Digital Strategies for Musicians 2019

Digital Strategies for Musicians 2019

March 2nd, 2019, the Institute for Research in Music and Community (IRMC) at Brandon University will host our annual conference designed to assist musicians in developing strategies and skills relating to their presence in the online world. Digital Strategies for Musicians will include sessions on developing appropriate websites, managing social media, producing viral videos, online promotion and distribution, as well as a discussion of funding opportunities and sources.

Saturday, March 2nd, 2019
9am-4:30pm | BU School of Music

Schedule & Presenters

Opening Remarks | 9:30-9:45

Building and Maintaining Your Digital Presence

Session 1 | 9:45-10:45
Learn how to build yourself a website, YouTube channel, use SoundCloud, and create an EPK (electronic press kit) with Patrick Carrabre

Patrick Carrabre

Pat Carrabré has received multiple JUNO and WCMA nominations. He has been composer-in-residence with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and an on-air host for CBC Radio 2. In 2017 he founded Winter Wind Records and is Director of the Institute for Research in Music and Community.


Session 2 | 11:00-12:00
Learn how to build your fan base on Instagram with Malena Gonzalez

Malena Gonzalez works as an instructor for the Interactive Media Arts (IMA) program at Assiniboine Community College. She has many years of work experience in the Interactive industry as well as with client management systems. She is a great advocate for learning by doing and collaboration in multicultural teams.

Musicians vs. the Black Box

Session 3 | 1 :30-2:30
Learn about royalties and how to monetize your talent with Stephen Carroll

Stephen Carroll is the Music Programs manager for Manitoba Film and Music. Stephen achieved international recognition as a member of the JUNO-nominated band The Weakerthans (Epitaph/Anti Records). After joining the group in 1998, he managed all of the business affairs and helped steer the group to fame. In 2009 he began managing the Manitoba band Imaginary Cities and went on to form Empirical Artist Services Inc.

Stephen was awarded Manager of the Year at the Western Canadian Music Awards in 2013, after garnering nominations for the award the two previous years. Stephen was a member of the Board of Directors for FACTOR and currently serves on the Board of Manitoba Music.

Shooting Video with Your Phone

Session 4 | 3:00 – 4:30pm
Learn Camera Angles, Lighting, Editing with Graham Street

Graham Street teaches in a wide range of subject areas within the Interactive Media Arts program at Assiniboine Community College, but he specializes in video and audio productions for multi-platform delivery.  He is an independent documentary filmmaker who has produced multiple films for Bell MTS TV ‘Stories from Home’. Notably, he is the Producer and Director of the documentary series, New Music, and the Executive Producer of the Brandon Industry Group collaborative series ‘Patchworks’. 

Graham has a Masters of Arts Degree in archaeology and television production from Bristol University in the United Kingdom and a certificate in Media and Communications from Assiniboine Community College.  Prior to entering his teaching career, he worked for multiple broadcast news stations across western Canada before becoming the Director of Photography for the Calgary based television production company, Pyramid Productions.  Here he went on to work on long and short format projects for clients such as A&E Network, CTV, Global, Bravo, Chum, Corus Entertainment, ATPN and many others.

This event is open to the public including students, instructors and the general public. Tickets $10 each.

Bonus Event

Sunday, March 3rd | 11:00-12:30
Manitoba Film and Music Programs Explained

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