In an exclusive interview with SOCAN, Songwriter of the Year winner Anachnid (whose totem animal is the spider) discusses her reaction on earning the $10,000, SOCAN Foundation-sponsored honour at the 2019 Indigenous Music Awards; writing her powerful song “Windigo,” about the ruthless, hungry spirit of the same name; her dream-inspired songwriting process; and her in-the-moment recording style.

For its 34th edition, in 2019, the Gémeaux Awards have once again nominated several SOCAN members in the various music categories. The technical and documentary gala of this annual celebration of the Québec television industry will be held Sept. 12, 2019.

The finalists are:



Jonathan Cayer
FAITS DIVERS, Season 2, Episode 18, “Le jour avant la négociation”
Publisher: Les Éditions Sovi-Son inc.

Martin Roy, Luc Sicard
L’heure bleue, “Episode 41”
Publisher: Production Duobis

Martin Roy, Luc Sicard
Le Monstre, Episode 6
Publisher: Pixcom International Inc.

Michel Corriveau
Les pays d’en haut, Season 4, Episode 37
Publisher: Éditions Encore inc., Les Éditions Jérémiade, Les Éditions Sovi-Son inc.

Martin Roy, Luc Sicard
Victor Lessard, Season 2, Episode 19
Publisher: Pixcom International Inc.



Viviane Audet, Robin-Joël Cool, Alexis Martin
50/50: le documentaire

 Christian Clermont
Apocalypse la paix impossible, Episode 2, “Retour vers l’enfer”
Publishers: Les Éditions Du Lagon, Éditions Ideacom

Mathieu Lafontaine
De garde 24/7, Season 4, Episode 39, “Plan”
Publisher: Éditions Pomme d’étoile

Alexandra Stréliski|
Faire œuvre utile, Episode 3, “Fred Pellerin et Robert Lepage”
Publisher: Les Éditions Musicales Zone 3

Claudie Bertounesque, Robert-Marcel Lepage
François Barbeau: créateur de costumes
Publisher: Les Éditions Le Robert Illustré



Tire le coyote
Demain des Hommes, Episode 5
Publisher: Les Éditions de la Tribu

Jonathan Cayer
Faits Divers, Season 2, Episode 18, “Le jour avant la négociation”
Publisher: Les Éditions Sovi-Son inc.

Florence Longpré, Pascale Renaud-Hébert, Mathieu Vanasse|
M’entends-tu ?, Season 1, Episode 1, “Les filles du bloc”
Publishers: Idea 3 Inc, My T-Fine

Michel Corriveau
Mensonges, Season 4, Episode 40, “Opération Motti”
Publishers: Les Éditions Jérémiade, Les Éditions Sovi-Son inc.

Jean-Philippe Goncalves
Une autre histoire, Episode 1


SOCAN congratulates its members for their nominations, and wishes them the best of luck.

Following the technical and documentary gala, hosted by Olivier Niquet and Émilie Perreault, the live broadcast gala will air on Radio-Canada on Sept. 15, 2019, hosted by Véronique Cloutier.

For more information on the various categories and the nomination process, visit the Académie website.

Hip-hop combo Dubmatique is known for popularizing the genre in Québec in the latter part of the ’90s, thanks to its wildly popular album, La force de comprendre. They’re about to write a new page in the history books at the 30th annual SOCAN Awards Gala, to be held at Montréal’s La Tohu on Sept. 22, 2019. Their hit “Soul pleureur” will become the very first hip-hop song to become a SOCAN Classic in Québec. We met with Jérôme Belinga (DiSoul) and Ousmane Traore (OTMC). and they told us about the inspiration behind their hit. They also told us about what the Francophone rap scene was like back then, and their take on the current “rap queb” scene, which they help to propel forward.