Expand Your Audience: Branding, Marketing, and Music Promotion
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 7pm to 9pm
This session on branding, social media, website design and promotional strategies will help you develop promotional materials that effectively communicate your unique identity. You will have a better understanding of branding and promotion in your career and will acquire specific tools to enhance your visibility in print and online.
Show Me the Money: Musicians’ Rights and Revenue Streams
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 7pm to 9pm
This session will explain the income sources to which musicians are entitled. You will learn how to register for each royalty system. Organizational representatives will show you how to log live performances with SOCAN, register mechanical rights with CMRRA, and neighbouring rights in recordings and will explain the details of the AFM Special Payments Fund as well as streaming and downloading royalties.
Limbering Up: Relieving Stress and Strain for Performing Musicians
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 7pm to 9pm
Presenter: Jennifer Johnson
This session will give musicians a deeper knowledge of how we stress our bodies while practicing and performing and how to avoid injury. You will learn exercises to maintain mobility and avoid injury in this hands-on workshop.
On the Road: Touring Tips for Musicians
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 7pm to 9pm
Touring musicians must juggle a great deal on the road and it’s best to be prepared to avoid burnout. This session will include tour planning and promotion; funding options; visa requirements for touring in the US, UK and various parts of Europe; travel logistics; affordable accommodations; book- ing; negotiating performing fees; and promoting engagements.
Music Teaching: Private Music Studio Management Tips
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 7pm to 9pm
In this session, experienced music studio operators will show you the systems and documents they use in their teaching studios to keep things on track. Topics will range from lesson pricing and effective scheduling and teaching policies, to the use of teaching contracts. You will emerge with a better understanding of how to operate an independent music studio.
Scoring for Film: What, Where, and How?
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 7pm to 9pm
In this session, established film and TV composers will share tips for getting started in the film industry. You will learn about current trends in the industry and the skills, standards, techniques and equipment required for effective scoring and music placement. You will emerge with confidence and a better understanding of film scoring techniques and opportunities.
Keep it on Track: Finances, Bookkeeping and Taxes for Musicians
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 7pm to 9pm
This interactive session will bring you face-to-face with financial management professionals who can guide you through bookkeeping and advantages of filing taxes as a self-employed artist to make the best use of your tax benefits. You will have a better understanding of how to keep personal and band financial records to maximize income and make tax reporting easy and honest.
Ready, Set, Record: Preparing for the Studio
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 7pm to 9pm
This session will help you prepare for a more effective and efficient experience in the recording studio. You will be guided through the processes of tracking, mixing, mastering, digital distribution, filing recording contracts, scoring, rehearsing, artwork, design and launch planning. You will have a better under- standing of the recording process and how to launch and promote your new recording.