Year after year, Klô Pelgag has slowly become a mainstay at the ADISQ Galas. In 2021, she became Céline Dion’s equal in terms of “artistic” trophies won in a single year, after earning six of them; this year, she walked away with the Show of the Year Award for her Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs tour.

We met with her after her victory at the Nov. 6, 2022, Gala, where she discussed the importance of her touring team, which she considers her second family, as well as the fact that she had to get used to a new family life during this tour –  that’s taken her throughout not only Québec, but also Japan, France, and England.

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Composer and pianist Jean-Michel Blais has been  creating instrumental music that’s struck a chord with both the public and his peers, who showed their appreciation once again at the Premier Gala de l’ADISQ on Nov. 2, 2022, by awarding him the Instrumental Album of the Year Award for Aubades.

We spoke with him about the importance of celebrating instrumental music composers, who still too often face challenges make a living from their art. We also discussed the effect of the pandemic on our growing desire to hear instrumental music, and, above all, the fulsome confidence he has in listeners’ ability to enjoy his music in their own way, and under any circumstance.

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On Oct. 25, 2022, Martin Lavallée, SOCAN’s Head of Reproduction Rights and Senior Legal Counsel, testified – on behalf of our nearly 180,000 members – at the special Senate Transport and Communications committee hearing on Bill C-11, the Online Streaming Act.

SOCAN has been advocating strongly to government, for years, about the imperative to modernize legislation for the digital era. We look forward to the full bill being passed to safeguard the future of Canada’s music industry.

Read Martin Lavallée’s full testimony here (in English and French).