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Published on April 25th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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The Business of Being A Band

I’m very excited to announce our first Music Technology Event of 2017 is May 30th at the beautiful Shopify Offices in Downtown Toronto.
We are very lucky to have this amazing Canadian technology company helping us out with our event.  They are not only a great company but are doing great things in the community as well.

This event will focus on:

“THE BUSINESS OF BEING A BAND”

As always, the event is free to attend but we need you to register so we know how many people are going. We will also have a draw at the MeetUp for a Fluance RT81 High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable Record Player! But we need you to RSVP.

I’ll see you there! Details below:

Our featured presentation will be given by Alan Cross, Former Program Director Edge 102.1

Talk title: How to Get Your Song on the Radio

Alan Cross is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker.  In his 35 years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock and is a respected a musicologist and documentarian.  He’s written four books, works as a public speaker, wrote a national newspaper column in Canada and co-hosted podcasts and served as head of Canadian Curation for Songza.

Our second speaker Alexandre Bonenfant founder of Sleepless Records.

Talk Title: Building Your Team

Alexandre Bonenfant is a Toronto based Juno Award winning and Polaris Prize nominated music producer; engineer, recording studio owner, artist manager, and founder of the Sleepless Records.

A short Q&A session will follow the presentation, so have your questions ready!

StartUp Spotlight – Remix My Band 

Meet Josh Cook from Remix My Band! Remix My Band is a website dedicated to helping bands and artists find a remix producer that best suites the needs for any project.

Event Agenda: Tuesday, May 30th.
6:00 Doors open/Networking
7:00 Presentations Start, followed by Q&A
8:00 Open Floor/Networking
9:00 Doors Close

Location: Shopify: 80 Spadina Ave #400, Toronto, ON M5V 2J4

If you would like to attend the event, please RSVP at MusicTechnology.ca. You can also email Nathalia Ribeiro at nathalia@musictechnology.ca if you have any questions about this event or if you’re interested in joining our line-up of presenters at our upcoming events.

Please follow us on Twitter at @MusicTechTO, Instagram and like us on Facebook

 




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About the Author

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker.

In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.


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