The 2017 Gala des prix Trille Or was held at the Centre des arts Shenkman, in Orléans, near Ottawa, on Friday, May 5, and was broadcast live across the country on UNIS. Mehdi Cayenne walked away with three honours: Best Album (for Aube), Best Male Artist, and Best Song for “La pluie.” Anique Granger won Best Songwriter, an award presented to her by SOCAN Chief of Québec Affairs, Geneviève Côté, as well as Best Female Artist. Thus, Cayenne and Granger were the major winners of the evening.

Among the other winners were Pandaléon, who won Best Group; Ponteix, who won Breakout Artist of the Year and Best EP; Caroline Savoie, who won for Best Album from Acadie; and the band Hey, Wow, who Best Live Show.

Eric Parazelli, Editor of SOCAN’s Paroles & Musique online magazine, was on hand to interview Mehdi Cayenne and Anique Granger after the biennial gala, presented by the Association des professionnels de la chanson et de la musique (APCM