MONTREAL, July 22, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Quebecor is pleased to be associated with the 13th Festival de musique émergente (FME) in Abitibi-Témiscamingue, which will be held from September 3 to 6, 2015. The emerging music festival's original and diverse line-up of young talent provides an annual opportunity to discover exciting new artists.
"We are proud to support the Festival de musique émergente for the 8th consecutive year," said Pierre Dion, President and CEO of Quebecor. "Every year, the festival showcases the next generation of creative artists, bringing us a selection of brilliantly talented performers who tread new and unique musical ground. Our commitment to the FME is another example of our passion for culture in all its forms. In particular, we make it a point of honour to support our emerging Québec musical artists. We wish all Festival-goers an electrifying musical experience."
In addition to financial support, Quebecor backs the FME with a large-scale promotional campaign across its media platforms. Quebecor is also presenting some 15 free shows as part of the "5 à 7 Quebecor" series, including Philippe Brach, Guillaume Beauregard, Fanny Bloom, Elliot Maginot and Ste-4 recording artist Joseph Edgar. Ste-4, Musicor's sister label, was created in 2013. It is dedicated to promoting emerging artists, with a focus on Francophone music.
Every year, Quebecor distributes donations and sponsorships worth nearly $30 million to worthwhile causes. More than half of that amount goes to artists, events and organizations on Québec's cultural scene, part of Quebecor's commitment to promoting Québec culture, bringing arts of every variety to a wide audience and supporting young artists.
Quebecor, a Canadian leader in telecommunications, entertainment, news media and culture, is one of the best-performing integrated communications companies in the industry. Driven by their determination to deliver the best possible customer experience, all of Quebecor's subsidiaries and brands are differentiated by their high-quality, multiplatform, convergent products and services.
Quebecor (TSX: QBR.A, QBR.B) is headquartered in Québec. It holds a 75.36% interest in Quebecor Media, which employs close to 12,000 people in Canada.
A family business founded in 1950, Quebecor is strongly committed to the community. Every year, it actively supports people working with more than 400 organizations in the vital fields of culture, health, education, the environment and entrepreneurship.
For further information: Martin Tremblay, Vice President, Public Affairs, Quebecor Media, 514-380-1985, [email protected]