JANUARY MUSIC MEETING: Manitoba Music Launches Three-Day Music Industry Conference, Winter Season of MusicWorks

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For three days in the middle of winter, Manitoba Music is bringing the music industry together in Winnipeg. 

In January 2014, Manitoba Music will launch the newest addition to its professional development opportunities: the January Music Meeting. Running January 24-26, the three day event welcomes some of Canada’s top music industry pros in a conference format that includes panels, workshops, discussion groups, and one-on-one meetings. Reps from the label, agency, management, festival, publishing, and publicity sides of the industry will converge on Winnipeg to discuss the state of Canada’s independent music industry and provide concrete advice on how to succeed in the ever-changing music business. 

The January Music Meeting is a fantastic opportunity to network with tastemakers and experts from across the country while connecting with local artists and industry peers. Invited panelists include Killbeat Music's Ken Beattie, The Agency Group's Rob Zifarelli, Toronto Star's Ben Rayner, Hidden Pony Records' Mike 'Parkside' Renaud, Six Shooter Records' Helen Britton, Halifax Pop Explosion's Ashley Moran, Sony/ATV Music Publishing's Mishelle Pack, and peermusic Canada's Neville Quinlan.

The event takes place during the third annual Big Fun Festival, which will host a Manitoba Music showcase at The Windsor Hotel on January 24 featuring The Bros. Landreth, Yes We Mystic, and Indicator Indicator.

In January, Manitoba Music will also kick off the winter session of MusicWorks professional development workshops, including panels and presentations providing an in-depth look at timely topics, the popular DIY Series of music business fundamentals, and one-on-one mentor meetings with local industry pros.

All events will take place in the Manitoba Music Industry Resource Centre, 1-376 Donald Street, unless otherwise listed. Space is limited and advance registration is strongly encouraged.

For complete workshop descriptions, please visit manitobamusic.com/workshops. For more information or to register, please contact us at 204.942.8650, training@manitobamusic.com.

MusicWorks is made possible by the generous support of the Province of Manitoba through Industry Workforce Development of Manitoba Jobs and the Economy; The SOCAN Foundation; the Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings (FACTOR) through the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund) and of Canada's Private Radio Broadcasters.

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