The Workshops and Panels
The core of the weekend was spread over Saturday and Sunday at the National Music Centre. With over 35 workshops, panel discussions, and interviews to take in, our days were jam-packed. Content this year as a mixture of music production mastery, business and marketing insight, and promoter/event organizer content. Our goal was to provide industry insight for all those who are involved with the industry, not just producers and DJs. Our musical content was primarily focused on how artists can arrive at professional level results, develop their sound design and mix down skills, and build their themselves into professional artists through touring, licensing, grants, and community development.
We’ve captured a number of sessions from the weekend and will be sharing them over the next few months. To start, we’re happy to share the Festival Panel, featuring Andrea Graham (Bass Coast / The Librarian), Maud Salvi (Sled Island), Jordan Smoliak (Astral Harvest), Nicole Seaboyer (Shambhala Music Festival), Baran Faber (Circle) and moderated by Joel West (Groundwerk). These are the organizers behind some of Western Canada’s most innovative and well recognized festivals, and we thank them all for their discussion into what goes into these events, how they can continue to innovate, and how artists can take part.