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.

First up is SOCAN’s Chief Membership and Business Development Officer Michael McCarty, answering gthe question What is SOCAN’s Membership Team doing now? (with French subtitles.)

Une chance qu’on s’a will present of 80 Québec artists from all fields, who’ll unite from their homes for a benefit event that will raise funds for two charities: Les petits frères, which helps relieve the isolation of elders 75 years of age and older, and SOS Violence conjugale, which ensures safety for victims of domestic violence.

Une chance qu’on s’a will air Sunday, May 10, 2020, which also happens to be Mother’s Day. The show, produced with the help of the Government of Québec, will air on Télé-Québec and TVA at 7:30 p.m. ET. The event will be hosted by six on-air personalities who’ll take turns throughout the evening: Marie-Claude Barrette, Mélissa Bédard, Marie Soleil Dion, Pier-Luc Funk, Marc Labrèche, and Gildor Roy.

The star-studded list of featured artists will include SOCAN members such as Céline Dion, Lara Fabian, Koriass, Louis-Jean Cormier, Claudia Bouvette, Ariane Moffat, Alex Nevsky, Les Trois Accords, Andréanne A. Malette, Bleu Jeans Bleu, Elisapie, and Charlotte Cardin, to name just a few.

Music won’t be the only focus of the event, and other guests will include media personality Mélanie Maynard, comedian François Bellefeuille, writer Kim Thúy, Étienne Boulay, actress Sarah-Jeanne Labrosse, and many more.

Donations can be made here.

In the midst of social distancing to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus, SOCAN continues to conduct video interviews with our members – now online via meeting apps – in our new video series, “Staying Home with…” Today, it’s Snotty Nose Rez Kids.

Formed in 2016, the Haisla Nation hip-hop duo 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 just after the release of their new EP Real Deadly, Snotty Nose Rez Kids talk about, among other things, new musical directions; how the song “Real Deadly” anticipated the coronavirus situation; how they’re doing with, as Tupac Shakur said, “all eyez on me”; and the concept and sound of their next full-length album.