Formed in 2016, the Haisla Nation hip-hop duo Snotty Nose Rez Kids, from Kitimat, B.C. – composed of rappers Yung Trybez (Quinton Nyce) and Young D (Darren Metz) – have won both Best Hip-Hop Artist and Breakout Artist at the Western Canadian Music Awards; have been shortlisted twice, back-to-back, for the Polaris Prize; and have earned a JUNO Award nomination. In a video interview with SOCAN, they offer some sound advice to young rappers and other novice music creators.


In the midst of social distancing to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus, SOCAN is continuing to operate at full capacity. To keep you posted about what we’re doing to adapt to the situation, and how we’re doing it, we present a series of SOCAN Leadership Updates – online video interviews with various SOCAN executives.

This time, SOCAN’s new interim Chief Executive Officer Jennifer Brown  discusses how she’s settling into her new role, talks about her goals, and answers the question she’s asked most often.

The first Leadership Update video featured Chief Membership & Business Development Officer Michael McCarty discussing his team’s work during the pandemic, including our important advocacy efforts with government.

Stay tuned for more videos from the SOCAN team!

CBC and The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) present the second of five instalments of the JUNOs 365 Songwriters’ Circle virtual series, adapted for an online audience after the popular “Jewel of the JUNOs” event was cancelled in Saskatoon due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Presented by SOCAN in association with Music Publishers Canada, the series of five online events, continuing next Friday, May 15, 2020, features some of Canada’s best songwriters telling the intriguing stories behind the songs, and performing from their homes. The second episode will feature Rose Cousins, Ed Robertson, William Prince, and Tenille Townes.

The JUNOS 365 Songwriters’ Circle will be available free in Canada on CBC Gem and globally on CBC Music’s Facebook and YouTube pages and, every other week on Fridays, until June 26.  For more information, click here.