Call for Submissions: Demo Listening Sessions at Catalyst Music Conference

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DEADLINE: 10AM on Monday, March 1, 2021

Want to get your demo in front of music industry decision-makers and professional creators? We’re now taking submissions from Catalyst Music Conference participants for demo listening sessions! This experience is designed to showcase how professionals are listening to music and what they consider before working with it. 

Each session will feature a panel with reps working in radio, label A&R, publishing A&R, and professional production, who’ll offer live feedback. 

We encourage folks to submit demos (unreleased songs) as some of the feedback may challenge you to make some important changes. Previously released songs will be considered, but priority will be given to unreleased material. 

Four panelists per session will contribute feedback. Manitoba Music will do its best to place songs with a group that is most suitable to their genre. One panel will be solely dedicated to hip hop.

Important Dates:

March 3: Demo Listening Session #1 (multi-genre)
March 4: Demo Listening Session #2 (multi-genre)
March 5: Demo Listening Session #3 (Hip Hop)
March 6: Demo Listening Session #4 (multi-genre)


Adam Lewis, Planetary Group
Aileen Valencia, Reservoir
F. Reid Shippen, Robot Lemon
Geoff Goddard, Frontside Group
Jay Devonish, Director of A&R Marketing / eOne Music 
Jordan Howard, CCS Rights Management
Kara Purto, 604 Records/Light Organ Records
Kim Temple, Six Shooter Records/High Priestess Publishing
Matt Berry, Music Director, X92.9
Matt Maw, Red Music Rising
Nathan Stein, Dine Alone Records
Rich Kidd Beats, Artist/Producer
Sarah Burke, SiriusXM
Sarah Tudzin, Producer/Engineer
Simone Torres, Vocal Producer & Engineer
Vivian Barclay, GM, Warner Chappell Music Canada


To be considered for this opportunity, you must:

  • Be a Manitoba artist
  • Be registered for Catalyst Music Conference
  • Be willing to share your music in a large-group setting and be open to feedback

To submit:

Fill out the form at

Only one song per artist will be accepted

Those who apply after the original deadline of February 25 will be selected on a first come, first served basis, as some sessions will be full.

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