MENTOR SESSIONS: One-on-One Consultation Opportunities - April 27 to May1

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Manitoba Music Presents
MENTOR SESSIONS: One-on-One Consultation Opportunities
Monday, April 27 to May 1
Free for members
Manitoba Music Resource Centre, 1-376 Donald

Manitoba Music presents a week of mentor meeting opportunities with some of Manitoba's most experienced artists and music industry veterans. This is a unique opportunity to meet one-on-one with local mentors, to talk and ask questions about your music career. Meetings are available throughout the week, and are open to Manitoba Music members only.

Monday, April 27 & Tuesday, April 28
Glen Willows - Grant Writing, Artist Management, Team Building, Touring
Glen is an experienced artist and artist manager. For the past 12 years, he has worked with talented emerging artists to help bring their music to the world. He recently stewarded Inward Eye and Ash Koley through major deals and has experience with everything from grant writing and advancing shows, to showcasing artists and and brokering deals.

Wednesday, April 29
Dale Penner - Production and Demo Critique
For the past 20 years, Dale has worked as a music producer, and has been fortunate enough to work with artists such as: Nickelback, Holly McNarland, The Matthew Good Band, Joey Santiago (Pixies), Jimmy Barr (Portishead), Katelyn Dawn, Jonas, Load, Barney Bentall, Valdy and many more. Dale will be available to listen to demo tracks and discuss production ideas with artists. He can also talk about artist development and breaking new bands.

Thursday, April 30
Phil Deschambault - Songwriting and Publishing
Phil Deschambault is an internationally recognized songwriter, producer and artist. He has worked with many great local artists like Ash Koley and Bryce Palliser, as well as writing with million-selling artist Daughtry and Lukas Rossi, winner of the Rock Star Supernova TV show. Phil has a publishing deal with EMI Music Publishing and has several music placements, including in Hollywood films such as The Year of Getting to Know Us (2007) starring Jimmy Fallon/Sharon Stone. Phil will be available to talk about the creative and business sides of songwriting, co-writing, and music publishing.

Friday, May 1
Grant Paley - Booking Shows and Touring
Grant is an artist and booking agent. His band Moses Mayes has played over 400 shows across North America and has been recognized with two Western Canadian Music Awards. Grant is a recent additional to the Paquin Entertainment team where he works as an agent, booking artists such as Howie Beck and The Coast. Grant will be available to talk about the logistics, techniques, and strategy behind booking shows and tours in Canada.

For available times and to book an appointment, please contact Donna at

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