Tune Up Toronto: Focus on Jazz, Sunday Apr 29, 2018, at Hugh’s Room Live

JAZZ.FM91 and Music Ontario are excited to announce the schedule for their second 2018 Music Business Seminar, in partnership with TD Bank Group

Date: Sunday, April 29
Time: 1:00pm –7:00pm
Location: Hugh’s Room Live, 2261 Dundas St W, Toronto
Price: $15 for MusicOntario members; $25 for non-members

They’re bringing together a fabulous list of speakers and panelists for a full day of learning and networking about careers in jazz music. From the nuts and bolts of money matters to the everyday challenges of being a creative person under stress, our seminar will give you the tools you need to forge a career in jazz. After the workshops and discussions, stay for a networking reception; mix it up with peers and A-list music industry experts! Free food and drinks provided.

To register for this seminar, go here.

Here’s the complete schedule:

1:00 PM: Welcome

1:15 PM: Session 1 – Breaking Barriers: Mental Health in Music
Mental health has been an important topic in the music industry as of late, and rightfully so! Mental health issues can have a huge impact on your life and career. Studies have shown that working in the music industry can have a negative effect on your overall well-being, so we’re here to discuss why that is, where you can find help, and what we can all do to improve our self-care while working in the industry we love.
Presentation by Dr. John Chong followed by panel and Q&A.

2:20 PM: Session 2 – From Passion to Profession! How to Make it in Music
Success occurs in many forms, and when it comes to the music industry, there are numerous routes available to take. As a musician, utilizing your skills in different ways and being open to new opportunities can lead to financial growth and better career stability. Join our group of talented musicians and hear how they’ve turned their passion into a profession, both on-stage and behind the scenes!
Presentation by Lara Solnicki followed by panel and Q&A.
– Moderator: David Wall (Director of Community Outreach and Education – Jazz.FM91)
– Lara Solnicki (Jazz Vocalist, Composer & Poet)
– Josh Grossman (Artistic Director – TD Toronto Jazz Fest)
– John Devenish (Musician, Actor & Jazz.FM91 host)
– Ernesto Cervini (Drummer & Composer)

3:35 PM: Session 3 – Connecting the Dots: The Business of Music
The music industry is a multi-faceted beast, and it can seem there is an endless amount of information to take in when building your career. To make it easier, we’re bringing together some key players in the industry to discuss the need-to-know, nitty gritty details, including: the inner workings of labels, grant writing and digital marketing.
Presentation by Amanda Martinez followed by panel and Q&A.
– Moderator: Richard Fenton (Festival and Event Producer, Film & TV Producer & Record Producer)
– Amanda Martinez (Singer/Songwriter)
– Samantha Everts (Arts Administrator & Grantwriter)
– Erin Kinghorn (Owner – eEK! Productions – Marketing, Funding, Digital Playlisting)

4:45pm: Break

5:00 PM: Keynote – An Interview with Larnell Lewis

6:00 PM: Reception