In an interview with SOCAN, 2017 Allan Waters Humanitarian Prize JUNO Award winner Buffy Sainte-Marie discusses how humanitarian work is of a piece with all of her other creative work, and talks about the current moment of widespread recognition for Indigenous culture in Canada.

In an interview with SOCAN, Adam Cohen comments on his late father Leonard Cohen’s 2017 JUNO Award for Album of the Year (for You Want It Darker); his memories of working with his dad as he produced the record — an experience he calls “jubliant, delicious, eerie, stirring, wonderful”; and his decision to follow in his father’s singer-songwriter footsteps.

In an interview with SOCAN, consecutive two-time Alternative Album of the Year JUNO Award winners July Talk (they won in 2016 for July Talk, and 2017 for Touch) discuss the other nominees in their category, how their second album was as well-received as their first, and how their songwriting process changed between the two recordings.