Alberta Music is teaming up with Canada’s Music Incubator (CMI) to present a two-day Artist Manager Bootcamp the weekend of August 20-21, 2016 at the newly opened Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, in Calgary.
“As a musically-rich province, we believe identifying and developing the skills and businesses of active artist managers and self-managed artists is integral to the overall growth and long-term stability of our industry,” says Chris Wynters, Executive Director, Alberta Music.
Offered FREE to members of Alberta Music, the Artist Manager Bootcamp will be limited to 15 pre-selected artist managers or self-managed artists.
“CMI is excited to return to Alberta and work with our partners at Alberta Music and Studio Bell. Our objective is to help Alberta Music facilitate professional development that will expand local expertise, provide connectivity to Toronto and, ultimately, help to retain local talent,” explains Vel Omazic, Executive Director, Canada’s Music Incubator.
The bootcamp, modelled after CMI’s, not-for- profit, eight-week Artist Manager professional development program based in Toronto, will be customized to meet local needs. Everything from Running Your Business, Contracts, Negotiating, Touring, Finances, Marketing, Funding, Revenue Streams, Career and Team Building, Publicity, Promotion, and more, will be addressed during the two days.
“Partnering with Alberta Music and Canada’s Music Incubator perfectly aligns with Studio Bell’s mandate to be a centre of outreach, development and community for the music industry,” says Adam Fox, Director of Programs, National Music Centre.
Those chosen to participate by Alberta Music and CMI must meet at least one of the following requirements:
- You are an active artist manager from any genre of music working with at least one client
- You are a self-managed artist
- You are an artist that manages another artist or artists
- You are an active or previous music industry professionals with experience as tour manager, production manager, concert promoter, booking agent, marketing/brand manager, A&R representative, producer, broadcaster, or music retailer transitioning to artist management
To be considered for this program all applicants must submit an online application at www.canadasmusicincubator.com/bootcamps by Friday, July 15, 2016. Late or incomplete questionnaires will not be considered.
Facilitators of the Artist Manager Bootcamp will include senior members of CMI and partner organization Coalition Music. Specific facilitators will be announced in advance of the bootcamp.
About Alberta Music
Alberta Music is a non-profit, service-based association dedicated to helping professionals in the music industry to succeed in their careers. They build, connect, and inspire a dynamic Alberta music industry though educational programming, grants, workshops and advocate music to government and various organizations. | www.albertamusic.org
About Canada’s Music Incubator
Canada’s Music Incubator (CMI) is a not-for- profit professional development incubator based in Toronto with a mandate to empower artists, artist managers and touring professionals to build sustainable businesses and develop long-term careers through customized mentoring, networking and collaboration. | www.canadasmusicincubator.com
About the National Music Centre
The National Music Centre (NMC) is a national catalyst for discovery, innovation and renewal through music. NMC will preserve and celebrate Canada’s music story and inspire a new generation of music lovers through programming that includes on-site and outreach education programs, performances, artist incubation, and exhibitions. For more information, please visit nmc.ca.
About Studio Bell
Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, is a new state-of- the art facility designed by Brad Cloepfil of Allied Works Architecture. An international hub for music and technology, Studio Bell is the first national cultural institution of its kind dedicated to celebrating music in Canada in all of its forms. More than a museum, Studio Bell rises in nine interlocking towers, clad in glazed terra cotta in the heart of Calgary’s East Village. The 160,000 square-foot building includes five floors of exhibition space, a 2000+ piece collection of artifacts, instruments and music technology, and other features including recording facilities, workshops, classrooms, an event space, and a 300-seat performance hall. For more information, please visit studiobell.ca.
About Coalition Music
Established in 1991, Coalition Music is an established and award-winning artist management company. Coalition Music’s active artist roster includes: USS, Simple Plan, Our Lady Peace, Andee, Justin Nozuka, and Finger Eleven | www.coalitionmusic.com