Meet the MusicWorks Panelists | THE DIY SERIES: Planning a Successful Album Release

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From left: Bucky Driedger, Jesse Matthewson

Coming up on Wednesday, December 9, Royal Canoe's Bucky Driedger and KEN Mode's Jesse Matthewson, will be joining us for our last DIY Series event of the year, Planning a Successful Album Release. Get to know them a little better...

Jesse Matthewson, B. Comm (hons), is the primary songwriter/lyricist, booking agent, marketing manager, and co-manager/partner of heavy touring, critically acclaimed, and Juno and western Canadian music award winning noise rock band KEN mode. The band has toured non-stop since 2010, and been praised in media ranging from Forbes Magazine and Major League Baseball to taste-makers like Pitchfork and Noisey. 

Bucky Driedger has been involved in Manitoba’s music community for the past ten years, most recently as a member of Royal Canoe, where he wears a number of business and music-making hats. Royal Canoe’s latest release received nods from the JUNOs, WCMAs and garnered significant airplay on commercial and college radio. The band played 150+ shows with the album, including opening slots for bands like !!!, Bombay Bicycle Club and Alt-J. They are currently at work on their next record.

About the Workshop
With the growth of digital and social media, and infinite marketing choices, indie artists and companies have more resources than ever before at their disposal to shape their own business. This session brings together all the building blocks from the fall season of the The DIY Series, and will help you understand the tools necessary to plan, promote, and adhere to the ever-important 18-month album cycle.

The MusicWorks DIY Series 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 – bio writing, radio play, mastering social media, touring, and understanding copyright -- and ends with planning a release, showing how each of these pieces fit together to create a cohesive strategy.

Click to register, or to get more info, please contact:

Roland Deschambault, Professional Development Coordinator
Manitoba Music
P: 204.975.5188

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.

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