Conference Schedule

 

FRIDAY OCT 26

9:00 am • 4:00 pm

Registration

NBCC, Caraquet Campus | | 9 Saint-Pierre blvd. E | Local 224

Pick up your passport, get a schedule, eat some chocolate, find your way around the Festival (506)/Conference (506) set-up!

9:30 am • 3:30 pm

One-on-one

NBCC, Caraquet Campus | 9 Saint-Pierre blvd. E  | Local 224

Pre-registration required (FULL)

★ Trevor Murphy (Pigeon Row, Acadian Embassy, Halifax is Burning, Quiet Parade)

Does your bio needs work? Are you posting on social media only once every three months? Is your website gathering cobwebs? Sit down with Trevor Murphy to go over how you are presenting yourself online and get some practical tips on how to step it up a notch!

★ Tim Hardy (Aspenway Music, Sound of Pop)

Are you cashing in on all your available royalties? Do your eyes glaze over when you hear "SOCAN Reporting"? Do you know what's an MROC and what it eats in the winter? Meet with Tim Hardy, Royalty Guru, to better understand royalty payments and hopefully find some money that's just waiting for you to claim it.

★ Nicole Léger-Blockley (Music·Musique NB)

Applying for grants can be overwhelming, but we are here to help! Have a chat with Nicole Léger-Blockley about the Music Industry Development (MID) Program and the submission process. She won't write your grants for you, but she might be able to save you from the most common mistakes.

★ Mathieu Friolet & Jean-Guy Landry (Radio CCNB 103,3)

Mathieu Friolet and Jean-Guy Landry are teachers for the CCNB's Radio Communication progra. Together, they have many years of experience in the world of radio. Learn how to get the attention of radio hosts and managers, sharpen your interview skills, and bring your questions (and your album bio!)

★ Megan Jones (FACTOR)

Megan Jones (FACTOR) will be on site to talk programs, eligibility, and applying to FACTOR. RSVP early and get your questions answered.

11 am • 1 pm

Lunch & Mingle

NBCC |  9, St-Pierre E | Local 160 (Cafeteria)

1 pm • 2 pm

WHOSE LINE-UP IS IT ANYWAY?

NBCC, Caraquet Campus | 9 Saint-Pierre blvd. E  | Local 255

What do festival programmers look for in an artist submission? What are some common mistakes artists do when approaching a festival? What's their biggest pet peeve? Panel discussions with festival organizers.

Moderator: James Steel (Winter Warmer Festival)
Participants: Jane Blanchard (Flourish Festival), Evan Dubinsky (POP Montréal), Luke MacDonald (Paddlefest NB), Rachel Weldon (Megaphono)

* Simultaneous translation available.

2 pm • 4 pm

THWARTING ATTENTION DEFICIT & ABUNDANT SUPPLY | PRESENTED BY ADISQ

NBCC, Caraquet Campus | 9 Saint-Pierre blvd. E | Local 255

The means to reach music fans are multiplying at the same rate as their attention is fragmented. For artists and their professional entourage, marketing has become a constant, demanding and costly work. To avoid fragmentation and maximize actions, an effective marketing strategy is essential. Specialist in the discoverability of cultural content, Marc-André Laporte will first provide his advice for a successful promotional campaign. He will then take a critical look at the strategy of the artist Joseph Edgar.

Participants: Marc-André Laporte (Québecor, Donne Ta Musique), Joseph Edgar (artist)

* Simultaneous translation available

3:30 pm • 4:30 pm

The Lightning Round

NBCC, Caraquet Campus | 9 Saint-Pierre blvd. E | Local 160 (Cafeteria)

Book up to five 10-minute meetings with delegates to sharpen your networking skills and make valuable connections. Pre-registration (FULL) is required and priority will be given to showcasing artists. 

4:30 pm • 5:30 pm

INDUSTRY Mixer | Presented by ANIM

Le Panaché | 27 avenue du Carrefour 

 

SATURDAY OCT 27

9 am • 4 pm

Registration

NBCC, Caraquet Campus | | 9 Saint-Pierre blvd. E | Local 224

Pick up your passport, get a schedule, eat some chocolate, find your way around the Festival (506)/Conference (506) set-up!

9:30 am • 3:30 pm

One-on-one

NBCC, Caraquet Campus | 9 Saint-Pierre blvd. E | Local 224

Pre-registration required (FULL)

★ Dawn Després-Smyth (Music·Musique NB)

Does your bio needs work? Are you posting on social media only once every three months? Is your website gathering cobwebs? Sit down with Dawn Després-Smyth to go over how you are presenting yourself online and get some practical tips on how to step it up a notch!

★ Tim Hardy (Aspenway Music, Sound of Pop)

Are you cashing in on all your available royalties? Do your eyes glaze over when you hear "SOCAN Reporting"? Do you know what's an MROC and what it eats in the winter? Meet with Tim Hardy, Royalty Guru, to better understand royalty payments and hopefully find some money that's just waiting for you to claim it.

★ Erin Bond (CHSR FM)

Erin Bond is an award-winning radio host with years of experience working in the music industry, most notably as CHSR 97.9FM's Station Manager in Fredericton. From music submission to interview prep, get your radio questions answered! (And bring your one-pager!)

★ Nathalie Parent (MUSICACTION_

Nathalie Parent (Musicaction) will be on site to talk programs, eligibility, and applying to Musicaction. RSVP early and get your questions answered.

★ Megan Jones (FACTOR)

Megan Jones (FACTOR) will be on site to talk programs, eligibility, and applying to FACTOR. RSVP early and get your questions answered.

11 am • 1 pm

LUNCH & MINGLE

NBCC, Caraquet Campus | 9 Saint-Pierre blvd. E  | Local 160 (Cafeteria)

2:30 pm • 3:30 pm

WOMEN & THE MUSIC INDUSTRY: THE TOKEN WOMAN

NBCC, Caraquet Campus | 9 Saint-Pierre blvd. E  | Local 255

The music industry is on a journey to increase parity. Initiatives, like the Keychange pledge, want to ensure a gender balance in festival line-ups. Is that the needed change to increase women's visibility in our industry? Are some festival and venues achieving parity in other ways? What other consideration do festival and venue bookers keep in mind when creating a program? Panel discussions with program directors.

Moderator: Penelope Stevens (Shivering Songs Festival)
Participants: Jane Blanchard (Flourish Festival), Renelle Desjardins (Centre PHI), Lisa Griffin (Festival Inspire), Rachel Weldon (Megaphono)

* Simultaneous translation available.

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

The Lightning Round

NBCC, Caraquet Campus | 9 Saint-Pierre blvd. E  | Local 160 (Cafeteria)

Book up to five 10-minute meetings with delegates to sharpen your networking skills and make valuable connections. Pre-registration (FULL) is required and priority will be given to showcasing artists. 

4:30 pm • 5:30 pm

INdustry Mixer | PRESENTED BY ANIM

Le Panaché | 27 avenue du Carrefour