Universal Music hands content to MusiquePlus

Kanye West, Timbaland, Amy Winehouse and Fall Out Boy are among the artists whose video clips are about to go online in Quebec.

MusiquePlus has partnered with Universal Music Canada to distribute the company’s video clips online at www.musiqueplus.com. The deal is Universal’s first with a Quebec broadcaster. The partnership includes MusiMax and VRAK.TV stations as well as Energie and RockDetente radio. In the following months, it will be possible to view videos on their respective websites.

VP/GM of MusiquePlus and MusiMax Nicolas Savoie says the agreement is an extension of the net’s commitment to ‘include music at the core of our programming, both on television and on the Internet.’

The video clips will be available for full-screen streaming. Chosen from last year’s greatest hits, close to 150 clips are already available, and the catalogue will grow in the weeks ahead. The agreement gives MusiquePlus access to artists such as Kanye West, Rihanna, Timbaland, Fall Out Boy, Amy Winehouse, Sam Roberts, Mariah Carey and Quebecois artists such as Pascale Picard, Sylvain Cossette and Andrée Watters.

‘MusiquePlus has long been a leader in the Quebec music industry, and it is with great pleasure that we expand our existing partnership into video streaming,’ says Randy Lennox, Universal Music Canada president and CEO. ‘We are delighted to offer the Quebec music fan greater access into the Universal Music video catalogue, and MusiquePlus is the perfect site to navigate this expansion.’