The following is excerpted from Creative BC.
Conference sessions are free, and cover branding, marketing, touring, new technologies and funding opportunities for artists. The team of panelists includes Grammy winners, Polaris Prize nominees, label owners, entrepreneurs, marketing experts, grant writers, agencies and representatives from Creative BC.
CONFERENCE SCHEDULE – July 15 & 16
Session 1 – Running Events and Booking Tours: Ice Tha One (Artist and Mentor), Savannah Wellman (Tiny Kingdom), Tina Joslin (Event Producer and Business Owner), Charissa Schmauhn (Midnight Agency), Graham Hood (In House Creations)
Session 2 – Grants and Funding: Kaitlyn Reining and Joseph Bardsley (Creative BC)
Session 3 – Leveraging Social Media: Jeremy Becker (BeckerX), Jade Wolfette (Wolfette Styling), Bdice (Recording Artist, Graphic Designer, Videographer, Photographer), Naoto Wakabayashi (Digital Marketing for Atlantic Records via Wavo), Sean Whyte (Greyhearts Denim)
Session 4 – Brand Identity & Why It Matters: Sean Whyte (Grey Hearts Denim), Andrea Nazarian (Hilite Agency), Bdice (Recording Artist, Graphic Designer, Videographer, Photographer), Charissa Schmauhn (Midnight Agency), Chin Injeti (3x Grammy Winner)
Session 5 – Artist Development & How to Get Noticed: Chin Injeti (3x Grammy Winning Producer), Savannah Wellman (Tiny Kingdom Music), Andrea Nazarian (Hilite Agency), Naoto Wakabayashi (Digital Marketing for Atlantic Records via Wavo), Ice Tha One (Artist and Mentor)
Session 6 – Kinfolk Nation Presents An Introduction to the ‘New Jazz’: The Formation of a Constellation
Thursday, July 14 at Vice & Virtue: PMC, Swayzeack, Tre Nyce, Zoe Marie, Mat Trewhit, Trewth
Friday, July 15 at AesthetiKs Lab: Kid From Magic, Jaspa, Indigowavv, Bxundless, UV Shinobi, Cole Isaac & Lady Dia
Saturday July 16 at Red Bird Brewing: Teon Gibbs, JustReid, Soulpool, TRS, 538st & Amber Bayani
Sunday, July 17 at Jack’s Kelowna: For the Culture Day Party: A Kaykamz Ent Presentation