Artistic direction and production of authentic projects that prove to be original, captivating and moving.
Entourage Musique was founded in February 2008 to serve the needs of the great Boom Desjardins, an artist that Groupe Entourage was already managing and producing. The mission and vocation of the label quickly took shape and became an integral part of the company. The effort was fuelled by a passion for music and artists from both here and abroad.
Ever since, Entourage Musique has fostered one of our great local female artists: Annie Villeneuve. Entourage Édition was formed with the help of Louis Lefort, a collaborator with more than twenty years of experience in music publishing. He worked with RVI (Roch Voisine International) and contributed to the worldwide success of Dalida and Charles Aznavour. Music publishing gave Entourage a full framework to ensure their artists’ talent paid off—literally.
A record company seemed like the logical next step for Entourage’s development. At a time when the music industry in Quebec and around the world is in a state of flux, diversifying activities and sources of revenue is a must for record producers. The fact that Entourage was initially a producer and broadcaster—a relatively stable industry—enabled the company to add this type of operation as well as offer a range of related services to its artists. Entourage Music helped fund operations and support and synchronize the global marketing activities of its songwriters. In short, it enabled us to control the parameters of success for a record project, given that the quality and quantity of shows is directly linked to album sales (both traditional and online).
Our mission at Entourage Musique is to collaborate with exceptional artists, and to use our expertise in concert production and distribution to benefit current and future artists in the production of their music. In the coming years, we look forward to working with outstanding performers who have commercial potential and charismatic stage presence.