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.

Winner of the Country Music Award at the upcoming Montréal SOCAN Awards, to be held Oct. 2 at La Tohu, the great Patrick Norman — who’ll soon celebrate 50 years in the music business — tells us about his musical influences, the new generation of guitarists, and about his unconditional love for the acoustic guitar.

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.