Plan d’action pour la musique (PAM [Music Action Plan])

Ministère de la Culture et des Communications (MCC) du Québec [Québec Ministry of Culture and Communications]
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

The 2017-2019 music action plan was designed to provide transitional support to the music industry to help it make the digital transformation.

The plan has four areas of action:
1. Support creators and the music industry to facilitate the digital transformation through a temporary increase in financial aid to businesses.

2. Develop core measures to address digital issues in the music sector, including the development of a common repository of Quebec metadata and preparatory work to facilitate the management of Quebec music metadata.

3. Promote French-language songs and Quebec music to provide exposure for our artists in Quebec and abroad.

Defend the unique characteristics of the Quebec music industry in the digital age, particularly in interactions with the Canadian broadcasting regulatory authority.

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

The music action plan has achieved the following goals:
* Stabilizing the revenues of the companies that make up the Quebec music industry;
* Maintaining investment in the production of sound recordings and shows;
* Creating the common repository of Quebec music metadata in partnership with industry representatives;
* Creating an industry-wide metadata indexing tool and holding discussions on the tool's governance;
* Promoting the exposure of young Quebec audiences to works by our artists;
Supporting the development of our artists here and internationally.

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

Between 2017 and 2019, MCC allocated CAD 8.6 million to its effort to support all players in the Quebec music industry.

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Société de développement des entreprises culturelles du Québec (SODEC [Québec Cultural Enterprise Development Corporation])
Public Sector
Secrétariat à la politique linguistique [Linguistic Policy Secretariat]
Public Sector
Association québécoise de l’industrie du disque, du spectacle et de la vidéo (ADISQ [Québec Album, Show and Video Industry Association])
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Société de gestion collective des droits des producteurs d’enregistrements sonores et de vidéoclips (SOPROQ [Québec Collective Management of the Rights of Sound and Video Recording Producers])
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Association des professionnels de l’édition musicale (APEM [Professional Music Publishers’ Association])
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Société professionnelle des auteurs et des compositeurs du Québec (SPACQ [Québec Association of Professional Songwriters and Composers])
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Guilde des musiciens et des musiciennes du Québec (GMMQ [Québec Musicians Guild])
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN)
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Regroupement des artisans de la musique (RAM)
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Union des artistes (UDA [Québec Artists’ Union])
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)