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SOUND BUSINESS: Manitoba Music Announces MusicWorks Fall 2012 Workshops

Posted on August 14, 2012

Manitoba Music is gearing up for exciting fall season of professional development workshops for the music industry. Hosted in the Manitoba Music Resource Centre, MusicWorks presents experienced music industry veterans, hot new trend setters, and tastemakers speaking on the most important topics for today’s artists and music industry entrepreneurs.

This season, MusicWorks will focus on timely topics like effective live performance, publicity and release planning, producing viral videos, DIY touring, co-writing, merchandising, and more.

The series brings to Manitoba some of the most influential music professionals from across Canada and beyond, including: publicity mavens Tonni Maruyama of Anti-/Epitaph Records (Tom Waits, The Weakerthans) and Joanne Setterington of Indoor Recess (Arcade Fire, Band of Horses, Fleet Foxes, Metric); Nylon’s Micah Barnes; Bandzoogle’s artist relations rep Dave Cool; the team behind acclaimed recording act Library Voices’ success – Nevado Records’ Nick Bernal, Freshly Pressed PR’s Julie Booth, and The Agency Group’s Eli Klein; and more.

MusicWorks will also draw on the considerable expertise of Manitoba-based pros like Pocketgigs’ Chris Gaudry, Comeback Kid’s Jeremy Hiebert; and songwriter/producer Chris Burke-Gaffney.

All workshops take place in the Manitoba Music Industry Resource Centre, 1-376 Donald Street, unless otherwise listed. Space is limited and advance registration is strongly encouraged.

For complete workshop descriptions, please visit manitobamusic.com/workshops. For more information or to register, please call 204.942.8650 or email training@manitobamusic.com.

MusicWorks is made possible by the generous support of the Province of Manitoba through Industry Workforce Development of Manitoba Competitiveness, Training and Trade; The SOCAN Foundation; the Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings (FACTOR) through the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund) and of Canada's Private Radio Broadcasters.

MUSICWORKS FALL 2012 SCHEDULE

TAKE THE STAGE: SINGERS PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP
West End Cultural Centre
Saturday, September 8 | 1pm
$25 Members, $40 Non-Members
with
Micah Barnes, Nylons 

*POSTPONED* DON’T LOSE YOUR SHIRT: BAND MERCHANDISE
Wednesday, September 12 | 5:30pm
$10 Members, $25 Non-Members
with
Jeremy Hiebert, Comeback Kid
Randy Ortiz, illustrator

BREAK A RECORD: MARKETING AN ALBUM RELEASE & BEYOND
Saturday, September 15 | 1pm
$15 Members, $30 Non-Members
with
Tonni Maruyama, Canadian publicity, Anti-/Epitaph Records (Tom Waits, Weakerthans, Pennywise)
Joanne Setterington, owner, Indoor Recess (Arcade Fire, Band of Horses, Fleet Foxes, Metric)

WritersConnect: A GUIDED INTRODUCTION TO CO-WRITING
Friday, September 28 | 2pm
FREE
with
Chris Burke-Gaffney, songwriter/producer, CBG Artist Development (Chantel Kreviazuk, The Keats)
Jaylene Johnson, singer/songwriter
Bryce Pallister, singer/songwriter
Presented with Songwriters Association of Canada and Culture Days

MANITOBA SHOWCASE CONTACT 2012 | VIRDEN, MB
Friday, October 12
Facing Facebook and Twitter Tweeting | 10am
Sound Tech Basics | 1:30pm
Presented with the Manitoba Arts Network

POINT OF VIEWS: VIRAL VIDEOS
Wednesday, October 17 | 5:30pm
$10 Members, $25 Non-Members
with
Chris Gaudry, Pocketgigs
More panelists to be announced

SOUND ADVICE: MUSIC MANAGEMENT
Saturday, October 20 | 1pm
$25 Members, $40 Non-Members
with
Managers to be announced
Presented with Music Managers Forum Canada

BE SOCIABLE: FAN INTERACTION FROM BLOGS TO TWITTER
Wednesday, October 24 | 5:30pm 
$10 Members, $25 Non-Members
with
Dave Cool, Bandzoogle and davecool.ca 

CASE STUDY: TAKING YOUR MUSIC GLOBAL with LIBRARY VOICES
Saturday, October 27 | 1pm
$25 Members, $40 Non-Members
with
Michael Dawson, Library Voices
Nick Bernal, owner, Nevado Records (Library Voices, Yukon Blonde, Bahamas)
Julie Booth, Freshly Pressed PR (Hey Rosetta!, Hannah Georgas, Said the Whale, Metric)
Eli Klein, The Agency Group (Islands, Young Empires, Kele)

CREATIVE LICENSING: CAPITALIZING ON SYNC PLACEMENTS
Saturday, November 3 | 1pm
$15 Members, $30 Non-Members
with
Michael Perlmutter, music supervisor, Instinct Entertainment (CTV Olympic Games Coverage, Degrassi)
Chris Budd, resident, Bearsuit Publishing (Grey’s Anatomy, Adidas, West 49, Rogers) 

WRITING PROS: COMPELLING BIOS AND PRESS RELEASES
Wednesday, November 7 | 5:30pm
$10 Members, $25 Non-Members
with
Karen Bliss, music journalist (Billboard, Rolling Stone, MSN, AOL)

MEDIA BLAST: INDIE RADIO AND PRESS CAMPAIGNS
Saturday, November 24 | 1pm
$15 Members, $30 Non-Members
with
Ken Beattie, founder, Killbeat Music (Dan Mangan, Yukon Blonde, The Deep Dark Woods) 

MARCH TO YOUR OWN BEAT: DIY TOURING
Wednesday, November 28 | 5:30pm
$10 Members, $25 Non-Members
with
Lindsey Collins, Flying Fox and the Hunter Gatherers
Eric Lemoine, The F-Holes

Subject to change without notice.

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