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The schedule is subject to slight changes.

Friday, June 30

10:30
Registration Manitoba Music 376 Donald St #1

11:45
Opening Remarks

12:00 – 1:00
AMPLIFY YOUR SUCCESS: RELEASE STRATEGIES
(Moderator Stephen Carroll)

If a tree falls in the forest and nobody is there to hear it, does it make a sound? Often artists have really great content that they have taken a lot of time and care in creating, but content is only half the battle! What happens when really great content is released in a way that no one hears? This session will be an in-depth discussion on strategies around how to release your music online

Panelists: Vanessa Cito, Dame Ritter, Ashley Au

1:00 – 1:15
10 MINUTE TOUCHPOINT WITH ALEXA POTASHNIK

Ten minute discussion with a brief Q&A with Alexa Potashnik.

1:45 – 2:45
THE SHOW MUST GO ON: BOOKING SHOWS
(Moderator: Anthony Carvalho)

Let’s face it, most artists don’t have booking agents and most of the time artists will start by throwing their own events. How does someone go about this? How do local shows help you when it comes to booking tours in the future? Is there a way to get the attention of booking agencies by throwing your own events? This is an in-depth discussion about the ways an artist can learn to build their buzz in their own city and pave the way to hitting the road on tours.

Panelists: Lisa Muswagon, Tessa, Hellnback

2:45 – 3:00
10 MINUTE TOUCHPOINT WITH STEPHEN CARROLL

Ten minute discussion with a brief Q&A from Stephen Carroll.

3:30 – 4:30
TEAMWORK MAKES THE DREAM WORK: BUILDING A TEAM
(Moderator: Alan Greyeyes)

People say there is no “I” in team, so how do you go about building the right team that works for you? Artists often believe that they need a manager or booking agent, but do they actually? And if they do, when is the right time? How many people make the dream work? How do you find all-stars that make sure it’s a home run when the team steps up to the plate?

Panelists: Dame Ritter, Vanessa Cito, Forest Blakk

4:30 – 4:45
10 MINUTE TOUCHPOINT WITH HAVIAH MIGHTY

5:00 – 5:30
POST SEMINAR MIXER

9:00 pm – 2:00 am
SHOWCASE NIGHT #1 - Le Garage

Saturday, July 1

10:30
Registration Manitoba Music 376 Donald St #1

11:45
Opening Remarks

12:00 – 1:00
SOUND DECISIONS: SONGWRITING/PRODUCTION
(Moderator Andrew Yankiwski)

One of the most important things for an artist is their creative vision. How does this work into the process of writing, producing and even the engineering of a song? What takes a song to the next level? How are hit songs created? This in-depth discussion will cover topics on how to make a song stand out and cut through all the noise.

Panelists: Forest Blakk, Haviah Mighty, Tessa

1:00 – 1:15
10 MINUTE TOUCHPOINT WITH FOREST BLAKK

Ten minute discussion with a brief Q&A from Forest Blakk.

1:45 – 3:00
DEMO LISTENING PANEL
(Moderator: Shea Malcolmson)

Normally feedback isn’t such a great thing, but that’s only when you’re on stage mid-performance! This session will allow artists to play the first verse and chorus of a song of their choice and have industry delegates speak on the song and give suggestions, opinions and overall feedback.

Panelists: Morgan James, Forest Blakk, Ashley Au

3:30 – 5:00
INDUSTRY ONE-ON-ONES

Selected showcasing artists will have the opportunity to sit one-on-one for a brief discussion with our industry delegates to ask questions, receive feedback and parlay about their careers.

Panelists: Dame Ritter, Vanessa Cito, Forest Blakk

3:30 – 5:30
POST SEMINAR MIXER

7:00 – 1:00
SHOWCASE NIGHT #2 - The Park Theatre