Communications du secteur culturel

Portait du consommateur de musique : que voulez-vous savoir?

L’ADISQ est en train de préparer un sondage visant à mieux connaître les consommateurs et consommatrices de musique au Québec. Ce projet s'inscrit dans la continuité des Guides de mise en marché de la musique québécoise francophone que nous avons réalisés en 2015 et 2012.Comme nos habitudes de consommation ont beaucoup évolué au cours des dernières années, nous allons adapter le questionnaire au contexte actuel. Pour que le guide soit le plus utile possible pour vous, nous cherchons aujourd'hui à savoir ce que vous souhaitez absolument apprendre à propos des consommateurs de musique.

Nous vous invitons à participer à un court sondage afin d'orienter le prochain guide.

Musicaction lance UN NOUVEAU PROGRAMME pour 2021-2022 - Axe 2 – Soutien aux concerts devant public

L'objectif de cette initiative est de supporter les investissements nécessaires pour permettre la reprise, en toute sécurité, des concerts au pays au cours des prochains mois. Ainsi, ce financement vise à permettre aux entreprises, aux organisations et aux artistes-entrepreneurs canadiens du secteur de la musique devant public, de planifier et de présenter des concerts en conformité avec les directives des santés publiques locales, provinciales et nationales.

Voir le programme complet

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Pratiques industrielles et artistiques

Fairness in Question: Do Music Recommendation Algorithms Value Diversity?

Concerns about algorithmic bias and discrimination aren’t limited to the music industry. Not so long ago, algorithms’ fairness received a lot of attention in the field of artificial intelligence, as numerous parties published papers investigating the extent to which recommender systems might discriminate against specific subsets of the population. Spotify also contributed to that string of reports, publishing an article on the impact of diverse listening on business metrics — and standing out from the crowd as they were the only ones who were accounting for business KPIs as well as raw consumption.

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What exactly is the ‘Artist’ in pop music?

Apple Music recent acquisition of classical music specialist Primephonic reminded us of the fact that the “artist” tag in modern digital music files and streams is ill-suited for classical music - which is performed by a diverse array of orchestras, soloists, conductors, ensembles, singers and more.
But it is also interesting to invert the perspective on the issue: the “artist” as usually defined in pop music is quite a peculiar concept.

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  • For the music industry, cryptocurrency will be as disruptive as MTV via Fast Company
  • Ok Computer: Will the Next Phase Of The Music Industry Take Place Inside The Metaverse? via Synchtank
  • Extended Play: Music livestreaming’s total (un)addressable market via Water and Music
  • Is the Three-Minute Song Bad for Music? via The Honest Broker
  • Harvey Mason Jr. on Recording Academy's Future: 'We Needed to Improve and We Needed to Evolve' via Billboard
  • ‘People Think the Streaming Opportunity In Africa Is Easy. It’s Not, It’s Hard.’ via Music Business Worldwide
  • Where Apple Sees the Future of Streaming via Bloomberg
  • ‘Middle class’ artists need niche, not scale via Music Industry Blog

Consommation médiatique et de biens culturels

Les Canadiens découvrent la diffusion en ligne

Sans surprise, un sondage réalisé de février à mars derniers pour le compte du ministère du Patrimoine canadien et du Conseil des arts du Canada constate une baisse de fréquentation des évènements culturels pendant la pandémie et une inquiétude de la population envers le retour en salle. En revanche, la fréquentation d’évènements en ligne, principalement du contenu culturel canadien, augmente.

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Music is no longer about consumption, but participation (and women are leading the charge)

The mainstream shift to digital-first life in the last year and a half has affected video content production, games sales, and social media habits. It has also (notably) exacerbated the music industry shift to independent artists and music streaming revenue woes – both of which are now raising existential questions as to the future culture of music.

Lire sur Midia Research

À lire aussi

  • Though still under the radar, gaming is now huge for music discovery via Hypebot
  • The Demographic Divide - How Age Drives Usage Habits in Media & Tech via Variety
  • Does vinyl sound better? Here’s what the science says via Music Thinktank
  • Vinyl records are selling at twice the clip of a year ago with no signs of slowing down via Marketplace
  • What Music Labels Learn When You Pre-Save Music via Wired
  • Streaming and Radio Listening Habits for 2021 – Report via Digital Music News
  • YouTube says that music is now 25% of its global watch time via Music:)ally
  • How does our brain process sound? via Amplify You
  • Pour découvrir de nouveaux morceaux, le streaming prime sur les amis via la RTBF

Politiques publiques

U.K. Government Calls for Further Research into Music Streaming Sector; Keeps Options Open

Anyone hoping for a neat conclusion to the fierce debate that has pitted labels against artists and songwriters will be disappointed.
Indeed, if this was a soccer match, it would be heading for extra time after an entertaining, high-scoring tie. And both sides will still believe they can ultimately claim victory, even if it might take the music business equivalent of a penalty shoot-out for them to do so.

Lire sur Variety et sur Music:)ally


Universal Hits Massive Valuation Of $54bn As It Lists on Amsterdam Stock Exchange

UMG’s opening price is over a third bigger than the reference price that Vivendi confirmed yesterday of €18.50 ($21.7) which would have valued UMG at €33.5 billion (approx. $39bn). What does that mean?
It means that as of this morning, UMG has a €25.25 ($29.63) share price… which translates to a colossal valuation of €46.3 billion or $54.3 billion for the world’s biggest music rightsholder.

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Welcome to the new record business: Warner Music Group is now generating over $270m from TikTok, Peloton, Facebook and other ‘alternative’ platforms annually

Much of the investor buzz around the majors has, obviously enough, focused on on-demand music streaming, and the growth potential offered by the likes of Spotify and YouTube over the next decade – particularly in so-called emerging markets.
Yet there’s also been a fair amount of investor chatter about other fast-growing, non-traditional sources of music income – typically secured via licensing agreements – from platforms such as TikTok, Facebook and Peloton, plus music’s blossoming commercial relationship with gaming (including Roblox).

Lire sur Music Business Worldwide

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  • Songtradr Enters Wellness Space, Partners with Music For Wellbeing Label Myndstream via Music Business Worldwide
  • Smart speaker market grows double digits YoY; Apple gains; Amazon leads via Radio & Internet News

Actualités techno

Twitter : faux départ pour les Super Follow

Lancés début septembre, les Super Follow peinent à séduire les utilisateurs de Twitter. La nouvelle fonctionnalité a généré moins de 10 000 dollars aux États-Unis et au Canada au cours des deux premières semaines.

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When Numbers Lie: How to Spot Fake Data in Music and Why It Matters

You may be internet savvy enough to spot when your latest Twitter follower is a bot, or recognize warning signs on a fake dating profile. But would you be able to recognize when an artist racking up streams is doing so fraudulently? It’s more common than you think.

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Mathematicians discover music really can be infectious – like a virus

Pop music is often described as catchy, but it seems you really can infect friends with your music taste. The pattern of music downloads after their release appears to closely resemble epidemic curves for infectious disease – and electronica appears to be the most infectious genre of all.

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New Intelligent Dating App Helps Music Lovers Find Love

As well as taking users’ music libraries into account, the app will ask six seemingly random questions that will build a user’s emotional profile. Data collected and analysed includes the type of music a person listens to, when they listen to it, their emotional reaction to it, and what this says about their character. After the first 15,000 users answer the questions, machine learning will make the process automated.

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