Jean-Robert Bisaillon

Board of Directors

Jean-Robert Bisaillon

Jean-Robert Bisaillon is a leading advocate in the fight for better working conditions for amplified music creators and self-producers. He is an in-demand speaker and trainer in the areas of creative career management, cultural exports and digital music issues. 
 
Robert Bisaillon was the co-ordinator of the Amplified Music Forum and the founder of SOPREF in 1997-98. A member of the French B group in the 1990s, he was among the first Quebec musicians to use the sampling technique. More recently, he was the founder of iconoclaste, an online music house providing artist management and viral marketing services. He is or has been a board member of industry organizations including Musicaction, the Songwriters Association of Canada (S.A.C.), the executive committee of Option culture / Virage numérique (SODEC/MCCCF), Francouvertes, MUTEK, Groupe de travail sur la chanson québécoise, CIBL, and CDEC Centre-Sud-Plateau-Mont-Royal. He was the publisher and a co-writer of the first sound recording self-production guide (Guide d’autoproduction de l’enregistrement sonore, 2002), a co-writer of the Guide pratique France-Québec du disque et du spectacle (2006, Paris, IRMA éditions) and the writer of SPACQ’s Petit guide Internet pour les auteurs et compositeurs (2008). He is now completing an M.A. in Knowledge Mobilization at Montreal’s INRS–UCS with specialization in cultural metadata issues.