SOUNDCHECK FOR SUCCESS

Professional Development Panels

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PANELS

Success in the Canadian Music Industry –

Breaking the Glass Ceiling

 

Host: Trish Kiwanuka “Sum-01”                                                                   

Panellists:

Wes Williams – Maestro Fresh Wes 

Wes Williams (aka Maestro Fresh Wes) has recently become the first rap artist to ever have a song inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame. His legendary single “Let Your Backbone Slide”was the first rap recording to reach Gold and Platinum Status and is also considered to be a seminal intergenerational classic.

As an actor, Wes has appeared in several film and television projects, including eight seasons on CBC’s hit sitcom “Mr. D” playing the role of teacher / vice principal, Paul Dwyer .

Wes is also the author of the 2010 motivational book “Stick To Your Vision” and has been selected to do several national presentations, including the 2013 & 2017 Ted Talks on the subject of Self-Revision. Williams has written theme songs for the 2014 Winter Olympics, 2015 Pan Am Games, as well as the 2016 Summer Olympics. His song “Underestimated” was included in the 2017 EA Sports NHL17.

 

Haviah Mighty

Haviah Mighty didn’t need to change her birth name when she decided to dedicate her career to music. In fact, Mighty couldn’t be more accurate a word to describe the artist, named one of XXL’s 15 Toronto Rappers You Should Know in 2019.

Raised in a musical household in Brampton, Ontario, Mighty started singing at the age of 4, rapping at 11, and producing at 15. Well-known for being one of the three MCs who make up The Sorority — a hip-hop group born during an all-female cypher on International Women’s Day in 2016 — Mighty is making equally large waves as a solo artist.

Haviah has been releasing music independently since 2009, but it was her project, Flower City (2017), that propelled her solo career into further success. To date, Mighty recently released Polaris Prize-winning album, 13th Floor (2019), her most fully-realized project to date – making history as the first hip hop artist and the first black woman to ever receive the award. Garnering overwhelming praise from the likes of Pitchfork, Billboard, Hot New Hip Hop, and Lyrical Lemonade to name a few, Haviah continues to carve out spaces that boldly defy gendered expectations for women in hip hop. Haviah’s explosive live show, filled with in-your-face intensity and her fast, technical flows, has also quickly developed her reputation as one to keep an eye on, earning her opening slots for acclaimed artists like Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, Rick Ross, Redman and Method Man, Sheck Wes, Nelly, Desiigner, and Kranium.

DISCUSSION

How has the Canadian Music Industry adapted to Hip-Hop culture’s popularity? FCLMA award winner Sum-01 chats with Canadian Hip-Hop Royals; Maestro Fresh Wes and Haviah Mighty to get their unique perspectives on the ever changing Canadian Music Industry. From the 1980’s to 2020. Does the Canadian Music Industry support Canadian Hip-Hop artists more or less than other genres? Join in to hear the frank discussion!

Date: Sunday, September 13th, 2020

Time: 4:00pm

Location: Zoom

Register Here:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_DMPq7pzARZC7CjDZIuRwhA

 

Granting Your Way to Success

Host: Sheila Simpson                                                                                  

Panelists:

Rebekah Morrison-Wize, London Arts Council

Since returning to her hometown of London in 2003, has dedicated herself to the London arts community within her position as Development Officer, Investments with the London Arts Council. Rebekah holds a BFA Honours Degree in Dance from York University. Living 20 years in Toronto, Rebekah worked with the Dancer Transition Resource Centre, Canada’s National Ballet School and Canadian Stage Theatre Company. Rebekah manages the Community Arts Investment Program and is responsible for pursuing and securing all of LAC’s project, program and operational investments through grant applications, corporate sponsorships, in-kind donations and community partnerships.

 

Aisha Wickham, Ontario Creates      

Aisha’s career has been focused on developing and promoting Canada’s music industry. She is currently a Program Consultant for the Ontario Music Office at Ontario Creates (formerly known as the Ontario Media Development Corporation).

Previous roles include senior management positions with Toronto radio stations FLOW 93.5 and G98.7 FM; Nia Centre for the Arts; the Urban Music Association of Canada; and the Canadian Independent Recording Artists’ Association of Canada. She also ran her own communications consulting practice, ngoma productions, specializing in project management, marketing strategy, business plan development and writing services for the music and broadcasting sectors.

Aisha has served on numerous Boards and Committees, including the Toronto Arts Council Music Committee, the National Advisory Board for the Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings (FACTOR), the Ryerson University Alumni Association, and the Community Engagement Council for the Toronto 2015 PanAm/ParapanAm Games. Aisha is the recipient of the National Association of Black Female Executives in Music and Entertainment Award for Behind the Scenes Executive of the Year, the Canadian New Media Award for Outstanding Young Woman and the Harry Jerome Award for leadership.  She holds a Bachelor of Applied Arts degree in Radio and Television Arts from Ryerson University.

 

Jessica Deljouravesh, Ontario Arts Council Music Program

The Ontario Arts Council (OAC) provides grants to Ontario-based individual artists and arts professionals, ad hoc groups/collectives and organizations. Grants support a range of arts activities and disciplines. Jessica Deljouravesh has worked at OAC since 2007. During this time, Jessica has administered various granting programs in arts disciplines including, music, theatre, multi and inter-arts and multi-disciplinary, supporting a range of activity including creation, recording, production, touring, market development and organizational development.

Jessica holds a master’s degree in music from the University of Ottawa, and has sung and played viola in jazz and classical styles.

 

 

 

Karina Moldovan, Factor Communications Manager 

Karina has been with FACTOR since 2015, shifting from Office Coordinator, to Project Coordinator, and has now been the Communications Manager for the past 4 years. With no musical talent, but a love and interest in the music industry, she graduated from the Artist Management program at the Harris Institute in Toronto. She combines her university communications background with music industry knowledge to oversee FACTOR’s external communications across the country. She works closely with senior staff and government and industry stakeholders.

 

 

DISCUSSION

Finding ways to generate funds to allow you to deliver on your musical projects has always been challenging and during COVID and in post-COVID times, the challenge has significantly increased. Take this amazing opportunity to hear from professionals on the inside of granting bodies including London Arts Council, Factor, Ontario Creates and Ontario Arts Council Music Program. Find out how to improve your chances and seize the opportunity to pose your questions directly to the people who are most involved in the decision-making process. They have funds that they need to distribute, and you have projects that need to be funded. Learn how to increase your success in making that match.

Date: Monday, September 14th, 2020

Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Location: Zoom

Register Here:

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_BVYE76hCRp-79xifM3IVMQ

 

 

Make the Media Want You

Host/Moderator: Leigh Robert

Veteran Radio Broadcaster, Music Director and inquisitive broadcaster. Leigh is also a radio instructor and London Ontario Fanshawe College.

Panelists:

Eric Alper 

Eric Alper – Music commentator, Sirius XM Radio show host, award will PR manager, named best social media presence by Billboard Magazine, Paste Magazine and The National Post.

 

 

 

Jully Black  

Juno winner, named as one of ‘The 25 Greatest Canadian Singers Ever’ by CBC Music and noted as “Canada’s Queen of R&B”, actress and entrepreneur. 

 

 

 

 

 

Nicole Arbour    

Comedian, Motivator, Digital Renegade with over a billion organic Video Views and 1.3 million followers worldwide, a verbal sniper.

 

 

 

 

Liz Trinnear

Liz Trinnear lives and breathes all things music and pop culture. Hailing from London, Ont., Trinnear has always had a passion for music. 

After a short stint as a special correspondent for CTV’s ETALK, Trinnear officially joined Canada’s most-watched entertainment news program as an ETALK Reporter. Today, Trinnear reports from Hollywood as the program’s L.A. Correspondent. A fashion aficionado and captivating chatterbox, Trinnear brings her signature style and grounded personality to ETALK. Trinnear has covered high profile events such as the Grammy Awards® and interviewed some of the biggest names in entertainment, including Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Adam Levine, David Beckham, Quentin Tarantino, Chloe Grace Moretz, Demi Lovato, Ed Sheeran, Big Sean, James Franco, Will Ferrell, Tom Cruise, Jennifer Anniston, and Jake Gyllenhall all while on assignment for ETALK.

 

 

DISCUSSION                                                                                                             

Make the Media Want You – The creative landscape of media has changed over the years. Long gone are the days of dropping your tracks off at your local radio station in hopes that it would catch fire, or chasing down a local report to try to get some air-time or ink. Now you need to be a strategic player in the game by using creative pitches of influence and social media traction.

Date: Wednesday, September 16th, 2020

Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Location: Zoom 

Register Here:

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZFh5siquTCCT1gML5KIjeg

 

Producer! Producer!

Host: Scott Bollert                                        

Panelists:                                                                                                      

Haviah Mighty

Haviah Mighty didn’t need to change her birth name when she decided to dedicate her career to music. In fact, Mighty couldn’t be more accurate a word to describe the artist, named one of XXL’s 15 Toronto Rappers You Should Know in 2019.

Raised in a musical household in Brampton, Ontario, Mighty started singing at the age of 4, rapping at 11, and producing at 15. Well-known for being one of the three MCs who make up The Sorority — a hip-hop group born during an all-female cypher on International Women’s Day in 2016 — Mighty is making equally large waves as a solo artist.

Haviah has been releasing music independently since 2009, but it was her project, Flower City (2017), that propelled her solo career into further success. To date, Mighty recently released Polaris Prize-winning album, 13th Floor (2019), her most fully-realized project to date – making history as the first hip hop artist and the first black woman to ever receive the award. Garnering overwhelming praise from the likes of Pitchfork, Billboard, Hot New Hip Hop, and Lyrical Lemonade to name a few, Haviah continues to carve out spaces that boldly defy gendered expectations for women in hip hop. Haviah’s explosive live show, filled with in-your-face intensity and her fast, technical flows, has also quickly developed her reputation as one to keep an eye on, earning her opening slots for acclaimed artists like Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, Rick Ross, Redman and Method Man, Sheck Wes, Nelly, Desiigner, and Kranium.

Ken Caillat   

He’s produced some of the most iconic music in rock history. The Forest City London Music Awards – SoundCheck For Success is proud to have Ken Caillat, co-producer and engineer Fleetwood Mac‘s Rumours deliver the FCLMW 2020 keynote.

Rumours became one of the fastest-selling LPs of all time, selling 800,000 copies every week at its height. The record’s success made Fleetwood Mac a cultural phenomenon. Ken Caillat says when he was recruited to work with the band he had no idea who Fleetwood Mac were. Says Caillat: “They hired me to do Fleetwood Mac, (but) all I had to do was just be myself. I didn’t want to hold back. I told them on the third day (of tracking Rumours) that we were going to get a Grammy for this record. They went, “Sure.” The rest is history.

Caillat co-authored Getting Tusked: The Inside Story of Fleetwood Mac’s Most Anticipated Album to mark the 40th anniversary of the album. He previously co-wrote Making Rumours: The Inside Story of the Classic Fleetwood Mac Album. He’s worked with The Marshall Tucker Band, Harry Chapin, Warren Zevon, X-Ray Spex, Lionel Richie, Lynyrd Skynyrd, the London Symphony Orchestra and his daughter Colbie Caillat among others.

Spend some time with the man behind the production console and hear the inside stories and studio outtakes.

Darius Szczepaniak

Darius is a Canadian born Mixer, Engineer, Producer, and Musician. He has been involved in music his entire life playing, writing, recording, and producing music. Having worked with many top recording artists (Sum 41, Fe Fe Dobson, Bare Naked Ladies, Black Crowes, Big Sugar, Jann Arden, and Holly Cole, to name a few), Darius has achieved many Gold and Platinum awards and featured in monthly publications of Professional Sound Magazine and Mix Magazine Online. Darius is a recognized, skilled professional throughout the industry, having earned this reputation through hard work. Darius has worked with many of the world’s top producers and engineers, including Joe Chiccarelli, Jim Scott, Michael Beinhorn, Terry Brown, Eddie Kramer, Bob Rock, and George Massenburg. Darius has had the privilege of working in many amazing studios, both locally and abroad. Getting his big start at Metalworks Studios, he quickly moved on to Comfort. As a freelance professional, Darius traveled abroad working around the globe in many amazing studios such as Jacobs Studio (UK), The Carriage House (USA), Cello Recording Studio (USA), Avatar Studios (USA).

Eric Ratz

Eric Ratz is a GRAMMY and JUNO Award winning Producer, Engineer and Mixer with over 20 years of experience. Eric Ratz is known for big sounding mixes and rock productions. Ratz has worked with Canada’s most successful and influential rock bands including Arkells, Big Wreck, Billy Talent, Cancer Bats, Danko Jones and Monster Truck. He has been nominated for 11 JUNO awards in both the Producer and Recording Engineer categories. He has won Producer of the Year and two Engineer of the Year JUNO Awards, and a GRAMMY.

 

 

 

Jeff Dalziel

Jeff Dalziel is a Multi-Platinum and award-winning Canadian record producer, Sony/ATV songwriter and musician. Jeff has produced and co-written music for labels and artists including Warner Music Canada, Sony Music Canada, Slaight Music, Wax Records, Open Road Recordings, Coalition Music, Arts & Crafts, The Washboard Union, Jessica Mitchell, Dan Davidson, Chris Labelle, Nice Horse, The Abrams, Johnson Crook, Jay Walker, Ryan Langdon, River Town Saints, Brett Kissel, Alee, Andrew Hyatt, Aaron Allen, David Janes, Alyssa Reid, Tom Wilson, Jim Cuddy, Edwin, Prozzak, Tupelo Honey, Canadian Idol, Lights, Thornley, Prty H3ro, Swollen Members and many more.

Since 2005 Dalziel has owned and operated The Post Office/Dieselmusic, developing artists, writing and producing major label records and singles, mixing and co-writing songs for record placement, writing music for TV and Film. From (1999-2005) Jeff was an in-house producer for Sony Music Canada, developing and producing for Sony’s domestic roster and special projects. (Edwin, Tom Wilson, Prozzak, Chantal Kreviazuk) Jeff is the 2018 CCMA, 2018 CMAO and 2019 CMAO Producer Of The Year. In 2019 Jeff Dalziel became a proud endorser and user of world-class Warm Audio microphones. https://warmaudio.com

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 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.                                         

Bob Marlette 

Bob Marlette has grown to be one of the most iconic and versatile producers of the Rock and Heavy Metal genres. Early on working as a session musician with artists like Al Stewart on Year of the Cat and Time Passages, he went on to begin writing music and co-producing with David Kirshenbaum. His work as a songwriter, producer, and mixer led him to work with affluent artists like Ozzy Osbourne, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rob Zombie, Black Sabbath, Tracy Chapman, Alice Cooper, Sheryl Crow and more.

Marlette has had his hand in both commercial hits and cult classics of his genre. Shinedown’s Leave A Whisper, which Bob produced, mixed and engineered, went on to become multi-platinum. Saliva’s Grammy-nominated record, Every Six Seconds, also went on to become Platinum. He produced, mixed, and engineered the album, along with co-writing the hit single “Click Click Boom” that was described as “a mosh king’s dream” upon its release. He also produced Black Sabbath’s 1998 album Reunion, which went Platinum in the U.S. and Canada. His work on Seether’s Disclaimer II contributed to the vast success of the Platinum album. Recently, Bob has worked with artists like Red Sun Rising, Airbourne, Texas Hippie Coalition, and Vanderberg. To help aid the next generation of producers, mixers, and audio engineers, Bob has been sharing his wisdom with online resources like Pro Mix Academy and Produce Like A Pro, cementing his legacy and outstanding work.

 

DISCUSSION

The music industry is a complex world where genres seem to blend together as artists collaborate and push their experimental boundaries.

It’s increasingly difficult for artists to create a sound that sets them apart from others, and the producers who record, mix and master the final product behind the scenes play a big role in that creative process. Get the inside scoop from 7 producers who shape and mould award winning tunes.                                                                            

Date: Saturday, September 19th, 2020

Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Location: Zoom

Register Here:

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0Nv2JRaPQe6X5C4vhNDGEw

 

The Pandemic Producer

Host: Darius Szczepaniak                                                                             

Panelists:

Darius Szczepaniak

Darius is a Canadian born Mixer, Engineer, Producer, and Musician. He has been involved in music his entire life playing, writing, recording, and producing music. Having worked with many top recording artists (Sum 41, Fe Fe Dobson, Bare Naked Ladies, Black Crowes, Big Sugar, Jann Arden, and Holly Cole, to name a few), Darius has achieved many Gold and Platinum awards and featured in monthly publications of Professional Sound Magazine and Mix Magazine Online. Darius is a recognized, skilled professional throughout the industry, having earned this reputation through hard work. Darius has worked with many of the world’s top producers and engineers, including Joe Chiccarelli, Jim Scott, Michael Beinhorn, Terry Brown, Eddie Kramer, Bob Rock, and George Massenburg. Darius has had the privilege of working in many amazing studios, both locally and abroad. Getting his big start at Metalworks Studios, he quickly moved on to Comfort. As a freelance professional, Darius traveled abroad working around the globe in many amazing studios such as Jacobs Studio (UK), The Carriage House (USA), Cello Recording Studio (USA), Avatar Studios (USA).

                                                                                                     

Jeff Dalziel 

Jeff Dalziel is a Multi-Platinum and award-winning Canadian record producer, Sony/ATV songwriter and musician. Jeff has produced and co-written music for labels and artists including Warner Music Canada, Sony Music Canada, Slaight Music, Wax Records, Open Road Recordings, Coalition Music, Arts & Crafts, The Washboard Union, Jessica Mitchell, Dan Davidson, Chris Labelle, Nice Horse, The Abrams, Johnson Crook, Jay Walker, Ryan Langdon, River Town Saints, Brett Kissel, Alee, Andrew Hyatt, Aaron Allen, David Janes, Alyssa Reid, Tom Wilson, Jim Cuddy, Edwin, Prozzak, Tupelo Honey, Canadian Idol, Lights, Thornley, Prty H3ro, Swollen Members and many more.

Since 2005 Dalziel has owned and operated The Post Office/Dieselmusic, developing artists, writing and producing major label records and singles, mixing and co-writing songs for record placement, writing music for TV and Film. From (1999-2005) Jeff was an in-house producer for Sony Music Canada, developing and producing for Sony’s domestic roster and special projects. (Edwin, Tom Wilson, Prozzak, Chantal Kreviazuk) Jeff is the 2018 CCMA, 2018 CMAO and 2019 CMAO Producer Of The Year. In 2019 Jeff Dalziel became a proud endorser and user of world-class Warm Audio microphones. https://warmaudio.com

Leanne Mayer      

With the release of her debut EP, “Bittersweet Remedy”, Leanne Mayer has announced herself as a unique and exciting new voice in London, Ontario’s indie music scene.

The record features Leanne’s whimsical blend of jazz, blues, old school country, and pop folk. The five songs are a carnival of styles, from the sultry “See Through Lies” to the bouncing “Renegade” and melancholy “Whatever Will Be.”

Together, they represent the work of an artist who isn’t afraid to experiment, or to explore matters of the heart. Her raw, honest lyrics and soulful voice tell stories of loss and hope, coloured by just the right amount of world-weary wisdom and determination.

In fact, Leanne won a prestigious Forest City London Music Award in the Contemporary Singer/Songwriter category in 2019, and is nominated this year for “Fan Favourite”.

Her music has been featured nationally on CBC radio and is developing a dedicated following at her live shows (her EP release shows in London and her native Kirkland Lake, Ontario both sold out). She was a featured artist at London’s Home County Music & Art Festival in 2019, and opened for Cat Clyde on her North American Hunter’s Trance Tour.

Backed by a full band, London’s “lounge pop queen” is ready to take her career as far as it can go. As Leanne Mayer’s story continues to unfold, one thing is sure: Bittersweet Remedy is just the beginning!    

DISCUSSION 

Covid-19 pandemic has had a drastic affect on society and the music industry specifically. Isolation and social distancing have forced artists to think of new ways to gather, collaborate, record and share their art. “The Pandemic Producer” hosted by Canadian uber producer Darius Szczepaniak is a seminar-style panel that will empower you to achieve your goals in the days of this pandemic.

  • How the pandemic has changed how a producer functions and interacts with artists.
  • The technological changes and developments of production/recording/mixing sessions are conducted. What is remote production? What technology is required for remote production?
  • How artists have been empowered by having to adapt and be more resourceful during the pandemic. An entire generation of young producers/engineers and musicians will be responsible for what the future looks like.
  • How the future of production has changed forever.

Date: Saturday, September 19th, 2020

Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Location: Zoom

Register Here:

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_GxJ0EovJSuKqgFZA8SD3lA

 

 

Indigenous Music is not Niche: A Conversation about Place,

Change, and Transformation with Local Indigenous Artists

Host/Curator: Summer Bressette   

Summer Bressette is Anishinaabe from Kettle and Stony Point First Nation, she is a community animator and organizer, educator, public speaker, storyteller, and an active member of London’s creative community. She has volunteered with the Forest City London Music Awards for the Jukebox Jury and was also a member of the London Juno Host Committee in 2019.   Summer has also worked as a consultant for the Grand Theatre’s recent production of Honour Beat in 2020 and coordinated the Indigenous Legacies Project for Museum London.   Summer has also been a featured panelist for the London Community Foundation’s Vital Conversation series, the London Public Library’s presentation of “Land, Language, and Governance”, as well as the School of Hip Hop’s annual FemJam event in celebration of International Women’s Day. Summer is a current instructor at the Anishinaabek Educational Institute, and she is excited to work with the Forest City London Music Awards special presentation of SoundCheck!

                                                                             

Panelists:

Gordon Nicotine-Sands

Gordon Nicotine-Sands is a fourth-generation singer, originally from Bkejwanong territory, and the Poundmaker Cree Nation in Saskatchewan. The “Eagle Flight” singers (lead by Gordon) are a First Nations singing group based out of London, On. and have been active for over two decades. The group has travelled extensively in the Great Lakes area (internationally on occasion) participating in festival-like celebrations known as “Pow-wow”. “Eagle Flight” has also honoured invitations from professional and educational institutions in the form of educational song and dance performances. In addition to creating and sharing traditional music, Gordon also serves as an MC to many winter celebrations in the Great Lakes known as “Round dance” which are trending cultural events that originated out west. Gordon is a graduate of Fanshawe’s Fine Art program and Father to four.

 

 

Wolf Saga

London, ON born indigenous electro-pop artist Wolf Saga’s aim is not only to keep you dancing with his catchy hits, but also wants to invoke deeper thought behind the meaning of his tunes.

 

 

 

Adam Sturgeon

Adam Sturgeon is an Anishinabek musician and community worker. As a long-time musician, Adam has travelled and resided in many cities and First Nations across Canada, working collaboratively with local artists in various capacities (festivals, workshops, recording projects and performances). As a community worker and artist, Adam founded the award winning Rezonance program; an Indigenous focused screen printing, identity and empowerment internship that provides paid job skills to young indigenous artists. He was the recipient of the 2019 At^lohsa Peace Award and his latest album Warrior Down was nominated for the Polaris Music Prize. He uses his music and art practices as a vehicle to help both himself and others explore issues of colonization, self-determination, and healing. His current hometown is Deshkan Ziibing (London, ON.)

 

 

 

Dawn Redskye

Giizhik Kwe aka Dawn Redskye is an Anishinaabe/Irish artist, who has been living at Deshkan Ziibi for 10 years.

Soothing the souls and hearts of the London indie music community for years, Dawn has used her unique position to tackle indigenous social issues with music and art.

 

 

 

 

 

DISCUSSION

In his 2019 Juno acceptance speech, Jeremy Dutcher, speaking to fellow Indigenous nominees, commented: “All of your work changes this place, and it deserves to be considered outside of this category. Because our music is not niche. Our music is saying something.” The “Indigenous Music is Not Niche” production would carry forward this conversation and highlight the diversity and vitality of Indigenous music today.

This discussion highlights the diversity of Indigenous music, both contemporary and traditional, and demonstrates the theme: Indigenous Music is Not Niche: A conversation about Place, Change, and Transformation with Local Indigenous Artists.

Date: Sunday, September 20th, 2020

Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Location: Zoom

Register Here:

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1EwXAu9dSoOySWR-XwxNEA

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Ken Calliat                                                                                                  

Host: Scott Bollert                                                    

Date: Thursday, September 17th, 2020

Time: 8:00pm – 9:00pm

Location: Zoom

REGISTER HERE:

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He’s produced some of the most iconic music in rock history. The Forest City London Music Awards – SoundCheck For Success is proud to have Ken Caillat, co-producer and engineer Fleetwood Mac‘s Rumours deliver the FCLMW 2020 keynote.

Rumours became one of the fastest-selling LPs of all time, selling 800,000 copies every week at its height. The record’s success made Fleetwood Mac a cultural phenomenon. Ken Caillat says when he was recruited to work with the band he had no idea who Fleetwood Mac were. Says Caillat: “They hired me to do Fleetwood Mac, (but) all I had to do was just be myself. I didn’t want to hold back. I told them on the third day (of tracking Rumours) that we were going to get a Grammy for this record. They went, “Sure.” The rest is history.

Caillat co-authored Getting Tusked: The Inside Story of Fleetwood Mac’s Most Anticipated Album to mark the 40th anniversary of the album. He previously co-wrote Making Rumours: The Inside Story of the Classic Fleetwood Mac Album. He’s worked with The Marshall Tucker Band, Harry Chapin, Warren Zevon, X-Ray Spex, Lionel Richie, Lynyrd Skynyrd, the London Symphony Orchestra and his daughter Colbie Caillat among others.

Spend some time with the man behind the production console and hear the inside stories and studio outtakes.

SoundCheck for Success is made possible with the support of the Ontario Creates

FCLMA & FCLMW 2020 is Proudly Fueled By Studio 73

 

FCLMA Supporters

London Arts Council

The London Arts Council (LAC) works with public, private, and community partners to build and sustain Londoners’ awareness of, involvement in, and support for all artistic disciplines across the city. Our programs in the education, health, and community sectors provide paid opportunities for professional artists to create and deliver artworks.

Tourism London

Culture and entertainment tourism represents the greatest opportunity for London to grow as a destination. Venues, events, attractions and festivals large and small are an integral part of London’s image, culture, reputation, economic prosperity, fun and cultural vitality.

Tourism London works closely with private and public sector partners to develop London as a culture and entertainment destination and increase visitation.

Canadian Mental Health association - Middlesex

Our goals are to promote good mental health, prevent further illness, offer treatment, support recovery and provide mental health education in the communities of London, Middlesex, Exeter and Goderich.

Our vision is an inclusive community with mental health and well-being for all.

London Musicians Association

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. – http://www.londonmusicians.com/

Sunfest

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.  –  http://www.sunfest.on.ca/

M & T Printing Group

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