The Country Music Association Of Ontario Presents First Ever Conference

‘The Road To Independence Conference’ will take place on November 15th and 16th at the Delta East Hotel and will focus on the topics most relevant to today’s independent artist. The conference will feature knowledgeable music and entertainment industry panelists and keynote speakers. Panels and workshops will cover a range of topics from vocal technique to audio production, the business of music, marketing, promotion, public relations, social media, funding and even a mock radio station music meeting! There will be several opportunities for artists to showcase and participate hands on with our CMAO Showcase Night, Live Performance Workshop, Vocal Technique Workshop and more. Participants already confirmed include MDM Recordings President and recent CCMA Record Company Person of the Year Winner Mike Denney; Nashville music publisher, songwriting guru and former ASCAP VP Ralph Murphy; Canada’s vocal coach to the stars, Elaine Overholt; and Canadian Country Spotlight’s Stephen Parker. In the coming weeks we will be sharing Full Event Calendars, Showcase Application details, and more exciting surprises leading up to the launch of the conference. To stay up to date on the latest information visit For bands wishing to submit for the opportunity to showcase, please click here. All panels and workshops will be interactive to ensure delegates can connect with key members of the music industry. This conference, while focused on country music, will be relevant to many other genres of music. At just $75 for a weekend pass, this conference is one you can’t afford to miss. Space is limited so register early to avoid disappointment!

WHAT: ‘The Road To Independence’ 2-day conference presented by The CMAO
WHEN: November 15 and 16, 2014
WHERE: Delta East Hotel 2035 Kennedy Rd. Scarborough, ON M1T 3G2 416.229.1500
PRICE: Weekend Pass: $75* One-Day Pass: $50** Hotel not included