Diane Tell

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Diane Tell

Born in Québec City, Diane Tell entered the Val d’Or conservatory at the age of six and wrote her first songs at the age of twelve. As one of Québec’s pioneering female singer-songwriters, she won six Félix prizes before the age of 25: Breakout Artist, Best Artist, Best Album, Best Song and, twice, Songwriter of the Year. Several of her songs have become SOCAN Classics, and “Si j’étais un homme” was inducted by the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2017. She earned a MIDEM Award for her album Chimères and a Victoire Award for Faire à nouveau connaissance. In 1990, she was chosen to play a leading role in the musical La légende de Jimmy. That was followed up by another musical, Marilyn Montreuil, at the Théâtre National du Chaillot, in Paris. Diane not only played the leading role but composed the show’s score. An independent artist, she owns the rights to her entire catalogue, manages her own publishing company, and produces and finances her own albums. In her blog Diane Cause Musique, Diane engages up-and-coming artists by explaining the inner workings of the music industry.