Hubert Lenoir will share the Breakthrough Award with Loud at the Montréal SOCAN Awards Gala on October 2, 2018, at La Tohu. In this interview, the manmaking everyone’s head turn tells us about his view on the concept of authenticity.

As the winner of the Screen Composer of the Year Award at the 2018 SOCAN Montréal Awards, Jean-Olivier Bégin is the composer who most stood out in 2017. He constantly wows everyone with his capacity to work on a wide variety of projects, always with outstanding quality. In the fall of 2017, he won a Gémeaux Award for the Best Original Music, for the documentary Contes du Centre-Sud.  His impressive list of projects also includes music for TV productions such as Ici Urbania, Sexplora, Police Académie, and many more for Radio-Canada, TVA, Canal D and Historia. In our video interview, he discusses his creative process, and the qualities required to succeed in the unsung trade of screen composing.

After winning the SOCAN Songwriting Prize this summer for his song “56k,” Loud will end the year in style with two more honours at the 2018 Montréal SOCAN Awards, set for Oct. 2, 2018. He’ll also receive the Urban Music Award, as well as the Breakthrough Award, which he’ll share with Hubert Lenoir.  In this video interview, he tells us, among other things, about the differences between the French and Québec rap scenes.