Rob Wozny is a relentless champion for the independent musician. With almost 20 years of communications experience that includes senior positions with corporate and non-profit organizations, plus editorial roles (senior producer, lead news anchor and reporter) at CTV News, Global News, Corus Entertainment and as a former music journalist (Power 97 Winnipeg, Access Magazine and Shaw TV), Rob understands what the media wants and leverages that experience in the best interest of the artists he works with.
Manitoba Music's new industry development manager, Anthony Augustine, is no stranger to the music scene, Augustine has been writing about music since 1994 for publications like Exclaim!, XLR8R, Stylus, Spectator Tribute, and a number of local websites, as well as a weekly column on pop culture, technology, and music for the Winnipeg Free Press. He appeared weekly for over three years on 103.1 Virgin Radio's Ace Burpee Show and has done work for CBC Radio as a technology correspondent. Augustine has also produced and curated the award-winning music program, Phase One Radio, on CKUW 95.9 FM for the past 15 years, and has sat on CKUW's board of directors.
About the Workshop
There are hundreds of media people in Canada and the U.S. that need to hear your music if you are planning on having a long term career in the industry. Undertaking a national media and publicity campaign to promote your brand may seem daunting, but it’s not impossible. This workshop will focus on the role of a publicist and how people can effectively do their own publicity and get their music into the hands of these industry taste makers.
The MusicWorks DIY Series is a stream of workshops offering emerging artists, music companies, and veterans looking to update their skills, the opportunity to learn music business fundamentals. The 2015 session kicks off with important topics that everyone needs to master including an intro to the music business, accounting/administration, strategic development, the new EPK, and creating a cohesive publicity strategy.
To register or for more info, please contact:
Roland Deschambault, Professional Development Coordinator
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.