april, 2018

14apr9:00 am- 5:00 pmSoundCheck For Success Presented By JRLMA & Fanshawe Music Industry ArtsSoundCheck for Success JRLMA Annual Professional Development & Music Career Day


Event Details

 SoundCheck for Success


Jack’s Music Expo

Presented By JRLMA & Fanshawe College Music Industry Arts

SoundCheck for Success at Jack’s Music Expo Presented By JRLMA & Fanshawe College Music Industry Arts. The JRLMA would like to acknowledge the support of Ontario Media Development Corporation. SoundCheck for Success is made possible with the support of the Ontario Media Development Corporation

Hosted by radio veteran and CMW warrior Greg Simpson

NB: Mentor Lounges throughout the day – Sign up on-site

Keynote Address: 1pm – 1:45pm (LMH)

Dave Bidini: Dave is a Canadian musician and      writer.  Originally from Etobicoke, Ontario, he was a  founding member of the rock band Rheostatics, and  currently performs with Bidiniband. In addition, he has published several books about music, travel and sports, and has written feature journalism pieces and columns for numerous Canadian magazines and newspapers. He is the only Canadian to have been nominated for all three of Canada’s main entertainment awards, the Gemini Award for television work, the Genie Awards for film work and the Juno Awards for music, as well as been nominated on Canada’s national book awards program, Canada Reads.


Keynote Address: 3pm – 3:45pm (LMH)

5 Startling Truths About Success In Music Today: Michael McCarty

Michael McCarty – Chief Membership & Business Development Officer SOCAN

Mike McCarty: Michael is responsible for leading innovation in the Membership department while creating and delivering cutting-edge, 21st Century services to current and future SOCAN members. His mandate is to ensure that SOCAN extends its place as a vital leader among global music rights organizations and the choice of Canada’s music creators.


The Value Gap: 9:30am – 10:15am (LMH)

There’s a large disconnect between the value of creative content accessed and enjoyed by consumers, and the revenues returned to those who create it. Terrill and Mulholland will discuss the opportunities and challenges facing artists today, and what can be done to help Canadian music creators succeed.

Amy Terrill: Amy is the Executive Vice President of Music Canada and an expert in federal, provincial and municipal music policy. She is the lead author of Music Canada’s landmark study The Mastering of a Music City, which set out a road map for communities of any size to maximize the potential of their music economy.

Miranda Mulholland: Artist-entrepreneur, label owner, and music festival founder Miranda has emerged as Canada’s leading artist advocate for music creators. She speaks frequently and passionately about actions that governments, music fans, the industry, and musicians themselves can take to best support the music ecosystem, and she actively educates and rallies support from fellow musicians on issues that impact their ability to earn a living. In 2017, she became the first creator to keynote at the Economic Club of Canada and has since presented her ideas, as well as her economic reality as an artist-entrepreneur, to political decision-makers in Ottawa and beyond.


The Record Cycle: 11:15am – 12pm (LMH)

Exploring the life of a record, from writing, recording, shopping, touring and everything in between. This panel brings an artist manager, label and agent together to discuss all the steps and life span of a record in the electronic age.

Richard Fernandez – Tandem MGMT

Kathryn Hummel – A&R Royalty Records


Producers Panel: 2pm – 2:45pm (LMH)

A staple of Soundcheck For Success is the Producers Panel. The legendary Garth Richardson leads this panel with super producer Karen Kosowski, Juno award winning producer Dan Brodbeck, Professor and studio owner Robert Nation and award winning producer Lisa Patterson.

Hear the studio stories from some of Canada’s top producer/engineers. What worked, what didn’t and what it was like when they worked with some of the top acts in music. Hear they’re stories from the recording studio. Followed by a Q & A.

 Garth Richardson:

Garth “GGGarth” Richardson is a Canadian music producer and engineer. He is the son of Canadian music producer Jack Richardson (whose credits include Alice Cooper, The Guess Who, Badfinger and Poco). Jack was a pioneer of the music recording industry in the 1960s and 1970s. Garth Richardson engineered recordings for The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nickelback and Mötley Crüe, and he produced for Kittie, Rage Against the Machine, Mudvayne, The Melvins and Shihad. He co-founded the Nimbus School of Recording Arts in Vancouver, British Columbia, along with Bob Ezrin and Kevin Williams. Richardson has the nickname ‘GGGarth’ because he has a slight stutter.

Richardson operates Nimbus School of Recording Arts in Vancouver, named after his father’s Production company called Nimbus 9.

Karen Kosowski:

Producer and songwriter Karen Kosowski recently landed a string of pop and country radio hits including her first US Pop Top 40 with Tryon’s“Somebody To Love Me”, the Top 10 Canadian Country Radio hit “Motel Flamingo” for Madeline Merlo and most recently Brett Kissel’s“Anthem” (Top 10 Canadian

Country Radio, #1 Selling Canadian Single). Kosowski’s radio successes as a producer have continued with the #4 Billboard AC hit “It Won’t Be Christmas” and the Top 20 AC/Top 30 Hot AC hit “Worst Enemy” (one of the top 50 most-spun songs on Canadian AC Radio in 2016) for Emma-Lee. As a writer, Kosowski has written or co-written many other charting songs including the Top 30 Hot AC hit “Colours” for Michelle Treacy, and Top 40 Canadian Country Radio hit “Only The Strong Survive” for Alee. She recently produced and co-wrote the new albums “Fantasies: Volume I” and “Fantasies: Volume II” from Emma-Lee. Having written and produced the music for the 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games medal ceremonies, Kosowski has also landed numerous tv/film placements both on television networks such as HBO Canada, CBS, FX Network, Lifetime Network, TLC, YTV, MuchMusic, NickTeen, Space, and the CW, and in feature films including the award-winning thriller “The Scarehouse” and Wangofilms’ action movie “88” (starring Christopher Lloyd), which garnered her a 2016 Canadian Screen Awards nomination in the category of Achievement in Music – Best Original Song. She also received a nomination for Producer of the Year in the 2015 NOW Magazine ‘Best of Toronto’ poll.

Karen Kosowski is currently splitting her time between Toronto and the exclusive music mecca neighborhood of Berry Hill in Nashville, working with new talent from Liz Rose Music Publishing, Big Deal Music Publishing, BMG Publishing and more.

Dan Brodbeck:

Dan Brodbeck is a Canadian record producer, recording engineer/mixer and program coordinator of Music Industry Arts at Fanshawe College. Throughout the 1990s Brodbeck owned dB Recording Studios in London, Ontario. During that time he worked with various artists including The Gandharvas, Garnet Rogers, which were both, nominated for Junos for their work with Dan.  From 2000 to 2008 he was a partner at EMAC Recording Studios where he worked with artists such as Headstrong,  The Salads, Clockwise, Ana Lovelis, Landon Pigg, and two solo records for Dolores O’Riordan of The Cranberries. In 2010 he won the Juno award for “Recording Engineer of the Year” for his work on Dolores’s “No Baggage” album.  Recently he has produced, engineered, and mixed records for London’s Ivory Hours and Texas King

Robert Nation:

Robert is a Canadian audio engineer and producer and has been working in the Music Industry for over 35 years with extensive experience in music, film and broadcast industries. Robert has owned and managed EMAC Recording Studios, a successful recording facility for 35 years. Working as a recording engineer and producer with many diverse artists, he has recorded hundreds of musical projects. Robert has travelled to many parts of the world as a “Production Sound Engineer” for television and film.

Nation chairs the Canadian Juno Awards selection committee for the “Producer of the Year” award; he also worked on the Academy Award winning movie “UP” recording actor Christopher Plumber and with Michael Moore on his Academy Award nominated movie “Sicko”. Robert has been honoured with many advertising awards for radio and television advertising.

Robert has been teaching in the Music Industry Arts program at Fanshawe College since 1999. And holds a Music Industry Arts Diploma in Recording Engineering from Fanshawe College. Robert is a member of the “Audio Engineering Society” and the “Canadian Association of Recording Arts and Sciences”.

Lisa Patterson:

Lisa Patterson is an award-winning music creator, entrepreneur and humanitarian based in Toronto, Canada. She has been championing original Canadian music in studios and on stages across 4 continents over the past 25 years. Patterson operates imaginit music studio where she has worked on over 10 albums & countless demos, specializing in Roots, World, Folk, Indigenous and Jazz artists and has a reputation for creating a harmonious studio environment for artists diverse in ethnicity and gender. In 2017 she launched H.E.R. studio: Heroes of Engineering and Record Production to advocate for female audio workers. Career highlights include co-producing projects with Juno & Polaris prize award-winning producer Michael Phillip Wojewoda (Buffy Sainte-Marie, Bare Naked Ladies); Grammy & Juno award-winning producer Adam Messinger (Magic!, Iggy Azalea); studio veteran Nick Blagona (Cat Stevens, Deep Purple). She produced and engineered the debut disc for Haitian-Canadian artist Melissa Laveaux that resulted in a signing to France’s No Format / Universal. Patterson has also recorded 2016 WOMEX Artist Award Recipient Calypso Rose; Polaris Prize winner Lido Pimienta; Juno winning Dub Poet Lillian Allen; and Juno nominated Toronto Tabla Ensemble. As an Artist-Producer she has commercially released four albums and five videos with singles play-listed nationally and internationally; including a Rough Trade distribution deal for the Benelux. Patterson studied Music Performance at York University and Music Production at Fanshawe College. Recognition includes 2016 induction into Jack Richardson London Music Hall of Fame, a Leonardo da Vinci Award for Creativity and Innovation and the Paul Casino Achievement Award. Youth mentorships include: ‘Honey Jam’ audio, Songwriter Showcases co-sponsored by S.A.C & Music Ontario and community Anti-Violence programs. Patterson is an industry speaker, moderator and curator for Canadian Music Week and Folk Music Ontario.


Finding the Financing: Terry McManus Conversation With – Matt Smallwood: 10am – 10:30am (Rosewood Lounge)

Finding the financing to do your project has always been the first stumbling block for many who wish to record their music. Terry’s first guess is a person with deep experience in this area both as the representative for the worldwide crowd funding company Pledge Music, and also as a principal in Flying Colours, a company that helps new artists get their music to the marketplace.

Terry McManus: Terry has a history of firsts in the Canadian Music Industry. He was the first Music Business Professor in Canada when he joined the faculty of the world renowned Music Industry Arts (MIA) Program at Fanshawe College in 1975. Before that he was one of the first singer / songwriters signed to A&M Records when they opened an office in Canada. He was the first Pop Music Consultant for the Ontario Arts Council and he produced the first music concert at the newly opened Ontario Place in the early 70’s. He was one of the first children’s artists in the golden era of Children’s Music in Canada, recording and touring with Canada’s beloved Mr. Dressup, Ernie Coombs. He led a group of songwriters to establish what is now one on the most important organizations in Canada, The Songwriters Association of Canada. He has co-written music with people as diverse as Hall of Fame Songwriter George David Weiss, Rick Wakeman of the group YES and Ernie Coombs.

Matt Smallwood: Matt started out in independent distribution in the late 1990s, then joined MapleCore’s distribution arm, Fontana North Distribution, in 2005 and was a key figure in the company’s success. In 2013, Smallwood left MapleCore and forayed into artist management, label and consulting services, working with UK punk act The Stranglers, Platinum Blonde, Julian Taylor Band and Luke McMaster along with labels Last Gang Records, Slaight Music and more recently Cordova Bay Records and Fierce Panda Canada. Cordova Bay Records continues to be a client of Smallwood’s at Flying Colours.


What is a Good Song: Terry McManus In Conversation With – Amy Eligh: 11am – 11:30am (Rosewood Lounge)

There is probably no one more qualified in Canada than Amy Eligh, the Director of Music Publishing for Arts & Crafts one of Canada’s most exciting indie / boutique record labels to answer that question. With extensive experience in placing songs and signing artists and bands, Amy can tell you where your music fits into today’s picture. 

Amy Eligh: Amy began her career in publishing at Casablanca Media / Red BrickSongs in the copyright and royalties department, before moving into Creative – where she successfully stationed herself for over a decade before moving to Arts & Crafts Music. Within her role as director of publishing and licensing, Eligh pitches large-scale catalogue of songs for film, trailers, advertising, video games, and TV (US and Canada) as well as oversees the day-to-day within the department. In addition to pitching, Eligh organizes showcases for clients / songwriters with TV networks, music supervisors, and advertisers. She also develops new writers, arranges co-writing sessions, coordinates and hosts song-writing camps, and scouts for talent. At Arts & Crafts Music, Eligh works with Broken Social Scene, Timber Timbre, Reuben and the Dark, Overcoats, The Darcys, Lowell, Taylor Knox, and many more.


Separating Oneself: Terry McManus In Conversation With – Beth Cavanagh: 12pm – 12:30pm (Rosewood Lounge)

More Choices, more channels, how do you shape and marketing and promotion campaign that separates you and your music from everyone else.

Beth Cavanagh: Presently the Manager of Creative Services Beth Cavanagh joins us with an extensive background in music. She plays a wide variety of instruments and performed in choirs, orchestras and wind ensembles her entire life. Beth completed her degree in music at Wilfrid Laurier University, where she studied the French Horn. Her interest in music was increasingly influenced by the many cultures she experienced in Europe and the South Pacific. Upon returning from her travels she attended Fanshawe College to earn her diploma in the renowned Music Industry Arts program where she studied with reputable teachers including well-known producer Jack Richardson (The Guess Who).


Terry McManus In Conversation With – Nick Austin: 1:30pm – 2pm (Rosewood Lounge)

Are you going to make it on your own? What Indie Pool brings to the table and how you can leverage their services?

 Nick Austin: After graduating from Music Industry Arts at Fanshawe College in 2009, Nick moved to Toronto and has been living semi-comfortably as an industry consultant, aggressive music collector, handsome gentleman, band manager, and now Indie Pool’s incredibly charming biz development guy.


Special Events – Live Performances:

Drum Clinic FT Danny Miles: 12:15pm – 12:45pm (LMH)

Danny Miles July Talk Drummer shares how he approaches his craft, what works and what doesn’t and he’ll share his secrets for working a great groove.

Live Performance

Ed   & The Hall of Fame Lizards Ft. Graham Lear: 10:30am – 11am (LMH)

Graham Lear: Lear is best known for his time with Gino Vannelli, Santana and REO Speedwagon. Graham went to Prince Charles Public School and Clarke Road High School in London. He began his professional career at the age of 13 with the London (Ontario) Symphony Orchestra. During his teenage years he practiced, played and toured with several bands in Canada and the United States. Gino Vannelli was the first major recording artist to recognize Graham’s talents and he recorded with Gino on some of his most important work. He has toured and/or recorded worldwide with Carlos Santana, Paul Anka, REO Speedwagon and Saga. He has also worked with T.V./ Film composers Henry Mancini, Domenic Troiano, Jimmy Dale, David Foster, and recorded jingles for Nike, Molson and Avia.

Ed Pranskus/Jim Corbett (Rhythm Section Thundermug): Ed and Jim laid down the backbone for one of London Ontario’s most successful bands. Once billed as ‘the heaviest band in the world’, Thundermug were known for writing unusual songs with the most intense driving beat of any band of the era. Thundermug released two top 40 Canadian singles and five albums over the course of their career, which spanned from 1970 – 1976 and 1991 – 2001 when they officially disbanded. The band was initially composed of Joe de Angelis (guitar and vocals), Bill Durst (keyboards and guitar), James Corbett (bass) and Ed Pranskus (drums.) Their first album, Thundermug Strikes, was released in 1972, and resulted in a Canadian Top 30 hit, “Africa”. In 1973, the band recorded its second album, Orbit and the title track was a Top 40 Canadian single. Epic Records, using the title from the first album, Thundermug Strikes, released selections from the first two albums in 1973 in the United States. In 1974, the band returned to Toronto to record their third album entitled Ta-Daa, which contained a cover of The Beatles’ “Drive My Car” as the first single. The album was released in the United States on Mercury Records. The band toured throughout Canada and the States during the 70’s. The band formally disbanded in 2001.

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