Careers in Culture – Careers in Music and Sound Recording

> Distinctly Québécois

Québec singers, songwriters and musicians can forge a viable career at home in their own province. The reasons are:

  • Québec companies control a substantial part of distribution and retailing.
  • The industry obtains a significant part of its funding from the federal and provincial governments.
  • In Québec, a successful album can sell 50,000 to 75,000 copies.
  • Music and sound recording in Québec form part of a vibrant entertainment industry, which includes CDs and DVDs, festivals, concerts, radio and television.
  • Québec has its own music and video awards show: Gala de l’ADISQ