April 14th, 2018 – 9 am – 5 pm   London Music Hall

SoundCheck for Success – The Annual Professional Development & Music Career Day Presented by FCLMA & Fanshawe MIA

Panels – Discussions – Mentorship Opportunities – Exhibits – Performances

New this year – live performances & Exhibitors/Trade Show


Dave Bidini – 1pm – 1:45pm (LMH)

Musician, author, filmmaker & founding member of the Rheostatics.


Michael McCarty – 3pm – 3:45pm (LMH)

Michael McCarty – Chief Membership & Business Development Officer SOCAN.



Producers Panel – 2pm – 2:45pm (LMH)

Garth Richardson, Karen Kosowski, Dan Brodbeck, Robert Nation, Lisa Patterson.


Women In Music – 4pm – 5pm (LMH)

Amanda Lynn Stubley (Chair), Norma Coates, Betty Anne Younker, Karen Kosowski.


The Value Gap – 9:30am – 10:15am (LMH)

Amy Terrill – Executive Vice President of Music Canada & Miranda Mulholland – Artist-entrepreneur, label owner, and music festival founder.

Finding The Financing

10am – 10:30am (Rosewood Lounge)

Terry McManus – Professor, musician, author & founder Songwriters Association of Canada & Matt Smallwood – Principal at Flying Colours.

What Is A Good Song

11am – 11:30am (Rosewood Lounge)

Terry McManus & Amy Eligh – Director Arts & Crafts Music.

Can You Make It On Your Own

1:30pm – 2pm (Rosewood Lounge)

Terry McManus & Nick Austin – Development guru Indie Pool.

The Record Cycle

11:15am – 12pm (LMH)

Richard Fernandez – Tandem MGMT

 Kathryn Hummel – A&R Royalty Records, 

Separating Oneself

12pm – 12:30pm (Rosewood Lounge)

Terry McManus & Beth Cavanagh  – Owner/Publicist at What’s The Story?


Ed Pranskus & The Hall of Fame Lizards Featuring 2018 FCLMA Hall of Fame inductee Graham Lear – Ed Pranskus & Jim Corbett Hall of Fame inductees Thundermug 2006.

10:30am – 11am (LMH)


Drum Clinic Featuring Danny Miles of July Talk.

12:15pm – 12:45pm (LMH)



YC Drums

YC Drum Company is a craft drum manufacturer located in Waterloo Ontario,

Harbour Guitars

Greg Wright owner of “Harbour Guitars- School of Acoustic Guitar Building” in Port Stanley, will share this amazing art form. Custom make your own guitar.

Country Music Association

CMAOntario, exists to celebrate, foster and support the growth and development of Ontario’s country music community –

Folk Music Association

Supporting the growth and development of the folk music community and industry. Become a member today! –

London Musicians Association

The London Musicians Association is a member driven non-profit professional association. It is dedicated to establishing and maintaining professional standards, ethics and fees in the music industry. –

Long & McQuade

Home County Music & Art Festival

Home County Music & Art Festival celebrates 45 years of being London’s premier summer festival. That’s 45 years of music, art and food, in downtown London’s beautiful Victoria Park.  –


Sunfest Committee presents thoughtful, innovative global arts programming that usually commands a very committed following. It aspires to hold a mirror up to its community in order to reflect the diversity and vitality of London’s burgeoning multicultural population.  –

M & T Printing Group

M&T Printing Group has been one of Ontario’s top print providers and a leader in the print on demand industry for more than 45 years. From concept and design to printing and delivery, our professionally trained experts can help with any requirement your business may have.

SoundCheck for Success is made possible with the support of the  Ontario Media Development Corporation

Reserve Exhibit Space – contact: Earle Taylor – Tel: 519-681-3284 –

Admission $10 Donation to the London Music Hall of Fame – Canada’s only city specific Music Hall of Fame 


Mentor Sessions

MusicOntario’s pleased to support the Forest City London Music Awards (JRLMA) & London Music Week (FCLMW)! This year MusicOntario is coordinating mentoring sessions during two days of the educational seminars together with the London Music Office and FCLMA. 

Members of MusicOntario will receive priority selection at the Sync Summit: April 13, Friday 3:45-5 pm as a benefit of their membership 

The two Mentor Sessions:

Sync Summit: April 13, Friday 3:45-5 pm One-On-One’s
Soundcheck for Success @ Jack’s Music Expo: April 14, Saturday 10-11am and 2-3:30 pm One-On-One’s