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IT STARTS WITH THE DJ : The Ultimate Music Industry Conference
Sponsored by FACTOR
Saturday June 8th, 2013
Jackman Hall – Art Gallery of Ontario
317 Dundas Street West
Toronto, Ontario – Canada
Admission – $10
Doors open at 12pm
Breaking Ground into the Media World
1:00pm – 2:15pm
This interactive discussion will focus on the world of public relations and the importance of connecting directly with various media outlets. The panel will feature some of Toronto’s well respected publicists, bloggers, and diverse writers, who will explore their outlook on today’s industry and the inside scoop on how to engage the media. This segment will provide a forum to introduce musical artists to the steps in establishing the right PR strategy to build their profile. A few topics on the agenda include: The steps to approach various media types, what do writers care about, and what not to do to burn your bridges.
Keynote Interview with Kawan “KP” Prather, Senior VP of A&R Atlantic Records, CEO Ghet-O-Vision Entertainment
2:30pm – 3:45pm
Direct from Atlanta we sit down for a conversation with successful A&R Record Executive Kawan “KP” Prather. This unique keynote appearance will dive into his outlook on today’s urban music industry and offer an inside look to his entrepreneurship and business philosophy as he shares insights of his music career over the years and stories behind some of the industry’s most celebrated artists that he’s worked with throughout the decades. Offering advice and motivation, along with the tools to inspire.
One on One – Creating Relationships
4:00pm – 5:00pm
Back by popular demand, we’re dedicating one hour to the importance of networking. Unfortunately, many musicians do not have relationships with key industry executives and this creates obstacles in receiving exposure. Participants have the opportunity to book in advance a five-minute session with up to three of our influential advisers of their choice, to receive feedback or advice on current projects. After the first five-minute session has completed, participants will proceed to the next scheduled session and continue until all sessions have been completed. One on One relationship building sessions can result in the best of outcomes for a chance to network in a more intimate setting, and open the door to properly strategize next career steps.
This event is presented by Slaight Music in association with The Stylus Group, A&R Report, and MANIFESTO