Petite-Vallée: Juste Robert Wins SOCAN Chanson coup de coeur Award

Jean-Robert Drouillard, a.k.a. Juste Robert, won the SOCAN Chanson coup de cœur Award at the 2017 Festival en chanson de Petite-Vallée. Above, SOCAN A&R Executive Guillaume Moffet (right) presents him with the prize. (Photo: Jean-Charles Labarre)
July 13, 2017

Juste Robert won the SOCAN Chanson coup de cœur prize during the 2017 edition of the Festival en chanson de Petite-Vallée, which took place in the village of the same name, from June 29 to July 8. His song “Il pleut des cordes” won him the award, and a $1,000 cash prize, which was presented to him by SOCAN A&R Executive Guillaume Moffet, who’s responsible for Québec and the Canadian Francophonie. The Gaspé-born singer-songwriter also won the Prix de l’enregistrement studio Sirius XM.

Among the other winners crowned during the event, Lou-Adriane Cassidy won the Prix du ROSEQ, which comes with an invitation to feature in a showcase during the fall gathering of the network; the Prix SPIN for a photo shoot; the Prix Belle et Bum Télé-Québec; the Prix de la chanson canon Sirius XM for her song “Ça va, ça va”; and the Prix UDA for her charisma and stage presence.

Besides sitting on several juries, SOCAN sponsored many workshops for songwriters, and contestants in the various categories and prizes, and also presented a workshop on SOCAN itself and the role of its A&R team. SOCAN members performed on stage at Théâtre de la Vieille Forge, at Camp chanson, and under the Big Top in Grande-Vallée, while others gave workshops to the contestants.

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