We're very happy to have Murray Pulver and Meg Dolovich join us on Wednesday, April 1 for our next DIY Series: How to Become a Professional Freelance Musician.
From L.A. to Prague, Nashville to South Africa, Murray Pulver has seen the world by plucking his six string. Sessions, tour dates, and television appearances are all in a days work for this Winnipeg musician. As guitarist for Doc Walker, Pulver collected two Western Canadian Music Awardss for Musician of the Year, WCMA for entertainer of the year, as well as numerous Canadian Country Music Awardss for guitarist, songwriter, and producer. While living in Nashville, Pulver had the opportunity to work with Justin Niebank (Keith Urban, Taylor Swift, Bon Jovi), Byron Gallimore (Faith Hill, Tim McGraw), and Ken Nelson (Coldplay). As a touring guitarist for Crash Test Dummies, Pulver toured the world, appeared on shows such as Late Night with Conan O' Brien, and played on the band's 3 million album seller, A Worm's Life. If you watch a lot of TV, chances are you've heard some of his scoring work for Global, CTV, OLN, and Bravo. He's has also produced and played on a number of JUNO-nominated recordings, including the most recent works by Steve Bell and Bryce Pallister. Pulver also produced The Bros. Landreth’s Let it Lie, winner of the 2015 JUNO for Roots Traditional Album of the Year.
Meg Dolovich is a Canadian bassist who has been touring the world for the last 10 years with everything from indie bands and tribute acts to Grammy and JUNO Award winning artists. Some of the artists Dolovich has been involved with over the last few years include Alannah Myles, Bernard Fowler (The Rolling Stones), Stevie Salas (George Clinton), rock trio 3GO with Derek Sharp (The Guess Who), and Chris Sutherland (Kim Mitchell Band), as well as Toronto-based touring tribute acts Abbamania and Night Fever. She’s also a faculty member at the Interprovincial Music Camp Rock teaching kids alongside musicians such as Phil X (Bon Jovi), Donna Grantis (Prince), and Marc Ganetakos (Nelly Furtado).
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.