On Aug. 19, 2021, SOCAN A&R Executive in Montréal, Sara Dendane, met with the aspiring talent of the latest edition of Star Académie, TVA’s popular talent contest broadcast in Québec, and hosted an information session about the role SOCAN plays in the careers of Canadian songwriters, composers, screen composers, and music publishers.

SOCAN 101 offers basic educational training on how SOCAN works, what its mission is, and what it offers to members. Dendane also took this opportunity to talk with the participants about their aspirations, and how SOCAN can help them reach their goals.

The “academics” in attendance were Rosalie Ayotte, Shayan Heidari, Maeva, Zara, Olivier Faubert, Matt Moln, and Dashny as well as Meghan Oak and Jacob Roberge remotely.