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Survol des nouvelles de la semaine du 11 décembre


Des spectacles dès le 15 décembre pour Le D’Auteuil « 2.0 »(fr)

Tandis que les travaux se poursuivent jusqu’au dernier moment derrière les panneaux sombres du 228, rue Saint-Joseph Est, les premiers spectacles du D’Auteuil « 2.0 » s’annoncent dès le 15 décembre.

Suzie Genest, monsaintroch

Quebec City still isn’t ready for its first English-language commercial radio station, CRTC finds (en)

Evanov Radio’s controversial plan to launch Quebec City’s first English-language commercial radio station will have to wait some more after being denied again by the CRTC.



10 best Canadian francophone albums of 2018 (en)

2018 will be remembered as a year that debut francophone albums sent a shockwave through the country’s pop music.

-Jean-Étienne Sheehy, CBC   

Our favourite Canadian albums of 2018 (en)

A year in music is always wild and varied, and picking our favourite albums of 2018 is no small feat. This year, we decided to do something different: no « best » list, but instead, a favourites list. No fights over ranking — just love.

-Editorial staff, CBC

AWAL Announces Plans for New Toronto Office (en)

AWAL announced Tuesday (Dec. 11) the opening of a new office in Toronto, Canada, set to open in early 2019 with the aim of growing the company’s North American presence and providing greater resources for artists in Canada.
By Shelby Reitman, Billboard Biz

La musique afro s’affirme au gala Kilimandjaro (fr)

Le gala bilingue des Kilimandjaro Music Award, qui en était à sa 3e édition, a déroulé le tapis rouge pour les artistes de la musique afro de chez nous, samedi 1er décembre dernier, au Daniel’s Spectrum de Toronto.

-François Bergeron, L’Express


Club Owners Being Investigated Over Fatal Italian Concert Stampede (en)

Italian prosecutors say eight people are under investigation so far in connection to a stampede at a packed nightclub that killed six people, five of them teenagers

-Associated press, Billboard Biz

Ticketmaster Says They Can’t Be Sued by Their Customers — the Fine Print Says So (en)

Ticketmaster and its parent Live Nation are battling back against a consumer class action lawsuit, arguing that its customers signed their litigation rights away.

-Paul Resnikoff, Digital Music News

Grammy: les Canadiens Drake et Shawn Mendes en nomination (fr)

Les chanteurs canadiens Drake et Shawn Mendes ont obtenu plusieurs nominations pour le gala des prix Grammy, vendredi.

-La presse canadienne, Huffington post


Bien que la violence ne soit pas étrangère au hip-hop, peu de gens dans l’industrie sont considérés aussi dangereux que Suge Knight.

-Hugo Bastien, Music Urbania


Playlists Aren’t Everything. Here Are Some Other Critical Metrics to Track an Artist’s Success (Or Lack Thereof) (en)

A slot on a top-ranked playlist can transform obscurity into notoriety almost overnight. By brutal contrast, a removal can reverse those gains, and even exact a serious financial toll (and for evidence of that, look no further than the late XXXTentacion).

-Paul Resnikoff, Digital Music News

We’re All Drowning in Entertainment. Who’s Going to Rescue Us? (en)

What the avalanche of new music means – from overwhelmed listeners to algorithms that seek out unsigned talent for labels

-Tim Ingham, Rolling Stone

La tentation posthume du hip-hop (fr)

Cette pochette d’album me fascine: Tupac crucifié sur The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory. Le disque a paru dans la foulée de sa mort, à 25 ans, la date de sortie ayant été hâtée en 1996 par Suge Knight, le patron profiteur de son étiquette de disques, Death Row, qui avait flairé la bonne affaire.

-Jérémie Mcewen, La Presse


Early next year, She Is the Music will launch the SITM Database that will be the music industry’s most comprehensive source to discover, connect and create with women working in music.

-Hits Daily double

It was like working in a mill, but with drugs’: how indie labels reinvented British music (en)

It’s 40 years since Rough Trade, Mute and Factory Records used an anti-industry attitude to give a voice to the likes of Joy Division and Depeche Mode. The labels’ founders recall why they had to rip things up and start again

-Daniel Dylan Wray, The Guardian


YouTube a enfin dévoilé de quoi se sont gavés ses visiteurs cette année, et je le dis tout de suite, celle et ceux qui, comme moi, pensaient trouver le Jibjab « gigue irlandaise » de la Madame Pas Tellement dans le top 10 vont être déçu.es.

-Guillaume Mansour, Musique Urbania

Why stop at ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’? The top ten creepiest carols that we need to nix (en)

Cue the outrage on both sides: is “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” about date rape?

The answer, according to radio station Star 102 in Cleveland, is … it may well be

-Vinay Menon, The Star

Music’s long and inglorious history of faking it (en)

It was described as 2018’s great rock ‘n’ roll swindle. Threatin, a metal band from Los Angeles, had booked a UK and Ireland tour on the strength of its sizeable online fanbase

-John Meagher, Independent.ie


2018 fut une année musicale enlevante. Entre pseudo-scandales à l’ADISQ, ascensions fulgurantes d’Hubert Lenoir et de Loud et l’explosion du rap québécois sur les scènes grand public, on peut dire que les mélomanes du Québec ont eu bien des choses à se mettre sous la dent.

-Urbania Musique

We Are Drowning in a Devolved World: An Open Letter from Devo (en)

Following the band’s Rock Hall nomination, founder Gerald Casale reflects on its dystopian legacy in the age of Trump.

-Gerald V. Casale, Vice

Why Artist Managers Are Getting Into the Label Game ? (en)

When James Vickery, a 24-year-old R&B singer from London, went viral on YouTube, he quickly landed record-deal offers from two major labels. But instead, he decided to sign his first deal with a relative newcomer to the record-label business: artist manager Jake Udell, who isn’t going to manage Vickery at all.

Jewel Wicker, Billboard Biz

Indie Labels Now Account for 39.9% of the Global Recorded Music Market (en)

These ‘indie v. major’ percentages always stir some debate, simply because the definition of ‘indie’ is so fluid.  In many cases, an ‘indie’ is actually distributed through a major, with lots of big label services attached. But according to a new report from the Worldwide Independent Network (WIN), indie label growth has surpassed that of the major labels.

Daniel Sanchez, Digital Music News

Décès de Pete Shelley, chanteur du groupe Buzzcocks (fr)

Pete Shelley, chanteur et auteur du groupe Buzzcocks, figure majeure de la scène punk rock britannique, est décédé en Estonie à l’âge de 63 ans, a annoncé le groupe sur Facebook.

-Agence France-Presse, La Presse



The following MBW blog comes from Rebecca Yang (pictured), the co-founder and Chairwoman of IPCN (International Programme Content Network) – a leading international entertainment business which brokers and manages rights in the rapidly growing Chinese market.

-Music Business Worldwide


Why Amazon is a ‘bully’ and Facebook and Google are ‘the enemies of independent thought’(en)

The Atlantic’s Franklin Foer, author of “World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech,” critiques the tech giants on the latest Recode Decode.

-Eric Johnson, Recode

Spotify Wants Appeals Court to Decide Who in Music Can Sue for Copyright Infringement (en)

Before Congress passed the Music Modernization Act two months ago, Spotify was hit with several lawsuits that alleged the streamer hadn’t adequately obtained mechanical licenses for song compositions.

-Eric Gardner, Billboard Biz

DJs Get Into Streaming Revenue Mix (en)

Music-streaming service Mixcloud introduces subscriptions to individual DJs

-Anne Steele, the wall street journal

What Spotify and Apple Music Really Pay — According to Das Kapital (en)

Each passing year, major labels continue to report record revenue thanks to the rise of streaming music.

In its second fiscal quarter report for 2018, Sony Music posted $512.2 million in streaming revenue alone.

-Daniel Sanchez, Digital Music News


It looks like Apple could be in the process of building a music streaming service specifically for use by bars, restaurants or retail establishments.

The Cupertino-based tech giant filed a trademark application for ‘Apple Music for Business’ with the United States Patent and Trademark Office on November 29.

-Music Business Worldwide

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