Sound Advice: Music Management

Saturday, Jan 12, 2013 at 1pm
Gourmet Delice, Bonsound (Malajube, Les Breastfeeders, DJ Champion)
Jason Burns, Sonic Entertainment Group (Rich Aucoin, Hey Rosetta!, Old Man Luedecke)
Paul Quigley, Upper Management/Hidden Pony Records (Said the Whale, Rah Rah)
Stephen Carroll, Empirical Artist Services (Imaginary Cities, The Weakerthans)
Manitoba Music Resource Centre
1-376 Donald St., Winnipeg, Manitoba
Manitoba Music
Music Managers Forum Canada





Manitoba Music and Music Managers Forum Canada present...

A panel of accomplished and innovative artist managers will discuss the state of the Canadian music industry and how managers are helping their artists navigate new opportunities and uncertainties. The workshop will address the different types of artist/manager relationships, and how managers work with their artist on creative and career development.

New artists, experienced DIY-ers, and aspiring artist managers will learn about the challenges of the current music marketplace, and how to overcome them. The panel will discuss the day-to-day work of a manager, as well as the long term planning and team building that goes into building a sustainable career.

About Stephen Carroll
Named Manager of the Year at the 2012 Western Canadian Music Awards, Stephen is a member of The Weakerthans and has performed with the punk rock band Painted Thin, Greg Graffin, and Jim Bryson. With his company Empirical Artist Services, Carroll manages The Weakerthans, Jim Bryson and the Weakerthans, and Imaginary Cities. Since 2009, Imaginary Cities has had releases in Canada and Europe with a release in the US in the coming year, have played in Germany and Australia, and have toured in support in the Pixies North American tour.

About Gourmet Delice
Gourmet is the co-owner and co-founder of Bonsound, a Montreal-based, management, booking, record and pr company. The artists managed by Bonsound are DJ Champion, Malajube, Lisa LeBlanc, Les Breastfeeders, Radio Radio, Monogrenade, Philippe B and Groenland. He is also on the board of the Music Managers Forum.

About Paul Quigley
Paul has been actively involved in artist and tour management for the past seven years, working with artists signed to both major and independent labels; Canadian and international artists. What began as a few hours a week working in the management office of The Marble Index (signed to Universal Music), and then recently-reunited Lowest Of The Low, quickly turned into a full time position. Quigley also spent four years as Festival Director of Canadian Music Fest (2007-2010). Quigley is currently working with Upper Management/Hidden Pony Records, handling the day-to-day management for Rah Rah, Odds, and JUNO award winners Said The Whale.

About Jason Burns
Jason Burns is the president of Burnt Tree Entertainment. With business partner Louis Thomas, Jason co-manages Hey Rosetta! from Newfoundland and Halifax-based Rich Aucoin. Jason also manages Old Man Luedecke from Chester, Nova Scotia. In 2011 and 2012 Jason won the award for Manager of the Year from Music Nova Scotia. Burnt Tree Entertainment is a part of Sonic Entertainment Group (SEG), a collection of companies comprised of Quay Management, Sonic Concerts, Sonic Records, and the Sonic Temple Recording Studio.


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


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