Messages from the Dignitaries

M for Montreal would like to thank them for their support !


The Honourable Steven Guilbeault

Minister of Canadian Heritage


As Minister of Canadian Heritage, I would like to thank everyone who made M for Montreal possible. Although this year’s festival is being presented in a different format because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it remains true to its mission: promoting independent music and offering new perspectives for industry professionals. It does this by highlighting boldness, originality and creativity, as well as by creating a space for emerging artists and foreign promoters to come together and share.

M for Montreal plays an undeniably important role in the cultural life of the region, and we know just how vital this work is right now. That is why our government is proud to contribute to the success of this 15th edition. I hope you all enjoy a wonderful event.


Nathalie Roy

Ministre de la Culture et des Communications

Chantal Rouleau

Ministre déléguée aux Transports et ministre responsable de la Métropole et de la région de Montréal

M for Montreal in support of the next generation

The Government of Québec is pleased to support M for Montreal, a business event that contributes to the national and international reputation of a music industry we are proud of!

A springboard for local talent, the event facilitates exchanges between local artists and professionals from around the world. It offers emerging artists a unique showcase that allows them to develop professionally and export their talent and know-how.

Even in virtual mode, M for Montreal benefits both emerging artists and Montréal, which asserts itself as a cultural metropolis that is open to the world. On behalf of your government, we wish the participants fruitful meetings.

Happy M for Montreal to everyone!


Valérie Plante

Mayor of Montréal


Montréal is known for its cultural vitality. However, the pandemic that turned 2020 on its head has hit the cultural community hard, forcing it, like many others, to reinvent itself. Fortunately, despite the difficulties, many players on the cultural scene have managed to promote their art and their city in new ways.

M for Montréal is among those who have refused to give up and once again this year, in spite of all the odds, are offering an exceptional showcase and a springboard to the international scene for emerging artists.

A true must-see for the fall season in Montréal, M for Montréal offers a renewed formula this year adapted to the context of the pandemic. In addition to showcasing the talents of local artists, the event allows Montrealers to discover great talents from the world of arts, music and creative industries.

The city of Montréal is proud to support the cultural and creative industries that contribute to the reputation and dynamic energy of the metropolis, and welcomes initiatives such as M for Montréal.