Slaight Music Presents The Ultimate Music Industry Conference Experience
In Association with
The Stylus Group, A&R Report, MANIFESTO
It Starts With The DJ
Sponsored by FACTOR
1:00pm – 2:15pm
This interactive discussion will focus on the world of public relations and the importance of connecting directly with various media outlets. The panel will feature some of Toronto’s well respected publicists, bloggers, and diverse writers, who will explore their outlook on today’s industry and the inside scoop on how to engage the media. This segment will provide a forum to introduce musical artists to the steps in establishing the right PR strategy to build their profile. A few topics on the agenda include: The steps to approach various media types, what do writers care about, and what not to do to burn your bridges.
Direct from Atlanta we sit down for a conversation with successful A&R Record Executive Kawan “KP” Prather. This unique keynote appearance will dive into his outlook on today’s urban music industry and offer an inside look to his entrepreneurship and business philosophy as he shares insights of his music career over the years and stories behind some of the industry’s most celebrated artists that he’s worked with throughout the decades. Offering advice and motivation, along with the tools to inspire.
Back by popular demand, we’re dedicating one hour to the importance of networking. Unfortunately, many musicians do not have relationships with key industry executives and this creates obstacles in receiving exposure. Participants have the opportunity to book in advance a five-minute session with up to three of our influential advisers of their choice, to receive feedback or advice on current projects. After the first five-minute session has completed, participants will proceed to the next scheduled session and continue until all sessions have been completed. One on One relationship building sessions can result in the best of outcomes for a chance to network in a more intimate setting, and open the door to properly strategize next career steps.