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.

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

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.