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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.

The conference portion of this year’s event will cover everything from stage psychology to export strategies to tour routing, all under the theme Preparing for the World Stage.

Since it is our 25th year, it is only fitting that MusicNL Week 2017 be held in St. John’s. From October 12-15, the St. John’s Convention Centre, The Ship Pub, The Majestic Theatre, and more will be alive with the sound of music – our music. And we can’t wait for you to hear it.

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Panels & Workshops

Oct. 12
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

International Touring with the CFM

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Panelists:

Allistair Elliott -

Liana White -

Touring US or Recording at Home: We have 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!)   Presenters: Liana White, Executive Director, CFM 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. Allistair Elliott, International Rep, AFM Canada 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 your self on how to take advantage before you release your recording for sale. Digital or hard copy!  
Oct. 12
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Songwriting Workshop with Jenn Grant

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Jenn Grant -


Panelists:

Jenn Grant -

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED - CLICK HERE TO REGISTER   Grab your guitar and join award-winning East Coast songwriter Jenn Grant in this workshop designed to hone and refine your songwriting skills. Jenn will talk a little bit about how she writes songs, and invite participants to explore their own songwriting techniques. The conversation will touch on questions like "why does one song work more than another?" "What makes a good song?" "Does structure matter?" Participants will look at why some songs with big catchy choruses work, and why other more non-traditional songs with less of a defined structure work in other ways. Is the aim of a song to achieve commercial success, or to create personal success in acheiving art? Participants will break off into solo spaces to write, but co-writing is also encouraged. Participants will then return to the group for an informal critique; sharing what strengths are seen in each other’s work. Jenn will be available for one-on-one guidance or deeper exploration of the song with the writer when possible.
Oct. 12
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Industry Mixer @ The Exile Lounge (JAG Hotel)

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Wrapping up Thursday's conference activities, the Industry Mixer gives musicians, presenters, and sponsors a chance to rub elbows while sampling some fine food and drink. Fabian James of Club One New Releases will host.

This event is exclusive to MusicNL Delegate and MusicNL VIP Delegate pass holders.
Oct. 13
9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Working With A Manager, & Being Your Own Until You Have One

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Every artist has a unique path.  In this session, we'll explore what an artist manager does.  Hear perspectives of three artists reflect on the role of management in their careers; how they communicate and work with managers, how they knew they needed a manager, when it was the right time for them. The discussion will touch on how they prepared/managed themselves before working with a manager, how they organize now, what management does/what they do themselves, and things they've learned along the way.
Oct. 13
9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Destroy the Stage

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Host:

Luther Mallory -


Panelists:

Luther Mallory -

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED - CLICK HERE TO REGISTER 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. Destroy the Stage 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?”
Oct. 13
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

NO ONE OWES YOU SHIT: And Other Inspiring Truths About The Music Industry

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Josh Hogan -


The intensive one hour presentation will cover the current state of the music business. Topics of discussion will include: What is Holding You Back, Things You Should/Shouldn't be Doing, Getting Gigs, Reaching Fans, Need to Know Tips, and so much more.   NOOYS/TMMMMMM
Oct. 13
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

The Many Methods of Marketing Metal Music and More

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Host:

Josh Hogan -


A custom, 90-minute workshop intended for those whom operate in the louder, niche genres of music, such as heavy metal, hardcore, punk rock, noise, etc... Whether you are in a band, an aspiring musician, a promoter, a venue owner or just want to help the community, this crash-course will offer some insight, inspiration and perhaps most importantly, set proper expectations so you can better move your career forward.   NOOYS/TMMMMMM
Oct. 13
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Production Discussion with Daniel Ledwell

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Daniel Ledwell -


Join acclaimed East-Coast music producer Daniel Ledwell in an open conversation about the role of a producer in every aspect of the record making process. Open to any and all topics whether they be financial, emotional or technical, have all your questions answered. Whether you are a musician, engineer, producer of any level, or if you think you might like to produce, this session will be informative to you.  
Oct. 14
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Right Song, Right Time, Right Place. So Why Am I Not Getting Any Synchs?

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Panelists:

Kate Horodnyk -

Uncovering the strategies of pitching your songs can be the difference between being a modern day 'one hit wonder' or to end up on speed dial with the top A&R reps at home and abroad. This panel will help ingenues and even the most experienced writers and new stars of the publishing world compete with the big boys. Can't get a buzz? Can't figure out why? You think your music is better than anything you've heard on every media platform and you've hit a wall? This 101 approach to learning the ins and outs, do's and don't's will provide you with the ultimate do-over when reaching out to music supervisors. You'll find out about the wonderful world of metadata, why information, social media and the concise marketing of your music - even a single song - is vital to those you send it to.  
Oct. 14
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Industry Brunch

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Kick off Saturday with the MusicNL Industry Brunch. Members will enjoy a delicious meal, entertainment, and be honoured by MusicNL for their contribution to the industry. The MusicNL industry award will be presented at this time. This brunch is the ultimate opportunity for attendees to rub elbows with the movers and shakers of the province's music industry.

Location: St. John's Convention Centre, Room TBD

Admittance for Music NL VIP Delegate and MusicNL Delegate pass holders and nominees only.
Oct. 14
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The State of Hip Hop in Atlantic Canada

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Panelists:

Andrée Gracie -

DJ Slim -

Jay Mayne -

Melissa MacMaster -

Quake Matthews -

Industry vet Andree Gracie and Melissa MacMaster of 902HipHop, joined by some east coast hip hop heavy-hitters, will present a workshop intended for hip hop artists touching on topics including: How you fit in the music industry - business structure, memberships, showcase opportunities, marketing tools. What is your style? Building your live performance, how to get a gig? Performing home and/or abroad - Exporting your music - showcases, performances, radio/digital media, streaming, selling your music, producing, collaborating, placements with music supervisors.
Oct. 14
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

SOCAN Artist One on Ones

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Oct. 15
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

FACTOR Artist One on Ones

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Applicants MUST pre-register, limited space available! Book a meeting with Client Services Manager, Angela Fex, at MusicNL Week 2017 in St. John's! This is a great chance to sit down with FACTOR and ask questions about our programs, eligibility, your upcoming project or existing project, and more. The meetings will be held at the St.John's Convention Centre in Event Office #2. Please limit to one session per person/applicant.   https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/factor-music-nl-week-2017-tickets-37500116859    
Oct. 15
11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Women in Music Panel

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Calling all women and female-identifying artists, industry professionals and members of the local music scene - this discussion aims to foster constructive conversation about gender issues in the music industry. The goal is to work towards collective solutions to overcome roadblocks and challenges. Not an airing of grievances, this discussion serves to identify and acknowledge common gender issues within the local music industry, using real-life scenarios to propose action or change and offering support to each other moving forward.
Oct. 15
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

MusicNL Annual General Meeting

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MusicNL's Annual General Meeting at the St. John's Convention Centre will be open to all MusicNL members in good standing. It will feature the Board of Directors presenting the details of MusicNL financials, day-to-day activities, and a nomination list of new Board nominees.

Location : St. John's Convention Centre, Room TBD

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