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Meet the JMM2016 Panelists

by pmnationtalk on January 20, 20161773 Views

January 20, 2016

January Music Meeting is back and ready to host some of Canada’s top music industry pros for the second edition of the winter mini-conference. Label, agency, management, festival, publishing, and publicity representatives will converge on the Manitoba Music office to discuss the state of Canada’s independent music industry and provide concrete advice on how to succeed in the ever-changing music business.

In conjunction with the Big Fun Festival, which will host a special Manitoba Music Showcase, JMM2016 kicks off its three-day on January 29. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain access to tastemakers and experts from across the country while connecting with local artists and industry peers, at a conference designed and held right here in Manitoba. Be sure to take the time to research the speakers ahead of time and check out the full weekend schedule. Here’s a little something to get you started…

Andrew King is the Editor of Canadian Musician, Canada’s magazine for amateur and professional musicians and industry professionals. He is a co-host of the popular Canadian Musician Radio program and regularly interviews and interacts with internationally-recognized artists and insiders.

Andy Stochansky is a songwriter and producer living in Los Angeles. His career began as a drummer, best known for his seven years with Ani DiFranco.  In 1999 Stochansky embarked on a solo career releasing three albums independently and two with RCA Victor.  While still signed to RCA Victor, Stochansky signed a publishing deal with Chrysalis Music where he remained as his career evolved to that of a songwriter. Stochansky has spent the last eight years in Los Angeles working with artists ranging from the Goo Goo Dolls to Adam Lambert, an EDM single with Ferry Corsten “Hyper Love” and, recently, co-writing songs with Dragonette for their upcoming 2016 release.

Angie Lamirande is founding partner and creative force behind POP Entertainment & Management with two decades of expertise as an event producer, talent manager, publicist, and marketing manager. Savvy in traditional, digital and social media, she’s done it all – from the creative development of new ideas through smooth execution of a wide variety of production and entertainment. Most recently, you can see Lamirande’s stamp on events such as BreakOut West/Western Canadian Music Awards, Manito Ahbee Festival, Indigenous Music Awards, and the 103rd Grey Cup Festival’s Arrival of The Cup.  As talent manager, she oversees the careers of community organizer and motivational speaker Michael Redhead Champagne and Canadian pop-rock band The Treble.

Brooke Morgan is the Head of Label & Publishing at Paper Bag Records. Morgan joined the team at Paper Bag in 2012 as the label celebrated its 10 year anniversary. In her time at the Paper Bag, she has worked with a number of acclaimed artists including The Rural Alberta Advantage, Born Ruffians, Sam Roberts Band, and Austra.

Dondrea Erauw graduated from the Music Industry Arts program at Fanshawe College in London Ontario. Not only was she interested in performing and songwriting, but she was also set on finding a career in the music industry. She found herself learning the ins and outs of music publishing at Casablanca Media Publishing in 2011 and has her dream job within music supervision at instinct entertainment since 2012.  Erauw has worked on a number of television shows such as, Beauty and the Beast (Showcase/CW), Degrassi (Netflix/Family Channel), Cracked (CBC), and Open Heart (YTV/TeenNick).

Eric Blouw was called to the Bar in 2015 after obtaining his J.D. from the University of Victoria and his LL.M. from Kyushu University in Japan. As a life-long musician and avid music lover, Blouw has long been interested in the music business. He closely follows the industry, and has written on such topics as sampling in hip hop and public performance royalties. Blouw is a junior associate at Pitblado Law in Winnipeg, where he practices in a wide range of areas of the law.

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