Music Industry

This Weekend: A Toronto Seminar on How To Make A Living As A Musician

If you are a musician and you want to learn how to make money in the 21st century, this seminar is for you. From the press release:

JAZZ.FM91 is presenting a Music Business Seminar for enterprising musicians in our community! Taking place in the Long & McQuade Performance Hall on Sunday, February 21, this all-day event is designed to help Canadian artists in all musical genres to gain knowledge and expertise to succeed in the Canadian music marketplace. We have assembled a collection of leading experts and award-winning musicians who will share their knowledge and experience with you!

Presented in partnership TD Bank Group, this seminar will include opportunities to learn from a variety of leading industry personalities, develop key skills, participate in engaging discussions, and network with fellow artists. Whether you’re an emerging artist looking to start your career or an established artist looking to upgrade your skill set, you’ll learn what it takes to develop a successful career in the music business.

Topics and speakers:

Topics include:
– utilizing social media – promoting your music
– getting your music online – recording on a budget
– maximizing your money – booking performances
– finding revenue streams – building an audience

The event will feature a key note address by New York producer, educator, and journalist Jeff Levenson, as well as lectures and interviews, designed to help you navigate the current music industry environment and build a successful career!

Speakers will include the following: Jeff Levenson, label executive, writer-producer, educator and jazz journalist; Jae Gold, “accountant-to –the-stars”; Jane Bunnett, Canadian jazz sensation; Miles Jones, Hip Hop producer/artist, record company owner and artist manager; Paul Sanderson, Canada’s preeminent entertainment lawyer.

Information and links:

Admission to the entire seminar is FREE, but registration is required here.
Seating is limited so book your spot now!

For more information, contact Community Engagement & Education Director
David Wall at [email protected] or 416-595-0404 x260.
JAZZ.FM91 – 4 Pardee Avenue, Unit 100, Toronto, ON M6K 3H5 –

Here is a complete schedule:

10:00 am – Keynote Address – Making Cents; Challenges and Solutions for 21st Century Musicians
Jeff Levenson, New York label executive, writer, producer, educator, and journalist

11:30 am – Money matters – financial strategies for musicians
Jae Gold, Rock and Roll accountant, finance wiz

1:00 pm – lunch

2:00 pm – Interview 1: Careers in Jazz
Jane Bunnett, internationally lauded sax and flute player, discusses her incredible career with JAZZ.FM91’s Brad Barker

3:00 pm – Interview 2: How to be an entrepreneur Musician
Miles Jones, Hip Hop artist, record company owner, music publisher, in conversation with JAZZ.FM91’s Dani Elwell

4:00 pm – Know your rights!- Music, the law and money streams
Paul Sanderson, entertainment lawyer, author, lecturer

Larry Lootsteen

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