Quebecs Superstar Music Media Exec Anne Vivien

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment When the English Canadian music business thinks about the French-Canadian music business, which isn’t all that often, it often regards it with a sense of curiosity, wonder and envy. A French name pops up at the top of the SoundScan sales chart;  “hey… hang on a sec, who is this and how did they go from not even being on the chart last week, to being number 1 this week, WTF?”.Pour another coffee and permit me to increase your envy with a tale of horizontal integration and the most powerful woman in the Canadian music business today.Her name is Anne Vivien; she is from a small town of 1000 people (1500 in the summer!) from outside of Grasse in the south of France, and she is the Executive Vice President for Music and Development at Quebecor. As such she is the head of Distribution Select, the label Musicor and the Musicor show division, all sister companies of the homegrown media empire Quebecor. Facebook Quebecor owns the most highly rated conventional television station in Quebec  the TVA network, a number of cable channels, a portfolio of the most-read newspapers, one of the most successful book publishers, a catalogue of glossy magazines and oh yeah, almost forgot, one of the leading internet and cable service providers in Quebec, Videotron. So when Anne builds an artist release plan, she has a toolbox most labels could only dream of. Advertisement Login/Register With: Twitterlast_img read more