Survol de la Semaine du 19 au 25 novembre

 
 

Québec

Des Félix difficiles d’accès pour les femmes (FR)

La quasi-absence des femmes parmi les lauréats de Félix lors du dernier gala de l’ADISQ tenait de l’anomalie, estime l’organisation. N’empêche : elle est aussi le reflet d’un déséquilibre qui perdure, révèlent des données colligées par Le Devoir.

-Guillaume Bourgault-Côté, Le Devoir

Loud donnera un spectacle au Centre Bell (FR)

Après avoir fait salle comble pour la très grande majorité de ses prestations, le Montréalais réalisera une première pour un artiste de rap québécois: un spectacle au Centre Bell. Il s'agira évidemment de la plus grosse salle où il se produira depuis le début de sa carrière.

-Christian Labarre-Dufresne, Huffington Post


À la rencontre du producteur québécois derrière certains des plus gros hits de latin trap (FR)

Alex Castillo, mieux connu sous son nom d’artiste AC, est de retour dans son Montréal-Nord natal depuis quelques semaines seulement. Après de longs séjours à Los Angeles et en République dominicaine, il s’est réinstallé en ville juste à temps pour recevoir le prestigieux prix international de la SOCAN en octobre dernier.

-Antoine-Samuel Mauffette Alavo, Vice Québec

Les plaintes d'inconduite sexuelle contre Charles Dutoit restent crédibles, dit l’OSM (FR)

Les deux plaintes pour harcèlement sexuel reçues par l’Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM) au sujet de Charles Dutoit étaient et demeurent « très crédibles », a soutenu vendredi la chef de la direction de l’institution.

-Guillaume Bourgault-Côté, Le Devoir

Canada

A break for Canadian Creators? Maybe. - Canadian copyright revision required under US/Mexico/Canada Agreement (USMCA) (AN)

Under the recently-signed USMCA, Canada agreed to harmonize its copyright law with US law, amongst other matters, and extend creator rights in Canada for an additional 20 years.

-Aaron Milrad, JDSUPRA

Des enregistrements de The Guess Who récupérés dans un garage de Winnipeg (FR)

Des enregistrements du groupe The Guess Who récemment trouvés dans un garage de Winnipeg alimentent les spéculations selon lesquelles il pourrait y avoir des chansons inachevées du légendaire groupe de rock canadien qui n’ont jamais été entendues auparavant.

-La Presse Canadienne

Tornado relief benefit concert raises $55,000 (AN)

A cheque for $55,678 was handed over to the United Way today following a benefit concert for tornado victims at TD Place.

-CTV Ottawa

How a research lab is taking lessons from music (AN)

What lessons does a string quartet hold for a mother who is suffering from postpartum depression? How could the movements of a dancer help improve those of a Parkinson’s patient?

-Hannah Yoon, The Globe & Mail

London Bluesfest promoter says festival unlikely to continue (AN)

Unless deep-pocketed sponsors arrive, the plug will be pulled on the fledgling four-day festival at Harris Park, says promoter Ron Schroeyens, owner of the PA Shop Productions.

-Joe Belanger, London Free Press

International


At Least Two Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC) Contenders Have Emerged — Here’s the First One (AN)

The American Music Licensing Collective (AMLC) is just one group vying to fulfill the duties of the MMA’s Music Licensing Collective (MLC).

-Paul Resnikoff, Digital Music News


The Album Is in Deep Trouble – and the Music Business Probably Can’t Save it (AN)

Sales are plummeting, and the music industry is returning to the era of track-led consumption. Is the LP doomed?

-Tim Ingham, Rolling Stone

Sony Completes Acquisition Of EMI Music Publishing Despite Indie Objections (AN)

Sony Corp. has completed its acquisition of EMI Music Publishing, which will be merged into Sony/ATV giving the company about $1.275 billion in revenue, based on most recent annual revenues of about $610 million for Sony/ATV and $663 million for EMI Music Publishing.

-Ed Christman, Billboard

La musique-machine selon Jean-Michel Jarre (FR)

À 70 ans, il est un emblème de la musique électronique et son parrain: le Français Jean-Michel Jarre se livre à l'AFP au présent, au futur et au passé, avec ce constat: «J'ai passé plus de temps auprès des machines que des humains».

-Nicolas Pratviel, Agence France-Presse

How Do More Women in Music Become 'Gatekeepers'? A&R Execs Look for Answers at REBOOT Workshop (AN)

At Capitol Studios in Los Angeles last Tuesday, the third women's empowerment workshop in a music industry series called REBOOT focused on the idea of "gatekeepers." The event brought together a panel of some of the music industry's leading female A&R executives.

-Nicole Pajer, Billboard

SPOTIFY LAUNCHES GLOBAL DATABASE FOR WOMEN WORKING IN MUSIC (AN)

SoundGirls is a nonprofit dedicated to expanding opportunities for girls and women in music. Any professional around the world can add their name to the database.

-Music Business Worldwide

Roy Clark est mort à l’âge de 85 ans (FR)

Le chanteur country Roy Clark, virtuose de la guitare, chanteur et animateur de l’émission «Hee Haw» pendant près d’un quart de siècle, est décédé, a confirmé son relationniste.

-Le Droit (Associated Press)

Who’s Telling the Truth: YouTube or the Music Industry? We’re About to Find Out (AN)

YouTube says that Article 13, a controversial clause in a new European law, will destroy its platform. The music industry says this is a smokescreen. Who’s right?

-Tim Ingham, Rolling Stone

Label Group IFPI Says It Can’t Account for Half of YouTube’s Claimed $1.8 Billion In Royalty Payments (AN)

Google recently published an anti-piracy report claiming that YouTube has paid more than $1.8 billion in ad revenue to the music industry in 2017. However, the IFPI is challenging Google’s claim, saying that it can’t verify the information provided in that report.

-Ashley King, Digital Music News

Streaming Music Industry Growing In China, $600 Million Investment (AN)

One of China’s leading internet and online game services providers recently announced that its music streaming platform NetEase Cloud Music has completed its previously announced round of financing with investors, including strategic partner Baidu, General Atlantic, Boyu Capital and several other investors.

-John David, Radio Facts

Classique Vanessa Paradis (FR)

Vanessa Paradis la chanteuse a toujours fait des albums à la fine pointe de la pop branchée. Elle prend une tout autre tangente cet automne avec Les Sources, son septième album studio en carrière, qui sera lancé vendredi. Une oeuvre classique et intemporelle qui rappelle avec beaucoup de classe les grandes années de la variété française.

-Josée Lapointe, La Presse

The legendary promoters of rock: inside an eye-opening new documentary (AN)

In new film The Show’s The Thing, the story of Frank Barsalona, who blueprinted the modern concert industry is explored with help from the major artists he helped to the stage.

-Jim Farber, The Guardian

Ticket Sellers, Promoters & Streaming Giants Discuss How Consumer Data Boosts Ticket Sales at Billboard Live Music Summit (AN)

Panelists from AEG, Ticketmaster, Spotify, Bandsintown, See Tickets and Eventellect discussed the importance of cohesion in 21st century ticketing.

-Chris Eggertsen, Billboard

Amidst Disappointing Numbers, YouTube Music Launches in 7 More Countries (AN)

Three streaming music services later, Google and YouTube have yet to find their groove. Late last year, Google revealed it would launch yet another attempt to finally break into the streaming music market.

-Daniel Sanchez, Digital Music News

The law that lets Europeans take back their data from big tech companies (AN)

Tech companies' reign over users' personal data has run largely unchecked in the age of the internet. Europe is seeking to end that with a new law

-Steve Kroft, CBS News

UNIVERSAL IS HAVING A HUGE YEAR – RIGHT ON TIME FOR SALE-HUNGRY VIVENDI (AN)

According to Vivendi, Universal Music Group’s five biggest revenue-generating artists in the first nine months of this year were: (i) Drake; (ii) Post Malone; (iii) Kendrick Lamar; (iv) XXXTentacion; and (v) Migos.

-Tim Ingham, Music Business Worldwide

Universal Music Group’s Revenues Jump 13.5% as Sales Chatter Intensifies (AN)

Thanks to the massive success of UMG ahead of its upcoming sale, Vivendi’s own bottom line rose 5.5% in Q3 2018. Last summer, after discarding the idea of a $40 billion IPO for its major record label, Vivendi unveiled a new idea.  The French media conglomerate would sell up to 50% of Universal Music Group (UMG).

-Daniel Sanchez, Digital Music News

TAYLOR SWIFT SIGNS NEW GLOBAL RECORDINGS DEAL WITH UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP (AN)

After much speculation about her future, Taylor Swift has signed a new global recording contract with Universal Music Group (UMG). Under the multi-year agreement, UMG will serve as the exclusive worldwide recorded music partner for Swift, while UMG’s Republic Records will serve as her label partner in the US.

-Music Business Worldwide

WHY DID WARNER JUST SPEND $180M TO BUY A MERCHANDISING COMPANY? (AN)

Lil Pump knows. His limited edition Unhappy line of clothing, bundled with his upcoming mixtape The Harverd Dropout, sold out pretty soon after going on sale at the end of August. The kicker? At the time of writing, with loads of merch sold, there’s still no release date for the record.

-Murray Stassen, Music Business Worldwide