MusicOntario @ NOMFA - May 25-27, 2017

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May 24, 2017

May 25-28, 2017, McEwen School of Architecture (85 Elm St, Sudbury, ON)

MusicOntario Communities Connect is all about bridging the gaps between Ontario’s vibrant music markets! During our Community Development Research Project (CDRP), we asked musicians, artists and industry professionals across the province what types of support and education they hoped to have access to regionally (you can read the full results at With that in mind, we’ve tailored this session with NOMFA to cover topics most important to the Sudbury music community!


Syncing Up: The Process Getting Your Music in Film & TV: Panel - May 26, 2017, 12:30-1:30 PM

With the recent boom in film and television production in Northern Ontario comes new opportunities to fit Northern music into visual entertainment. This panel follows the step-by-step process that artists, music supervisors, and producers take to place music in film, TV and video games. It will also feature insight into how a music supervisor goes about choosing and modifying a song to fit their project.


  • Andreas Rizek – SOCAN Music – Moderator

  • Amy Eligh – Red Brick Songs/Casablanca Music Publishing

  • Emily Haffenden – Aporia Records

  • Kyle Merkley – Arpix Media


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NOMFA Speed Networking: One-on-One Mentoring Sessions - May 26, 2017, 1:30-3:30 PM

Need advice on finding a label from an entertainment lawyer? How about direction on how to gain project funding directly from the funder? This two-hour session will allow you to get valuable face time with industry delegates in a speed-dating format to make pitches and receive personalized advice on your career.

*Open to NOMFA Conference pass-holders only. Signups begin on Friday morning at 10 a.m. at the registration table at the McEwen School of Architecture on a first come, first served basis.


  • Adam Shamoon – DOC Institute

  • Amy Eligh – Red Brick Songs/Casablanca Music Publishing

  • Andreas Rizek – SOCAN

  • Angela Fex – FACTOR

  • Ben Donoghue – MANO-RAMO

  • Byron Pascoe – Edwards Law

  • Christina Akrong – Ontario Arts Council

  • Emily Haffenden – Aporia Records

  • John Galway – Harold Greenberg Fund

  • Kyle Merkley – ARPIX Media

  • Mark Watts – Ontario Music Fund

  • Sam Rayner – MusicOntario

  • Samantha Everts – YouRockRed

  • Sheila Hamilton – Unison Benevolent Fund



Music Funding Fundamentals: NOMFA Panel: May 27: 10:30-11:30 AM

There is an increasing amount of funding available for music projects through grants and loans, though the application process can be extensive and competitive. This panel will cover Canada’s numerous funding programs for music-related projects and help attendees understand how to create a strong application and stand out from the competition.


  • Angela Fex – The Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent On Recordings (FACTOR)

  • Lia Kyranis – OMF

  • Mark Watts – Ontario Music Fund/Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC)

  • Sam Rayner – Canadian Blast / MusicOntario – Moderator

  • Samantha Everts – YouRockRed


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