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Updated: 2018-05-13

Video of the 1st Place Winning Song

The video clip for our 1st place winner Laurie Martin's original song Fausse Réalité has been released. The song became a video clip filmed and edited by Artediem Millenium based on a soundtrack recorded and mastered at Studio La Majeure.

Laurie Martin - Fausse Réalité

The wining song for the 2nd place winner

Kassandra Chamberland was the 2nd place winner and part of her prize package was a radio quality professional recording and mastering by Studio Loco of her original song Rien n'est terminé.

Random Draw Prize: Recording of An Original Song

Kevin St-Pierre was the winner of the random draw prize. Here is his original song Maladroit, recorded courtesy of DNA Studios.

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The 2012 Acoustic Nights Montreal Gala

The headliner for the Acoustic Nights Montreal Gala (Sep 30, 2012 at La Sala Rossa) was the critically acclaimed band Which Is Which, and the winners of our 2012 Teen Songwriting Competition were the opening act.


The 2012 ANM Teen Songwriting Competition took place on
Sat June 23, 2012, 1:30pm-4pm at:

Conseil des Arts de Montréal
1210 Sherbrooke E., Montreal, QC, H2L 1L9
Gaston-Miron building, suite 102 Music Room

The 2012 ANMTSC Top 10 Finalists, 2012-06-23

The winners of our competition are:

Melina Soochan (producer) with the ANMTSC 2012 Winners: Charly Corbeil (People's Choice), Laurie Martin (#1), Kassandra Chamberland (#2), Jimmy Khayata (#3) and Sabrina Correa (co-producer)
  • 1st Place: Laurie Martin, 17 (Montréal, QC)

  • 2nd Place: Kassandra Chamberland, 15 (L'Assomption, QC)

  • 3rd Place: Jimmy Khayata, 17 (Saint-Laurent, QC)

  • People's Choice: Charly Corbeil, 17 (Saint-Césaire, QC)

  • Random Draw: Kevin St-Pierre, 14 (Montréal, QC)

Check out the awesome prizes that these young artists have won.

Heartfelt thanks go to the judges, staff and sponsors who've made this year's event a success.

Special thanks to CTV who provided a much appreciated promotional clip in the weeks leading up to the competition as well as coverage of the event as a news item on the same evening, right after the competition.

And last but not least a very warm thank you to the enchanting Annie Becker who gave a fabulous performance at the intermission and after the competition, while waiting for the results.

Mission of Acoustic Nights Montreal

The mission of Acoustic Nights Montreal is to promote independent artists and local singer-songwriters. This volunteer-based organization was founded in 2009 by Melina Soochan, an established musician and singer-songwriter herself.

The ANM Series is a bimonthly showcase featuring up-and-coming musicians in Montreal. The goal of the Series is to give exposure to local artists of various genres, and to promote fair play and fair pay in the industry. There have been 10 chapters in the series since inception. The ANM Series of showcases is on hiatus for the time being.

In 2011, Acoustic Nights expanded into the youth sector, encouraging teen musicians to develop their songwriting and performance skills through the introduction of the annual ANM Teen Songwriting Competition.

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