Music Career Day Puts Spotlight Exactly Where It Needs To Be

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Find out what it takes to make it in the music industry, and much more, at 
MUSIC CAREER DAY HAMILTON!

May 1, 2018, 9am to 4pm
Mohawk College
135 Fennell Ave. West, Hamilton, L9C 0E5

Tim Poticic, Keynote Address

Keynote speaker Tim Potocic Cathie Coward photo

Find out more about Tim

Check out the workshop list:

1Show Me the Money

Grants, loans, and investors are out there, but where to look and how to apply can seem daunting at first. This panel of government, banking, and non-profit foundation representatives will present some expert tips and tools.

2The Keys to Being Your Own Boss

Today, entrepreneurship is vital to succeeding the music business. Find out what skills are required and recommended to get ahead from people in the know.

3Making the Brand – Marketing

Grow your fan base! Go viral! Our panelist will share some of their favourite marketing tactics and campaigns.

4Music Journalism/Broadcasting

Why not celebrate your passion for music by writing and/or talking about it? Trained musicians and music fans alike make themselves heard on air, online, and in print. Learn how it comes together.

5Musicians for Hire

When you aren’t making your own music, you’ll find yourself accompanying or playing for other artists as a session musician, in a recording studio or on stage. It can be very rewarding, but there’s a lot of talent out there — don’t be the one who doesn’t get called again!

6Business Beats – Royalties and Licensing

Royalties are paid for several different forms of music licensing and usage, including mechanical (audio recording), print music, public performance, and synchronization (videotaping).

7Women in The Industry

Women are making great strides in what has been a traditionally a male dominated industry. Our panelists tell it like it is.

8Introducing the Hamilton Musicians’ Guild

Learn the benefits of belonging to an organization that truly represents the interests of full-time and part-time musicians and performers.

9Recording Studios

Hamilton is home to a variety of top-notch recording studios that offer a variety of excellent services for emerging and established artists. They speak for themselves!

10Lifelong Learning: Career Paths in Music

At the crossroads, meet representatives from diverse music related careers.

11Behind the Scenes: Sound Engineering & Production

Learn what it takes to put on a live performance in a professional concert venue.  Take a guided tour of the McIntyre Performing Arts Centre to discover the keys to staging a show.

12Developing Into a Successful Songwriter

Bring your own lyrics in search of a melody or your tune without words to this workshop and take a bold step towards successful song writing.

13Film Scoring

Is creating musical themes or storytelling in sound your thing? Take a hands-on approach to learning about the conceptual and artistic aspects of composing for film.

14Master Class

Our Mohawk College world class faculty lead master classes in a variety of subjects.

15Music at Mohawk College

Orchestrate your musical future with solid practical and theoretical training in classical, jazz, and contemporary genres in Mohawk College’s Applied Music Program.