Saturday, May 26, 2012
The headlining guest speakers are Kardinal Offichall and music video producer Director X. Conference speakers include Dale Kotyk (Vice President Marketing, Warner Music Group), Vered Koren (Director Music & Brand Partnerships, EMI Music Canada), Rodney Murphy (SOCAN Education & Outreach), and Jeff Leake (Program Director, Sirius Satellite Radio).
The main conference takes place at the Fairmont Royal York, while the performances take place at the Hard Rock Cafe.
Toronto International Music Summit, May 26, 2012
On May 26, 2012 Toronto will be the site of an incredible exchange of ideas between artists, music industry professionals, thinkers and developing artists at the Toronto International Music Summit. This one-day event, to be held at the Fairmont Royal York, will provide the tools and knowledge necessary to gain a foothold in the music industry and promote your band, your brand and yourself to the best of your ability.
The Summit will host a huge variety of influential industry professionals from all over the music business. Speakers will focus on four specific aspects of the music industry: Music Training, Marketing & Branding, Understanding the Music Business and Mentorship for Emerging Artists. Guest speakers who will be present at the summit include:
Dale Kotyk, Vice President Marketing - Warner Music
With nearly a quarter century in the music business, Warner Music Canada VP Marketing, Dale Kotyk, has practical experience in virtually every area of the business. Over that time, Kotyk has held posts in radio promotion, sales and marketing - where for the better part of the past decade, he has guided Warner’s marketing team through the digital revolution, and has spearheaded many of the company’s new business initiatives. Kotyk can lay claim to helping shape the careers of a diverse list of prolific Canadian artists including Blue Rodeo, Billy Talent, Michael Bublé and 2011 Juno Awards Best New Artist, Meaghan Smith.
Vered Koren, Director Music & Brand Partnerships- EMI Music Canada
Vered Koren is the founder and head of EMI Music Canada’s Brand Partnerships department. Her role is to build, lead and execute strategic multi-platform partnerships between EMI artists and consumer brands across Canada and the globe. Vered has developed sponsorships, endorsements, digital music programs and unique experiences for brands such as Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Joe Fresh, RBC, Quaker, Maple Leaf Foods and Victoria’s Secret. These brand campaigns have featured a range of EMI artists including Katy Perry, Johnny Reid, Norah Jones, Jarvis Church, Barenaked Ladies, and Kylie Minogue.
Director X (formerly known as Little X) Celebrity Music Video Producer
Director X was born and raised in Toronto, Canada and is of Trinidadian and Swiss decent. Moving to New York City he became the protege of pioneering hip hop director Hype Williams, X has been noted for directing high-budget, visually distinctive videos for celebrity artists including Nelly Furtado, David Guetta, Nicki Minaj, Kardinal Off-ishal, Sean Paul, R. Kelly, Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, John Mayer, Busta Rythms, Rihanna, LL Cool J, Brandy, Diddy and more… His work has been nominated by the MTV music video awards and Music Music Video Awards.
For the full list of speakers click here (http://torontoims.com/?p=256)
In addition to being present at one of the music industry’s most enlightening get-togethers, attendees will also have a chance to take a look at some of Canada’s up-and-coming independent artists at the Hard Rock Cafe on Saturday, May 26th following the day time conference. A portion of the proceeds from the conference will be donated to MusicCounts, which has been devoted to providing music education in schools around the country since 1989.
Tickets to the Toronto International Music Summit and following party at the Hard Rock Cafe can be found online at: www.torontoims.com.
CONFERENCE SCHEDULE – SATURDAY MAY 26, 2012
Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Toronto
2nd Floor Mezzanine – Conferation Room 5/6
9:00 – 9: 35 AM
9:40 – 9: 45 AM
Moderator: Anthony Mclean
9:50 – 10:20 AM
10:20 – 10:30 AM
With music lessons fading out in schools across Canada there is an increasing interest for alternative options for music training. This session will explore the benefits of entertainment industry training and options available for all age groups. Learn the fundamentals of vocal techniques and theory.
Jean Mcken, Music Instructor (Breezin thru Theory)
Brandon Brophy & Ryan Luchuck, Vocal Trainers (Vocalize U)
GUEST SPEAKER: DIRECTOR X
10:35 – 11:15 AM
11:20 – 11:55 AM
UNDERSTANDING THE MUSIC BUSINESS
This session will explore ‘everything
you need to know about the music business!’ Speakers will share their expertise and knowledge on music business management, music publishing, licensing, understanding different contract agreements and applying for grants.How to manage your business in music industry?, What is the role of an agent vs. music manager? , How do artists register their music for
publishing rights? When do artists need an entertainment lawyer? What are the benefits of utilizing a Publicist?
Session A Presenters
Rodney Murphy, Music Publishing (SOCAN)
Ari Kaplan, Licensing Lawyer (Paper Bag Records)
Mikal Gonzales, Grants & Royalties (Entertainment Business Affairs)
Session B Presenters
Jason Furman, Agent ( S.L. Feldman)
Tony Tobias, (Pangaea Media & Music Inc.)
Jules Lynch, A&R / Scout (CP Records & Red Bull Records)
Marina Phillips, Talent Manager (Ree Ree Productions)
Sari Delmar, Publicist (Audio Blood Inc.)
11:55 – 12:30
INDUSTRY NETWORK LUNCH, MEDIA INTERVIEWS
12:40 – 1:20 PM (40 minutes)
1:25 – 2:00 PM
GUEST SPEAKER: KARDINAL OFFISHALL
MUSIC MARKETING & BRANDING
Today the artist marketing strategy includes emails, social networking, and fan sites, blogs – Twitter and Face book. This session will involve sharing expertise and knowledge on how artists can market their music and brand their image. Learn more about CD distribution, promotion and partnering with sponsors. What can Indie artist do to market & brand their image? , Exploring other creative options to get music heard?
Session A – Presenters
Dale Kotyk, Vice-President Marketing (Warner Music)
Scott Jackson, President (Life 100.3)
Pina Crispo, Promotions Director (The Edge 102.1)
Randy Manifest, Program Director (105.5 FM)
Session B – Presenters
Vered Koren, Director Music & Brand Partnerships (EMI Music Canada)
Jeffrey Barkin, Music Branding/Sponorships (Custom CD Corp.)
Jeff Leake, Program Director (Sirius XM Radio)
2:05 – 3:00 PM
SELECT 1 of 2 WORKSHOPS BELOW:
WORKSHOP: PR Consultation with Rogers TV Host
Join Hallie Dixon, Rogers TV host and learn everything you need to know about interviewing with the media, how to respond to questions, on-air presence and more…
WORKSHOP: DEMO YOUR MUSIC, MENTOR SESSION
Artist-Songwriter mentoring sessions will also be part of the 2012 TorontoIMS Conference. Artists can sign up for 5 minute review session FOR 1-1 mentorship to discuss and evaluate their music. Mentor feedback will provide artists with ideas on how to take their career to the next level.
Rock, Pop/Dance, Jazz
Jules Lynch, A&R / Scout (CP Records & Red Bull Records)
Mikal Gonzales, (Entertainment Business Affairs)
Christian Hurst, Producer
Ron Allen, Producer
Gospel, R&B, Hip-Hop
Londa Larmond, Gospel Artist
Michie Mee, Hip-Hop Artist
Derek Brin, Producer
DJ Mel Boogie
5:00 – 9:00 PM
HARD ROCK CAFE LIVE PERFORMANCE EVENT
Dinner & Live Performance
279 YONGE STREET (YONGE & DUNDAS)
This is an event where emerging Canadian artists of the music scene are being scouted. Met the top Label Executives, A&R, Agents, Managers, Entertainment Lawyers and music professionals in the industry.