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Date
Fri, Jun 30, 2017, 10:30am - 5:30pm
Sat, Jul 1, 2017, 10:30am - 5:30pm
Featuring
Alan Greyeyes, Manitoba Music
Alexa Potashnik, MC Woke / Black Space Winnipeg
Andrew Yankiwski, Presursor Productions
Anthony Carvalho, manager/promoter
Ashley Au
Damien "Dame" Ritter, Still Movin
Forest Blakk
Haviah Mighty
Hellnback
Lisa Muswagon
Morgan "MJ" James, 204 The Vibe
SHEA
Stephen Carroll, Manitoba Film & Music
Tessa
Vanessa Cito, Coalition Music
Location
Manitoba Music
Address
1-376 Donald St, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Promoter
Northern Touch Music Festival
 

Get conference pass info at northerntouchmusicfestival.ca/buy-passes/

FRIDAY JUNE 30

10:30                
Registration Manitoba Music 376 Donald St #1, Winnipeg, MB R3B 2J2

11:45                 
Opening Remarks

12:00 – 1:00        
AMPLIFY YOUR SUCCESS: RELEASE STRATEGIES 
Moderator: Stephen Carroll, Manitoba Film & Music)
Panelists: Vanessa Cito, Dame Ritter, Ashley Au

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

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
Panelists: Lisa Muswagon, Tessa, Hellnback

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.

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
Panelists: Dame Ritter, Vanessa Cito, Forest Blakk

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 homerun when the team steps up to the plate?

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

5:00 – 5:30          
POST SEMINAR MIXER

SATURDAY JULY 1st

10:30                  
Registration Manitoba Music 376 Donald St #1, Winnipeg, MB R3B 2J2

11:45                  
Opening Remarks

12:00 – 1:00       
SOUND DECISIONS: SONGWRITING/PRODUCTION
Moderator: Andrew Yankiwski
Panelists: Forest Blakk, Haviah Mighty, Tessa

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.


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
Panelists: Morgan James, Forest Blakk, Ashley Au

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.

3:30 – 5:00          
INDUSTRY ONE-ON-ONES
Panelists: Dame Ritter, Vanessa Cito, Forest Blakk

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.

3:30 – 5:30          
POST SEMINAR MIXER

** SUBJECT TO CHANGE **

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