Thu 2nd - Sat 4th February 2017


Where: Citizen, 207 Gilmour Street When: Wednesday, February 1, 2017 Start Time: 10AM Moderated by: Brian Hetherman (MusicOntario / CIMA) Panelists: Grimur Atlason (Iceland Airwaves), Dan Seligman (POP Montreal), Emy Stantcheva (CIMA/MusicOntario), Mar Sellars (Mar on Music), Adele Slater (CODA Agency) Description: The festival experience can be overwhelming, but have no fear! Hear from festival bookers and seasoned festival-goers about how to make the most out of music showcase festivals like MEGAPHONO, and how they are different beasts than traditional music festivals PANELIST BIOS GRIMUR ATLASON Festival Manager // Iceland Airwaves, Reykjavik, IS Grimur Atlason is the current manager of Iceland Airwaves music festival. The festival takes place in Reykjavik, Iceland during the first weekend of November every year. Over 200 acts performs 250 official shows over the course of 5 days. On top of that over 680 shows takes place ‘off-venue’ at Iceland Airwaves. During his time as manager, Grimur has worked with PJ Harvey, Skepta, Warpaint, Flaming Lips, Of Monsters and Men, Hot Chip, Björk, Caribou, Sigur Rós, Robyn, Jon Hopkins, Ásgeir, The War on Drugs, Beach House, Kraftwerk, John Grant, FM Belfast, Haim and many others. Grimur has been promoting bands since he was 16. From his first gig with Happy Mondays to being manager of bands, he’s worked with hundreds of bands such as Sonic Youth, David Byrne, St. Vincent, Morrissey, Antony and The Johnsons, Belle and Sebastian just to name a few. DAN SELIGMAN Director // POP Montreal, Montreal, CA Daniel Seligman has been active in the Montreal music scene since 2000. He has managed Stars, The Unicorns and Socalled. In 2002 Seligman started POP Montreal and remains the festival’s creative director. In 15 years the fest has worked with such acts as Bun B, Patti Smith, Arcade Fire and Malajube. Most recently, he co-founded the record label Club Roll Music. In 2013 Club Roll released records by AroarA, Jef Barbara, Karneef and in 2015 Club Roll will released the new record by Katie Moore. MAR SELLARS Management – PR – Radio // Mar On Music, Toronto, CA Mar is a music publicist, artist manager and radio host with her own company Mar On Music. She works for Toronto record label Hand Drawn Dracula, as PR and project management. She also manages Partner & Goodbye Honolulu, puts on gigs in Toronto and writes for music blogs around the world. Her past includes BBC, touring Germany 7 times, CBC radio and being a European booking agent. She’s lived in Vancouver, London and Berlin but now very happy to call Toronto her permanent home. EMY STANTCHEVA Marketing & Events Coordinator // MusicOntario / CIMA, Toronto, CA Emy Stantcheva is the Marketing and Events Coordinator at the Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA) and MusicOntario. Emy came to CIMA in January 2013 with seven years of experience working in music publicity and marketing, artist management, social media, festival and event planning and copy writing. As part of the CIMA team, Emy works on various domestic and international events, showcases and professional development initiatives, and programs and coordinates all things MusicOntario with Interim Manager, Brian Hetherman. A lifelong music junkie, Emy moonlights as Lifestyle Editor for Addicted Magazine. ADELE SLATER Booking Agent // CODA, London, UK Adele is a booking agent at Coda, previously at WME, The Agency Group and promoter at Live Nation prior to that, booking all territories outside of North America, which includes UK, Europe, Japan, Asia, Australia, and South America. Current roster includes Perfume Genius, Asgeir, Japanese Breakfast, Liam Gallagher, Dream Wife and US Girls.


Where: Citizen, 207 Gilmour Street When: Thursday, February 2, 2017 Start Time: 1:15PM Like speed dating, but with international music buyers. Delegates participating in Thursday’s speed meetings are listed below, bios are at 4 minutes are reserved with each of them to pitch your music, MEGAPHONO showcase, or project idea. Delegates Grimur Atlason, Iceland Airwaves Dan Koplowitz, Friendly Fire Licensing Peter Zwarich, River & Sky Festival Beth Martinez, Danger Village Kyle Cunjak, Shivering Songs Festival / Forward Music Group Florent Clavel, Third Side Music Byron Pascoe, Edwards PC Creative Law Allison Outhit, FACTOR Gareth Smith, Sub Pop Publishing Dan Seligman, POP Montreal Evan Whikehart, Secretly Group James Boyle, Halifax Pop Explosion Colin Mills, Ottawa Music Industry Coalition (OMIC) Adele Slater, CODA * SIGNUP REQUIRED; PLEASE EMAIL TO SIGN UP (Subject Line: “Speed Meetings – Thursday”)


Where:Citizen, 207 Gilmour Street When: Friday, February 3, 2017 Start Time: 1:15PM Like speed dating, but with international music buyers. Delegates participating in Friday’s speed meetings are listed below, bios are at 4 minutes are reserved with each of them to pitch your music, MEGAPHONO showcase, or project idea. Delegates Amber Carew, ANTI- Colleen Krueger, Flemish Eye / Landlocked MGMT Alexandre Jacques, OPAK Productions Jason Bissessar, Bonsound Melanie Stone, Sonic Entertainment Dane Sundseth, Bedlam MGMT Carla Gillis, NOW Toronto Mar Sellars, Mar On Music Emy Stantcheva, CIMA/Music Ontario Sarah Shoucri, POP Montreal Jeff Waye, Third Side Music Jason Burns, Arts and Crafts Marilena Gaudio, NAC Presents Kevin Pedersen, Dead Oceans


Where: Elmdale Tavern (1084 Wellington St. W) When: Friday, February 3, 2017 Start Time: 3:30PM Featuring: Old Man Grant Trevor Alguire Twin Flames

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