Manitoba Music Launches 2014 Fall/Winter Season of MusicWorks

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Manitoba Music is gearing up for an exciting new season of professional development workshops and training opportunities for the music industry. Kicking off September 11 at Manitoba Music's Resource Centre, MusicWorks presents experienced music industry pros, trend setters, and tastemakers speaking on the most important topics for today’s artists and music industry entrepreneurs.

This year, Manitoba Music continues its popular MusicWorks segment, the DIY Series, for the second year. This stream of workshops offers developing artists and industry, as well as veterans looking to update their skills, the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of the music business. The series starts with the music business fundamentals that everyone needs to master – radio play, bio writing, social media, touring, and copyright -- and ends with planning a release, showing how each of these pieces fit together to create a cohesive strategy. 

MusicWorks will also host some of the most influential music professionals from across Canada and beyond for the Industry Series. These workshops will feature an in-depth focus on timely topics, including artist management, touring, conference and showcasing, understanding A&R, and more. This season, Manitoba Music will also take the workshops and networking to Brandon, as part of the Manitoba Arts Network's Manitoba Showcase 2014.  

This year’s slate of panelists is a veritable who’s who of the Canadian independent music industry, including innovators like Road Angel Management's Jill Snell, The Agency Group's Darcy Gregoire, MDM Recordings' Mike Denney, Bumstead Productions' Tim Des Islets, Paquin Entertainment Group's Michelle Szeto, and the return of The Nylon's Micah Barnes for a singers performance workshop. MusicWorks will also draw on the considerable expertise of Manitoba-based pros like 2014 Western Canadian Music Award nominees, Pipe & Hat's Tim Jones and The Bros. Landreth's David Landreth. 

All workshops 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 Services of Manitoba Jobs and the Economy; 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; The Jim Pattison Broadcast Group; and The SOCAN Foundation.

FACTOR Info Session
Thursday, September 11 | 12PM
FREE
with
Angela Kozak, FACTOR

Singers’ Performance Workshop
Saturday, September 20 | 1PM
West End Cultural Centre, 586 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg MB
$25 Members, $40 Non-members
with
Micah Barnes, The Nylons

DIY SERIES: Getting Spins on Campus and Community Radio
Wednesday, September 24 | 5:30PM
$10 Members, $25 Non-members
with
Tim Jones, Pipe & Hat

DIY SERIES: How to Write an Effective Artist Biography
Wednesday, October 8 | 5:30PM
$10 Members, $25 Non-members
with
Michelle Szeto, Paquin Entertainment Group

DIY SERIES: Touring
Thursday, October 23 | 5:30PM
$10 Members, $25 Non-members
with
Darcy Gregoire, The Agency Group

Manitoba Showcase 2014 
REGIONAL TOURING ROUNDTABLE
Saturday, October 25 | 9–10:30AM
Royal Oak Inn, 3130 Victoria Avenue, Brandon MB
with
Kevin Korchinski, Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils
Darcy Gregoire, The Agency Group
Presented by Manitoba Music and the Manitoba Arts Network

Manitoba Showcase 2014  
CALL TO ARTISTS: Maximizing Showcases and Conferences
Saturday, October 25 | 10:30–11:50AM
Royal Oak Inn, 3130 Victoria Avenue, Brandon MB
with
Darcy Gregoire, The Agency Group 
Presented by Manitoba Music and the Manitoba Arts Network

SOUND ADVICE: Music Management
Saturday, November 1 | 1PM
$25 Members, $40 Non-members
with
Jill Snell, Road Angel Entertainment
Additional panelists to be announced
Presented by Manitoba Music and Music Managers Forum Canada 

DIY SERIES: Effective Use of Social Media
Wednesday, November 5 | 5:30PM
$10 Members, $25 Non-members 

DIY SERIES: Rights Management
Wednesday, November 19 | 5:30PM
$10 Members, $25 Non-members
with
Roland Deschambault, Manitoba Music

UNDERSTANDING A&R: Demo Listening Derby
Saturday, November 22 | 1PM
$25 Members, $40 Non-members
with
Mike Denney, MDM Recordings
Tim Des Islets, Bumstead Productions
Additional panelists to be announced

DIY SERIES: Planning a Successful Album Release
Wednesday, December 3 | 5:30PM
$10 Members, $25 Non-members
with
David Landreth, The Bros. Landreth

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