M For Montreal | Conferences & Workshops

by • November 15, 2016 • Entertain Us, Featured, MusicComments (0)524

The last big festival of the year is far more than a round-up of outstanding concerts. M For Montreal is a very industry-driven 4-day event. In addition to all the unique artists doing their thing in town, there are plenty of conferences, keynote talks, networking events and pro activities.

For those in the music industry – or those who might want to be a part of it. Most of these are available for $10/per event, $5 for students. You can also make the most of your week by grabbing a Panel Passport for only $45, which includes ALL panels and workshops.

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MUSICIANS WITHOUT BORDERS: KEYNOTE LAURA HASSLER

November 16 – Notman House – 1:30PM – FREE

Laura Hassler, founder of Musicians without Borders, delivers a keynote address to discussing her experiences, successes and challenges of her work through the organization, which aims to use the power of music to bridge divides and connect communities in war-torn countries and refugee camps.

ARTISTS & BRANDS: WORKING TOGETHER TO BETTER REACH THEIR AUDIENCE

Notman House – November 16 – 3PM – $10

Today, the music world and the marketing world are blurred, Beats Pill lay in popular music videos, while musicians make a living from licensing their music to big brand commercials. How are music connectin$g fans to products and how is product placement in music videos changing videos?

CHANGES TO RADIO IN THE 21st CENTURY

Notman House – November 16 – 4PM – $10

In today’s world, being added to playlists can catapult an artist into the public eye. Playlists are now curating the sounds of the future through dedicated followers and massive audiences. How is this changing the value of radio? Are playlists the new radio show, and how does radio maintain its importance?

HAS THE FESTIVAL BUBBLE BURST, YET?

November 16 – Notman House – 4PM – $10

For years the festival market continues to grow with no end of stopping in sight, how has the crowded market managed to keep itself afloat, and how will it continue to grow?

BREAKING INTO SCANDINAVIA

Notman House – November 18 – 10AM – $10

The Scandinavian market continues to grow and flourish. With streaming in Scandinavia at an all time high, and larger and larger festivals growing throughout alongside a large government export program, it’s a market that artists want to break into. Learn from successful Scandinavian music industry professionals the ins and outs of the market.

This panel will be introduced by Ryhna Thompson, Envision Management and Production and Board member of Music Managers Forum Canada (MMF).

PITCHING TO THE MEDIA: DOS & DON’TS

Notman House – November 18 – 11AM – $10

Getting your music heard by the right people whom you have no connection with is hard enough, not to mention you are competing with publicists, labels, managers, and thousands of other bands, writers and publicists explain how an unknown can get premiered on blogs.

 

Anyone who seeks some insider knowledge to how the monstrous machine that it the music industry works will not want to miss these. There is much to be learned, and here with M For Montreal, it’s the best place to start.

For the aspiring artists out there, these conferences mentioned are but the tip of the iceberg. With the Panel Passport, you also gain access to the pro activities and workshops being offered.

Stick with us here at #BestKeptMTL for all the M coverage you’ll need!

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