In a SOCAN video interview from the 2017 JUNO Awards nominations media conference, Doug Oliver of Cold Creek County talks about the band’s nomination for Breakthrough Group of the Year, their accomplishments in 2016, and writing the first single from their next album in SOCAN’s Toronto office.
To mark the 30th anniversary of Bourse RIDEAU (Réseau indépendant des diffuseurs d’événements artistiques unis), SOCAN presented a captivating songwriters’ circle that featured SOCAN members Luc De Larochelière, Ingrid St-Pierre, Ian Kelly and Elisapie on the magnificent stage of Québec City’s Capitole Theatre. The focus of the 2017 RIDEAU was on the stakes of the digital age.
The four songwriters captivated the audience with several songs each, while sharing anecdotes about them, and opening up about their relationship with songwriting. The atmosphere was filled with camaraderie, and the chemistry that bonded all four as songwriters was palpable.
Paroles & Musique Editor Eric Parazelli, met with them right after the event to ask about their experience of the circle. You can see that, and a few excerpts from the circle, in the video.
Several awards were given out during Soirée des Prix RIDEAU, on top of the events programmed for the Forum de la Bourse RIDEAU, and the many showcases intended to help bookers build their programs. Among the awards given out (the complete list of which is on the RIDEAU website), the SOCAN Jury Prize was awarded to Alexandre Désilets for his outstanding showcase presented on Feb. 13 at Palais Montcalm. The award includes a spot during the SOCAN showcase presented during the Rendez-vous pros des Francos event in Montréal in June 2017.
In a SOCAN video interview from the 2017 JUNO Awards nominations media conference, Harrison briefly discusses his reaction to being nominated for Electronic Album of the Year, his songwriting process, how he signed a record deal with Last Gang, and his own favourite Canadian electronic music artists.