Since her recording debut more than 20 years ago, Jorane has invented a singular musical universe whose source has yet to be exhausted, as evidenced by her most recent project, Hemenetset, the live stage version of which promises to be extraordinary.

Nominated for a 2022 JUNO Award in the Instrumental Album of the Year category, Hemenetset, a multi-faceted,  collaborative project that she’s been working on for six years, is certainly the most ambitious of her career. Co-produced by Jorane and Marc Bell, Hemenetset is a modern symphony and a true odyssey. We discussed her creative process, one that uses all the tools and technologies at her disposal to unfold.

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Jorane will be performing Hemenetset in the fall, watch for her concert dates here.

The Gala des artisans Québec Cinéma 2022 unveiled its winners on June 5, 2022, at the Cirque Éloize studios in Montréal. Fourteen #ComposersWhoScore SOCAN members were finalists in the Best Original Score and Best Original Score/Documentary categories.

Philippe BraultPhilippe Brault was nominated twice in the Best Original Score, and won for his work in the film Les Oiseaux ivres (Drunken Birds in its English version), directed by Ivan Grbovic.

During an interview with Words &  Music a few days after receiving his award — his second Iris in four years — Brault was still visibly moved: “Being able to work on Les Oiseaux ivres was truly a gift for me, especially during the pandemic,” he said. “I remember that on the first viewing, each camera shot transported and inspired me and took me completely out of the isolation we were in at the time. The award meant a lot to me, because it tells me that I was able to create something from what resonated with me in the film, that also resonated with others. That’s a big part of why we do what we do, right?”

Stephane Lafleur, Christophe Lamarche-LedouxIn the category Best Original Score/Documentary Film, the Iris went to Stéphane Lafleur and Christophe Lamarche-Ledoux, for their compositions in Archipel, by director Félix Dufour-Laperrière, a feature-length animated documentary. The film is an ambitious project that offers a poetic and political experience, in the heart of a version of Québec that’s both real and imaginary.

For the complete list of finalists and winners at the 2022 edition of the Gala Québec Cinéma, visit its official website. Congratulations to the three winners, and all the finalists in both categories!


SOCAN’s video series, The Pros, finds leaders in their musical fields sharing some of the high-level information they’ve learned while creating a significant work in their careers.

grandson (a.k.a. Jordan Benjamin) won the 2019 SOCAN Songwriting Prize for co-writing (and performing) “Blood//Water.” The song, whose hard rock and social comment is typical of grandson’s approach, was also certified Gold in the U.K., and Platinum in the U.S. and Canada. His single “Apologize” reached the Top Five on the Billboard Canadian Rock Chart , while “Dirty” was Top 10, and also reached No. 11 on the Billboard U.S. Alternative Chart. His current album, Death of an Optimist, was nominated for a 2022 JUNO Award. He’s worked with his early heroes Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park and Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine; performed on Late Night with Seth Myers; co-wrote and recorded a duet with Jessie Reyez, “Rain,” that was featured in Suicide Squad 2; opened arena shows for Avril Lavigne and toured with Smashing Pumpkins.

Here, grandson explains how to best use social media, and the differences between TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter.