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October 8, 2014
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MusicOntario has some exciting programming happening over the next little while - you definitely won't want to miss out on any of their upcoming events!

If you have any questions about MusicOntario or their programming, please contact Emy Stantcheva at

Indie Week Canada - October 15-19, 2014 - Toronto, Ontario

MusicOntario's Marketing & Events Coordinator, Emy Stantcheva, will be sitting on their Indie 101 Demo Listening Panel on Thursday, October 16th at 3:30PM. For more info, visit 

Indie 101 info: Indie Week Canada is presenting Indie101, a conference consisting of educational panels focusing on music, film, and tech, from October 15th to October 19th 2014. Participants including labels, booking agents, promoters, artist managers, artists, venues, music tech companies, producers, publishers, songwriters, and media will be presented with the tools and knowledge to build their profile in the business and put them face-to-face with the forward-thinkers who shape the entertainment industries.

Besides the panel, MusicOntario will also be hosting IndieWeek showcases - check out the poster:

ARTWORK Music Ontario Indie Week 2014 web

Folk Music Ontario - October 16-19, 2014 -Toronto

The Folk Music Ontario conference is the key event for Ontario’s folk, roots, and traditional music community. The 28th annual conference will take place October 16-19, 2014, at the Westin Bristol Place, 950 Dixon Road, Toronto, ON.

Music Ontario has a panel at Folk Music Ontario on October 17:

October 17, 2014 – Toronto
Folk Music Ontario – Revenue Streams

Being an independent music company or artist today means much more than just marketing, touring and selling CDs and merch. To make a living from your passion in the current market, indies must embrace the DIY attitude and branch out into management, publishing, streaming, sync and more. Learn about the organizations and companies that help artists monetize their music and build a sustainable career.

Julia Train (MROC)
Liana White (CFM)
Bruce Landon (SOCAN)
David Hayman (Supersonic Creative)
Rick Fenton (Music Ontario) - moderator

In addition: Rick Fenton, MusicOntario's Executive Director, Rick will be participating in FMO mentorship sessions on Saturday afternoon (Oct 18)
Please visit to register, or email for more information.



“Project Management: The Great Juggling Act”
Saturday, October 23 @ Confederation Place Hotel (237 Ontario St., Kingston, ON, K7L 2Z4)

A successful independent entrepreneur has to wear many hats while traversing the business of music, and often at the same time. It’s a demanding, fast-paced industry loaded with curveballs. Learn how the pros manage their time, prioritize and execute tasks, and how artists can optimize their working relationships with them. This panel is presented with Work In Culture. 

Jon Bartlett (Kelp Records)
Chris Topping (Topper Co., CARAS/The Juno Awards, Dine Alone Records)
Angela Fex (FACTOR)
Jordan Howard (independent manager)
Dondrea Erauw (instinct entertainment)
Julia Train (MROC)

This day of professional development is broken down into 3 parts:

10:00am-1:00pm: General workshop on project management in all areas of the arts, with hands-on exercises in Salon A of the hotel.
2:30pm-4:30pm: Moderated panel and audience Q&A focusing on the music industry in Salon A of the hotel.
5:00pm-6:30pm: Networking reception for participants and local music industry/arts community in the hotel Atrium

We welcome and encourage people in the communities in and around Kingston to RSVP at



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