- Sat, Jan 25, 2014
- Ashley Moran, Halifax Pop Explosion
Ben Rayner, Toronto Star
Helen Britton, Six Shooter Records
Jake Gold, The Management Trust
Ken Beattie, Killbeat Music
Mike (Parkside) Renaud, Hidden Pony Records | Upper Management
Neville Quinlan, peermusic
Rob Zifarelli, The Agency Group
Tom Dertinger, Fusion Arts Management
- Manitoba Music Resource Centre
- 1-376 Donald St., Winnipeg, Manitoba
Members can register in advance for all three days in the January Music Meeting for only $50 (a 35% discount) or a one-day pass for $25.
Register above for the full $50 member weekend pass | $75 for non-member.
We’re excited to launch a new addition to our calendar of professional development opportunities this year! The January Music Meeting will host some of Canada’s top music industry pros in a conference format that includes panels, workshops, discussion groups, and one-on-one meetings.
Reps from the label, agency, management, festival, publishing, and publicity sides of the industry will converge on Winnipeg to discuss the state of Canada’s independent music industry and provide concrete advice on how to succeed in the ever-changing music business.
This is a fantastic opportunity to gain access to tastemakers and experts from across the country while connecting with local artists and industry peers, at a conference designed and held right here in Winnipeg.
Invited panelists include Killbeat Music's Ken Beattie, The Agency Group's Rob Zifarelli, Toronto Star's Ben Rayner, Hidden Pony Records' Mike 'Parkside' Renaud, Six Shooter Records' Helen Britton, Halifax Pop Explosion's Ashley Moran, Jake Gold from The Management Trust, Tom Dertinger from Fusion Arts Management, and peermusic Canada's Neville Quinlan.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 24
12pm – 1pm
Registration & Introduction
Whether you’re an emerging artist or company, or a veteran looking to reconnect, this opening session will prepare you to get the most out of the January Music Meeting. The panel will do introductions, outline the weekend’s events, and offer tips on how to make the most of the panels, networking, discussions, and meetings.
1pm – 2:30pm
Stand By Your Brand: Online Asset Reviews
This is a chance to see what the industry sees when your name comes up! In small discussion groups, panelists will examine the first impression they get from a band or company based solely on what they can find from a Google search. All registrants will have a chance to receive a critique of their social media presence, video content, branding, music, and website. Remove the mystery of how you are perceived online, and get real tips on how to cut through the online clutter of the music scene.
2:45pm - 3:45pm
It’s the Brand, Understand: Best Practices for Pitching Industry
This workshop will provide a summary and highlight the best practices and common pitfalls of the online asset review. Panelists will discuss how to use marketing material to get the attention of the industry.
4pm – 5pm
It’s the Brand, Understand: Marketing to Your Fanbase
Understand and build a brand that will capture the imagination of media and music fans. Panelists will provide examples of marketing techniques that helped propel the profiles of their clients.
5pm – 6pm
BreakOut West Networking Mixer
Many say that talent in only part of the equation for success. The other is relationships, connections, and the opportunities that come from the dreaded word – “networking.” Presented by BreakOut West, the networking mixer offers registrants an opportunity to rub elbows with the guest speakers, local mentors, and peers.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 25
12pm – 1:30pm
Mentor Meetings (One-on-one)
Exclusive, 15 minute mentor sessions with some of Canada’s most experienced music industry pros. This is a unique opportunity to meet one-on-one with industry mentors, learn from their experience, and to ask specific career questions.
Mentor meeting spots are limited and filling quickly. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for availability.
1:45pm – 2:45pm
In this discussion, participants will find out how to go from stringing together four shows to spending multiple weeks on the road.
Experienced music publishers will answer questions about music publishing, licensing and placements, and publishing admin and collections.
3pm – 4pm
Export and International Development Discussion
In this discussion, panelists will provide information on how to build strong networks to develop international markets.
This discussion will focus on the role of the media in the online age, and how an artist can effectively create their own plan to get their music into the hands of taste makers.
4pm – 5pm
MROC Networking Mixer
Many say that talent in only part of the equation for success. The other is relationships, connections, and the opportunities that come from the dreaded word – “networking.” Presented by MROC, the networking mixer offers registrants an opportunity to rub elbows with the guest speakers, local mentors, and peers.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 26
11am – 1pm
Town Hall Meeting
In a time of unprecedented change in our industry, this is a chance to take a step back and examine the trends, make predictions about the future, and argue about the fine points of what works and what’s a distraction in the modern music business. A panel including all of our key invited delegates will tackle the big issues, as decided by the audience, and will open up the floor for questions and discussion.
The Town Hall Meeting includes a delicious breakfast.
TO REGISTER OR FOR MORE INFORMATION, please contact:
Roland Deschambault, Training Coordinator