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Conference Overview

In celebration of the province’s most outstanding acts from the previous year, MusicNL Week brings in high-profile industry pros for an engaging four days of workshops and panels in beautiful Twillingate.

MUSICNL WEEK 2018 AWARD & SHOWCASE SUBMISSION GUIDE

 

Submissions will be open from June 1 – 30, 2018.

Panelists

Rodney Murphy

Director, A&R, SOCAN

Dana Warren

BSW, MSW, RSW - DMW Coaching

Don-E Coady

Creative Director - Dc Design House

Polly Bolton - Export Delegate

Strada Agency, Driffield, UK

Micah Davidson - Export Delegate

President/Founder/Head of Event Division - Midwood Entertainment, Charlotte, NC, USA

Dylan Hankey - Export Delegate

Program Coordinator/Programmer Navy Pier - Arts, Culture and Events, Chicago, IL, USA

Mike Kaiz - Export Delegate

Founder/Booking Agent - Strategic Touring, Chicago, IL, USA

Justin Nordell - Export Delegate

Executive Director, Philadelphia Folk Song Society - Philadelphia, PA, USA

Bob Paterson - Export Delegate

Founder/Booking Agent, BPA Live - Bury St Edmunds, UK

Chris Greencorn - Export Delegate

Artistic Director, Stan Rogers Folk Festival - Canso, NS

Tim Hardy - Export Delegate

Co-owner/Publishing & Music Licensing, Sound of Pop - Dartmouth, NS

Michele and John Law - Export Delegates

Founders/Festival Programmers, Kingsville Folk Festival - Kingsville, ON

Kyle Merkley - Export Delegate

Director of Music & Technology/Music Supervisor, Arpix Media - Toronto, ON

Leonard Podolak - Export Delegate

Executive Producer, Home Routes - Winnipeg, MB

Mikaila Simmons - Export Delegate

Music Supervisor, instinct entertainment - Toronto, ON

Sarah Chipon - Export Delegate

Booking Agent, Atomic Music Group - Toronto, ON

Joe Lopez - Export Delegate

MJG Productions - St Paul, MN, USA

Cynthia MacLeod - Export Delegate

Artistic Director, P.E.I Mutual Festival of Small Halls - Charlottetown, PEI

Louis Robitaille - Export Delegate

Program Committee Chair/Festival, Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival – Lunenburg, NS

Bill Roach

CBC East Coast Music Hour

Jeff Reilly

CBC East Coast Music Hour

Allistair Elliot

International Representative, AFM/CFM

Liana White

Executive Director, AFM/CFM

Luther Mallory

Live Music Producer/Performance Coach

Chala Speciale

Co-Founder, Super Social

Matt Gorman

Ocean Town Music

Panels & Workshops

Oct. 11
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Social Media Marketing Workshop

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Panelists:

Chala Speciale - Co-Founder, Super Social

Join social media strategist and artist Chala Speciale of digital creative agency Super Social in this workshop designed specifically for musicians and artists looking to launch their online presence. You’ll come away from this session with the tools and methods to brand yourself, and to easily manage and grow your social media presence while still being authentic. Not your average workshop, this session includes an audit of your existing social media presence with specific, personalized feedback on how to refine YOUR use of the most valuable marketing tool available to you. Four pre-determined artists will be selected for audits of their social media presences. Chala will offer constructive criticism and pointers on how to better align your social media image with your music. To apply for a social media audit, send a brief description of why you believe you (or your artist) should be selected to abigail@musicnl.ca by October 1st at 5:00pm.   Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm Venue: Orange Lodge
Oct. 11
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Destroy The Stage

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Panelists:

Luther Mallory - Live Music Producer/Performance Coach

The purpose of the Destroy the Stage workshop is to challenge the comfort zones of the artists involved and push them past self-consciousness, where the real truth in performance exists, and where the audience begins to connect. This workshop is about participation, engagement and breaking down the fear wall. This workshop begins by discussing opportunity and expectation. Luther speaks with the artists about performance fear and how this negative mindspace affects their chances of achieving success in the music industry. Luther asks, “is your fear of rejection greater than your desire to succeed? Time: 12:00pm - 3:00pm Venue: SUF Victoria Hall   Pre-registration required for this session. Click here to pre-register.
Oct. 11
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

It's Mental Presents: Mental Health in OUR Workplace - Realities and Resources for Today's Artist

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Host:

Don-E Coady - Creative Director - Dc Design House


Panelists:

Dana Warren - BSW, MSW, RSW - DMW Coaching

From late nights on stage and in the studio, to the long roads of touring, our members experience the many struggles that come with forging a unique professional path. It takes a lot to grow success in any creative industry and we know the mental health realities that come when facing many uncertainties. Luckily, there are places to turn and the resources that are reaching more artists who need the help. Join us for an eye-opening discussion about Mental Health realities and resources that exist in our industry – with questions pre-submitted by our very own members, so all can listen and learn in a relaxed environment. Featuring the unique perspectives of Juno-Award Winning Singer/Songwriter and Mental Health Advocate, It's Mental founder Amelia Curran, and Media Manager turned Psychologist and Dana Warren, BSW, MSW, RSW certified life coach and registered therapist who co-developed the free and accessible drop in counselling program at the St. John's Women's Centre, this interactive hour will be live cast via Facebook and facilitated by Creative Director of Dc Design House and Co-founder of It's Mental, Don-E Coady.
Oct. 12
9:00 am - 10:45 am

Touring The US, Recording At Home presented by AFM/CFM

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Panelists:

Allistair Elliot - International Representative, AFM/CFM

Liana White - Executive Director, AFM/CFM

Touring the US or recording at home, we’ve got you covered! Come learn what you need to know to tour the US legally, as well as revenue streams and protecting your recording... And we’re talking big bucks, not pennies!   Booking a U.S. tour the right way takes time and research. The process and paperwork involved in crossing the border can seem daunting. This panel will provide a frank review of the process, including discussion of current requirements, fees and other related elements to legally perform in the United States.  The information provided in this discussion will help you manage the time needed, and provide solid guidance to ensure you can successfully bring your music to U.S. audiences.   Before you release your recording for sale, do the correct paperwork to register the recording, and all musicians who played on it for additional revenue. Protect yourself!! Paperwork takes time and preparation, however pays dividends in the long run. Educate yourself on how to take advantage before you release your recording for sale. Digital or hard copy!   Time: 9:30am - 10:45am Venue: Orange Lodge
Oct. 12
10:45 am - 12:00 pm

International Touring

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While many of the same principles apply to touring abroad and at home, there are also significant differences to be considered. From research to strategizing, attracting an agent and building a team to securing gigs and selling tickets, there are many factors involved with successfully taking your music to the world stage.
Oct. 12
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Get It In Writing – Understanding Contract Deal Points in the Music Biz

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Host:

Matt Gorman - Ocean Town Music


Written contracts are key, simple as that. Intimidating as they can be, you’ll come across them at every turn in the music business.Join Halifax-based lawyer Matt Gorman as he deconstructs the almighty contract. This session will help you understand the benefit of getting the important stuff in writing when it comes to recorded music, live performance, your professional team, and more. Helping you understand what it takes to negotiate the best deal (and know a bad one when you see it!), Matt will help to lay the foundation of contract basics within the music industry.
Oct. 13
9:00 am - 10:45 am

Synch 101

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Got questions? We have answers! By answering questions like "what does music licensing mean?" "what exactly gets licensed?" "who owns what?" "who gets paid and how?" and "do I have to do it all myself?" our expert panel will help you understand this highly lucrative and intricate part of the biz. Time: 9:00am - 10:45am Venue: Orange Lodge
Oct. 13
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Brandcamp: Look As Good As You Sound

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Panelists:

Jud Haynes -

Having the right look to represent your music could be the secret ingredient to reaching your dream goals. In this talk, graphic designer Jud Haynes (designer for Blue Rodeo, Bahamas, Hey Rosetta, The Once, and dozens more), will reveal his do’s and don’ts when crafting a brand for bands – album covers, logos, tour posters, merch, and social media. Through stories and examples, Jud will tell his journey of design and music, playing bass and releasing albums with his own bands, touring, winning awards, and now helping others do the same.
Oct. 13
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Composing For Film and TV

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Panelists:

Adam Foran -

Rozalind MacPhail -

Join established local film composers Adam Foran and Rozalind MacPhail as they break down their creative process and demonstrate the equipment / resources they utilize for effective scoring and music placement. Participants will emerge with a better understanding of film scoring techniques, industry trends and career opportunities within the field.
Oct. 14
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Creative Interactive Rhythm Event facilitated by Tom Alteen, Musubi Drum Circles

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Tom Alteen -


Panelists:

Tom Alteen -

Creative Interactive Rhythm Event Facilitated by Tom Alteen, Musubi Drum Circles http://www.musubidrumcircles.com   Objectives: This workshop is designed to ease you into Sunday morning and will: Introduce the participants to the joy of recreational hand drumming and world rhythms Provide an environment that will promote spontaneous creativity and synergy that will assist the attendees to find their own respective sense of rhythm   What is a Drum Circle?: A drum circle is a gathering of people who have a common interest in sharing music and celebrating life. It is "music in the moment" and is basically a big percussive jam of sorts. Everyone is in the band. Tom will offer a rhythm to start things rolling (no pun intended) and a groove will spontaneously evolve. Tom is a trained drum circle facilitator and besides supplying the hand-percussion instruments, will coordinate/orchestrate the drum circle to ensure that the attendees: Have fun Are able to express themselves Can reduce their stress Have a forum to socialize and meet new people Exercise their minds, bodies, and spirits Develop/improve their musical talents including their sense of rhythm, ability to play with others, and improvisation skills For more information, please see the Musubi Drum Circles’ “Frequently Asked Questions” webpage available at: http://www.musubidrumcircles.com/faq.php   Workshop Concept: All of us have likely at some time or another heard and enjoyed the beautiful chimes and bells from public clocks and churches. Imagine, if you will, chimes and bells having in the background foundational hand-percussion rhythms and being embellished by participants improvising as the experience evolves. How can this happen you may ask? Being a professional drum circle facilitator, Tom Alteen will seed with rhythms and will sculpt the sound (much like an orchestra conductor) to give the attendees a creative rhythm experience. Chimes and bells will resonate on cue over the background of foundational and improvised rhythms.   Workshop Outline: The first half hour of the session will include a brief warm-up and instrument “show and tell.” Attendees will be provided with light percussion instruments including bells, woods, shakers, and boomwhackers. The session will bridge into the second half hour with the inclusion of various world hand drums including djembes, ashikos, doumbeks, bongos, and frame drums. The rhythm event will conclude with a short cool-down.   Prerequisites: No previous hand-drumming experience is required. If you have a heart beat you can drum. Who May Be Interested And Benefit?: Novice and professional drummers alike participate at drum circles. Generally, drum circles are recognized as contributing to the individual's overall wellness. Who May Attend?: This session is a family-friendly rhythm event. All are welcome however children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a legal guardian. Dancers and spectators are also welcome.   Pre-registration is required - CLICK HERE TO PRE-REGISTER
Oct. 14
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Pedal Steel Guitar Workshop with Chris LeDrew

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Host:

Chris LeDrew -


Panelists:

Chris LeDrew -

Known primarily as the emotive string instrument heard in classic country music, the pedal steel guitar has always been considered a mystery by many musicians and music lovers – a complex machine consisting of levers, pedals, and rods that often leaves people scratching their heads wondering, “How does this thing work?” However, the sounds that emit from the instrument when in the hands of a knowledgeable player can be powerful and haunting all at once. Attend this seminar and learn up close and firsthand how this instrument works and how it is used as an accompanying instrument in multiple genres of music. Chris LeDrew started playing pedal steel guitar in 1999 and since that time has played on over 50 east coast albums. As a member of the 8-Track Favourites and other groups, Chris has performed at least 500 shows as a pedal steel guitarist. Chris has played at steel guitar shows in Calgary, Dallas, and St. Louis, and has attended workshops and networked with some of the best pedal steel guitarists in the world. His passion for this instrument is on par and sometimes exceeds his love of songwriting, which was his main focus for the first half of his music career.   Pre-registration is requred. click here to pre-register
Oct. 14
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Radio Play How-To For Artists

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Panelists:

Bill Roach - CBC East Coast Music Hour

Jeff Reilly - CBC East Coast Music Hour

Join members of the national and local radio industry in this session that will introduce you to the mysterious ways of radio play! Hear their perspectives from different regions as they discuss what catches their ear when seeking content for their radio shows. Here’s your chance to ask the burning questions you have about getting your music on the radio - how to market yourself, how to make the connection, and how to pitch yourself as a contender for that precious airtime.   Moderated by Melissa Tobin, MusicNL Board of Directors
Oct. 14
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Diversifying Revenue Streams

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Host:

Rozalind MacPhail -


Publishing, streaming and royalties, how do you make money in the music industry? This session will delve into the passive ways artists can earn money without leaving home. Presenters will explain the income sources which musicians can access. Organizational representatives will show you how to log live performances with SOCAN, register mechanical rights with CMRRA, the basics of sync licensing and neighbouring rights in recordings. Presenters will also explain the details of the AFM Special Payments Fund as well as streaming and downloading royalties.

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