2016 Bell Aliant Canadian Song Conference
all conference sessions at Rodd Charlottetown Hotel
Thursday May 19
2PM - 4PM
Creative Songwriting Workshop with YAO
CREATIVE WRITING SESSIONS will combine poetry, literature, and various styles of music to hone the artists approach to writing. This workshop will take you on a journey through the history of urban music, reveal its unexpected roots and connect its origins to the art of rhetoric. Artists will workshop various literary creation tools through various processes that are both conventional and boundary pushing. The crafting of voice and character will be a focus, which will provide the participants an opportunity for self reflection and discover through the creation of something unique and eloquent. This workshop is fitting for any artists that wishes to enhance their writing skills and wants to be inspired!
5PM - 6:45 PM (2 hour session)
Paper + Time = Money: Royalty Rights and Registrations
Knowing your rights and understanding the various revenue streams is a must for every working musician today. Bring your laptops, information on your current releases and activity because this 2 hour interactive session will focus not only on just what your rights are, but the specifics on how you can access them. Right on the spot.
Panelists Liana White, Tim Hardy, Julia Train, John MacPhee
7 PM - 7:45 PM
Personified: What We Talk About When We Talk About Your Brand
It’s not always easy to describe your sound to others. This interactive panel will use real-world examples to guide you through what people need to know about your music. Moreover, the panelists will look at how to curate all your online profiles with up-to-date information, so keep your laptop out for this one, too.
Panelists Andrew King, Kimberly Sinclair, Matt Fisher
Friday May 20
12 PM - 2 PM - One on One Meetings (Registration available for Music PEI members - please refer to Music PEI Newsletter).
3 PM - 3:45 PM
Access Granted: Considerations for a Funding Application
A grant from a funding organization is one way to really propel the latest project in your musical journey. However, there are common missteps you can avoid while putting together a proposal. This panel is focused on helping you learn the roles of each funding organization, as well as how to clearly and effectively speak to them. Soon enough, you’ll impress the socks off any jury.
Panelists Erin Kiyonaga (FACTOR), Jennifer Gillis (APA), Heather Idt (PEICA) Rob Oakie (MPEI) Bradford Rooney
4 PM - 4:45 PM
Spit & Polish: Producers on Mixing & Mastering
Some regard mixing and mastering as a black art, but, at their core, both are all about enhancing the listener experience. This is a chance to hear from the engineers that will fine tune your song that one last time.
Panelists Dan Weston, Colin Buchanan, Jon Matthews
5 PM- 5:45 PM
Sound of the Scene: Custom Music for Film, TV & Ads
If you have the right tools, providing the appropriate accompaniment to visuals is a great way to supplement or build a life in music. Learn how you can recognize and be ready to take on these kinds of opportunities.
Panelists Nick Fowler, Roger Carter, Craig Dodge, Glenn McMullen
Saturday May 21
10 AM - 10:45 AM
Sync 101 - The Basics of Licensing and Representation
Industry experts will identify key players, trends, and things to watch out for in the world of music licensing. Moreover, they will further discuss the opportunities that exist for project-specific music, as well how to share your creative output. This presentation will take a step back and showcase the big picture.
Panelists Kate Urcioli, Kristin Genovese, Lauren Ross
11 AM - 11:45 AM
Perfect Pitch - How Do I Get Them To Open My Email?
Yours could be one of hundred (or more) messages an industry representative might receive in a day, so don’t get discouraged if you don’t hear back right away. This will be a discussion on how you can give your music the best chance to be heard by the influencers.
Panelists Jumee Park, Kristy Gibson, Steven Calder, Fraser McCallum
12 PM - 12:45 PM
Be True To Your School - YOUR Sound versus Sync
It’s no secret that certain voices or a certain style of songwriting will more easily lend themselves to sync opportunities. If you don’t fit a mold, that doesn’t mean you should try to change. Here, we will tease out what kind of opportunities exist for alternative sounds.
Panelists Michael Freeman, Jasmine Flott, Jennifer Newcomer, Andy Brown
1 PM - 1:45 PM
What Did I Just Sign? - What to Expect From Contracts
Contracts are an essential tool when navigating the music industry. Indeed, they are always a give and take between both parties. However, you should know what rights you have before you trade them away. This panel will feature an expert group of publishers helping you to stay informed on when signing a contract makes sense.
Panelists Tim Des Islets, Vince DiGiorgio, Brad Machry, Janesta Boudreau
2 PM - 2:45 PM
CSC Roundup: Managing the Life of Your Songs
This panel of artists and artist managers will bring together all the themes discussed throughout the Canadian Song Conference. They will look at what it means to fuel a career with multiple revenue streams and field any lingering questions you might have.
Panelists Jordan Howard, Tim Des Islets, Carleton Stone
3 PM - 3:45 PM
In Conversation With Bernie Finkelstein
Listen to the stories (and he’s got plenty!) and advice from one of Canada’s most influential music industry pros.
4 PM - 4:45 PM
Mental Health In The Music Industry
It doesn’t go far enough to say that a career in music is an emotionally demanding business. Let’s talk about it.
Panelists Catherine MacLellan, Andy Brown, Dan Currie