More than ever, a career in the music industry requires a continuous balance of creativity and business expertise. To help support music entrepreneurs in gathering that critical knowledge and making connections, Manitoba Music is gearing up for a new season of professional development workshops and training opportunities: MusicWorks. Kicking off September 24, the long-running series presents experienced music industry pros, DIY experts, and tastemakers speaking in depth on key topics for today’s artists and music entrepreneurs.
Manitoba Music continues its popular MusicWorks segment, the DIY Series, offering developing artists and industry, as well as veterans looking to update their skills, the opportunity to learn music business from people on the ground doing the work every day. The series starts with the music business fundamentals that everyone needs to master – bio writing, getting music to radio, social media, touring, and rights management -- and ends with planning a release, showing how each of these pieces fit together to create a cohesive strategy.
MusicWorks will also host influential music pros from across Canada for an A&R panel, offering insight into the inner workings of an A&R music meeting or listening session and giving participants a chance to meet and discuss their work with fellow songwriters. Those looking to have their music heard must submit in advance. Details are available at manitobamusic.com/workshops.
This season, Manitoba Music will also take the workshops and networking to Flin Flon, as part of the Manitoba Arts Network's Manitoba Showcase 2015, and close out the year with a free info session on Manitoba Film & Music’s funding programs.
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.
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.