Long & McQuade
925 Bloor St West
Music & Social Media - #ashtag This!
In an age of Social Media saturation, there must be some way for bands to use it to their advantage, right? Of course there is. Hashtagging alone has changed the way we categorize the priority of various information. Hashtagging tells us what to care about, and who else is caring along with us. Hashtagging marks territory; it lures fans into the digital world created by a band. A good hashtag begs for its story to be told, like a clever and obscure tattoo.
But what is it? How can bands use it "properly", and to its peak effectiveness? #ashtag This! explores the concept of hashtagging in detail, from the ground up. Even those not completely savvy in the realm of Social Media will be comfortable in this panel, as experienced panellists simply and succinctly discuss everything from what hashtags are to how they can make all the difference for fresh, undiscovered talent finding their place in the digital realm.
Michael Nus (CEO of Epilogger)
Gloria Chik (Tunezy)
Chloe Gedmintas (Bell Media)
Karim Kanji (thirdocean - social media management company)
Vanessa Cito (Big Things Productions)
1:00pm - 1:45pm
Coalition Music Tour & Tech Academy : "Everything to do with Touring"
Taking your live show on the road is a must for any musician who hopes to expand their fan base and create a viable career in music.
Touring can be pretty scary, and there are a lot of things that you must be prepared to deal with before you step out into the big bad world. Join our expert panel from Coalition Music on Thursday Oct 11 and they can answer your questions about how to start booking your shows, what costs to expect when taking your band on the road, and what promoters need from you to create a successful show.
Darryl Hurs (Indie Week)
2:00pm - 2:45pm
Lifestyle & Tastemakers -Social Media!?!
We all know they're out there…we see them occasionally at the hottest shows or the coolest clubs. They only rock the most stylish of brands. We read and hear their advice on Twitter, Facebook, or their blogs. They are the "tastemakers"--living life to the fullest in order to separate the chaff and let us know what's really worth the price of admission.
Lifestyle & Tastemakers dives into how these folks gained their cultural authority, and what makes them so influential.
Charissa Tosio - Social Media Coordinator
Adam Greene - Maple North
3:00pm - 3:45pm
DEMO LISTENING (Urban, R N B, Hip Hop, Rap)
Take advantage of this rare opportunity to have your band's demo actually listened to--on the spot--by industry professionals! Get important feedback on the quality and appeal of your tunes.
Max Grootenboer - King Of The Dot
Chris McKee - McKee Agency / Richmond St Records
Bring your demo / song to be listened to by industry professionals and get the feedback you need!
Come early to submit your music - this session always fills up.
We will be taking submissions starting at noon - the first 5 submissions are guaranteed a listen, the rest will be selected randomly,
We encourage you to bring a lyric sheet as well (5 copies).
4:00pm - 4:45pm
Startups Take Over!!
Startup companies have been making a pretty major splash in the North American marketplace, in just about every industry with an online presence. Even the word: "Startups"…it carries with it a different meaning than it once did. No longer to startup companies toil away for years and years, scratching their way to one surface or another. Now, when we hear the word "Startups", we think--almost automatically--of the hundreds of small companies that are bought out every year for millions of dollars. And the music industry online is no different. These smaller companies are able to do things that bigger companies can't do, while offering a more consumer-friendly support system. They utilize revolutionary and easy-to-use software in some instances, or simply treat their customers better in others.
Startups Take Over will address some of these companies, and discuss what they do to make themselves stand out. Find out what steps are the right steps to take, and, potentially, how your startup can be as successful as some of the heavy hitters.
Derrick Fung (Tunezy)
5:00pm - 5:45pm
Artist Insurance - The In's & Outs and why you need it!
Insurance is often overlooked by artists as an unnecessary expense until something happens such as theft, an accident, or even worse.... Chris will address issues for artists and give an opportunity to answer questions.
Chris Case RAI Insurance.
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