Are you interested in showcasing at events like BreakOut West and beyond? Want to hone your performance and business skills?

In advance of BreakOut West, Music Yukon is pleased to open up some upcoming Artist Preparedness Showcase Training to Yukon artists.

This training is targeted primarily to artists who have a future interest in Showcasing at events like BreakOut West and beyond.  Upon completion, artists will realize the full potential of the showcase experience by understanding what opportunities a showcase offers as well as the stakes involved.  They will learn to prepare showcase performances with intention and to approach networking with enthusiasm.

These training initiatives are supported by the Government of Yukon, Department of Economic Development – Enterprise Trade Fund.

Showcase Booster Training
August 1-2, 2019 – Old Fire Hall

This project is supported by Government of Yukon – Department of Economic Development and the @YAC Residency Program.

Performance Critiques
This session will involve a panel of professionals that will provide performance critique and give guidance to the artists.  Each artist will have 15 minutes to showcase in front of the panelists and then have one on one sessions with each panelist to learn about what professionals are looking for and identify areas for improvement.

Each panelist brings a unique set of skills, and will also facilitate a 45 minute to 1.5 hour presentation, including question period to educate musicians on what professionals are looking for.

Panelists/Instructors (Bios and Session Descriptions):

Nathalie Kleinschmit
Arts Grove – Focus on Business growth for self-employed artists

With 25 years of consulting and training experience, she delivers career training for both artists and organizations, and has been recognized for her work with nomination for WCMA’s Impact on Artist Development.

SESSION:  Mini Career Booster
For artists and allies interested in strategy and business approaches to boost their career. Nat will break down the complexity of the music sector and speak to her experience as an Artist Manager. Artists will walk away with;

  1. An understanding of the various aspects of the music industry (Artistic, Administrative, Marketing, Touring, Recording and Publishing) and the types of industry professionals that are keystone to success in those fields.

  2. A deeper understanding of the duties and responsibilities of an artist manager, and the qualities one should look for when embarking into said relationship.

Kim Temple
Canadian Music Publishers Association

Kim has over 20 years’ experience in the music industry.  She is head of licensing and publishing at Six Shooter Records in Toronto and serves as Manager of Member & Industry Relations at Canadian Music Publishers.

SESSION:  Modern Label and Publishing Relations
Industry renaissance woman Kim Temple brings her experience at Six Shooter Records and Canadian Music Publishers Association to outline what it is that catches a label’s eye in the world of sync pitching for song distribution in various creative industries.

Andrea Vincent
Executive Director, Dawson City Music Festival

Andrea has been the Executive Director of the Dawson City Music Festival since 2016.

SESSION: Presenter’s Voice 
Andrea Vincent talks through her experience as a festival presenter in western Canada and offers insight into what presenting bodies are looking for in the modern Canadian touring artist.

Marco Noni
Artist Manager, Tour Manager, Talent Buyer and Consultant

An experienced booking agent, artist manager and tour manager, who operates popTrip entertainment. He has also worked with FACTOR and BreakOut West doing International delegate coordination.

SESSION:  Building successful relationships at BOW +  National and International Touring
Marco Noni will lead a presentation on the art of networking, highlighting how artists can ask the right questions and start the right conversations with the right people. He will follow up with a session on how to expand your touring network

At this time, we request that artists fill out the following survey to apply:

Please submit your survey by Monday, July 22.

Priority will be given to groups that can articulate a demonstrated gain from this training. This training includes a nominal cost of $50.00 to the participating Artist Group, and includes 1 x 15 min showcase slot, 1 x 1-to-1 critique session, and all the afternoon sessions. Please let us know if this fee is a barrier to you.

For more information, please contact:
Elyssia Sasaki, Special Projects Coordinator