Charles-Antoine Gosselin wins second SOCAN Award at Festival en chanson de Petite-Vallée
Singer-songwriter Charles-Antoine Gosselin won a SOCAN Award on July 9, 2016, during the 34th annual edition of the Festival en chanson de Petite-Vallée. He won the award, accompanied by a $1,000 cash prize, for his song “L’hiver arriverait en retard.” Guillaume Moffet, A&R executive for Québec and the Canadian Francophonie, presented the prize.
Gosselin also won a SOCAN Award during the 2015 edition of the Francouvertes. for his song “Il m’en aura fallu du temps.” The Sherbrooke-born artist also won three other awards at the Festival: the Prix UDA for his charisma and stage presence, the Sirius XM studio recording prize and the Nat Corbeil radio tracking prize.
Besides sitting on several juries, SOCAN sponsored many workshops for songwriters, and for the contestants in the various categories and prizes. We also presented a workshop on SOCAN itself, and the role of its A&R team. Many SOCAN members performed onstage at the Théâtre de la Vieille Forge, at Camp chanson, and in the big tent in Grande-Vallée, while others gave workshops to the contestants.