Stingray Life http://blog.stingray.com/stingray-life en My Intern Life | Summer 2021   http://blog.stingray.com/my-intern-life-summer-2021 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">My Intern Life | Summer 2021  </span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/161" lang="" about="/user/161" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Mackenzie</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 08/19/2021</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>This summer, Stingray Music welcomed over 20 interns to its downtown Montreal office for a memorable few months.</strong></p> <p>Stingray offers its interns a friendly work environment where aspiring professionals can thrive and grow into the next generation of employees. Interning provides the opportunity to make new friends and connections while learning professional skills.  </p> <p><br /> I asked some of my fellow interns questions about their experiences. Here's what they said: <br />  </p> <h3>What’s the work environment like?  </h3> <p>It’s very welcoming. You can meet new and exciting people and collaborate on group projects. You can use your creativity to accomplish challenging tasks and think outside the box. Working at Stingray also opens your horizons to different music genres that may be lesser-known, and it helps you learn rewarding skills. Stingray is an entertaining, enriching, and flexible workspace. I had a great experience working there.  </p> <p><em>-Alexandre  </em></p> <p> </p> <h3>What kind of work did you do? </h3> <p>While working at Stingray Business, we helped with various social media projects. Our summer internship allowed us to see how Stingray adapted to its customers to better connect with them. We wrote blog posts, suggested Instagram ideas, and modified the Stingray website to promote our newest services. Chatter, our latest customer service tool, was advertised through these different platforms.  </p> <p><em>-Emilia &amp; Noemie  </em></p> <p> </p> <h3>What did you learn? </h3> <p>It was my fourth summer working for Stingray Business, and this time I worked with different teams such as Account Management, Content, Legal, and Technical Support. This has helped me to understand better the ins and outs of a fast-growing Canadian company. In the time spent at Stingray, I have learned that communication, organization, teamwork, and fast learning are vital to solving big or small problems. This year, as an Account Manager, I upgraded big brands to our new SB3 music player. Therefore, it was crucial to develop an organized and efficient way of working. It has been fascinating to be part of different projects from various departments over the years.  I have grown with Stingray and deepened my understanding of how each department works with the others. </p> <p><em>-Corinne Garceau  </em></p> <p> </p> <h3>Would I recommend the internship? </h3> <p>Absolutely! Interning at Stingray provides you with a complete immersion into a professional workspace. I learned so much so fast and developed countless valuable skills. My colleagues taught me how to code blog articles and I also conducted analytic business research under the guidance of highly qualified professionals. Every experience is tailored to your interest! Each intern has a different role. If you are a motivated, passionate, and dynamic individual, you will cherish your time at Stingray.  </p> <p><em>-Mackenzie  </em></p> <p>  </p> <p>Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. 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Here's what the <strong>Stingray Equality Campaign</strong> means to him, and to Stingray.</span></span></span></span></p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <p><strong><span><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">LB: So when people hear this and click the link, <a href="https://blog.stingray.com/promoting-equality-until-we-are-all-free-none-us-are" target="_blank">this blog post</a> has to answer the question: What did I just hear? And WHY. Why are they hearing this on the radio? Let’s start there and you could explain your rationale… </span></span></span></span></span></span></strong><span><span><span><span><span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span>SJ: Well, so we are privileged to have a license to broadcast and, while we’re a for profit company, we feel that we have certain obligations to the community to use our license and our voice responsibly. <strong>Last year, when George Floyd was murdered and Black Lives Matter movement really took off we met as a group and said how do we  do something that’s not token… because so often brands are guilty for trying to do good work but really engage in tokenism for their own benefit… we didn’t want to do that</strong>. </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span>We wanted to do something more substantive so we put together a campaign to air and dedicate a certain amount of airtime to this equality message, and the message changes every few months. </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span>And <strong>we</strong> <strong>engage people on our team who are BIPOC and have a story to tell…</strong> One story that was very moving was from an Indigenous employee in Red Deer, who talked about growing up feeling ashamed of being Indigenous and it was only when he grew up and learned about his heritage that he was able to be proud of it. Another woman who works at Stingray of South Asian heritage is fourth generation Canadaian and still gets asked where she’s from… So little things like that shine a light on these things for the majority of people who are not part of any particular group besides, you know, caucasian, european heritage Canadians. </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span>And we’ve gotten a lot of great reaction and then we created an initiative called One City - so we run these in all of our communities, we have an on air program called One Toronto - it dedicates air time each month to different specific causes, we have the on air messages on equality that’s on continuously and then layer that in with specific messaging about the BLM community centre going up in downtown Toronto, this month has focused on Indigenous issues we have very specific issues we address - and we have One Calgary, One Edmonton, One Vancouver and so on … </span></span></span></span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span>so when we updated creative to new message, this Oh Canada message, <strong>this message really resonated with people and I think there are a bunch of reasons why</strong>: I think it’s a well written, produced, voiced piece of audio, and it immediately got a lot of reaction, so we added a video layer to it in order to allow us to share the message on social and other places where audio isn’t applicable. It’s been fantastic.<strong> It makes people think.</strong> It forces people to think and it’s important that people are forced to think, when we think about these things they are suddenly so simple. I have the privilege of seeing the world for a lens through a 50 year old, white male… when someone who is not a 50-year old white male says “here’s how I see the world,” that opens my eyes. </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span>And we need to do that for each other. And so I think this messaging gets people's attention and forces people to think about the world from a different POV. .. <strong>Even saying something as simple as: some people don’t have the same freedoms that we do makes you wonder why</strong>… What I like about this message is that <strong>it forces your eyes to open a bit to other viewpoints and worlds</strong>.<strong> The people who are not enlightened to the world as someone else sees it, aren’t always bad people, they are just unaware people….</strong> I deal with bad people, one who complained to the CRTC because racism is everywhere and never going away, why are we interrupting his enjoyment of the message, it’s good MLK… there will always be people who are simply wrong, you aren’t going to write that but <strong>what I am trying to do is reach people who are actually well intentioned but have never bothered to see the eyes through someone who might be indigenous or black or transgender, or disabled, or whatever. So when you say to people, there are people out there who can’t hold hands with the person they love, that opens people’s eyes</strong> a little bit.</span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span><i></i></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">LB: You made mention of how brands have used the moment for their own gain. So I am curious, in your mind, what is the role of brands like Stingray in the fight for equality, specifically how much power do you think there is in the medium of radio to affect changes and actions?</span> </span></span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span>SJ: I think <strong>there is immense power and we underestimate the power of our voice even though radio is a traditional, terrestrial, sort of ‘old-school’ medium, it stils reaches almost 90% of Canadians on a weekly basis</strong>. Almost 90% of Canadians are exposed to radio and that is a higher number than are exposed to Facebook. Canada doesn’t have 90% of Canadians who are using the internet. So if 90% of Canadians hear a radio station every week, then we have a really big voice. </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span>And one way this was phrased to me which really as moving was from a friend who is transgender, and she said that when we started airing these messages, she felt like a cool kid had showed up on the playground and made it okay to say things and be a certain way. </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span>Our radio stations, if they are doing their jobs, are kind of the cool kid. We’re an entertainment medium, we play cool music, we are one of the entertainment sources, whether its movies or tv or whatever, we’re <strong>an entertainment medium, so when we say something and normalize something we can have an immense impact on how society views these things. </strong>We need to think about this both ways: in the positive messaging and avoiding the negative messaging. </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><i><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">Another thing we were talking about when we were brainstorming the radio was how culture is amplified also by giving space to artists and musicians and creatives…and I was sent a list of all these channels you have, which is incredible... </span></i></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">LB: So I am hoping you can talk about the power of music and the art form and how, you are right, it does help to normalize things. (“Stingray amplifies culture” ; “stingray passes the mic”) </span></span></span></span></span></span></strong><span><span><span><span><span><i></i></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span>SJ: The normalizing or mainstreaming of things like, for example, with suicide, we got involved a few years ago with a project to bring awareness to suicide. It is a leading cause of death among middle-aged men, it’s crazy. And there are communities in Canada, mostly in Indignnous communities that have higher rates of suicide than some of the deepest, darkest places on earth. So one of the things we did is that we went on this campaign, told our on-air talent, you are not allowed to ever say someone “committed” suicide because “committed” carries blame, you commit a crime, or commit an act. We don’t say people “commit” problems, you don’t “commit” cancer… so we just changed the wording to say this person <i>died</i> of suicide. When you say died of suicide, now the listener subconsciously has to open their mind that is a phrase that doesn’t make sense to them … so just changing a few words, we subconsciously open up people’s minds, and as a writer, <strong>you know the power of these words in certain orders and in certain ways, they are just incredibly powerful tools</strong>. </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span>The music part is awesome because what people don’t realize when they are listening to music, is that they are engaging the right side of their brain that doesn’t care about logic, math, rational thought, it thinks imaginative, very creative way… and so when you are listening to music, that’s the side of the brain that’s engaged. <strong>When we can layer in a message about something very important to someone whose brain is in that mode it’s almost like the gates are open or doors are open for the absorption of that message in a way that isn’t there in other mediums</strong>. You know, when you are reading a website, newspaper, magazine, or watching a tv show, it’s different than listening to music because there is a visual, there is some logical thought going on. So I don’t think the messages carry the same weight. But when you find yourself singing along to a song, and then this message comes on, your brain is in a mode where it is open to new and unusual ideas. And so there is that to the music that’s important. And then there is also the alignment with the music… like, if that message about equality is surrounded by Billy Eilish and The Weeknd, it’s now been placed in a position to be as important to you as Billy Eilish and The Weeknd. There is something valuable in that. </span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><i><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span>LB: And the music itself is so diverse, that’s another thing I was thinking.  </span></span></i></span></span></strong><span><span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span>SJ: Absolutely. We definitely have work to do in some areas there - but as radio is kind of at the mercy of the cycle of music, and if you have a rich cycle of Black artists who are making incredibly good music, suddenly we’re playing a lot of Black artists, but then there are times where, usually by complete coincidence, a lot of core artists are out of cycle and they are working on new material, so there are times where the balance changes, and so I think as an industry we have to do better to always make sure that we are supporting those artists - especially in country music where there are very few black and very few female artists. And the ration to male/female is off there. I<strong>t’s not like we don’t have work to do to get better and more diverse. A lot of the music we play speaks to a lot of those same issues, you know, almost every hip hop artist touches on the Black experience in their music, and similarly artists in country music talk about their music growing up. Everyone brings their own experiences to their songs.  </strong></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><i><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span>Music is almost, you have a captive audience, listener, and you are almost able to subliminally send messages. </span></span></i></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span>People sometimes wonder why they can remember the words to a song from 20 years ago but can’t find their keys. The lyrics to a song have subliminally layered themselves into your brain in a way you can never forget them. It’s really magical. </span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span><i></i></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span>LB: One part of this ad that stood out to me was: And until we are all free, none of us really are. → I thought that was great, as it harkens to past activists, Emma Lazarus, a Jewish woman who first said something similar in the 1800s, MLK who said another version  of it, so what does this message signify to you, coming from Stingray? What does it mean to you? </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></strong><span><span><span><span><span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span>SJ: That line is very important to me and I am aware of those who have used it, Marcus Garvy used a version of it, and symbolically used it in Canada in a speech that Bob Marley later turned into a song called Redemption Song, where he said “Emancipation from your mental slavery.” So, you know, until we as a society are collectively all free from this awful inequality, none of us are free from it. <strong>Even those of us who are benefitting from that inequality are not free from it. Nobody is free from it. So I think that line is important because it signifies that, whether you are white or Black, or Jewish, or women, or men, or gay or straight or whatever you are, you have a role to play here, and that role it can be significant no matter who you are.</strong> Because we’re all sort of chained to that and until we break those chains, we’re all captive. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span>t’s so true and that phrase gets overused but it's so accurate: we are all in this together. <strong>You walk out on the street and if the person next to you isn’t equal to you or free to do the same things that you do, then you are not really free either. You are guilty of benefitting from that freedom they don’t have. </strong>That’s kind of the point that I was getting at earlier: the people who want to deny other people’s freedoms believe somehow that by giving the freedoms to other people, they somehow lose the freedoms themselves. That’s <strong>what’s amazing to me in going about this project and learning about this topic is that it’s not a zero sum game, if you don’t have freedom and I have a certain freedom that I can help you gain, I don’t lose anything. </strong>I helped you with something, and I didn’t lose anything myself. It’s not like you needed to borrow $10 and so I lost $10. We all win, we all benefit. It multiplies. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span>LB: Is there anything I forgot to ask you or anything we didn’t touch on about this campaign or Singray’s ambitions or actions that you’d like to say? </span></span></span></span></span></strong><span><span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span>SJ: I personally believe that we do these things for two different audiences: the audience we reach with Stingray, whether it’s radio or tv or apps or any other products, we have an immense audience. <strong>But there is also our own culture inside our company, and I think it’s important that companies like Stingray do these things because it’s like, you are being reminded all the time that you are part of an organization that believes these things and you have a role to play in that organization, and in making these things a reality</strong>. I want to create a culture where people who might be uncomfortable somewhere else can be comfortable here. So this is a reminder to our own team and a reminder to people who see job ads. I want people to see that ad and say, I want to work for that company because they believe in important stuff. So <strong>there are multiple audiences. It’s not just about opening minds to radio listeners or tv listeners, it’s about communicating to all these different groups who are stakeholders in a better future. </strong></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p> </p> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tags</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/stingray-life-0" hreflang="en">Stingray Life</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/equality" hreflang="en">Equality</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-stingray-brands field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Brands</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/99" hreflang="en">Stingray Ambiance</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/45" hreflang="en">Stingray Brava</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/97" 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http://blog.stingray.com Promoting equality: until we are all free, none of us are http://blog.stingray.com/promoting-equality-until-we-are-all-free-none-us-are <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Promoting equality: until we are all free, none of us are</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/1" lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Stingray</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 07/21/2021</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span>In Canada you should be glorious and free to live without fear. </span></span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span>From showcasing curated cultural content for global audiences, to passing the mic to diverse musical artists, to platforming their voices across Stingray’s portfolio, to promoting a safe and accepting environment, equality matters to us. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <div class="video-embed-field-provider-youtube video-embed-field-responsive-video"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/iPogon2pyV0?autoplay=0&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0"></iframe> </div> <p> </p> <p><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span>Harnessing the power of Stingray radio, television and apps to support and nurture a range of talented voices, our goal is to communicate a clear message that calls-in all Canadians to stand with us for equality in word and deed. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span><span>“When George Floyd was murdered and Black Lives Matter movement took off, we met as a group and asked ourselves how we could do something that’s wasn’t tokenizing, [since] brands often are guilty [of engaging] in tokenism for their own benefit — we didn’t want to do that,” explained <strong>Steve Jones</strong>, VP Brands and Content at Stingray Radio.</span></span></span></span> </span></span></p> <h3><span><span><i><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span><span>“We are privileged to have a license to broadcast and, while we’re a for-profit company, we feel that we have certain obligations to the community to use our license and our voice responsibly.”</span></span></span></span></i></span></span></h3> <p> </p> <p><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span><span>Stingray Music has always been incredibly diverse, collaborating with Black, Indigenous, People of Colour (BIPOC) and LGBTQ2S+ artists to curate playlists, promote music videos, broadcast live concerts, and dedicating airtime to promoting them — sending a clear message that continues to change every few months with input from our audiences and employees. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span>“<span>Even though radio is a traditional, terrestrial, ‘old-school’ medium, it still reaches almost 90% of Canadians on a weekly basis,” explained Jones. “</span>We tend to underestimate the power of voice.” </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span><span>As an entertainment medium, Stingray understands the need to speak up, call for justice, normalize and advocate for inclusion, diversity and equality, demonstrating why we value and celebrate diverse voices, he added. “We can have an immense impact on how society views these things.” </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <h2><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span>The power of music </span></span></span></strong></span></span></h2> <p><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span><span>Here is a sampling of the diverse voices and Stingray Music channels that you can check out now on Stingray. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span>Ten <strong>Black Playback channels</strong> highlighting the impact black artists have had on all genres of music from hip-hop to blue, pop, R&amp;B, house, jazz and country. </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span>Pride Essential playlists and channels</span></span></strong><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span>, curated by guests like Trixie Mattel, Sofi Tukker, Ria Mae, Barbada de Barbades and Sandy Duperval.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span>A brand new collection of nine <strong>Indigenous music channels</strong> for National Indigenous Peoples Day that covers retro, rock, pop, folk and hip-hop. </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span>Every fall we highlight <strong>Hispanic-American artists for Hispanic Heritage month</strong> in the United States, with channels that include Herencia Hispanoaméricana, Latin, Exitos Tropicales clasicos, ¡Viva México! 16 de Septiembre and Central American Mix. </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span>And we highlight and celebrate the strong contribution of <strong>women in song</strong> through an extensive collection of 16 women-focused channels like Badass Women Drummers, She’s So Electro, Female Rap’s Finest and Women of Bluegrass… and many more! </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul><p><strong><a href="https://blog.stingray.com/power-music?utm_source=editorial&amp;utm_medium=blog-post&amp;utm_campaign=on-going" target="_blank">⏯ Browse our collections of music channels!</a></strong></p> <h2><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span>Until we are all free, none of us are. </span></span></span></strong></span></span></h2> <p><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span>Powerfully paraphrasing an idea first expressed in the 1800s by Jewish writer Emma Lazarus, and then adapted by social justice luminaries like Martin Luther King Jr., Marcus Garvey and Bob Marley, collective freedom means we all have a role to play. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span>Ultimately, Stingray is campaigning for and championing equality because we realize that not doing so hurts us all: “Even those of us who are benefitting from inequality are not free from it,” said Jones. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span>“Going about this project and learning about this topic, I realized it’s not a zero sum game,” he added. “If I have freedom and can help you gain yours, I don’t lose anything. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span>“We all win. We all benefit. It multiplies.”</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong><a href="https://blog.stingray.com/stingray-equality-campaign-why-and-how?utm_source=editorial&amp;utm_medium=blog-post&amp;utm_campaign=on-going" target="_blank">🔎 <span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span>Read our interview with Steve Jones.</span></span></span></span></span></a></strong></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tags</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/stingray-life-0" hreflang="en">Stingray Life</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/equality" hreflang="en">Equality</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-stingray-brands field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Brands</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/99" hreflang="en">Stingray Ambiance</a></div> <div 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<div class="field__label">Show in Listen</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> Wed, 21 Jul 2021 18:21:06 +0000 Stingray 940 at http://blog.stingray.com L’importance de la musique sous licence pour les artistes en 2019 http://blog.stingray.com/limportance-de-la-musique-sous-licence-pour-les-artistes-en-2019 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">L’importance de la musique sous licence pour les artistes en 2019</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/125" lang="" about="/user/125" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Adriana</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 09/06/2019</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span>La musique joue un rôle crucial dans les commerces puisqu’elle permet d’installer une atmosphère; les commerçants peuvent ainsi s’en servir pour influencer le comportement des consommateurs. La musique influe notamment sur notre perception du temps que l’on passe à un endroit, ou sur notre conception du prix d’un vêtement ou sur un menu. Il y a toutefois un problème, et il s’agit de cette idée que tout est permis quand vient le temps de diffuser de la musique dans les lieux publics. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span>Il est fort probable que souvent, la musique que vous entendez dans un magasin ou un restaurant soit diffusée de façon illégale. Les services de diffusion en continu, comme Spotify et Apple Music, ne permettent d’écouter de la musique qu’à la maison ou à l’aide de vos écouteurs. Dès que ces plateformes sont utilisées dans des endroits publics, vous n’en respectez plus les modalités. Comme stipulé dans les conditions d’utilisation de Spotify, le service <i>« est réservé à un usage personnel et non commercial. Autrement dit, il est malheureusement impossible de le diffuser ou de l’utiliser publiquement dans une entreprise, comme des stations de radio, des bars, des restaurants, des magasins, des studios de danse, etc. ». </i>Et selon les modalités d’Apple Music, <i>« Vous ne pouvez utiliser les Services et le Contenu qu’à des fins personnelles et non-commerciales (…). La livraison de Contenu par Apple ne vous concède aucuns droits quant à un usage commercial ou promotionnel, et ne constitue pas un octroi ou une renonciation des droits des titulaires de droits d’auteur. »</i> </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>En partageant illégalement cette musique, vous empêchez les artistes de recevoir la juste compensation pour leur travail. Selon une étude menée par Nielsen Music, cette utilisation illégale engendre une perte de 2,65 milliards de dollars à l’industrie de la musique. Cette perte est largement attribuable aux entreprises qui ne payent pas les droits musicaux appropriés, ce qui représente environ 83 % des entreprises. À moins d’être un artiste comme Drake ou Rihanna, il est donc très difficile pour les artistes de faire de l’argent, puisqu’avec les applications de musique à distribution privée, ils ne font qu’entre 0,006 $ et 0,008 4 $ par écoute. Cela a pour effet que certains d’entre eux gagnent des millions et que d’autres ne font pas assez d’argent pour vivre. Ceux-ci se tournent alors vers d’autres solutions, comme de partir en tournée et d’établir des partenariats avec des marques. En 2018, la plus grande partie des revenus des artistes ayant amassé le plus d’argent provient des tournées : U2 a amassé 52 millions de dollars en tournée comparativement à 624 500 dollars avec les services de diffusion.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Pour toutes ces raisons, il est important de faire affaire avec une entreprise comme Stingray qui, en plus de pouvoir créer la stratégie musicale qui convient le mieux à votre secteur particulier, vous permet de diffuser légalement la musique dans vos établissements et d’ainsi verser aux artistes les compensations qui leur reviennent de droit. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="FR" xml:lang="FR"><span>Vous aimeriez explorer notre <strong><em><a href="https://business.stingray.com/fr/CA/echantillons-musicaux" target="_blank">bibliothèque musicale? </a></em></strong>Contactez-nous et choisissez parmi notre sélection incomparable de canaux de musique d’ambiance ou développez votre signature sonore avec un canal de marque. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="FR" xml:lang="FR"><span>Bibliographie: </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><a href="http://www.payandsplit.com/drop-the-check-1/5-ways-background-music-can-influence-your-restaurants-customers">https://bit.ly/2lYg5uF</a> </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><a href="https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/how-musicians-make-money-or-dont-at-all-in-2018-706745/?fbclid=IwAR0MMzqWVeTaqCOOVKmie3Wi-57s0JVcYC0y17NycfiXj_g93ffwHZSedew">https://bit.ly/2kw3yyl</a></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><a href="https://www.billboard.com/photos/8465835/highest-paid-musicians-money-makers">https://bit.ly/2LxfckF</a></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><a href="https://www.apple.com/ca/fr/legal/internet-services/itunes/cafr/terms.html%20">https://apple.co/2kw3FKh</a> </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><a href="https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/music-piracy-streaming-spotify-apple-music-license-737687/">https://bit.ly/2IWgeGo</a></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><a href="https://www.spotify.com/ca-fr/legal/end-user-agreement/?&amp;_ga=2.201770129.1064676110.1566413446-1941775527.1565814958#s8">https://spoti.fi/2lA75fl</a></span></span></span></p> <div> <div class="msocomtxt"> <p> </p> </div> </div></div> <div class="field field--name-field-section field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/stingray-life" hreflang="en">Stingray Life</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-country field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/86" hreflang="en">Worldwide</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/2019-09/French%20blog%20post.png" width="904" height="598" alt="L’importance de la musique sous licence pour les artistes en 2019" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-show-in-listen field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in Listen</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> Fri, 06 Sep 2019 17:06:17 +0000 Adriana 745 at http://blog.stingray.com Soul & Funk | Customized Background Music | Expert's Choice http://blog.stingray.com/soul-funk-customized-background-music-experts-choice <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Soul &amp; Funk | Customized Background Music | Expert&#039;s Choice </span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/125" lang="" about="/user/125" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Adriana</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 08/05/2019</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span><span><span>At<strong> Stingray Business</strong>, we improve your brand experience with our range of industry-leading customized music solutions. Whether you prefer country, classic hits, funk, lounge music, soul, or anything in between, we offer an extensive range of channels personalized to your business’ brand image.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>In this edition of Expert’s Choice, we sat down with our new musical programmer,<strong> Julie Mondor,</strong> to learn more about her debut at Stingray Business and how her experience is an asset to channel programming.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span><span>How have your first few weeks at Stingray been? </span></span></strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>It’s been going great. I’m lucky to have joined such a great team that is helping me develop the skills needed for the position. I still have a lot to learn.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span><span>What’s your favorite kind of music to program in your channels?</span></span></strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>I love funk, boogie, and soul. That’s my niche. Therefore, when new artists or bands come out with soulful or funky tracks, it’s exciting because that means this genre is still relevant and in demand. A lot of pop songs these days are based on the funk tradition, like those by Bruno Mars or Lizzo. I think clients enjoy this programming because they want an alternative to radio hits that is still accessible and blends well with Top 40. It’s also playful, feel-good music that makes you want to dance.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span><span>For which business would a funk, boogie and soul channel be best suited?</span></span></strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>Cocktail bars, smaller clothing boutiques, designer ateliers— clients who want uplifting music that isn’t necessarily house or EDM. Third-wave coffee shops might turn to programming neo-soul and R&amp;B instead of the typical “coffee house” playlist of jazz, folk, or singer-songwriter artists. I’m thinking about small businesses that aim to create a unique vibe rather than cater to a larger, mainstream audience.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span><span>What mood does this kind of music create? </span></span></strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>Whether a <strong>soul or funk</strong> track is sad, happy, or angry, it moves you. It makes you feel something. A rolling bassline, funky keys, ebullient horns, and a strong soulful voice that gives you goosebumps: this is what makes the genre so powerful. It is usually recorded by live musicians. You can feel the organic, collaborative spirit when you listen to this music.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span><span>I’ve heard you’re a DJ. What does your DJ experience bring to your abilities to make customized playlists for your clients? </span></span></strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>As a DJ, one of your most important tasks is reading your audience and being receptive to them. You have your musical preferences, but you need to be receptive to how the crowd responds. It’s a fine balance weaving your favorite music into what a larger audience would like. As a DJ, I take my audience on a journey that varies in mood and energy depending on time or atmosphere. You might want to gently warm up the crowd at the beginning of the night, or it might be time to fire them up! This is similar to “dayparting” music for <strong>Stingray</strong> clients; time of day dictates the kind of music we program. I’m only three weeks into my position as a music designer, but a large part of the job is listening to the client and understanding the vision for their brand. You might make suggestions, guide them in a certain direction, but that’s a collaborative process that ends with the client being totally happy with the final product. This takes a certain amount of intuition, which every good DJ has.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span><span>If you could create a playlist for any business, which one would it be? Why? </span></span></strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>During my training process, I got to create a station for an imaginary business. I pretended it was a Caribbean restaurant, so I programmed reggae, rocksteady, lovers rock, kompa, and American soul. A lot of Jamaican artists have covered soul tunes, so all these styles blend nicely.  If it were to be open late, I could program more energetic stuff like soca, zouk, and afrobeats, which I’m less familiar with, so it would give me a chance to research these genres.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span><span>How do you put your personal touch on a client’s playlist while still creating what they want?</span></span></strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>It’s all about finding what I call <strong>transition tracks that connect the dots.</strong> Maybe a client wants hit list pop, in which case I could suggest including some new funk-leaning pop tracks too. If a client wants classic rock, I could program some soulful, bluesy rock that can transition over to classic funk. But of course, it has to be done according to the client’s vision.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <h1> </h1> <p><span><span><span><strong><span><span>Which music solution suits your business best? Visit our </span></span></strong><span><a href="https://business.stingray.com/en/node/2"><strong><span>website</span></strong></a><strong><span> or contact us at </span></strong><a href="mailto:businesssales@stingray.com"><strong><span>businesssales@stingray.com</span></strong></a><strong><span> to learn more about how you can get access to our music!</span></strong></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span><span>Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. Follow us on </span></span></strong><span><a href="https://www.facebook.com/StingrayBusiness/" target="_blank"><strong><span>Facebook</span></strong></a><strong><span> and <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/company/989818/" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a>.  </span></strong></span></span></span></span></p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/stingray-business" hreflang="en">Stingray Business</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-section field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/stingray-life" hreflang="en">Stingray Life</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-country field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/86" hreflang="en">Worldwide</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-display-in-language field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/82" hreflang="en">English</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/83" hreflang="en">French</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/2019-08/1200x628-experts-choice.jpg" width="1200" height="628" alt="Expert&#039;s Choice Customized Background Music " typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-show-in-listen field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in Listen</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> Mon, 05 Aug 2019 14:09:25 +0000 Adriana 737 at http://blog.stingray.com Customized Background Music Influences Your Restaurant's Customers http://blog.stingray.com/customized-background-music-influences-your-restaurants-customers <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Customized Background Music Influences Your Restaurant&#039;s Customers</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/125" lang="" about="/user/125" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Adriana</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 07/22/2019</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p style="text-align:justify; margin:0in 0in 8pt">70% of Canadians say that hearing music makes them stay longer in restaurants. Consequently, testing which music compliments the dining experience best is important for restaurant success. According to the vice president of licensing of SOCAN, finding and selecting music that reflects your brand should be part of the restaurant’s overall marketing strategy.</p> <h1 style="text-align: justify; margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><span class="size-h3"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><b class="size-h3">Ways music can influence your customers’ perceptions, emotions, and actions.  </b></span></span></span></span></h1> <ol><li style="margin:0in 0in 8pt 0.5in"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><em class="size-normal">Speed and Genre of Music</em></span></span></span></li> </ol><p style="text-align:justify; margin:0in 0in 8pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span class="size-normal" style="line-height:107%">The speed of music influences our perception of time. </span></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify; margin:0in 0in 8pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span class="size-normal" style="line-height:107%">Exposure to fast-paced music can cause us to feel like time is moving faster, while slow-paced music can have an inverse effect. By playing faster music, your customers may feel as if they’ve been in your restaurant for a shorter time than they actually have, which can lead to increased table turnover. Slowing music, conversely, can cause your customers to remain in your restaurant longer and potentially buy more food and drinks.  </span></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify; margin:0in 0in 8pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span class="size-normal" style="line-height:107%">Music can also be identified as simple and complex music. Complex genres like heavy metal and jazz take more focus to listen to than simpler genres such as pop or hip-hop. Using complex music can be more distracting to customers, which can affect your restaurant in a negative way. Simple music, on the other hand, can easily complement your restaurant’s decor and food. </span></span></p> <ol start="2"><li style="text-align:justify; margin:0in 0in 8pt 0.5in"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><em class="size-normal">Mood</em></span></span></span></li> </ol><p style="text-align:justify; margin:0in 0in 8pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span class="size-normal" style="line-height:107%">It is best to play major key songs in your restaurant so your customers can develop positive brand associations. These key songs consist of a happy sound. Major key sounds can make your staff seem even more friendly, affecting your customers’ perception of someone else’s mood in a good way. </span></span></p> <ol start="3"><li style="text-align:justify; margin:0in 0in 8pt 0.5in"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><em class="size-normal">Perceived Price</em></span></span></span></li> </ol><p style="text-align:justify; margin:0in 0in 8pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span class="size-normal" style="line-height:107%">The right type of music can influence how customers<span class="size-normal" style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"> </span>perceive menu items. For instance, if your restaurant is expensive, classical music might defeat the shock of expensive prices and result in higher sales. On the other hand, some restaurants make the mistake of creating an atmosphere that creates an expectation of high prices but then play fast-paced pop music to increase table turnover. </span></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify; margin:0in 0in 8pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span class="size-normal" style="line-height:107%">For the reasons mentioned above, it is important to work with someone who knows which music strategy works best for a specific industry. uses custom, brand-focused music to elevate the customer and employee brand experience. Not only do we offer genre-specific playlists to suit any mood, but we also create tailor-made ambiances for commercial spaces.  </span></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify; margin:0in 0in 8pt"><em><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span class="size-normal" style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Explore our music <a href="https://business.stingray.com/en/CA/music-samples" style="color:blue; text-decoration:underline">library</a> or contact us at <a href="mailto:businessmarketing@stingray.com" style="color:blue; text-decoration:underline">businessmarketing@stingray.com</a> if you want to build a custom playlist!</span></span></span></em></p> <p style="text-align:justify; margin:0in 0in 8pt"> </p> <p style="text-align:justify; margin:0in 0in 8pt"> </p> <p style="text-align:justify; margin:0in 0in 8pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">Source: </span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 8pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><a href="Source:%20http://www.payandsplit.com/drop-the-check-1/5-ways-background-music-can-influence-your-restaurants-customers" style="color:blue; text-decoration:underline"><span style="font-style:normal">http://www.payandsplit.com/drop-the-check-1/5-ways-background-music-can-influence-your-restaurants-customers</span></a></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 8pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><a href="https://www.restobiz.ca/music-increase-restaurants-profits/" style="color:blue; text-decoration:underline">https://www.restobiz.ca/music-increase-restaurants-profits/</a></span></span></span></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/stingray-business" hreflang="en">Stingray Business</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-section field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/stingray-life" hreflang="en">Stingray Life</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-country field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/86" hreflang="en">Worldwide</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-display-in-language field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/82" hreflang="en">English</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/83" hreflang="en">French</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-credit-image field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">https://unsplash.com/photos/6bKpHAun4d8</div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/2019-07/toa-heftiba-6bKpHAun4d8-unsplash.jpg" width="5024" height="3203" alt="Individual listening to customized background music at a restaurant" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-listen-now-links field--type-link field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Listen now - links</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://unsplash.com/photos/6bKpHAun4d8">https://unsplash.com/photos/6bKpHAun4d8</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-show-in-listen field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in Listen</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> Mon, 22 Jul 2019 15:06:26 +0000 Adriana 731 at http://blog.stingray.com 2019 Summer Events | National Restaurant Association & C2 Event http://blog.stingray.com/2019-summer-events-national-restaurant-association-c2-event <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">2019 Summer Events | National Restaurant Association &amp; C2 Event </span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/125" lang="" about="/user/125" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Adriana</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 06/14/2019</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h3 class="text-align-center"><span><span><span><strong>NRA Show in Chicago </strong></span></span></span></h3> <p class="text-align-center"><span><span><span class="size-normal color-black">The Stingray team attended the restaurant industry event of the year, where we had the chance to learn, experience, network, sample, and test all the latest restaurant industry offerings. While at the show, we showcased our range of digital signage products at the Stingray Booth.</span></span></span></p> <img alt="Stingray Business Booth " data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="1afc5df8-17a5-49b0-b2cd-5c7f9f5aaa68" height="452" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/Booth%203_0.jpg" width="602" class="align-center" /><img alt="Self-order kiosk at the Stingray Business Booth" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="9ded9eb8-b7dc-4d1e-b471-3a286ef6ee99" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/Jeff%20Peter%20NRA%20show%201_0.PNG" class="align-center" /><p class="text-align-center color-black">Jeff Peter presents a self-order kiosk at the Stingray Business Booth. </p> <p class="text-align-center"><em><span class="color-black">Thank you for the great experience, Chicago! </span></em></p> <h2 class="text-align-center" style="margin: 0in 0in 8pt;"><span><span><span><strong>C2 Montreal </strong></span></span></span></h2> <p class="text-align-center" style="margin:0in 0in 8pt"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span class="size-normal" style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">We had a great time at the 2019 edition of C2 Montreal, one of the most forward-thinking business events in the world, as a partner for the third year in a row. We had an incredible view of the main conference stage, where we tuned into presentations by the inspiring Guy Laliberté, Spike Lee, and Will.i.am.</span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-center"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><img alt="Stingray Business Booth View" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="0f88b9f8-a59c-4890-bf08-112b9472bacd" height="500" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/C2%20pic%203_0.jpg" width="621" /></span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-center"><strong>Event Highlights</strong></p> <p class="text-align-center"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span class="size-normal" style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">We had the chance to watch one of Stingray’s very own team members, music designer Brian Joseph, interview the talented film director, producer, actor, and author, <b>Spike Lee!</b> During Brian’s 17 years in broadcasting, this was the first time he interviewed a celebrity on-camera. Brian describes Spike Lee as a mindful individual. Throughout the interview, Spike Lee demonstrated a genuine interest in Quebec politics, which surprised Brian: “Here was Spike Lee asking me to explain Bill 21!” </span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-center"><img alt="Stingray team interviewing Spike Lee" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="b4d84f97-3ee1-4597-980f-7fc5fd4cae3b" height="428" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/C2%20pic%204%20Spike%20Lee.jpg" width="570" /></p> <p class="text-align-center"><span class="color-black">During the event, we welcomed Director of MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab, to the Stingray booth, where we had the chance to discuss the future of artificial intelligence. He helped us understand how business can use AI to increase data safety security and help expand business growth and development. </span></p> <p class="text-align-center" style="margin:0in 0in 8pt"><span class="color-black">Throughout the three-day event, we also participated in labs, yoga with goats, personality tests, and more! </span></p> <p class="text-align-center" style="margin:0in 0in 8pt"> </p> <p class="text-align-center" style="margin:0in 0in 8pt"><em><span class="color-black">Thank you for the great experience, C2, and see you next year! </span></em></p> <p class="text-align-center" style="margin:0in 0in 8pt"><a href="https://business.stingray.com/en/CA/" target="_blank"><strong><font color="#000000"><i>Get to know more about who we are and what we do at Stingray Business! </i></font></strong></a></p> <p class="text-align-center" style="margin:0in 0in 8pt"> </p> <p class="text-align-center" style="margin:0in 0in 8pt"><br /><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"></span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-center" style="margin:0in 0in 8pt"> </p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/stingray-business" hreflang="en">Stingray Business</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-section field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/stingray-life" hreflang="en">Stingray Life</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-country field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/86" hreflang="en">Worldwide</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-display-in-language field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/82" hreflang="en">English</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/83" hreflang="en">French</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/2019-06/best_0.PNG" width="476" height="231" alt="Stingray Business Summer Events " typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-show-in-listen field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in Listen</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> Fri, 14 Jun 2019 16:33:46 +0000 Adriana 712 at http://blog.stingray.com Pierre Kwenders @ Stingray Café | Cinq-à-sept / Happy Hour http://blog.stingray.com/pierre-kwenders-stingray-cafe-cinq-sept-happy-hour <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Pierre Kwenders @ Stingray Café | Cinq-à-sept / Happy Hour</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/129" lang="" about="/user/129" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Mikel</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 06/12/2019</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><strong><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span>Chaque vendredi, les employés de notre Quartier général à Montréal se rejoignent au Café Stingray autour d’un verre pour célébrer les bons coups de la semaine et fraterniser entre collègues.</span></span></strong></span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><strong><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span>On a parfois le privilège de recevoir un artiste invité. Vendredi le 7 juin, nous avons eu le plaisir d’accueillir Pierre Kwenders!</span></span></strong></span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span>-</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span>C’est sous un beau soleil d’après-midi que le chanteur et auteur-compositeur-interprète Pierre Kwenders s’en est donné à cœur joie lors du 5 à 7 hebdomadaire chez Stingray Musique.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span>Récemment revenu d’une tournée en Europe, il a joué pour la foule quelques-uns de ses succès, en plus de nous promettre quelques nouveaux <i>singles</i> au cours des prochains mois.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><a class="button" href="http://music.stingray.com/fr/channels/VIB_N0853?utm_source=stingray-blog&amp;utm_medium=referral " target="_blank"><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span>Écoutez Pierre Kwenders</span></span></span></span></span></a></p> <img alt="Pierre Kwenders 5 a 7 Stingray Music" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="2c88f889-52e4-4343-b53d-9ae3bd887a40" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/Untitled%20design%20%2835%29.png" class="align-center" /><p class="text-align-justify"> </p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <h3 class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span>Découvrez Pierre Kwenders en 5 questions</span></span></span></span></span></h3> <p> </p> <p class="text-align-justify"><strong><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span>Comment décririez-vous votre style musical en un hashtag (mot-clic) ? </span></span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span>#AfricanismeCaméléon</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><strong><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span>Quel est votre plus beau souvenir sur scène ?</span></span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span>Il y en a beaucoup, mais un des plus beaux souvenirs est lorsque j’ai joué à l’Apollo Theater à New York. C’était un moment magique car il y a beaucoup de grands, des héros de la musique qui sont passés par là. Ça a donc été un plaisir et un honneur pour moi de pouvoir jouer sur cette scène.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><strong><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span>Vivant ou mort, avec qui aimeriez-vous faire un duo ?</span></span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span>Douk Saga, c’est l’inventeur, l’ambassadeur, le roi du coupé décalé et c’est une personne qui définit selon moi la joie de vivre.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><strong><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span>Si l’on devait nommer un sandwich en votre honneur, de quoi serait-il composé, et comment l’appelleriez-vous ?  </span></span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span>Je ne sais pas comment on va l’appeler mais il va être assez bizarre! Poisson salé avec un peu de piments verts et rouges et des haricots. Ça a l’air d’être un mélange bizarre mais en fait c’est très bon! </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><strong><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span>Qu’est-ce qui mijote pour vous dans les prochaines semaines et les prochains mois ?</span></span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span>Je repars en Colombie en tournée pour une série de spectacles, ensuite je vais en Haïti. J’ai très hâte même si je ne suis pas Haïtien! (rires). Je travaille également sur mon prochain album - il y a aura des <i>singles</i> qui sortiront dans les prochains mois – restez à l’affût!</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"> </p> <h2 class="color-white text-align-center"><span class="faded"><span class="color-black"><span class="color-black">Follow Pierre Kwenders!</span></span></span></h2> <p class="text-align-center"><span class="faded"><span class="color-black"><span class="color-white"><strong><a href="http://www.pierrekwenders.com/" target="_blank">Site Web </a></strong></span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-center"><span class="faded"><span class="color-black"><span class="color-white"><strong><a href="https://www.facebook.com/PierreKwenders/" target="_blank">Facebook </a></strong></span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-center"><span class="faded"><span class="color-black"><span class="color-white"><strong><a href="https://www.instagram.com/pierrekwenders/" target="_blank">Instagram</a></strong></span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-center"><span class="faded"><span class="color-black"><span class="color-white"><strong><a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/PierreKwenders" target="_blank">YouTube</a></strong></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Restez à l'affût des dernières nouvelles musicales. Suivez-nous sur </strong><a href="https://www.facebook.com/stingray.music/"><strong>Facebook</strong></a><strong>, </strong><a href="https://www.instagram.com/stingray_music/?hl=en"><strong>Instagram</strong></a><strong> et </strong><a href="https://twitter.com/stingraymusique"><strong>Twitter</strong></a><strong>. </strong></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/stingraylife" hreflang="en">#Stingraylife</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/stingray-life-0" hreflang="en">Stingray Life</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-section field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/stingray-life" hreflang="en">Stingray Life</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-country field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/86" hreflang="en">Worldwide</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-display-in-language field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/82" hreflang="en">English</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/83" hreflang="en">French</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-credit-image field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Pierre Kwenders- Official Photo</div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/2019-06/pierre%20kwenders.png" width="1280" height="720" alt="pierre kwenders" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-show-in-listen field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in Listen</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> Wed, 12 Jun 2019 20:06:48 +0000 Mikel 708 at http://blog.stingray.com Bleu Jeans Bleu @ Stingray Café | Cinq-à-sept / Happy Hour http://blog.stingray.com/bleu-jeans-bleu-stingray-cafe-cinq-sept-happy-hour <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Bleu Jeans Bleu @ Stingray Café | Cinq-à-sept / Happy Hour</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/129" lang="" about="/user/129" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Mikel</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 05/03/2019</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span><strong><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span>Chaque vendredi, les employés de notre Quartier général à Montréal se rejoignent au Café Stingray autour d’un verre pour célébrer les bons coups de la semaine et fraterniser entre collègues.</span></span></strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span>On a parfois le privilège de recevoir un artiste invité. Vendredi le 26 avril, nous avons eu le plaisir d’accueillir le groupe Bleu Jeans Bleu !</span></span></strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span>Le café corsé, les patates frites, les ailes de poulet et la bière en pichet sont quelques items qui composent le régime alimentaire des membres du groupe Bleu Jeans Bleu. Ce sont aussi des sujets traités dans leurs chansons – toutes aussi originales les unes que les autres! </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span>Le quatuor qui se décrit comme un groupe de musique country-soul-alternatif-samba-disco-funk-rock vient récemment de lancer son dernier album intitulé PERFECTO – un album qui se veut toujours aussi déjanté et divertissant.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><a href="http://music.stingray.com/fr/channels/VIB_N0179?utm_source=stingray-blog&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank"><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span><span class="button-video">Écouter Bleu Jeans Bleu</span></span></span></a></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span>Découvrez Bleu Jeans Bleu en 5 questions.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <p style="margin-right:0in"><strong><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span lang="FR-CA" style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span style="color:#333333">Comment décririez-vous votre style musical en un hashtag (mot-clic) ? </span></span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p style="margin-right:0in; margin-left:0in"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span lang="FR-CA" style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span style="color:#333333">Caramel.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-right:0in"><strong><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span lang="FR-CA" style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span style="color:#333333">Quel est votre plus beau souvenir sur scène ?</span></span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p style="margin-right:0in; margin-left:0in"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span lang="FR-CA" style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span style="color:#333333">La fois où on a mangé du caramel dans un festival de chocolat. Y’avait juste du chocolat et on trouvait qu’il manquait de caramel alors on est allés en chercher et on a viré folles!  </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-right:0in"><strong><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span lang="FR-CA" style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span style="color:#333333">Vivant ou mort, avec qui aimeriez-vous faire un duo ?</span></span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p style="margin-right:0in; margin-left:0in"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span lang="FR-CA" style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span style="color:#333333">On m’a dit que Le pape Jean-Paul II chantait beaucoup donc probablement lui! </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-right:0in"><strong><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span lang="FR-CA" style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span style="color:#333333">Si l’on devait nommer un sandwich en votre honneur, de quoi serait-il composé, et comment l’appelleriez-vous ?</span></span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p style="margin-right:0in; margin-left:0in"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span lang="FR-CA" style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span style="color:#333333">Le p’tit gros. Il serait composé de baloney, de la margarine et juste une petite « liche » de moutarde sur un pain blanc carré. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-right:0in"><strong><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span lang="FR-CA" style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span style="color:#333333">Qu’est-ce qui mijote pour vous dans les prochaines semaines et les prochains mois ?</span></span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p style="margin-right:0in; margin-left:0in"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span lang="FR-CA" style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span style="color:#333333">On a une grosse soupe au feu qui mijote au chalet et on a un aussi un vidéo clip qui s’appelle Coton Ouaté qui vient de sortir – allez voir ça ! On est aussi en tournée un peu partout au Québec pour les prochaines semaines. </span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p class="text-align-center"><img alt="happy hour at stingray" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="4d9d38f3-460b-4327-a1f9-857f54574a6b" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/Untitled%20design%20%2819%29.png" /></p> <p class="text-align-center"><img alt="Bleu Jeans Bleu" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="5bdc7040-62be-47e2-9e1b-d48abb1596db" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/Untitled%20design%20%2820%29.png" /></p> <p><strong>Restez à l'affût des dernières nouvelles musicales. Suivez-nous sur </strong><a href="https://www.facebook.com/stingray.music/"><strong>Facebook</strong></a><strong>, </strong><a href="https://www.instagram.com/stingray_music/?hl=en"><strong>Instagram</strong></a><strong> et </strong><a href="https://twitter.com/stingraymusique"><strong>Twitter</strong></a><strong>. </strong></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/stingraylife" hreflang="en">#Stingraylife</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/stingray-cafe" hreflang="en">Stingray Café</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/stingray-life-0" hreflang="en">Stingray Life</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/francophone" hreflang="en">Francophone</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-stingray-brands field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/99" hreflang="en">Stingray Ambiance</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/51" hreflang="en">Stingray Concerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/98" hreflang="en">Stingray Festival 4K</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/47" hreflang="en">Stingray iConcerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/48" hreflang="en">Stingray Karaoke</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/49" hreflang="en">Stingray Loud</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/44" hreflang="en">Stingray Music</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/127" hreflang="en">Stingray Retro</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/52" hreflang="en">Stingray Vibe</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-section field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/stingray-life" hreflang="en">Stingray Life</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-country field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/86" hreflang="en">Worldwide</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-display-in-language field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/83" hreflang="en">French</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/2019-05/bleujeansbleu_photo-1600x1067.jpg" width="1600" height="1067" alt="Bleu Jeans Bleu" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-show-in-listen field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in Listen</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> Fri, 03 May 2019 19:49:23 +0000 Mikel 690 at http://blog.stingray.com Soran @ Stingray Café | Cinq-à-sept / Happy Hour http://blog.stingray.com/soran-stingray-cafe-cinq-sept-happy-hour <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Soran @ Stingray Café | Cinq-à-sept / Happy Hour</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/114" lang="" about="/user/114" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Lucille</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 04/04/2019</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span><strong><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span><span>Chaque vendredi, les employés de notre Quartier général à Montréal se rejoignent au Café Stingray autour d’un verre pour célébrer les bons coups de la semaine et fraterniser entre collègues.</span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span><span>On a parfois le privilège de recevoir un artiste invité. Vendredi le 29 mars, nous avons eu le plaisir d’accueillir Soran !</span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span>Soran est une étoile montante de la scène musicale canadienne. Alors qu’il a rencontré ses premiers succès sur internet, il remplit aujourd’hui les salles de concert et rencontre un succès populaire. D’une créativité débordante, Soran aime composer et écrire ses propres chansons. Ce n’est donc pas étonnant que, malgré la sortie de son premier EP en septembre dernier à peine, l’artiste meurt d’impatience de nous faire découvrir ses nouveaux morceaux. Retenez bien son nom, vous ne pourrez bientôt plus passer à côté. C’est ici que vous l’aurez lu en premier ! </span></span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span>;) </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><a href="http://music.stingray.com/fr/channels/VIB_N1058?utm_source=stingray-blog&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank"><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span><span class="button-video">Écouter Soran </span></span></span></a></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span>Découvrez Soran en 5 questions.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="tinytext">__</p> <p><em><span><span><span><span><span><span>Every Friday, employees from our Montreal Headquarters meet up at the Stingray Café, hang out, and cheers to the week’s accomplishments.</span></span></span></span></span></span></em></p> <p><em><span><span><span><span><span><span>Sometimes we are lucky enough to have live performances. On stage on March 29: Soran!</span></span></span></span></span></span></em></p> <p><em><span><span><span><span>Soran is a rising star on the Canadian music scene. While he encountered his first successes on the internet, his shows are now sold-out his songs are popular hits. Overflowing with creativity, Soran enjoys composing and writing his own songs. It's no wonder that, despite the release of his first EP last September, the artist can’t wait to release his new songs. Remember his name, you will soon see it everywhere. You read it here first! </span></span></span></span></em><span><span><span><span>;) </span></span></span></span></p> <p><em><a href="http://music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_N1058?utm_source=stingray-blog&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank"><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span><span class="decoration-underline">Listen to Soran </span></span></span></a></em></p> <p><em><span class="tinytext"><i></i></span><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA">Soran in five questions!</span></span></span></span></em></p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row--1-2"> <div class="col"> <p><span class="tinytext">__</span></p> <p><span class="tinytext"><strong>Comment décrirais-tu ton style musical en un hashtag?</strong></span></p> <p><span class="tinytext">#Vrai car tout ce que je dis dans mes chansons est vrai.</span></p> <p><span class="tinytext"><strong>Quel est ton plus beau souvenir sur scène?</strong></span></p> <p><span class="tinytext">J’ai beaucoup de bons souvenirs, et des mauvais aussi…! Mais je dirais qu’un des meilleurs s’est passé il y a 2 ou 3 semaines, à l’Astral (N.D.L.R. salle de spectacle à Montréal), avec mon groupe. Tout le spectacle était incroyable pour moi, je n’en revenais pas car tout le monde chantait mes paroles ! </span></p> <p><span class="tinytext">Et sinon, je garde aussi un très bon souvenir du lancement de mon EP en septembre dernier… J’ai juste pleuré pendant 30 minutes ! </span></p> <p><span class="tinytext"><strong>Vivant ou mort, avec qui aimerais-tu faire un duo?</strong></span></p> <p><span class="tinytext">Ed Sheeran, Post Malone et Sting.</span></p> <p><span class="tinytext"><strong>Si l’on devait nommer un sandwich en ton honneur, de quoi serait-il composé, et comment l’appelleriez-vous ?</strong></span></p> <p><span class="tinytext">J’aime les choses simples, je déteste la nourriture trop sophistiquée. Ce serait un sandwich avec de la viande froide et des croquettes de poulet à l’intérieur ! Je le ferais moi-même, ce serait un peu dégoutant mais bon quand même. Et il s’appellerait le Soranitor !</span></p> <p><span class="tinytext"><strong>#SORANITOR</strong></span></p> <p><span class="tinytext"><strong>Qu’est-ce qui mijote pour toi dans les prochaines semaines et les prochains mois ?</strong></span></p> <p><span class="tinytext"><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA">J’ai teeelllllleeeement de musiques dans mon ordinateur et je suis impatient de les partager ! Je vais travailler en studio et je suis sur le point de signer aux États-Unis!</span> </span></p> <p><strong><span class="tinytext"><i><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA">Soran prévoit également de faire plusieurs concerts cet été, suivez-le pour ne pas le manquer !</span></i><i></i> </span></strong></p> <p><span class="tinytext"><a href="https://soranmusic.com/" target="_blank"><i></i></a></span>→ <span class="tinytext"><a href="https://soranmusic.com/" target="_blank">Website</a> </span><br /> → <span class="tinytext"><a href="https://www.facebook.com/soranatole/" target="_blank">Facebook</a> </span><br /> → <span class="tinytext"><a href="https://www.instagram.com/soranatole/" target="_blank">Instagram</a> </span></p> </div> <div class="col"> <p><span class="tinytext"><em>__</em></span></p> <p><span class="tinytext"> <em><strong><i>How would you describe your musical style in one hashtag?</i></strong></em></span><em><strong></strong></em></p> <p><span class="tinytext"><em><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">#Truth because everything I say is true in my songs</span></em></span></p> <p><span class="tinytext"><em><strong><i>What is your best memory on stage</i></strong></em><strong><em>?</em></strong></span></p> <p><span class="tinytext"><em><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><em>There</em></span><em><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"> are a lot of good memories, and there are also some really bad ones too…! But I’d say a good one happened two or three weeks ago, at l’Astral (ED. a concert venue located in Montreal), with the band. The whole show was unreal for me, I just kept saying WTF all the time because everybody was singing the words!</span></em></em></span></p> <p><span class="tinytext"><em><em><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">Other than that, I would say my EP launch in September… I just cried for like 30 minutes</span></em><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><em>!</em></span></em></span></p> <p><span class="tinytext"><em><strong><i>Dead or alive, with whom would you like to sing a duet?</i></strong></em></span><em><strong></strong></em></p> <p><span class="tinytext"><em><i></i>Ed Sheeran, Post Malone and Sting.</em></span></p> <p><span class="tinytext"><em><strong>If you were to have a sandwich named after you, what would it be called and what would be on it?</strong></em></span></p> <p><span class="tinytext"><em><i></i></em></span></p> <p><span class="tinytext"><span class="tinytext"><em>I like simple stuff, I hate fancy food. It would be like a cold meet sub, but with some chicken nuggets inside! I would make it myself, it would be a bit disgusting, but good. And the name would be Soranitor!</em></span></span></p> <p><span class="tinytext"><span class="tinytext"><em>#SORANITOR</em></span></span></p> <p><span class="tinytext"><span class="tinytext"><em><strong><i>What’s coming up for you in the next weeks and months?</i></strong></em></span><em><strong></strong></em></span></p> <p><span class="tinytext"><span class="tinytext"><em><i></i>I have </em></span><em><span class="tinytext">soooooooo</span><span class="tinytext"> much music </span><span class="tinytext">in</span><span class="tinytext"> my computer that I can't wait to share. I’m also working in </span><span class="tinytext">studio</span></em><span class="tinytext"><em> and planning to sign in the US!</em></span></span></p> <p><span class="tinytext"><span class="tinytext"><em><i></i><strong><i>Soran will play several gigs this summer, follow him so you don’t miss him!</i></strong></em></span><em><strong></strong></em></span></p> → <span class="tinytext"><a href="https://soranmusic.com/" target="_blank">Website</a> </span><br /> → <span class="tinytext"><a href="https://www.facebook.com/soranatole/" target="_blank">Facebook</a> </span><br /> → <span class="tinytext"><a href="https://www.instagram.com/soranatole/" target="_blank">Instagram</a> </span> <p> </p> <p><em> </em></p> </div> </div> </div> <img alt="Soran" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="58309017-2dd2-47a7-890e-5def32e10774" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/Collage%201.png" class="align-center" /><p> </p> <img alt="Soran at Stingray" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="656b35d2-c2ea-49b1-8961-c8dd596f2b83" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/Collage%204.png" class="align-center" /><p> </p> <img alt="Soran" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="1020f1f9-b457-4f35-8ef6-5dfeaf59f8e9" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/Collage%202.png" class="align-center" /><p> </p> <img alt="Soran at Stingray" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="d48d43e2-058f-4b13-b48a-cd3a7f0180f8" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/Collage%203.png" class="align-center" /><p> </p> <p><strong>Restez à l'affût des dernières nouvelles musicales. 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