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MUSIC MANAGERS MENTORSHIP PROGRAM
This matchmaking mentorship and networking opportunity is aimed at assisting emerging artist representatives and managers in gaining valuable information, skills, expertise and resources from experienced artist managers. Areas of focus include: Strategy and execution in the earlier stages of a career, conceptualizing the appropriate career path, financial and business planning and new and old approaches to new trends and old challenges. Daily peer to peer sessions and group discussions offer valuable insight and practical advice to aspiring artist representatives and music managers of all levels. Pre-registration required.
You must be a registered conference delegate to participate.
Please note there are a total 2 scheduled ECMA session components for this program: Friday April 28th and Saturday April 29th from 10:00AM-11:00AM.
SOUND + VISION: MUSIC SUPERVISION INTERACTIVE MENTORSHIP
Kicking off the Music in Motion series is the Sound + Vision: Music Supervision Interactive Mentorship, designed for emerging and established industry professionals seeking to understand the fundamentals of music supervision. The interactive PITCH ME! Song/ Sync Critique will see top music supervisors review songs submitted by artists and companies to provide valuable insight to the usage and sync-ability for film & TV. Pre-registration is now open.
#LIVEISLIVE: MAXIMIZING LIVE CONTENT IN YOUR DIGITAL STRATEGY
This three-part course begins with a 30-day pre-conference mailer and will explore opportunities with live content and how it can open doors to new revenue streams. Registration is now open.
EXPORT READY SELF-MANAGED ARTIST MENTORSHIP
The 2017 East Coast Music Association Festival and Conference is excited to present a mentorship opportunity tailored specifically for self-managed artists. Lead by experienced artist manager, Michelle Conceison, this session will explore strategy and execution in the earlier stages of career development as well as business planning while juggling the role of performer. This session will also provide artists with the tools necessary to transition towards introducing a manager into their future strategy.
EXPORT TRAINING PITCHING WORKSHOP
Are you export ready and looking to elevate your career to the next level? Get invaluable insight on how to strengthen your credentials to take advantage of export and business opportunities! This advanced workshop, facilitated by internationally-acclaimed pitching consultant Jan Miller, is designed for export-ready artists, managers and companies interested in building on their presentation and one-on-one pitching techniques. Learn the essential components to enhance your personal communication styles, develop your business credentials and adapt pitch techniques for conversational one-on-one meetings. Participants will take part in an interactive, two-hour session focusing on the core elements to conducting an effective business meeting through observing live, one-on-one pitch conversations in action with key international and Canadian music buyers.
CANADIAN PRESENTING TOURING NETWORKS FORUM
ECMA is excited to present the Canadian Presenting Touring Networks forum. This session is designed to provide insight to artists and artist representatives and to unveil the different roadmaps available to build and expand touring networks in communities across Canada.
Topics will include: audience engagement, market demand, showcasing process, presenters needs and requirements, fee and pricing structure, block booking, community outreach programs and the tools to deliver an effective showcase and maintain business presence at contact events. Pre-registration required.
Presented by the Atlantic Presenters Association (APA) & Canadian Arts Presenting Association (CAPACOA
EXPORT BUYERS PROGRAM ONE-ON-ONE BUSINESS MEETINGS
Meeting Request Deadline: April 3
Business to business - get connected with music buyers from around the world! Meet face to face with Canadian and international talent buyers, booking agents, festival, event and venue programmers, promoters, presenters, film and television music supervisors, digital experts, and media from the United States, Canada, Belgium, France, Denmark, Germany, Australia and the United Kingdom. 2017 Export Buyers participating in one-on-ones can be found at this link: https://marcatoapp.com/matchmakers/public/119/delegate_list
These pre-scheduled 10-minute one-on-one business meetings are open to all export-ready artists, artist representatives and companies. Exporting experience is a prerequisite and/or participation in an ECMA Export Training Pitching Workshop. Meetings will be scheduled for Friday April 28 & Saturday April 29, 11:30AM-1:00PM.
ELECTRONIC MUSIC PRODUCTION WORKSHOP
Friday, April 28 & Saturday, April 29, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Hilton Saint John - Private Reception Room
Calling all aspiring producers and Electronic music fanatics! Join us for an indepth look into producing an electronic track from start to finish. During this session you will have the opportunity to ask any questions and get answers about the creation process. With Electronic music being at the forefront of mainstream media, come and learn how to craft a track that could potentially end up being heard by millions. Pre-registration required.
In these sessions you will learn tip on the following;
- Optimizing your workflow processes
- Arangment & Melody writing
- Sound design
- Mixing and mastering techniques
*DAW used - Logic X & Ableton
Facilitators: Lee Fraser, DJ/Producer, Halifax, NS; Christien Raymakers, DJ/Producer, CRaymak, Halifax, NS; Ryan Cranston, DJ/Producer, FAMBA, Halifax, NS.
CONNECT WITH THE EXPERTS - ARTIST & INDUSTRY MENTORSHIP
New this year is the Connect with the Experts - Artist & Industry Mentorship Program. This is a choose-your-own-adventure style of mentorship that provides artists opportunity receive guidance in various streams of the music business. Experts have been identified in each stream and will be pre-assigned based on fit. Industry tracks include:
Agents, Festivals & Venues, Touring & Live Music, Showcasing, House Concerts, Film/TV - Licensing/Sync/Composition/Production, CFM (Union), FACTOR (Funding), Grant Writing, Marketing/Social Media, Legal, Radio Promotion/Publicity/Media, Label & Distribution