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The ADISQ (Association québécoise de l'industrie du disque, du spectacle et de la vidéo) is a nonprofit organization with the mission to help the music industry in Quebec. It was created in 1978.

Since 1979 it has also organized an annual award ceremony to reward musicians and singers. The award is named Félix.


Its first mission consisted of two goals in order to promote the Quebec music industry:

  • From its creation, the ADISQ has had the responsibility of organizing a collective stand (Musique du Quebec) and coordinating member participation at the Marché International du Disque et de l'Edition Musicale
  • Starting in 1979, it was to produce an annual televised gala that seeks to award artists, artisans, and professionals in the music industry. The ADISQ has also produced the Autre Gala since 2003.[citation needed]

Several years after realizing these objectives, its mission was changed to include lobbying the governments of Canada and Quebec on the following issues:

  • General policy regarding the disc, concert, and video industries
  • Finance of these industries
  • The protection of artists' intellectual property
  • Broadcasting regulations[citation needed]

The ADISQ initiated the urban project Quartier des Spectacles in Montreal. It was first unveiled in 2002 at the Sommet de Montreal by then-president Jacques K. Primeau.[citation needed]

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