Manitoba Music Launches 2nd Edition of Sound Waves Music Meeting + Showcase

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Music Meetup with Entrepreneurial Focus Returns to the West End Cultural Centre, Free Local Showcase to Take Place at The Beer Can

Sound Waves Music Meeting (SWMM) returns this month for the second edition of the creative conference on industry development and community connection, presented by Manitoba Music.

SWMM welcomes industry pros and music makers for specialized and interactive training through presentations, discussions, mixers, one-on-one meetings, and creative sessions. This year’s programming focuses on artist entrepreneurship and business development, with solid advice from professionals on navigating the ever-evolving music sector.

SWMM’s goal is to offer the music community in Manitoba an opportunity to learn from, network with, and be inspired by a cross section of industry experts and local peers. Both emerging and established music makers will benefit from skills-building presentations on topics including finding investment, strategic planning, branding, content creation, music in film and TV and games, music law, and more. This year will also feature new opportunities dedicated to songwriting and content development including songwriting room sessions and demo listening sessions. Check out the SWMM schedule

Mentors sharing their expertise include artists activist Annette Hegel (SCALE-LeSAUT), entrepreneur and business coach Audrey Wensley, professional songwriter Blue In Tokio, Steve Aoki’s manager and YMU Group partner Dougie Bohay, music supervisor Everton Lewis Jr. (Wracket Music), artist and composer Jason Burnstick, composer and sound designer Julian Beutel (FlightyFelon Games), entertainment lawyers Michael Duboff and Burt Gidaro (Edwards Creative Law), creative director and entrepreneur Sydney Krause (Pauvre Riche Studio), and independent filmmaker and cinematographer Vince Tang. Read more about the SWMM mentors

The action moves to The Beer Can on Friday, September 15 for a free end-of-summer showcase featuring four stellar local acts. Métis Polish avant-pop artist Kwiat, toots/rock artist Mitchell Makoons, hip hop/rap artist and songwriter koziithegoat, and alt-country/pop outfit Tyler Del Pino & The Brasstronautz will take the stage. Check out the SWMM showcase

SWMM is made possible by the support of FACTOR and the Government of Canada, the Province of Manitoba, and Manitoba Film & Music.

Annette Hegel
Artist Activist / Organizational Development & Network Lead

Audrey Wensley
Entrepreneur & Business Coach

Dougie Bohay
Manager / Partner
Steve Aoki / YMU Group

Everton Lewis Jr.
Music Supervisor
Wracket Music

Jason Burnstick
Artist / Composer

Julian Beutel
Composer & Sound Designer
FlightyFelon Games

Michael Duboff
Entertainment Lawyer
Edwards Creative Law

Kayleigh Katherine Ann O'Connor
Blue in Tokio

Sydney Krause
Creative Director
Pauvre Riche Studio

Vince Tang
Filmmaker / Cinematographer

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