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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 at the beautiful St. John’s Convention Centre.

 

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.

2017 MUSICNL AWARDSMEMBERS SUBMISSION GUIDE

 

Submissions closed on June 30, 2017 at 11:59PM

Panels & Workshops

Oct. 11
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

MusicNL Week 2017 Registration

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Join us in the Lobby of the ST. JOHN'S CONVENTION CENTRE. Purchase and collect event tickets and delegate passes here. Find out more information on Ticketing and Registration HERE! RSVP to the Industry Awards Brunch by contacting SCOTT WALTERS, Events, Stages. and Showcases Coordinator.
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! Location: SJCC Room: Churchill 1+2
Oct. 12
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Songwriting Workshop with Jenn Grant

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Jenn Grant -


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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.   Location: SJCC Room: Churchill 1+2
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 - 6:00 pm

MusicNL Week 2017 Registration

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Join us in the Lobby of the ST. JOHN'S CONVENTION CENTRE. Purchase and collect event tickets and delegate passes here. Find out more information on Ticketing and Registration HERE! RSVP to the Industry Awards Brunch by contacting SCOTT WALTERS, Events, Stages. and Showcases Coordinator.
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?”   Location: St. John's Convention Centre Room: Pippy 1+2
Oct. 13
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

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

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Panelists:

Michelle Conceison -

Nigel Jenkins -

Every artist has a unique path. In this session, we’ll explore what an artist manager does. Hear perspectives of professional managers as they reflect on their roles in an artist’s career. Here’s your chance to have all your questions about artist management answered, whether you’re an artist wondering if the time is right, or an industry professional wondering if management is the right career path for you.   Location: SJCC Room: Churchill 1+2
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   Location: St. John's Convention Centre Room: Churchill 1+2
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   Location: St. John's Convention Centre Room: Churchill 1+2
Oct. 13
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Production Discussion with Daniel Ledwell

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Host:

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. Location: SJCC Room: Pippy 1+2
Oct. 13
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

"Why" Digital? Hosted by DC of DC Design House

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Host:

Don-E Coady -


Location: SJCC Churchill 1& 2   Don-E Coady (Dc) BIZ GUY: Founding partner and Creative Director of Dc Design House Inc., an award-winning advertising and design company in St. John’s, NL; Featured in EntrepreneurNL, a six-episode lifestyle-documentary series about life in business and community in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador appearing on NTV, Rogers TV, Eastlink and streaming channels. VOLUNTEER: Two-term President of the Business Association of Newfoundland and Labrador; Director with the St. John’s Board of Trade; Co-founder of Mental Health Advocacy group It’s Mental; Board member of the Boys & Girls Clubs St. John’s; Advisory Committee member of R.E.A.L. Program; Board member of grassroots not-for-profit Unpossible NL; Futurepreneur Canada Mentor; ACOA Mentor; CSC Coach; Entrepreneurs Network (E3) Mentor; St. John’s Board of Trade’s Connector Program participant; Marketing partner and host of TEDx St. John’s yearly event; Co-founder of TheDesigners, a media-arts community-building event-based organization. AWARDED: St. John’s Board of Trade Volunteer of the year; MusicNL Volunteer of the year; ECMA nominee for Media Designer of the Year; Rotary Northwest Aidan Maloney’s Young Professional of the Year; 21Inc. Top 40 under 40 emerging leaders in Atlantic Canada 2016; Governor General's Canadian Leadership Program 2015 Participant; PERFORMER: Host of Out of the Fog – a local matters weekly show on Rogers and Eastlink networks across NL; Singer/songwriter, musician, performer; Event Emcee; LOOKING FORWARD: Dc is forever looking forward to creating, contributing and communicating big ideas that help make our city and province great!
Oct. 14
9:00 am - 6:00 pm

MusicNL Week 2017 Registration

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Join us in the Lobby of the ST. JOHN'S CONVENTION CENTRE. Purchase and collect event tickets and delegate passes here. Find out more information on Ticketing and Registration HERE!  
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. Location: St. John's Convention Centre Room: Pippy 2
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 awards 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 MusicNL 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.   Location: SJCC Room: Pippy 2
Oct. 14
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

SOCAN 101 with SOCAN’s Rodney Murphy

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Rodney Murphy -


Location: SJCC Churchill 1&2 Rodney Murphy, Director A&R for SOCAN, will give a presentation covering a range of subjects related to the use of your music and how to make money from it! Topics Include: - How to join SOCAN - Copyright basics re: music - Music licensing - Royalties for music use in TV/film, radio, live performance, internet and other sources - Music publishing and rights management basics - Member benefits and new initiatives at SOCAN -Creative support you can receive from the A&R team - Q&A   After the info session, Rodney will be taking one-on-one meetings for your more specific PRO questions. Book a one-on-one meeting with Rodney HERE 
Oct. 15
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

MusicNL Week 2017 Registration

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Join us in the Lobby of the ST. JOHN'S CONVENTION CENTRE. Purchase and collect event tickets and delegate passes here. Find out more information on Ticketing and Registration HERE!  
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.   Location: SJCC Room: Bannerman 3   Facilitated by Michelle Conceison, Michelle Robertson, Janet Cull & Joanna Barker Moderated by Eleanor Dawson   NOTE: MusicNL will give away tickets for ST. JOHN'S WOMEN'S FILM FESTIVAL music documentaries: CHAVELA  on Oct 19 & RUMBLE on Oct 22. Stay tuned for more details!
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 Bannerman C

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