Aboriginal Day Live Music Meeting

Thursday, Jun 22, 2017, 1pm - 4pm
Friday, Jun 23, 2017, 9am - 3pm
Ryhna Thompson, Founder & President, Envision Management & Production
Max Merrifield, Executive/Artistic Director, Northern Lights Festival Boréal
Karen Bliss, Canadian Correspondent, Billboard
Stephen McGrath, Media and Artist Development Manager, Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall
Julien Bidar, publishing, sync and copyrights, management, Outloud
Chris Frayer, Artistic Director, Winnipeg Folk Festival
Julien Desaulniers, Artistic Producer, Festival du Voyageur
David McLeod, General Manager, NCI
Manitoba Music
1-376 Donald Street, Winnipeg, MB
Manitoba Music


APTN and Manitoba Music are partnering to provide the Aboriginal Day Live performers and a number of our Manitoba Music members with an opportunity to meet with a group or managers and presenters/festivals on June 21 -23 at the Manitoba Music office in Winnipeg.

Meetings are available to Manitoba Music members on a first come, first served basis and must be booked in advance by contacting Alan Greyeyes (, 204.975.0284).

Participants should research each of the delegates to determine the best fit for their music/career. Delegates all work in different genres, so participants won’t need to meet with all of them. When requesting a meeting, please specify which managers and/or presenters/festivals you would like to meet. 


Chris Frayer, Winnipeg Folk Festival
David McLeod, NCI
Julien Bidar, Outloud
Julien Desaulniers, Festival du Voyageur
Karen Bliss, Billboard
Max Merrifield, Northern Lights Festival Boréal
Stephen McGrath, Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall
Ryhna Thompson, Envision Management & Production

Meetings are 25 minutes each and are available from 1-4PM on June 22 and from 9-3PM on June 23.

We acknowledge the financial support of FACTOR, the Government of Canada and of Canada’s private radio broadcasters, the Province of Manitoba, and Manitoba Film & Music.

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