King Melrose will receive a Popular Music Award during the 2018 Montréal SOCAN Awards on Oct. 2. He’ll receive it next Tuesday at La Tohu, thanks to his song “Ça se danse,” which he co-wrote with Sylvain Michel. In this video interview, he tells us about the crucial role radio has played in his career, and of Québec Francophone music in the life of youngsters.

“Ça se danse”
Performed by King Melrose
Songwriters: Sébastien Côté (King Melrose)/ Sylvain Michel
Music Publishers: Éditions Cent Noms/Éditions Tacca/Éditions Art Illimité

While we anxiously await the 29th edition of the Montréal SOCAN Awards Gala on Oct. 2 at La Tohu, Geoffroy and Bobby Bazini tell us about their personal evolution in the songwriting process, and the importance of travelling for their art. Geoffroy will receive the Viral Song Award for his “Sleeping On My Own.” This award is presented to the most popular song on streaming sites, that gained its popularity through massive, rapid circulation on the Internet and without the help of radio airplay. As for Bobby Bazini, he’ll receive a Popular Music Award (Anglophone) for his song, “C’est la vie.”

“Sleeping on my own”
Performed by Geoffroy
Songwriters: Geoffroy, Max Antoine Poulin Gendron
Publisher: Third Side Music Inc.



“C’est la vie”
Performed by Bobby Bazini
Songwriters: Bobby Bazini, Martin Terefe (BMI)
Publisher: Bobby Bazini Publishing

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.