The Pros video series introduces you to leading musicians, who share some of the experience they’ve acquired throughout their careers.

After releasing their album Choses Sauvages II in October of 2021; playing just about every festival stage in Québec during the summer of 2022; and selling out MTELUS in Montréal in September of 2022, there’s no doubt in anyone’s mind that Choses Sauvages are a live act that can always be counted on to put on a spectacular show.

We met with their singer and bassist Félix Bélisle during the band’s remarkable appearance at the 2022 Festival de musique émergente (FME) in Abitibi-Témiscamingue, to get his advice on how to put on the perfect show.

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Murda Beatz (born Shane Lindstrom) grew up in the small town of Fort Erie, ON, started making beats when he was 17, and achieved his first placement in only three months (with Soulja Boy). Since then, with Boi-1da as his mentor, he’s earned credits on music by Drake, Cardi B, Nicki Minaj, Migos, Polo G, 6ix9ine, and more, and has his own record label, via Interscope. Since he became a massive success as a young adult, we talked to both Murda Beatz and his mom about familial support in the early steps of his career.

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Canadian Heritage has granted The SOCAN Foundation $132,000, via the Canada Performing Arts Workers Resilience Fund.

This generous support will allow the SOCAN Foundation to offer, in early 2023, its Creative Entrepreneurship Summit – a virtual educational gathering to help music creators and live workers develop their entrepreneurial capacity.

“The SOCAN Foundation extends its gratitude to Canadian Heritage, which allows us to serve the community with robust programs that will be funded by the Government of Canada,” said Charlie Wall-Andrews, Executive Director of SOCAN Foundation. “We look forward to supporting the sector and collaborating with industry partners.”

The announcement was made by the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, the Minister of Canadian Heritage of Canada, on Oct. 18, 2022, in Montréal. Marc Ouellette, the President of SOCAN’s Board of Directors, was in attendance on behalf of both SOCAN and the SOCAN Foundation.