Friday, Jan 30, 2015
Saturday, Jan 31, 2015
Sunday, Feb 1, 2015
Tim Des Islets, Bumstead Productions
Heather Gardner, Vapor Music
Matt Safran, Core Music Agency
Liam Killeen, Coalition Music
Michelle Szeto, Paquin Entertainment Group
Darcy Gregoire, The Agency Group
Julia Train, MROC
Robyn Stewart, BreakOut West
Jill Snell, RGK Entertainment Group/Road Angel Entertainment
Barbara Sedun, SOCAN
Russell Dufault, Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP
Tim Jones, Pipe & Hat
Bucky Driedger, Royal Canoe
Michael P. Falk, Head in the Sand/Paintbox Recording/Les Jupes
Stephen Carroll, Manitoba Film & Music
and more...
Manitoba Music
1-376 Donald Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba




In its second year, the January Music Meeting will again host some of Canada’s top music industry pros in a conference format that includes panels, workshops, discussion groups, and one-on-one meetings. 

Label, agency, management, festival, publishing, and publicity representatives 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 Manitoba.


12 – 1PM | Registration & Introduction

This key opening session will prepare you to get the most out of the January Music Meeting.

1 – 2:30PM | Stand By Your Brand: Online Asset Reviews
See what the industry sees when they go searching for information about your band.

2:45 - 3:45PM | It’s the Brand, Understand: Best Practices for Pitching Industry
A summary of the best practices and common pitfalls from the morning asset review.

4 – 5PM | Marketing Your Music on Streaming Services
Put your music where your fans want to hear it and learn to master the social marketing, playlists, and apps of popular music streaming services.

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.


11:30 – 1:30PM | Mentor Meetings (one-on-one)
Exclusive 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 will fill quickly. Please email for details and availability.

1:45 – 2:45PM | Touring Discussion
Find out how to go from stringing together four shows to spending multiple weeks on the road.

1:45 – 2:45PM | Rights Management
Explore performance and neighboring rights, and copyright.

3 – 4PM | Building a Great Team
Increase your chances of success by assembling a strong team that’s as excited and talented as you are.

3 – 4PM | Music for Film, TV, Games, and Advertising
Tips and realities for songwriters, producers, and composers who want to secure placements or create music for film, television, games, and other digital media and interactive programming.

4 – 5PM | MROC Networking Mixer
Presented by MROC, the networking mixer is an opportunity to rub elbows with the guest speakers, local mentors, and peers.

8 – 11PM | Manitoba Music at Big Fun Showcase at The Good Will
Featuring performances by Yes We Mystic, Slow Leaves, and Rayannah, this is a great opportunity to continue building your JMM connections.


11 – 1PM | Town Hall Meeting Presented by SOCAN
Our panel of music industry heavyweights will tackle the big issues facing music today when the floor is opened up to your questions and discussion. 

To register or for more information, please contact:

Roland Deschambault, Training Coordinator
Manitoba Music
P: 204.975.5188

MusicWorks is made possible by the generous support of the Province of Manitoba through Industry Services of Manitoba Jobs and the Economy; the Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings (FACTOR) through the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund) and of Canada's Private Radio Broadcasters; The Jim Pattison Broadcast Group; and The SOCAN Foundation.

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