june, 2021

07jun5:00 pmSoundCheck For Success - Women In Music


Event Details

SoundCheck For Success

Presented by Fanshawe Music Industry Arts

Women In Music




Date: Monday, June 7th, 2021

Time: 5:00pm

Location: Zoom

Register Here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_RaMCluLqToOmFLQnP06aCw

The Women in Music Panel, moderated by former London radio host Sarah Burke, will gather industry women of diverse backgrounds and experiences to speak about their triumphs and challenges in the music industry.  Panelists will explore a variety of topics including:

  • Knowing Your Audience
  • Destroying Stereotypes
  • Elevating Marginalized Voices
  • Breaking the Ol’ Boys Club
  • Health, Wellness & Boundaries

Moderator: Sarah Burke

Sarah Burke is a programmer, host and storyteller.  She currently manages the Canadian music department at SiriusXM, overseeing the content and programming for fourteen Canadian music channels across several genres of music. She hosts various radio shows, including her weekly Sunday Service on SiriusXM’s North Americana and swing shifts at CIND-FM, Toronto’s New Alternative, Indie88. She recently launched the Women in Media podcast looking to explore the collective challenges women face in the media spotlight, in a male-dominated industry.


Shauna de Cartier – Six Shooter Records Founder

Over twenty years ago, Shauna de Cartier founded Six Shooter Records as a one-woman operation. As CEO she heads a Toronto-based indie label that provides artist management, production and sales of music, festival production, concert promotion and song publishing.  Six Shooter Records is recognized for its artist-centric business model, committed to boundary-pushing artistic development with career artists. De Cartier is the 2015-2016 chair of the Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA), was vice-chair of the Radio Starmaker Fund (2012); and was on the board of the Americana Music Association in Nashville in 2013. In 2019 she was recipient of the CIMA Entrepreneur Award.

Erin Carroll (They/Them) – Publicist for Fontana North / Cadence Recordings

Erin Carroll has worked within the music industry for almost 10 years in a variety of roles, with experience in marketing, PR, and management. Currently, Erin is the manager of Publicity Services at Cadence Music Group / Fontana North. They have managed several press campaigns for artists including Lido Pimienta, Sam Roberts Band, k-os, Trans Trenderz (Canada), Martha Wainwright, Brittany Howard (Canada), Black Pumas(Canada) and many more. Outside of Cadence, they co-manage singer/songwriter T. Thomason. Passionate about music and queer artists/industry visibility, they co-founded and chair the first-ever Canadian Music Industry LGBTQ2S+ advisory committee PRISM supported by MusicOntario. The committee, comprised of artists and music industry community leaders to develop opportunities, safer spaces, and visibility for LGBTQ2S+ voices in Ontario’s music biz.

Charlie-Wall Andrews (She/Her)  – Executive Director, SOCAN Foundation

Charlie Wall-Andrews is a Trudeau Scholar and PhD candidate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Ted Rogers School of Management. She is dedicated to using her research to support innovation and entrepreneurship in the Canadian music ecosystem. She conducts research at the Diversity Institute at Ryerson University. Charlie has worked in the creative industries for over a decade.

Lisa Grossi (She/Her)

Starting as a part time “new media” intern at CHUM 15 years ago, Lisa Grossi turned her love of music into an astonishing career.  Within 5 years, she was CHUM’s Music Director.  Her current list of job titles would be impressive if they were spread out over an entire career: National Music Director – MOVE Radio network; Music Director/Assistant Program Director – CHUM 104.5, Music Director – 99.9 Virgin Radio Toronto.  Nevertheless, she does them all; and she does them well, every day.

Justine Chantale – Musician

One of the most promising artists in Canada’s up-and-coming music scene, Justine Chantale has been described as the small-town girl with the big voice, and even bigger heart. After all, for this Stratford chanteuse, music has been a driving force for as long as she can remember, from singing in the school choir, learning guitar and playing at her high schools Coffee Houses to playing local open mics. Now, showcasing a blend of country and pop, Justine has continued to make a name for herself across the region, not only hitting the stage during Country Music Week at the 2016 Canadian Country Music Association Awards in London, Ont., opening for landmark artists including Jess Moskaluke, Chad Brownlee and Bobby Wills. All of her music, including two EPs and several singles can be found on all streaming platforms

Denise Pelley – Musician & Theatre Performer

She’s performed with many great artists including acclaimed trombonist Ray Anderson, Gospel/Blues legend Jackie Richardson and Flamenco guitarist Jesse Cook and opened for Aretha Franklin. Denise has performed with symphony orchestras and festivals, including the du Maurier Downtown Jazz Festival (Toronto), Ottawa Jazz Festival, The Royal Canadian Big Band Festival, Bluesfest, Waterloo Jazz Festival and Sunfest.

Her theatre work includes, The Grand Theatre (London) performing in the Fats Waller musical Ain’t Misbehavin’, Wang Dang Doodle with Denis Simpson and A Streetcar Named Desire. Denise’s one-woman show, Jazzabel premiered in September 2004 at the McManus Theatre (Grand Theatre), London, Ontario to sold out audiences! In October 2005 Jazzabel was performed in Washington, DC at the National Museum for Women in the Arts and in February 2006 to audiences in New York City at Urban Stages Theatre. As well, she was premiered in the February 2006 issue of O (Oprah Winfrey) Magazine. Denise’s recording credits include seven CD’s.

She is a recipient of the Queen’s Golden and Diamond Jubilee Medals, 2003 YM-YWCA Woman of Distinction in the Arts and Heritage category and in 2009 the London Black History Committee honoured Denise with the Black Community Achievement Award. In April 2015 Denise was inducted into the London Music Hall of Fame. Denise volunteers with Canadian Aid for Southern Sudan where she delivers music and art camp for the children and raises funds for a school in Nigeria.


SoundCheck for Success presented by Fanshawe Music Industry Arts


Supported by Ontario Creates


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