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Digital content coordinator, music programmer, radio producer, research assistant, community manager, columnist: Claudia Beaumont played many roles in the field of music broadcasting at Société Radio-Canada over a 10-year period. She then went on to work in the audiovisual industry, as a product manager for TV5 and Unis TV’s digital platforms. Over the past several years, she also developed an interest in the impact of digital technologies on artistic creation and its marketability. Her master’s thesis focused on crowdfunding and its role in cultural intermediation in Quebec.
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Will Netflix Succeed in Africa?

As video-on-demand platforms multiply, the conversion of Western consumers into VOD subscribers is nearing saturation. Perhaps unsurprisingly, focus is therefore shifting to other markets,...

Crowdfunding: The Happy Dilemma of Overfunding and the Headache of Stretch Goals

If the key factors of a campaign’s success or contributors’ motivations are dominant themes when it comes to research on crowdfunding, the overfunding phenomenon...

Podcasting and Crowdfunding: Model Diversification and Hybridization

After a decade in the making, podcasting has finally reached the mass market thanks to an audience that has been experiencing spectacular growth. Based...

Podcasts and Crowdfunding: Seeking Contributing Listeners

Is podcasting the audio industry’s new Eldorado? That’s the $230 million question that Spotify seems to have answered by acquiring podcast production studio Gimlet...

Kickstarter ends Drip: the artist more than ever at the heart of its loyalty...

Following the recent creation of NFTS Platform! dedicated to young filmmakers, Kickstarter announced a major partnership with the XOXO independent art festival. This partnership...

Gostartis: The Challenges and Hopes of a Potential Quebec-based Patreon

Rather unknown up to now, the new Gostartis Média platform could very well be poised to become a key actor in the cultural sector,...

Can the initial buzz surrounding a crowdfunding campaign guarantee its success?

An American study on the diffusion of responsibility phenomenon claims that the homestretch is a period that is as crucial, if not more, given...

Patreon and Drip: An Analysis of Subscription-Based Crowdfunding Platforms

Update: More or less one year after its creation, Kickstarter ended the Drip platform. However, Kickstarter gives it a second life through a collaboration...

‘You really have to dive into it’: Canadian media and production...

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