Widney Bonfils joined SOCAN as an A&R Representative after occupying the same function at 31 East Inc., a well-known record label and music publishing company in Montréal. There, he oversaw recording projects for artists such as Alx Veliz, Keshia Chanté, and Rymz, among many more, and successfully planned and executed songwriting camps and workshops in the U.K. and Montréal. Along with having his finger on the pulse of Québec's emerging music scene, Widney has a deep knowledge of the Francophone music market, and connections within the community at large. During his time at SOCAN, Widney has worked closely with artists/producers such as Stephanie Boulay, Ingrid St-Pierre, Banx & Ranx, Ruffsound, AC Vasquez, and Benny Adam, among others. He also served as Business Development Director at an information technology research and advisory company, Gartner Inc. (NYSE: IT), recruiting clients and service providers while promoting the company's services. He holds a degree in Communications and Marketing from the University du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), and a Digital Marketing certification from the Canadian Marketing Association (CMA).