songs and stories: the first hosted by Rose Cousins, and featuring Jah’Mila, Kim Harris, and Dave Sampson; the second hosted by Heather Rankin, and featuring Breagh Isabel, Owen O’Sound Lee, and Joel Plaskett. The circle is slated for Sunday, June 13, starting at 1:30 p.m. ET, 2:30 p.m. AT.

The ECMA 2021 Industry Conference, which runs from June 9-13, will feature a series of high-level online conference sessions to help prepare industry professionals and companies by providing the insight that might expand their career and business opportunities in the world of film, television, advertising and music supervision. To attend, you can register here.

Among the 50-plus SOCAN members playing live-streamed showcase performances at the online festival, which runs concurrently with the conference, are Classified, Gabrielle Papillon, Rich Aucoin, Hillsburn, Beòlach, Jimmy Rankin, Jah’Mila, and Rachel Beck.

From the virtual backstage of the 50th JUNO Awards in 2021, SOCAN spoke with Louis-Jean Cormier, winner of the Francophone Album of the Year award. As this is his third JUNO, we asked him what this recognition from English-speaking Canada means to him. We also talked about the impact of the pandemic on his creative process.

The “Industry Gala” organized by the Association des professionnels de la chanson et de la musique (APCM) was held on May 28, 2021, as part of the Trille Or week. During this virtual evening, hosted by Patrik Guillotte, 19  awards were presented to recognize the excellence of artists and professionals in the French-Canadian music industry.

The winners of the 2021 “Industry Gala” of the Trille Or Awards are:

Export Ouest (Most successful Francophone solo artist or group from the West outside their region)

Export Ontario (Most successful Francophone solo artist or group from Ontario outside their region)
Mehdi Cayenne

Export Acadie (Francophone solo artist or group from Acadia who has performed the most outside their region)
Caroline Savoie

Artistic Initiative
Le ruban de la cassette (Anique Granger)

Production and arrangements
Fred Levac for Eaux turbulentes by Fred Levac

Sound engineering and mixing
Fred Levac for Bastion by Ponteix

Best solo artist or group—Jazz
Jean Cloutier

Best solo artist or group—Rock/Alternative
Louis Venne

Best solo artist or group—Folk/Roots/Traditional
Anique Granger

Best solo artist or group—Hip-Hop/Rap

Best solo artist or group—Pop

Best Video
Mehdi Cayenne for Croque-pomme

Visual design
LeFLOFRANCO and Agung Yuwanda

Web presence
Damien Robitaille

Musical show on TV or web
Machine Gum Productions

PB5 Productions (Patrick Bourbonnais)

Media favourite
Mehdi Cayenne

Online show
Mélissa Ouimet

Paul Demers Builder Award
Jean Malavoy

Congratulations to all the winners!

On June 19 at 8:00 p.m., the Trille Or Gala will celebrate the artists who’ve made their mark on the French-Canadian music industry over the last two years, with performances, and the presentation of the last 10 prestigious categories.

For the third time, the Gala will be televised across the country with Unis TV. Internet users will also be able to watch the Gala live on the Unis TV website as well as its Facebook page.

For more information on the winners and nominated artists, visit or download the Trille Or app.

Good luck to all nominated SOCAN members!