Build Your Business: Entrepreneurship in the Music Industry

Wednesday, Nov 30, 2011 at 5:30pm
Helen Britton, co-owner, Six Shooter Records (Jenn Grant, Luke Doucet)
Shannon Coughlin, Canada Manitoba Business Centre
Susan de Cartier, Starfish Entertainment (Blue Rodeo, The Sadies)
Manitoba Music Resource Centre
1-376 Donald, Winnipeg
Manitoba Music



There has never been a better time to be a music entrepreneur. Fundamentally, entrepreneurs see problems and fix them. Given the state of today's music business, the opportunities for an entrepreneur to succeed are as high as they've ever been. Starting any business can be risky, but throw in the added unknowns of the music business, and this feat can seem nearly impossible. Whether still in the conception stage, currently running your own music business, aspiring to work in the music industry, or anywhere in between, this workshop will focus your efforts and dramatically increase your chances of success.


About Susan de Cartier

Susan began her career in artist management working with Blue Rodeo and Crash Vegas at the ACT/Risque Disque in Toronto. In the mid-90’s she formed Starfish Entertainment and began to develop both the company and its roster. Now representing some of the best bands Canada has to offer, Susan has guided Blue Rodeo on to become one of the most successful bands in Canadian history, selling over four million albums worldwide to date.

About Helen Britton

Helen Britton is the heart and anchor of Six Shooter. For the past seven years as Vice President, Helen has helped to develop Six Shooter Records into an internationally recognized company, as well as the careers of such outstanding artists as Shout Out Out Out Out, Justin Rutledge, Melissa McClelland, Luke Doucet and Good Lovelies. A graduate of the prestigious UMIST (University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology) she came to Canada, guns a blazing, with a BSc. (hons) in International Business. She also has an awesome British accent.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, please contact:
Roland Deschambault, Training Coordinator Manitoba Music
P: 204.975.5188

Attendence: 19


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