CONFERENCE SCHEDULE 2017

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Women in Music Peer to Peer Sessions
Holiday Inn Truro – Maple/Aspen/Birch Ballroom
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM
This session requires pre-registration.
Type: Group Discussion
Track: Women in Music
Sign up to work with some of the top Women working in the industry.

This session is open to Women and Femme folks only.

Women in Music Mentorship Sessions
Holiday Inn Truro – Maple/Aspen/Birch Ballroom
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
This session requires pre-registration.
Type: Group Discussion
Track: Women in Music
Sign up to work with some of the top Women working in the industry.

This session is open to Women and Femme folks only.

5 Minute Pitch – Group 1
Holiday Inn Truro – Elm/Oak Ballroom
11:00 AM – 11:50 AM
This session requires pre-registration.
Type: Pitch Session
Track: Export Training

Artists have five minutes on stage with only one microphone and one DI to showcase why they have what it takes to get booked, signed or played.

Speed Meeting – Group 1
Holiday Inn Truro – Elm/Oak Ballroom
12:00 PM – 12:50 PM
This session requires pre-registration.
Type: One-on-Ones
Track: Export Training

Clients of the Music Nova Scotia Investment Program and international guest delegates meet one-on-one.

5 Minute Pitch – Group 2
Holiday Inn Truro – Elm/Oak Ballroom
2:00 PM – 2:50 PM
This session requires pre-registration.
Type: Pitch Session
Track: Export Training

Artists have five minutes on stage with only one microphone and one DI to showcase why they have what it takes to get booked, signed or played.

Speed Meeting – Group 2
Holiday Inn Truro – Elm/Oak Ballroom
3:00 PM – 3:50 PM
This session requires pre-registration.
Type: One-on-Ones
Track: Export Training

Clients of the Music Nova Scotia Investment Program and international guest delegates meet one-on-one.

International Pin Pals
Bible Hill Bowlacade
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
This session requires pre-registration.
Type: Mixer
Track: Export Training

Sign up in advance and Music Nova Scotia will pair up teams consisting of two Music Nova Scotia members and two International Guest Delegates for a friendly game of 10 pin.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Women in Music Peer to Peer Sessions
Holiday Inn Truro – Elm/Oak Ballroom 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM
This session requires pre-registration. Type: Group Discussion
Track: Women in Music
Sign up to work with some of the top Women working in the industry.

This session is open to Women and Femme folks only.

Women in Music Mentorship Sessions Holiday Inn Truro – Elm/Oak Ballroom 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
This session requires pre-registration. Type: Group Discussion
Track: Women in Music
Sign up to work with some of the top Women working in the industry.

This session is open to Women and Femme folks only.

Social Media: Strategy and Tools for Developing Artists
Holiday Inn Truro – Maple/Aspen/Birch Ballroom
10:00 AM – 10:50 AM
Type: Panel
Track: Business Development Participants: Kimberly Sinclair, Alison Lamb, Karma Bertelsen, Vanessa Cito

All artists promoting their work have a wide variety of social media channels to choose from. That said, for developing artists all of the related tools and best practices can be daunting and time-consuming. A must for new and developing artists, this panel will share helpful tips and best practices for online marketing that can help you harness the power of social media to promote your music and increase your fan base.

Case Study: Bespoke UK Campaigns for Canadian Artists
Holiday Inn Truro – Maple/Aspen/Birch Ballroom 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM
Type: Presentation
Track: Business Development Presenter: Tim Ferone

Tim Ferrone of Wrapped Up Music will reveal his approach to amplifying Canadian artists’ domestic momentum into European markets. Taking a ‘hands on’ approach and effectively acting as the ‘eyes and ears’ of artist management, he will relay how he applies his considerable experience in label and campaign marketing into shaping narrative, assets, personnel and strategy for maximum promotional impact. He will focus in particular on current UK campaigns for Jones & Company artists Mo Kenney and Port Cities.

UK Sync: Television
Holiday Inn Truro – Maple/Aspen/Birch Ballroom 12:00 PM – 12:50 PM
Type: Presentation
Track: Business Development
Presenter: Louisa Rainbird

The importance of music placement in UK television cannot be underestimated. The territory has over 400 television channels which, during a weekly period, will broadcast over 1 million items of music; not to mention the UK production industry’s proven track record in creating content which experiences success in the international marketplace.

In this session, Louisa Rainbird will discuss how music licensing works in the UK and offer tips for securing music placements in the market.

Pitch’N Sync: Export Ready Singer-Songwriters
Holiday Inn Truro – Maple/Aspen/Birch Ballroom
1:00 PM – 1:50 PM
This session requires pre-registration.
Type: Pitch Session
Track: Export Training

Pitch’n Sync is a unique opportunity for export-ready singer/songwriters to perform one song directly
in front of music supervisors, sync managers and publishers attending NSMW in an acoustic story telling setting.

Meet the UK Music Supervisors
Holiday Inn Truro – Maple/Aspen/Birch Ballroom
2:00 PM – 2:50 PM
Type: Panel
Track: Business Development
Participants: Mark Allen, Bonnie Reilly, Jess Nash, Kiran Patel, Louisa Rainbird

Getting your music into film and TV can be a golden ticket for building momentum for your music career. Yet that same momentum is needed to grab the attention of music supervisors – some of the busiest, most influential players in the industry. This panel will provide advice about getting your music into their world of film, TV, advertising, trailers and video games.

Meet The Agents
Holiday Inn Truro – Maple/Aspen/Birch Ballroom
3:00 PM – 3:50 PM
Type: Panel
Track: Business Development
Participants: Joe Clark, Erin Coleman, Olivia Sime, Stacey Pragnell, Jelena Götz

Have you ever wondered how to get representation in a foreign territory? Do you need a release in that territory before you seek agency representation? How do you approach foreign agents? What are agents looking for when it comes to representing Canadian artists? Our panel of experienced inter- national agents will be shedding light on the finer points of what it takes to get agency representation.

Meet The Labels
Holiday Inn Truro – Maple/Aspen/Birch Ballroom 4:00 PM – 4:50 PM
Type: Panel
Track: Business Development
Participants: Lara Baker, Craig MacMillan, Emmy Black, Laura Lewis-Paul, Tony Tarleton, William Reid

Get to know the label reps attending NSMW and find out about the opportunities and challenges inde- pendent labels are facing in today’s music industry. The panel will also address how independent labels identify and sign new talent and reveal how they market and distribute music.

Women In Music Mixer
Holiday Inn Truro – Bistro on Prince 5:00 PM – 5:50 PM
Type: Mixer
Track: Women in Music

Opening Reception
Holiday Inn Truro – Maple/Aspen/Birch Ballroom 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Type: Mixer
Track: Receptions

Saturday, November 3, 2017

Women in Music Peer to Peer Sessions
Holiday Inn Truro – Maple/Aspen/Birch Ballroom
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM
This session requires pre-registration.
Type: Group Discussion
Track: Women in Music
Sign up to work with some of the top Women working in the industry.

This session is open to Women and Femme folks only.

Women in Music Mentorship Sessions
Holiday Inn Truro – Maple/Aspen/Birch Ballroom
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
This session requires pre-registration.
Type: Group Discussion
Track: Women in Music
Sign up to work with some of the top Women working in the industry.

This session is open to Women and Femme folks only.

Side Door Startup With Laura Simpson
Holiday Inn Truro – Elm/Oak Ballroom 10:00 AM – 10:50 AM
Type: Presentation
Track: Women In Music
Presenter: Laura Simpson

Booking live shows without a booking agent is always a challenge – not to mention making enough on a tour to cover your expenses, let alone make a profit. Meanwhile, house concerts have generally offered better margins AND better experiences for emerging artists. What if you could modernize the booking process for house concerts with tech and create tours that actually make you money and expand your audience? This is the question that Side Door is trying to answer. Founded by Laura Simpson and Dan Mangan, Side Door is a Halifax-based tech startup that is looking to innovate new ways for musicians to tour Canada and the world. Join Side Door’s Co-Founder and CEO, Laura Simpson to discover how the company came to be, how it works and to help shape it into a platform that serves artists’ needs.

Meet The Music Nova Scotia Urban Music Advisory Board
Holiday Inn Truro – Maple/Aspen/Birch Ballroom
10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
Type: Panel
Track: Urban Spotlight
Participants: Marc Perry, DJ IV, J-BRU, Kayla Borden, Keonté Beals

The newly formed Music Nova Scotia Urban Music Advisory Board provides Music Nova Scotia with the necessary advice to better serve the Urban music community. This panel is an opportunity to meet the members and will provide a forum for the exchange of ideas, input and advice on the challenges and opportunities facing Urban music artists and entrepreneurs in Nova Scotia.

Level Up and Take the Lead: A Managing Up Approach to Career Development
Holiday Inn Truro – Elm/Oak Ballroom
11:00 AM – 11:50 AM
Type: Panel
Track: Women in Music
Participants: Heather Gibson, Henca Maduro. Louisa Rainbird, Emmy Black, Sharon Matheson, Andreea Magdalina, Anika Jankowski, Vivian Barclay

Level Up and Take the Lead will inspire females and those identifying as female to take their fair and equal share of leadership positions in the music industry, it’s important to shed light on the struggles and successes of the women in our community creating space for themselves in executive and leadership roles. The panel participants will share their personal experiences along with best practices when it comes to asserting authority, negotiations, pay-raises, perks and promotions.

FACTOR Funded: Urban Music Edition
Holiday Inn Truro – Maple/Aspen/Birch Ballroom
11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Type: Presentation
Track: Urban Spotlight
Presenter: Taiwo Bah

No More Manels! – Public Speaking and Pitching for Women
Holiday Inn Truro – Elm/Oak Ballroom
12:00 PM – 12:50 PM
Type: Workshop
Track: Women in Music
Participants: Henca Maduro & Sharon Matheson

Inspired by a series of public speaking training workshops introduced in February 2017 by UK based organizations Association of Independent Music (AIM) and Worldwide Independent Network (WIN) to address the critical lack of gender diversity which often prevails at industry conferences, this workshop will provide an overview of presentation skills and confidence building tips necessary for successfully executing talks, presentations and pitching at music industry events.

Meet The Urban Festivals
Holiday Inn Truro – Maple/Aspen/Birch Ballroom
12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
Type: Panel
Track: Urban Spotlight
Participants: D.O. Gibson, Henca Maduro, Phat Phillie, Yusuf Muhammad

A3C, Fresh Island and New Skool Rules

Women in Music Production: Studio Edition
Holiday Inn Truro – Elm/Oak Ballroom
1:00 PM – 1:50 PM
This session requires pre-registration.
Type: Workshop
Track: Women in Music
Featuring: Jules Bangsworth, Steph Marziano

Women working in professional audio production make just 5% of all producers and engineers. This hands-on workshop will cover the basics of studio audio production and aims to inspire a new genera- tion of Nova Scotian female producers and engineers ready to occupy space that has historically been dominated by men.

Team Building For Hip-Hop
Holiday Inn Truro – Maple/Aspen/Birch Ballroom 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
Type: Panel
Track: Urban Spotlight
Participants: D.O. Gibson, Craig MacMillan, Joe Clark, Phat Phillie, Taiwo Bah

An extremely important aspect of the music industry is building your team. This panel will discuss insight and methods to team building including label, management, bookings, investment and marketing. This panel will appeal to all levels or artist, manager, or promoter working in hip-hop or urban music. The panel will trace the route from the first gig to the world stage with advice and techniques to take your career to the next level.

Intersectional Feminism in the Music Industry
Holiday Inn Truro – Elm/Oak Ballroom
2:00 PM – 2:50 PM
Type: Panel
Track: Women in Music
Participants: Karma Bertelsen, Andreea Magdalina, Heather Gibson, Henca Maduro, Sharon Matheson, Vivian Barclay, Laura Lewis-Paul

Intersectionality maintains that there is no singular experience of an identity. Rather than understanding women in the music industry solely through the lens of gender, it is necessary to consider other intersecting identity variables such as race, social class, sexual orientation, age, social class, religion, mental/ physical disability and metal/physical illness, to have a more complete understanding of the full range of issues facing women in the music industry.

Participants will touch on the importance of intersectional feminism within the music community, their own experiences and what we can do to build a strong and diverse scene. Music Nova Scotia believes in diversity and equality and is pleased to present conference content that question the status quo.

One Minute Beat Pitch
Holiday Inn Truro – Maple/Aspen/Birch Ballroom
2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
This session requires pre-registration.
Type: Pitch Session
Track: Urban Spotlight
Participants: D.O. Gibson, Craig MacMillan, DJ IV, Joe Clark, DJ Phat Phillie, Yusuf Muhammad

Come ready to plug in and play your best beat. You’ll only have one minute to impress, but you’ll get feed- back right on the spot! Pre-registration is required.

Creating Safe Spaces
Holiday Inn Truro – Elm/Oak Ballroom
3:00 PM – 3:50 PM
Type: Round Table
Track: Women in Music
Participants: Renae Brown, Heather Gibson, Laura Lewis-Paul, Lara Baker, Neal Thompson

Inspired by the Association of Independent Festivals “Safer Spaces at Festivals” initiative, this interactive discussion will focus on the important elements that contribute to creating safe spaces for those working in our industry and audiences attending events. This discussion will be lead by Renae Brown, Membership and Events Coordinator, Association of Independent Festivals. Renae’s responsibilities include managing the AIF’s “Safer Spaces at Festivals” sexual assault awareness campaign.

Live Beat Making
Holiday Inn Truro – Maple/Aspen/Birch Ballroom
3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Type: Workshop
Track: Urban Spotlight
Participants: J-Bru, DJ IV, Jules Bangsworth

Participating DJ’s will be making a new beat in front of a live audience and take us through their creative process.

Setting the Stage for Conversations About Sexual Assault: A Keynote Interview with Krista Keough
Holiday Inn Truro – Elm/Oak Ballroom
4:00 PM – 4:50 PM
Type: Keynote Interview
Track: Women in Music Keynote By Krista Keough

Music industry professional Krista Keough is joined by her friend and colleague Stephanie Purcell for a candid conversation on sexual assault. Creating safe spaces to talk about sexual assault is the ultimate goal for this unprecedented keynote interview. Also attending will be special guests from the Avalon Sexual Assault Centre and the Unison Benevolent Fund.

Trigger Warning: This conversation deals with topics that may be triggering for some participants.

Stay Driven
Holiday Inn Truro – Maple/Aspen/Birch Ballroom
4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
Type: Keynote Address
Track: Urban Spotlight
Keynote By D.O. Gibson

Raised in small town Canada, Duane “D.O.” Gibson has defied the odds. In “Stay Driven” he shares life lessons that helped him overcome the challenges of bullying and used goal setting and perseverance to achieve success.

D.O.’s message is that setting goals and persevering is the key to success. Growing up in communities where he was the only child of colour, D.O. learned at an early age what it is like to be different from the crowd. He confronted bullies, dealt with racism, and overcame shyness by believing in himself and following through on his goals. D.O.’s message is that “Can’t nobody hold you down!”

Effecting Positive Change
Holiday Inn Truro – Elm/Oak Ballroom
5:00 PM – 5:50 PM
Type: Group Discussion
Track: Women in Music
Participants: Sheri Jones, Andreea Magdalina, Anika Jankowski, Sharon Matheson, Lara Baker, Vivian Barclay

It’s easy in today’s world to always be on the defensive. Feminists are standing up, speaking
out and ultimately being called out for being too aggressive. In this session, guest delegates will join NSMW 2017 conference attendees to reflect on their own experiences and talk about how we can make positive change within our community.