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JUNE 22ND @ 7:00PM
Panel Session 1
Booking Tours - getting ready for the road
Ambitious plans to jump in the tour bus and hit the road? Our expert panel will share insight into how to connect with venues, put together plan for touring and all the tips and tricks to make your trek across the country sing!
Julien Paquin (Paquin Entertainment)
Jason Furman (Feldman Agency)
Ryan Heerschap (I Book Shows)
Moderator: Rian Malloch (Skware Eyes Collaborative)
JUNE 23RD @ 8:30PM
Panel Session 2
Artist Funding – supporting the arts in times of need
Never before, has it been so important to understand the funding opportunities available to you, the artist. Federal funding, provincial funding, municipal funding. Learn from this panel of experts how to tap into funding to help you elevate your career!
Program coordinators from FACTOR Canada
Moderator: Mark Watson (Watson Entertainment)
JUNE 24TH @ 7:00PM
Panel Session 3
Marketing – getting results in the digital age
Connecting with an audience is where the true passion comes out and our experts will offer insight into how to use digital platforms to engage and grow your audience.
Tyler Tasson (Endemic Marketing)
Janine Lee Papio (Social Influencer / Band Social Manager)
Moderator: Brent Kinnaird
DATE CHANGE TBD
Panel Session 4
Song Writing – getting inspired to create
Join Finger 11 for a deep dive into how they've shaped the songs that have made them one of the most recognizable and sustaining rock bands in North America. There will also be several surprise guests throughout this interactive panel! New date announced soon!
JUNE 25TH @ 7:00PM
Panel Session 5
Finding a career in the 'Biz'
So you love music, but musical skill really isn't your thing. Well, let this panel guide you to some incredible options that these industry professionals have found outside the music itself.
Tim Des Islets (Noisemaker Music)
Mark Watson (Watson Entertainment)
Myles Rusak (Sound of Music Festival)
Moderator: Tim Potocic (Supercrawl, Sonic Unyon)
July 6TH @ 8:00PM
Celebrity Interview 1
Neil Sanderson - Three Days Grace
Join us for a roundtable chat with songwriter, drummer, artist developer, and producer, Neil Sanderson from iconic rockers, Three Days Grace! Neil will discuss what life is like behind the kit, behind the board, and on the bus!
Myles Rusak (Sound of Music Festival)
Rian Malloch (Sound of Music Festival)
JULY 8TH @ 7:30PM
Panel Session 7
The Radio Panel
The magical world of radio! How does your song get on the radio? Who do you need to know? What makes a song a hit? This panel of radio experts will help you navigate the world of Canadian radio. After all, who doesn't want to hear their song blasting on the car stereo while you're driving down the QEW?
Mike Rice (RPM Promotion)
India Coran (RPM Promotion)
Moderator: Brian West
JUly 9TH @ 9:00PM
Panel Session 8
The Production Panel
This panel will introduce you to some of the best producers in Canada right now! They'll help you understand the need for a world class production, and what it takes to build a winning project from the ground up. They might even share a story or two about some amazing studio memories.
Brian Moncarz (Our Lady Peace, The Tea Party)
Andrew "Slipper" Brown (Live Producer - Big Wreck)
July 13TH @ 7:00PM
Celebrity Interview 2
Join SOM @ HOME Operations Manager, Brent Kinnaird as he goes 1 on 1 with our guest Alan Cross. Famous for his podcast, The Ongoing History of New Music, hear some stories, get some advice, and have a laugh at one of radio's most celebrated personalities.
**THIS WILL BE BROADCAST ON FACEBOOK LIVE!
JULY 14th @ 9:30PM
Wrap Up Concert
Join us for a 1 hour private online concert featuring a mystery headliner!! Open to all conference participants, this will be a unique experience, followed by a virtual meet and greet and Q&A.