Music Industry

Are a Musician Looking to Make the Transition to Pro? Take a Look at This.

The International Resource Centre for Performing Artists (est. 1985) looks to help freelance musical performers make that leap from student to professional with coaching, advice, networking and even chances of getting a job.

Two workshops are set for this weekend in Toronto. On Saturday, it’s a session called Rags to Reasonable which will cover the financial necessities all musicians need to know. Leading the group will be opera singer Chris Enns who also works as a financial planner. This sounds invaluable for anyone who don’t have regular jobs (read: musicians) who needs to understand the “business” side of the “music business.”

The cost is $25 but given the stakes, that’s a bargain. Details heRegister here.

Saturday, December 2, 2017
20 St. Joseph Street, Toronto
From 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
Tel. 416.362.1422

Sunday’s session is entitled Artists new to Canada. Setting up as a musician in Canada is different than in other countries (e.g. we have support programs like FACTOR) but there are plenty of challenges facing newcomers. The workshop is free but you need to register.

Sunday, December 3, 2017
918 Bathurst Street, Toronto
From 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
Tel. 416.362.1422

More information on the International Resource Centre for Performing Artitsts can be found here.


Alan Cross

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