june, 2021

09jun7:00 pmSoundCheck For Success - Make The Media Want YouHow To Be Seen And Heard


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SoundCheck For Success

Presented by Fanshawe Music Industry Arts

Making The Media Want You





The media landscape is constantly evolving. As an artist looking for airtime or ink, you need to be strategic and creative about attracting attention. It involves some introspection, a bit of homework, and knowing who to bring your story to. Blanketing all of media with your pitch is no longer an effective plan. Influencing the right people with a targeted pitch, coupled with social media traction, will get better results.

Date: Wednesday, June 9th, 2021

Time: 7:00pm

Location: Zoom

Register Here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ehU5-5clQh2uKj5VGX-kDA

Host/Moderator: Lisa Brandt

Lisa Brandt enjoyed a long career in broadcasting, where she interviewed the famous and not-so-famous along the way. She wrote the book that named this panel – Make the Media Want You, An Insider’s Guide to Creating Persuasive Pitches. With the book, published in 2018, she aimed to demystify the inner workings of media, and help inexperienced artists tailor their media pitches for a better chance at success. Lisa is now a full-time voice-over artist, content creator, and staff to a senior cat. Lisa Brandt is a former broadcaster who wrote the book, Make the Media Want You: An Insider’s Guide to Creating Persuasive Pitches, in hopes of demystifying the process of getting media attention.


Rudy Blair

Rudy Blair has interviewed the biggest stars in the world in all music genres –from Beyonce to Ed Sheeran to Katy Perry, Tony Bennett, and Tim McGraw. He has covered the Grammys, Junos, and the other major award shows. He’s been honoured many times with national and regional broadcasting awards, among others. And he’s now the proprietor of Rudy Blair Entertainment Media and can be found all over social media as well as all over the country, wherever music is being celebrated. Rudy Blair is a legendary emcee, host, and award-winning broadcaster whose interviews with famous and up-and-coming artists can be found at RudyBlairMedia.com                                 

Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith is a singer/songwriter/rocker recording artist and force of nature who just relocated to Vancouver Island, BC. She is a full-time touring artist, performing all over Canada, the United States, Europe, and The Caribbean spreading her contagious energy to every stage she graces. Sarah has won more than 25 Canadian Independent Music Awards and once you hear her voice and see her on stage, you’re hooked. Sarah is a road warrior who plays about 300 shows a year and she has made devoted fans all over the world.

Dan Savoie

Dan Savoie was still in high school when he started, interviewing bands like KISS and Motley Crue. He’s hosted radio programs, been published in newspapers across the country, and appeared in several Hollywood films. As the Publisher and Editor of 519 Magazine, he puts local artists and performers on the same pages as stars like Alice Cooper, David Foster, and Foreigner, among many others. And he’s brought those artists to the radio in Windsor/Detroit, to live events, and on a soon-to-be-launched streaming on-demand television station.

Dan Savoie is the Publisher and Editor of 519 magazine where he puts local artists and performers on the same pages as big stars like Alice Cooper, David Foster, and Foreigner, to name a few.


SoundCheck for Success Presented by Fanshawe Music Industry Arts

Supported by Ontario Creates



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