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.

Advance registration is no longer available. Please register in person at the door.

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.


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 for availability.

1:45pm – 2:45pm

Touring Discussion 
In this discussion, participants will find out how to go from stringing together four shows to spending multiple weeks on the road.
Rob Zifarelli, The Agency Group
Ashley Moran, Halifax Pop Explosion
Moderator: Grant Paley, Paquin Entertainment Group

Publishing Discussion 
Experienced music publishers will answer questions about music publishing, licensing and placements, and publishing admin and collections.
Mishelle Pack, Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Neville Quinlan, peermusic Canada
Moderator: Jaylene Johnson

3pm – 4pm

Export and International Development Discussion

In this discussion, panelists will provide information on how to build strong networks to develop international markets. 
Mike ‘Parkside’ Renaud, Hidden Pony Records/Upper Management
Helen Britton, Six Shooter Records
Moderator: Stephen Carroll, Empirical Artist Services

Publicity Discussion
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.
Ken Beattie, Killbeat Music
Ben Rayner, Toronto Star
Moderator: Rob Wozny, Sound Strategy

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.


Roland Deschambault, Training Coordinator
Manitoba Music
P: 204.975.5188

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