CONFERENCE SCHEDULE BY DATE

5 Minute Pitch – Group #1

Format: Pitch Session
Host/Moderator: Music Nova Scotia Staff
Pre-registration Required: Click Here
Track: Export Training
Entry: NSMW Delegate Pass Holders
Time: 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM
Venue: Holiday Inn Truro – Elm/Oak

Here is your opportunity to “pitch” to guest delegates attending the conference. Your audience will consist of both international and domestic guest delegates. 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.

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International One-on-One Meetings – Group #1

Format: Speed Meetings
Host/Moderator: Music Nova Scotia Staff
Pre-registration Required: Click Here
Track: Export Training
Entry: NSMW Delegate Pass Holders
Time: 12:00 PM – 12:50 PM
Venue: Holiday Inn Truro – Elm/Oak

Clients of the Music Nova Scotia Investment Program and international guest delegates meet one-on-one. Pre-registration is required and investment program clients and guest buyers must book their meetings in advance via the online system.

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5 Minute Pitch – Group #2

Format: Pitch Session
Host/Moderator: Music Nova Scotia Staff
Pre-registration Required: Click Here
Track: Export Training
Entry: NSMW Delegate Pass Holders
Time: 2:00 PM – 2:50 PM
Venue: Holiday Inn Truro – Elm/Oak

Here is your opportunity to “pitch” to guest delegates attending the conference. Your audience will consist of both international and domestic guest delegates. 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.

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International One-on-One Meetings – Group #2

Format: Speed Meetings
Host/Moderator: Music Nova Scotia Staff
Pre-registration Required: Click Here
Track: Export Training
Entry: NSMW Delegate Pass Holders
Time: 3:00 PM – 3:50 PM
Venue: Holiday Inn Truro – Elm/Oak

Clients of the Music Nova Scotia Investment Program and international guest delegates meet one-on-one. Pre-registration is required and investment program clients and guest buyers must book their meetings in advance via the online system.

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International Pin Pals

Format: Mixer
Host/Moderator: Music Nova Scotia Staff
Pre-registration Required: Click Here
Track: Export Training
Entry: NSMW Delegate Pass Holders
Time: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Venue: Bible Hill Bowlacade

It’s time to get that music career rolling! Spare yourself the embarrassment of a strike out (professionally speaking; get your head out of the gutter) by joining Music Nova Scotia at the Bible Hill Bowlacade during NSMW for an evening of bowling with the guest delegates. As The Dude would say, it’s you know, a lotta ins, a lotta outs, a lotta what-have-yous.

The Third Side of Sync: The Independent Artists Perspective

Format: Panel
Moderator: Gabrielle Papillon (Artist)
Participants: John Mullane (In-Flight Safety), Mark Allen (Music Supervisor)
Pre-registration Required: No
Track: Sync
Entry: NSMW Delegate Pass Holders
Time: 10:00 AM – 10:50 AM
Venue: Holiday Inn Truro – Elm/Oak

An essential conversation on how independent artists pitch their music to music supervisors, ad agency producers or brand managers. In particular, the panel will discuss the role of the sync agent. Do you need a sync agent? Do you have the capacity to submit your music to music supervisors on your own? What are the pros and cons of working with sync agents?

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Social Media Asset Review and Audit

Format: Workshop
Workshop Leader: Vanessa Cito (Social Media Strategist, Reach Social)
Pre-registration Required: Click Here
Track: Business Training
Entry: NSMW Delegate Pass Holders
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:50 AM
Venue: Holiday Inn Truro – Spruce

Have you ever wondered what industry professionals think when they see your social media, websites or creative marketing assets? Artists get plenty of feedback on their music but how do they know if their social media channels and marketing content are effective for both industry and audience discovery?

The Social Media Asset Review and Audit will provide artists and/or their support teams the opportunity to learn how their social media and creative marketing assets are perceived by others. Vanessa Cito will select a starting point (socials or a piece of marketing content) and engage the audience to provide constructive insight into their perceptions and provide valuable feedback on the spot! Pre-registration is required to participate in the review and audit process.

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Goodnight Out: Training to End Sexual Harassment and Assault in Venues, Bars, Clubs, Pubs and Festivals

Format: Workshop
Workshop Leaders: Stacey Forrester (Education Program Lead, Good Night Out), Ashtyn Bevan (Venue and Artist Liaison, Good Night Out)
CLICK HERE TO RSVP (RSVP Required)
Track: Business Training
Entry: NSMW Delegate Pass Holders, Free for Venue and Festival Operators
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Venue: Holiday Inn Truro – Maple/Aspen/Birch

A training session open to all venue, bar, club, pub and festival operators/staff.

Harassment in the music, live event and service industries have been an emerging topic over the last year. In response to this, Nova Scotia Music Week is organizing a community building session for local establishments. We are inviting the management and staff of live music venues, festivals, and music hosting establishments to attend a FREE training session, which will cover the following topics: Statistics about sexual misconduct, legal context of harassment and assault in Canada, identifying risks for perpetuation in your space, strategies for mitigation, policy, and procedure, navigating disclosures/documentation and bystander intervention.

Good Night Out is an emerging leader in nightlife safety and skill building in the area of sexual assault prevention. Their work in this area has lead to partnerships with venues of all sizes, local police, the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, and many other stakeholders in the entertainment sector.

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Beyond the Sync: Music, Musician, Influence and Engagement

Format: Panel
Host/Moderator: Daniel Kuypers (VP, Director of Music, Energy BBDO)
Participants: Ebony Haley (Revolt Media), Mark Allen (Music Supervisor), Nick Keenan (Head of Music, VML), Sarah Tembeckjian (Associate Music Producer, mcgarrybowen)
Pre-registration Required: No
Track: Sync
Entry: NSMW Delegate Pass Holders
Time: 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM
Venue: Holiday Inn Truro – Elm/Oak

In today’s advertising market, finding the right music for licensing or the right musician to create a song is just the beginning. This panel brings together experts to discuss how brands and advertisers collaborate with music companies and musicians to develop and successfully source great music and then build upon the music to sell product and create awareness for musicians and brands alike.

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Anthem: An Ad Placement Case Study with Alana Yorke and Julia Buchheim

Format: Interview
Host/Moderator: Tim Hardy (Sound of Pop)
Participants: Alana Yorke (Artist), Julia Buchheim (Sync Licensing, Rough Trade Publishing)
Pre-registration Required: No
Track: Sync
Entry: NSMW Delegate Pass Holders
Time: 12:00 PM – 12:50 PM
Venue: Holiday Inn Truro – Elm/Oak

Music Nova Scotia member Alana Yorke and her publisher Julia Buchheim (Rough Trade Publishing) will answer questions about the recent commercial song placement for Yorke’s song “Anthem”. The interview will cover the writer/publisher relationship, timelines, processes, negotiations, deal structures, and other contractual considerations.

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Leadership: Does your Organization have the Right Stuff?

Format: Presentation
Presenter: Carolyn Phillips Cusson (Owner, CUE Consulting)
Pre-registration Required: No
Track: Business Training
Entry: NSMW Delegate Pass Holders
Time: 1:00 PM – 1:50 PM
Venue: Holiday Inn Truro – Maple/Aspen/Birch

While music festivals worldwide contribute to the growing areas of cultural tourism and events, traditional festivals in Canada and elsewhere face ongoing challenges to succeed year-over-year. Some face unprecedented competition from commercialized festivals at the same time their resources and attendance may be less predictable. Established festivals need strong leadership to sustain. They face the overlapping challenges of leader succession, attracting volunteers, and remaining relevant to evolving audiences. To manage the risks of operating in a changing and unpredictable environment, leadership is key for ongoing success and survival.

In ground-breaking graduate research at Royal Roads University on Leadership Characteristics and the Sustainability of Music and Cultural Festivals involving over 70 international music festivals in North America and Europe, Carolyn examined prevailing leadership behaviors, self-assessed by leaders and their co-workers.

Analyzing these findings using two mainstream leadership models—strategic and emotional intelligence—Carolyn drew conclusions on which leader behaviors are found in thriving festival organizations and which are demonstrated in festivals that struggle to survive. Carolyn’s findings are also relevant for leaders of any performing arts organization as well as in other nonprofits and businesses.

In this first public presentation of her performing arts industry study, Carolyn will share her key findings and invites discussion.  

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Movie Trailers and TV Promos: Insider Information

Format: Panel
Host/Moderator: Mark Allen (Music Supervisor)
Participants: Emma Rose Isely (Sr. Creative/Licensing Manager,  All Media Music Group), Jessica Ruoti (Music Supervisor, Zealot Inc), Nicole Prutch (Music Supervisor, LUSSIER),
Pre-registration Required: No
Track: Sync
Entry: NSMW Delegate Pass Holders
Time: 1:00 PM – 1:50 PM
Venue: Holiday Inn Truro – Elm/Oak

Nothing gets you in the mood for a big Hollywood blockbuster movie quite like the first glimpse at its high impact pre-release trailer. Since the purpose of the trailer or promo is to attract an audience to a film or television show in advance, these excerpts are drawn from the most exciting, funny, or otherwise noteworthy parts of the film/TV show but in abbreviated form without producing spoilers.

Trailer/promo music is big business, whether you’re dealing with a placement of an existing song, a cover, remix, or an original composition. Trailer houses are all too aware of the pressure to sell a film in under 5 minutes, and music can have a huge influence on a trailer’s impact. Get an insider’s perspective on how music is pitched, selected and placed in this exciting area of sync.

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Five Big Questions: Challenges and Opportunities for Sync Online

Format: Panel
Host/Moderator: Mark Allen (Music Supervisor)
Participants: Cabrea Casey (Sync Manager, Downtown Music), Ebony Haley (Revolt Media), Emma Rose Isely (Sr. Creative/Licensing Manager, All Media Music Group), Nick Keenan (Head of Music, VML), Sarah Tembeckjian (Associate Music Producer, mcgarrybowen)
Pre-registration Required: No
Track: Sync
Entry: NSMW Delegate Pass Holders
Time: 2:00 PM – 2:50 PM
Venue: Holiday Inn Truro – Elm/Oak

With 500 hours of content going up on YouTube every minute, the online platform space has the potential to be a huge revenue generator for the commercial music industry, and yet it is dominated by low-cost stock music sites.

The panel looks at the possibilities and pitfalls of a sync music market online and discusses the following five big questions:

  1. Scale vs Substance – Can massive scale transactions trump high-value syncs?
  2. Protection vs Progress- Do artists and rights holders need to lose control to gain revenues?
  3. Influencer vs Agency – With traditional advertising models on the wane, how does the sync music business monetize the new market? And how can artists become influencers?
  4. Video vs Music – Can the battle for higher royalties be won and is the music business doing enough to create its own platforms in the online space?
  5. Big vs the Little – How do the smaller Independent labels and artists win a share of the market?

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Small Festival, Big World

Format: Panel
Host/Moderator: Dana Beeler (In the Dead Of Winter)
Participants: Cassie Fox (Loud Women), Andy Jones (Focus Wales), Shae Malcolmson (Northern Touch Festival), Andrea Dawson Thomas (Halifax Jazz Festival), Henca Maduro (NewSkoolRules)
Pre-registration Required: No
Track: Business Training
Entry: NSMW Delegate Pass Holders
Time: 2:00 PM – 2:50 PM
Venue: Holiday Inn Truro – Maple/Aspen/Birch

In a world where there are new, independent festivals popping up everyday and large festivals are shuttering their metaphorical windows, what is keeping the grassroots music festival alive? How are these festivals keeping diverse, staying engaged and building in their communities?

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Pitch ‘n Sync

Format: Pich Session
Pre-registration Required: Click Here
Track: Sync
Entry: NSMW Delegate Pass Holders
Time: 3:00 PM – 3:50 PM
Venue: Holiday Inn Truro – Elm/Oak

Pitch ’n Sync is a unique opportunity for export-ready singer/songwriters to playback a recorded track directly in front of music supervisors, sync managers and publishers attending NSMW. You will receive constructive feedback and critique on the spot.

Pre-registration is required to submit a track and space is extremely limited. All delegate passholders are welcome to attend as observers.

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Emerging Legal Topics in Music

Format: Presentation
Presenter: Matt Gorman
Pre-registration Required: No
Track: Business Training
Entry: NSMW Delegate Pass Holders
Date: Friday, November 2
Time: 4:00 PM – 4:50 PM
Venue: Holiday Inn Truro – Elm/Oak

Who says the law has to be boring? Join Halifax-based lawyer Matt Gorman for a discussion on some emerging legal topics in the music business, such as using contracts to make the music business more diverse and inclusive; recent music infringement cases and how it might impact your creativity; and a breakdown of how a digital dollar is earned from streaming services.

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One-on-One Meetings: ACTRA RACS, SOCAN Foundation, SOCAN

Format: Speed Meetings
Host/Moderator: Music Nova Scotia Staff
Pre-registration Required: Click Here
Track: Business Training
Entry: NSMW Delegate Pass Holders
Date: Friday, November 2
Time: 4:00 PM – 4:55 PM
Venue: Holiday Inn Truro – Spruce

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CBMIC Mixer

Format: Mixer
Pre-registration Required: No
Entry: NSMW Delegate Pass Holders
Date: Friday, November 2
Time: 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Venue: Holiday Inn Truro – Bistro on Prince

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NSMW Opening Reception
Presented by Conroy Refrigeration HVAC

Format: Mixer
Pre-registration Required: No
Track: Receptions
Entry: NSMW Delegate Pass Holders
Time: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Venue: Holiday Inn Truro – Maple/Aspen/Birch

Nocturnal Cities Forum Welcome and Opening Remarks

Format: Presentation
Presenter: Danny Keir (Global Head of Business Development, Sound Diplomacy)
Pre-registration Required: No
Track: Nocturnal Cities Forum
Entry: NSMW Delegate Pass Holders or Nocturnal Cities Forum Day Pass
Time: 10:00 AM – 10:15 AM
Venue: Holiday Inn Truro – Elm/Oak

Danny Keir, Global Head of Business Development for Sound Diplomacy, kicks off the Nocturnal Cities Forum. The event is the first ever conference dedicated to Night Time Economy to take place in Canada.

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Social Media Asset Review and Audit – Urban Track Session

Format: Workshop
Workshop Leader: Vanessa Cito (Social Media Strategist, Reach Social)
Pre-registration Required: No
Track: Urban
Entry: NSMW Delegate Pass Holders
Time: 10:00 AM – 10:50 AM
Venue: Holiday Inn Truro – Maple/Aspen/Birch

Have you ever wondered what industry professionals think when they see your social media, websites or creative marketing assets? Artists get plenty of feedback on their music but how do they know if their social media channels and marketing content are effective for both industry and audience discovery?

The Social Media Asset Review and Audit will provide artists and/or their support teams the opportunity to learn how their social media and creative marketing assets are perceived by others. Vanessa Cito will select a starting point (socials or a piece of marketing content) and engage the audience to provide constructive insight on their perceptions and provide valuable feedback on the spot!

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Why Does the Night Time Economy Matter and How Do We Manage It?

Format: Panel
Host/Moderator: Ana Rose Carrico (Director, Red Gate Arts Society)
Participants: Andy Jones (Co-Founder, Focus Wales), Raimond Põldmaa (Music Programming and Production, Tallinn Music Week/Live Nation Estonia) Barbara Ursuliak (Night-works Consultant)
Pre-registration Required: No
Track: Nocturnal Cities Forum
Entry: NSMW Delegate Pass Holders or Nocturnal Cities Forum Day Pass
Time: 10:15 AM – 11:05 AM
Venue: Holiday Inn Truro – Elm/Oak

For the first ever Nocturnal Cities Forum in Canada, which is the first ever night-time economy conference in the country, we ask simple questions to start. What is the Night-Time Economy? And why does it matter? If we’re to maximize it for all residents, visitors, and businesses if it matters (as we think it does), then what are the best solutions to manage it? To discuss, we’ve brought together policymakers, practitioners and arts representatives to explore the topic to establish our Nocturnal Cities definition of the topic.

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Music and Corporate Sponsorship

Format: Presentation
Presenter: Royce Bable (Director of Partnerships, A3C Festival)
Pre-registration Required: No
Track: Urban
Entry: NSMW Delegate Pass Holders
Time: 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM
Venue: Holiday Inn Truro – Maple/Aspen/Birch

Corporate. The word makes some musicians queasy. Corporate equals suits, ties, bottom-lines, pie-charts and the grasping pursuit of profit over art, truth and beauty, right?

Can sponsorships bridge the revenue gap that has become evident with dwindling CD sales and less-than-meaningful micropayments from streaming services? Artists and brands are developing mutually beneficial partnerships, but these relationships don’t just happen by chance. There is a lot of strategies, creativity, and work that takes place behind the scenes. Learn more about how brand partnerships get expertly crafted from someone who makes it happen.

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Nocturnal Cities Forum Networking Session

Format: Mixer
Pre-registration Required: No
Track: Nocturnal Cities Forum
Entry: NSMW Delegate Pass Holders or Nocturnal Cities Forum Day Pass
Time: 11:05 AM – 11:30 AM
Venue: Holiday Inn Truro – Elm/Oak

An opportunity for Nocturnal Cities Forum delegates and speakers to network over coffee.

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Dealing With, Tackling and Preventing Harassment at Night

Format: Presentation
Presenter: Stacey Forrester (Education Program Lead, Good Night Out)
Pre-registration Required: No
Track: Nocturnal Cities Forum
Entry: NSMW Delegate Pass Holders or Nocturnal Cities Forum Day Pass
Time: 11:30 AM – 11:55 AM
Venue: Holiday Inn Truro – Elm/Oak

The most important requirement for someone to have a good night out is that they feel safe and welcoming both inside and outside in our towns and cities. But whether we like it or not, the night brings with it risks, including physical and sexual harassment in our bars, restaurants and streets. But responsibility breeds more responsibility, and strategies exist to combat harassment and make our nights safer and better for all of us. We’re thrilled to have a living, breathing example to learn from, courtesy of Stacey Forrester in Vancouver.

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The 24 Hour Transition: Night Time Economies Beyond ‘Nightlife’

Format: Presentation
Presenter: Alistair Turnham (Founder, Make Associates)
Pre-registration Required: No
Track: Nocturnal Cities Forum
Entry: NSMW Delegate Pass Holders or Nocturnal Cities Forum Day Pass
Time: 11:55 AM – 12:20 PM
Venue: Holiday Inn Truro – Elm/Oak

It is important that when we think about improving the activities, culture and amenities for all of us at night, we don’t simply think about music, clubbing and live entertainment. Around the world – night markets provide key amenities for workers, revellers and residents, from finding a place to eat to doing one’s weekly shop. They also provide low-barrier opportunities for socializing across cultures and between generations. To explore how we can create and understand a night market strategy that could be applied to all cities, we’ve brought a global expert Ali Turnham from Make Associates.

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Meet the Festivals

Format: Panel
Host/Moderator: Katrina Lopes (President, KL Management)
Participants: Affro (Hip Hop Kemp Festival), Henca Maduro (New Skool Rules), Phat Phillie (Fresh Island Festival), Shea Malcolmson (Northern Touch Music Festival), Yusuf Muhammad (A3C Festival)
Pre-registration Required: No
Track: Urban
Entry: NSMW Delegate Pass Holders
Time: 12:00 PM – 12:50 PM
Venue: Holiday Inn Truro – Maple/Aspen/Birch

Some of the top Hip Hop festivals in the world are attending NSMW. Hear from the horse’s mouth how these visiting festival programmers discover and book talent.

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Maintaining Health and Wellness in the Night Economy

Format: Presentation
Presenter: Stefanie Jones (Director of Audience Development, Drug Policy Alliance USA)
Pre-registration Required: No
Track: Nocturnal Cities Forum
Entry: NSMW Delegate Pass Holders or Nocturnal Cities Forum Day Pass
Time: 12:20 PM – 12:45 PM
Venue: Holiday Inn Truro – Elm/Oak

There’s a growing trend of health and wellness business and experiences prioritizing customers at night, across a number of retail and commercial sectors. From 24 hour gyms to late night yoga, night pharmacies and mindful drinking establishments, the growth in health and wellness is providing opportunities for cities all over the world. And, safe, responsible drug taking, drug testing and other developments in our clubs and bars are making a good night our safer, every day. So, what are the trends to look forward to in this ecosystem? What should every policymaker explore? To discuss, we’re proud to welcome one of the US’ leading drug policy experts, Stefanie Jones, to discuss.

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Intro to PRO’s, Copyright and Royalties

Format: Panel
Host/Moderator: Paulette Long OBE (Music Business Consultant)
Participants: Jason Reddick (Associate Director, ASCAP), Mitch Martin (Senior Director of Creative, BMI), Melissa Cameron (A&R, SOCAN), Tim Hardy (Aspenway Music/Sound of Pop)
Pre-registration Required: No
Track: Urban
Entry: NSMW Delegate Pass Holders
Time: 1:00 PM – 1:50 PM
Venue: Holiday Inn Truro – Maple/Aspen/Birch

What is a performance rights organization (PRO)? This panel will reveal how they work and the royalties surrounding them. The discussion will also address copyright in general, relationships with publishers and the very interesting and evolving role of PRO’s in the field of A&R and content creation/development.

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One-on-One Meetings with Regional Presenters

Format: Speed Meetings
Host/Moderator: Music Nova Scotia Staff
Pre-registration Required: Click Here
Track: Business Training
Entry: NSMW Delegate Pass Holders
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:50 PM
Venue: Holiday Inn Truro – Spruce

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Case Study: Toronto’s Night Time Economy

Format: Presentation
Presenter: R. D. Spencer Sutherland (Co-Chair of the Toronto Music Advisory Council (TMAC), Board Member of the Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas & Executive Director, Queen Street West BIA)
Pre-registration Required: No
Track: Nocturnal Cities Forum
Entry: NSMW Delegate Pass Holders or Nocturnal Cities Forum Day Pass
Time: 1:45 PM – 2:10 PM
Venue: Holiday Inn Truro – Elm/Oak

We thought it be prudent at the Nocturnal Cities Forum to dive into a case study of one of Canada’s cities grappling with night time economy policy. Toronto, our largest city, has worked with experts, drafted policy, conducted stakeholder engagement and begun to develop its vision of the night. We’re thrilled that one of the policies main architects, R. D. Spencer Sutherland, is here to tell us about their process, strengths, weaknesses and future objectives.

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The Artist Management Panel

Format: Panel
Host Moderator: Sheri Jones (President, Jones and Co.)
Participants: Alanna Stuart (Artist, Bonjay) Katrina Lopes (President, KL Management), Paulette Long OBE (Music Business Consultant)
Pre-registration Required: No
Track: Urban
Entry: NSMW Delegate Pass Holders
Time: 2:00 PM – 2:50 PM
Venue: Holiday Inn Truro – Maple/Aspen/Birch

Are you ready for an artist manager? Or maybe you are interested in a career as an artist manager. Our panel of experts give insight into being a manager, how to know you’re ready for one, what to keep in mind and more.

Katrina Lopes is the president of KL Management, an artist management company whose roster includes platinum selling and Juno Award-winning artist and producer Shawn Desman, r&b/soul artist, actor and cultural curator TiKA, and emerging pop/r&b artist Mandia.

Toronto musician and independent intellectual Alanna Stuart is one-half of Bonjay, a raw and emotive dancehall-bred, old soul-orchestrated duo. Bonjay’s Polaris Prize-nominated Lush Life LP has established them with praise from Pitchfork, The New York Times and NPR’s World Café.

Paulette Long has worked within the music industry for just over 31 years. Beginning her career in music PR at Alan Edwards’ Modern Publicity PR agency, she specialised in regional press for artists as diverse as Smiley Culture, Luther Vandross, Ozzy Osbourne and Mick Jagger. Paulette also worked for their parent company Grant Edwards Management who then looked after the bands Big Country and The Cult. In 1993 Paulette started Long Term Management. Here she represented music producer / remixer team 2B3 Productions who were working with major R&B artists, including Beverly Knight and producing re-mixes for the likes of Jodeci, Bobby Brown and D’Angelo. Always having worked closely with Westbury Music, she was invited to rejoin its ranks in early 2000 and became responsible for signing reggae greats such as John Holt, Carroll Thompson and Janet Kay. Three years later, she was offered a directorship.

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Components of Night Time Strategy

Format: Round Table
Moderators: Danny Keir (Global Head of Business Development, Sound Diplomacy), Jim Peters (Founder and President, Responsible Hospitality Institute)
Pre-registration Required: No
Track: Nocturnal Cities Forum
Entry: NSMW Delegate Pass Holders or Nocturnal Cities Forum Day Pass
Time: 2:10 PM – 3:10 PM
Venue: Holiday Inn Truro – Elm/Oak

We’re thrilled to have one of the foremost thinkers across the evening and night time economy, founder and head of the Responsible Hospitality Institute, Jim Peters, to lead our night time economy roundtable. Together we’re going to build a strategy for all cities and towns, large and small. Supporting him will be Danny Keir from Sound Diplomacy.

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Keynote Interview with ShyLuv

Format: Interview
Host/Moderator: Michael McGuire (Hermit of the Woods)
Participant: ShyLuv
Pre-registration Required: No
Track: Urban
Entry: NSMW Delegate Pass Holders
Time: 3:00 PM – 3:50 PM
Venue: Holiday Inn Truro – Maple/Aspen/Birch

The legendary ShyLuv hails from the heart of Halifax’s North End – Uniacke Square aka Square Town. As a veteran rapper, singer, and songwriter, she’s earned high praise as “The Entertainer’s Entertainer.” Thanks to songs like the swaggering joint “Playa For Life,” she’s toured extensively, shared the stage, and collaborated with world-renowned artists such as Jully Black, Redman, 2 Rude, and Kardinal Offishall.

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Networking Session

Format: Mixer
Pre-registration Required: No
Track: Nocturnal Cities Forum
Entry: NSMW Delegate Pass Holders or Nocturnal Cities Forum Day Pass
Time: 3:10 PM – 3:35 PM
Venue: Holiday Inn Truro – Elm/Oak

An opportunity for Nocturnal Cities Forum delegates and speakers to network over coffee.

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The Night Mayor: What Does It Mean?

Format: Presentation
Presenter: Allison Harnden (Night Time Economy Manager, City of Pittsburgh)
Pre-registration Required: No
Track: Nocturnal Cities Forum
Entry: NSMW Delegate Pass Holders or Nocturnal Cities Forum Day Pass
Time: 3:35 PM – 4:00 PM
Venue: Holiday Inn Truro – Elm/Oak

Around the world, from Mannheim (who we have here) to Iowa City, Tokyo to Valparaiso, cities are creating Night Time Mayors. There are many reasons for this and while there is no blueprint on how to do this, there are a number of ways to explore the role and its impact on local policy. Pittsburgh is one of the US’ leaders in this, and their Night Mayor, Allison Harnden, is here to tell us her story, as one example of the how Night Mayors are changing the world.  

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Curating The Community: Night Time Economy

Format: Panel
Host/Moderator: Paulette Long OBE (Music Business Consultant)
Participants: Alanna Stuart (Artist, Bonjay), Hendrik Meier (Night Mayor of the UNESCO City of Music, Mannheim), Shira Gans (Director of Policy, New York City Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment), Robert Catherall, Urban Planner (Vancouver, Canada)
Pre-registration Required: No
Track: Nocturnal Cities Forum
Entry: NSMW Delegate Pass Holders or Nocturnal Cities Forum Day Pass
Time: 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM
Venue: Holiday Inn Truro – Elm/Oak

The most important stakeholder of the night time economy is the community. You, me, everyone. Around the world, from London to Toronto, New York to Mannheim, various initiatives have been created to first gauge community input on what the night time economy, should and could be, and then acted upon its recommendations. We thought it would be grand to end the day with some of the world’s foremost experts on the topic, all coming from very different backgrounds. From artist to artist manager, policy maker to appointed official, the night must work for everyone. Nocturnal Cities are for all of us. Let’s end the day discussing this. How can the night work for everyone?

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One Minute Beat Pitch

Format: Pitch Session
Host/Moderator: J-Bru
Pre-registration Required: Click Here
Track: Urban
Entry: NSMW Delegate Pass Holders
Time: 4:00 PM – 4:50 PM
Venue: Holiday Inn Truro – Maple/Aspen/Birch

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

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Nocturnal Cities Forum Closing Remarks

Format: Presentation
Presenter: Danny Keir (Global Head of Business Development, Sound Diplomacy)
Pre-registration Required: No
Track: Nocturnal Cities Forum
Entry: NSMW Delegate Pass Holders or Nocturnal Cities Forum Day Pass
Time: 4:45 PM – 5:00 PM
Venue: Holiday Inn Truro – Elm/Oak

Danny Keir, Global Head of Business Development for Sound Diplomacy, wraps up the Nocturnal Cities Forum. The event is the first ever conference dedicated to Night Time Economy to take place in Canada.

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Cooking Beats Presented by SOCAN

Format: Workshop
Producer: Eestbound
Host/Moderator: Melissa Cameron (A&R, SOCAN)
Pre-registration Required: No
Track: Urban
Entry: NSMW Delegate Pass Holders
Time: 5:00 PM – 5:50 PM
Venue: Holiday Inn Truro – Maple/Aspen/Birch

This interactive producer master class will be modelled after a live reality TV cooking show! But instead of cooking food, we will be Cooking Beats! One of Canada’s beat-making geniuses will be using special ingredients and tools to show the Nova Scotia Music Week delegates how to make a killer beat. Whether you are an aspiring beatmaker or an industry professional who has always wondered how beats are made, this session will pull back the curtain and show you why Canadian beatmakers are among the best in the world. Ever wonder where ideas for beats come from? How do you create a beat and what software can you use? What are the stages and growth of the beat? How do you use and recreate samples? Once you have a finished beat, how do you shop it? How do top-liners write over the beat? All of these questions will be answered!

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Nocturnal Cities Forum Reception

Format: Mixer
Pre-registration Required: No
Track: Nocturnal Cities Forum
Entry: NSMW Delegate Pass Holders or Nocturnal Cities Forum Day Pass
Time: 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Venue: Holiday Inn Truro – The Bistro