The next edition of Rencontres québécoises de l’industrie de la musique will be held on April 15 and 16 in Montréal. Since 1995 ADISQ (Association québécoise de l’industrie du disque, du spectacle et de la vidéo) has hosted this annual meeting of professionals from the world of recording, entertainment, and radio.
Every spring, the event gives industry players an opportunity to discuss the issues that define the industry, be it new media, regulations, or new business models.
The event program notes that “with the proliferation of online services and wireless communication devices, any and all music is now available anytime, anywhere and is increasingly adapted to individual tastes and preferences.
“The availability of music above and beyond the possibilities offered by CDs—which were its main development vector over the past quarter of a century—represents a sea change in how the value of music is now defined, particularly with regard to its commercial value. New partnerships suggest a bright future, both for music companies and new players, notably telecommunications companies and Internet service providers.
“This edition will allow participants to hear and talk to some of the actors at the forefront of these changes. Once again this year, renowned experts, far-sighted directors and managers, inspired talentspotters, and the brightest project developers will descend on Montréal to share their experiences, projects, and visions of the music industry with us.”