2015 ArcelorMittal Dofasco Music Conference & Rising Star Search
9:00AM-9:30AM Main Stage: Opening Ceremonies & Keynote
Welcoming Remarks from: Larry Meyer (General Manager, Human Resources, ArcelorMittal Dofasco) Jane Allison (Manager, Community Partnerships, The Hamilton Spectator) Romen Podzyhun (Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Channel Zero Inc, CHCH) Brian West/Chuck Evans (Y108/953 Fresh FM) Jean-Paul Gauthier (Founder/Producer, Hamilton Music Awards)
O Canada –performed live by Laura Cole with Chris Chiarcos
9:30AM-10:15AM The Evolution of the Hamilton music scene
“We tend to like our music a little more real.” (Graham Rockingham)
“Hamilton is the music capital of Canada” (Bob Mersereau, Author, The History of Canadian Rock ‘n’ Roll / CBC Journalist)
Join Hamilton music savants as they examine “Hamilton Music through the Ages” - a timeline of the Hamilton music scene as put together by The Spec’s Graham Rockingham - and how it impacted Canadian culture.
Panelists: Jean-Paul Gauthier(Founder/Producer, Hamilton Music Awards/Greenbelt Harvest Picnic), Lou Molinaro (This Ain’t Hollywood / Tongue Fu), Graham Rockingham (Music Editor, The Spec / 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient), Ian Thomas(Musician)
Main Stage: Sound Recording: Do You Hear What I Hear? What exactly do the most trained music ears hear that musicians need to know about? What do they need to hear, not need to hear, need to finesse...in order to get THE sound they have in mind? Using audio examples from the frontlines, this panel of sound recording experts will shed some light and experience on the sonic grail.
Moderator: Paul Morris (HTZ-FM) Panelists: Nick Blagona (Psychotropic), Gavin Brown, Katie Bulley, Michael Chambers (moon and 6), Karen Kosowski, Darren Magierewski (Jukasa Studios), Carm Milioto (Studio 410)
Studio Theatre: Radio, Radio...Everywhere The internet sure shook things up for radio stations for the past 20 years or so, but despite the downsizing, media competition, and the ups and downs of the economy – radio is still ever- present not just terrestrially (traditional radio), but via satellite, cable, internet, mobile - everywhere. It seems that the role of radio hasn’t changed all that much, but the way people access it and listen to it has. In this session, learn how people are accessing music and how you can get into radios’ radar... and added to their enviable playlists and curation.
Moderator: Eric Alper (XM Sirius Canada/e-One Music Canada) Panelists: Dale Peters, (Dale Speaking), Paul Tuch (BDS Radio), Brian West (Y108), Jeremy Widerman (Monster Truck)
Directors Lounge: Hey!!! My Music is Over Here!: Digital Distribution & Promotion It’s 2015 and the tools are social media, YouTube, file sharing sites/distribution, online & traditional journalism. Information overload! But this panel of marketing, P.R., journalism and distribution experts will provide the lowdown on how to get noticed, how to get gigs and how to sell music.
Panelists: Kristin Archer (I Heart Hamilton), Cristina Fernandes (Listen Harder), Jacob Moon, Alex Patterson (Linus Entertainment), David Young (Sonic Unyon)
Main Theatre: Live Performance by multiple HMA Award nominee – Laura Cole
Main Theatre: 2015 HMA Songwriting Circle Music trends, paradigm shifts, target marketing – music movements come and go but it always boils down to one thing: the song. The 2015 HMA Songwriting Circle will inspire and entertain you with stories and songs from the road, from the brink and from the heart.
Moderator: Nick Cino (Y108) Featuring: Laura Cole, Justin Dunlop, Dan Edmonds (Harlan Pepper), Terra Lightfoot, Tomi Swick
Studio Theatre: BEATS: The Ubiquitous World of Electronic Music Once upon a time, “electronic” music meant Moog synthesizers. One hundred and thirty-nine years later(1876 brought us the first Electromechanical Oscillator!), “Electronic” music encapsulates Hip Hop, EDM, Trance, Chill, Drum & Bass, Industrial, Electronica– anything with a loop or a sample, sharp musicianship and an adept knowledge of software. Our electronic musicians featured in this panel will provide some “show & tell” for all to see and hear, and learn.
Moderator: Jamie Tennant (CFMU) Panelists: Jeremy Greenspan, Hachey the MouthPEACE, Brian Hogue (C0ndu1t), John P, ttwwrrss
Directors Lounge: Converting Your Music to Money “If you do what you love, you'll never work a day in your life.” (Marc Anthony). Yeah, but...”I still have to make money!” (Starving Artist). This panel of music revenue experts will offer up a menu of money-making options to help you marry your passion to earning a living. Learn the low-down on funding, sync opportunities in TV and film, commercials, gaming, and equitable fees for performing.
Moderator: Rodney Murphy (Education & Outreach Manager, Membership, SOCAN) Panelists: Adaline, Paul Intson, Paul Irvine (Sanderson Law), Andrew Karis (ACTRA RACS), Keely Kemp (Culture Cap), Cody Partridge (SuperGroup Sonic Branding Co.)
1:35PM – 2:45PM Main Theatre
2015 ArcelorMittal Dofasco HMA Rising Star Search Featuring a performance by 2015 HMA nominee Hachey the MouthPEACE