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PANEL | MICRO PENNIES FROM HEAVEN: What is happening with streaming royalties?  If music fans stop buying physical CDs, they are not supporting artists like the “good old days”.  Learn the back story about revenue streams and where we are going in the coming years.  Suzie Vinnick (moderator), Murray Foster, Bonnie Fedrau.  Sat Feb 2, Alexander C, 11am-Noon. Sponsored by ACTRA / RACS.


FORUM | BLUES SOCIETY ROUNDTABLE: This session is open to all blues societies from across Canada who are in attendance.  The panel is dedicated to sharing information on programming, education and advocacy from all the regions of the country including Hornby Island, Saskatoon, Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto. Sat Feb 2, Spadina Room, 11am-Noon.


PANEL | GOVERNMENT AND OTHER GRANTS: Learn the latest from a variety of funding organiztions, their insights and details on support for artists and organizers.  Christy Defelice (Toronto Arts Council), Pierre-Louis Pinel (Canada Council), Sharla Bryan (FACTOR), Noah Gruneir (Ontario Creates). Sat Feb 2, Alexander C, 12:30pm-1:30pm.

PANEL | SOUND PROOF – DO YOU NEED A PRODUCER?  What studio or technology will work for your recording?  How can a producer make a difference?  Can you produce yourself? Bonnie Fedrau (moderator), Mark Lalama, David Travers-Smith and Jeff Dalziel. Sat Feb 2, Spadina Room, 12:30pm-1:30pm. Sponsored by ACTRA / RACS.




PANEL | DUST MY BROOM: Blues songwriting insights, comments and influences from some of the best including Ann Vriend (moderator), Luke Doucet, Emily Fennell, Paul Reddick and Sugar Brown.  Sun Feb 3, Alexander Hall, 1pm-2pm.


PANEL | VIDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR: In the meantime, blues musicians are making a wide variety of videos for Youtube, Vimeo and career promotion.  Learn why there is a plan to introduce the Sapphire Award for best Video from Son Roberts (moderator), Amanada Rheaume, Mako Funasaka, and Gavin McLeod. Sun Feb 3, Spadina Room, 1pm-2pm.




PANEL | DIGITAL SOCIALISM: How important is your social medial marketing strategy?  Learn from the best in the evolving world of Amanda Rheaume (Moderator), Dan McKinnon, Sarah French, Emily Smart (Cancelled) and Eric Alper. Mon Feb 4, Courtyard A, 11am-Noon.


INTERVIEW | THE TINY PERFECT BLUES WORKSHOP: Hornby Island Explored by Paul Deslaurier & Suzie Vinnick interviewing Al Forrie, Suzie Bishop and others from the Hornby Island Blues Society. Mon Feb 4, Courtyard C, 11am-Noon.


PANEL | TURN IT UP TO 11: A Musician Focused Discussion On Hearing Loss, Tinnitus and Prevention with Marshall Chasen (AuD, Doctor of Audiology, Director of Auditory Research at the Musicians’ Clinics of Canada) and Michael Chorowski (PhD, Founder of Sound Options Tinnitus Treatments Inc.). Mon Feb 4, Courtyard A, 12:30pm-1:30pm Sponsored by MusicOntario.


FORUM | FESTIVALS RENDEZVOUS: Join Brian Slack (Mt Tremblant / Trois-Rivières), Joakim Morin (Montreal Jazz Festival), Nick Descarie (Ottawa Blues Festival), Cam Hayden (Edmonton Blues Festival), Peter North (Salmon Arm Roots and Blues) as they welcome all our international festival guests. Mon Feb 4, Courtyard B, 12:30pm-1:30pm.




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