Thursday, January 31, 2008

Ultimate Musicians Workshop

The connection has been made between the strength of a cities music scene and its economic growth. Besides the fact that quality arts and cultural offerings just make my city more fun to be a part of, it will be the engine for the creative drive we need to see us to better times.

Which is why we will pass along all the information we can that strengthens our "scene":

Join 96.7 CHYR FM, the ROCK 95.1/100.7 FM, 94.3 CKSY and FACTOR for the “Ultimate Musicians workshop”. Featuring info sessions on FACTOR, which provides funding for Canadian musicians to produce music, tour, and more. The Songwriters Association of Canada will be there with an info session on songwriting. Bring in your Demo and the experts will critique it and give out tips. This seminar is a must for any songwriter. SOCAN will have a seminar on royalties, and the Ontario Media Development Corporation will speak on licensing your music to film, tv, and other media. There will also be a Songwriters Circle and an open mic to finish off the night.

The “Musicians Workshop” will take place February 23rd at The Walkerville Theatre in Windsor and runs from 9-9. You can find the itinerary below with a link to the pre-register form. All music genres are welcome…there’s no admission, and it’s all ages.

We’ll see you February 23rd at the Walkerville Theatre in Windsor for the “Musicians Workshop.”

Walkerville Theatre
1564 Wyandotte St E.
Windsor, ON

9:15am–11:00am – FACTOR info session – how to get funding for tours, production, and more
11:00am-12:00pm – OMDC – Ontario Media Development Corporation – getting your music licensed on film, tv, internet, and other media
12:00pm-1:00pm – LUNCH – sandwiches will be provided
1:00pm-2:30 – SOCAN – will talk on disbursing royalties and how to become a member of SOCAN
2:30pm-4:30pm – SAC (Songwriters Association of Canada) – Date with a Demo. Bring your demo on cd and have it critiqued by the members of SAC
4:30pm-6:00pm – Songwriters Circle – a round table with other songwriters on crafting the next big hit
7:00pm-9:00pm – Open Mic for artists – bring along your guitar, bass, and/or keyboard for an acoustic showcase of your music"

Are you ready to register yet? Click here.

1 comment:

Mike D. said...

Thanks for the information on the workshop. It sounds like a good forum to get to know other local musicians and to learn more about the art of songwriting. Throughout the years, I have heard a lot of amazing music from Windsor bands. Unfortunately, as the number of venues that support live music dwindles in this city, local artists will have to find new, creative ways to have their music heard.