Bell Aliant Canadian Song Conference
The Bell Aliant Canadian Song Conference was created in 2015 in conjunction with the newly established May Run Music Festival, hosted by Music PEI.
During the conference, a series of panels and workshops are held in which industry leading panelists and experts are brought in to share their expertise and wisdom to up-and-comers in the music industry, as well as established professionals looking to learn and network.
The Canadian Song Conference focuses on both the art and the commerce of songs and music. Today’s challenging music business requires artists to develop multiple revenue streams in order to create a sustainable career which not only includes liver performance revenue but also monetizing music in other ways. Industry leaders discuss and advise on where those revenue streams are and how to access, develop and manage them to their maximum potential including licensing for film, TV, video games, commercials, royalties and more. In addition discussions will focus on the song-writing process from concept to recording and the roles that various professionals take from co-writers, to producers and recording engineers as well as emerging and masterclass songwriting sessions.The Conference also includes the unique Canadian Songwriter Challenge.
The conference is capped off with a keynote speaker. The inaugural convention featured keynote speaker Joe D’Ambrosio, a New York-based industry veteran, who shared his experiences running a management company with clients including Tony Visconti, Hugh Padgham, Kevin Killen, Elliot Scheiner, and Joe Zook. The 2016 keynote speaker was Bernie Finkelstein, founder of True North Records.
The Bell Aliant Canadian Song Conference takes place in Charlottetown. In all, over a dozen panels will be scheduled along with the songwriting sessions and one on one business meetings with the delegates. Delegates will include music supervisors, publishers, managers, producers and various music rights organisations. A full conference schedule will be released soon.