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ADISQ stands for Association québécoise de l'industrie du disque, du spectacle et de la video, which translates as "Québec Association for the Recording, Concert and Video Industries." It is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support the music industry in Québec. It was created in 1978.

Since 1979 it has also organized an annual awards ceremony for musicians and singers. The award bears the name Félix after famed singer-songwriter Félix Leclerc.


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

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

  • General policy pertaining to the recording, concert and video industries;
  • Financing of these industries;
  • The protection of artists' intellectual property;
  • Broadcasting regulations[citation needed].

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

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