Scène 1425 was founded in 2008 by Laval’s Corporation de la salle André-Mathieu as a means to address the interests and demands of teenagers and young adults where culture is concerned. It now encompasses a broad network rooted in many parts of Quebec through partnerships with various event promoters.
Its mission is to provide Quebecers from across the province with a space expressly dedicated to the present and future of local and international music. On the one hand, Scène 1425 is an editorial platform that acts as a valuable resource for music discoveries, bringing together both timely news and insightful reviews. In parallel to this, Scène 1425 also runs a concert promotion division that curates music shows with its target audience in mind as opposed to relying on more traditional contexts.
Scène 1425 presents shows by Quebec, Canadian and international artists, whether they be in French or in English, at the many venues that make up its network. This aforementioned network also facilitates the production of joint tours, as Scène 1425 has produced concert series such as Timber Timbre
and The Barr Brothers
(2011), as well as Cafeïne
and Gros Mené
(2013). Given its expertise, Scène 1425 is often called upon to act as a line producer for a number of events, among them the SiriusXM Tour
(2012 & 2013 editions), the Rogers Cup
launch in downtown Montreal (2012) and the Bonfire Sessions in Terrebonne for Vice
Scène 1425’s cultural webzine has become essential reading for many visitors, thanks to its savvy blend of news, interviews, editorial columns and original content. Its unique tone has been adopted by a team of young, creative contributors. In keeping with its promotional objectives, the Web platform and its mobile counterpart are at the core of the project’s development strategy. It allows Scène 1425 to connect with its audience, wherever it happens to be.
Awards and honours
ADISQ – Web site of the year (2011, 2012)
NUMIX – Culture category, arts and culture production (2012)
RIDEAU/SiriusXM – Initiatives Prize (2009, 2013)