Canadian Song Conference Schedule and Delegates announced

Published On: May 11th, 2018Categories: News0 Comments

Music PEI is pleased to announce the schedule for the Canadian Song Conference kicking off Wednesday May 23. The focus of the Conference is on educating and assisting artists and music industry professionals to gain information and contacts to create multiple revenue streams in the music industry outside of live performance.

The Conference consists of discussion panels about creating alternate revenue streams and songwriting workshops. Panels will explore royalties, licensing, syncs, labels, publishing, playlists and broadcasting along with our unique Listening Sessions and showcases.

An important component of the Conference includes the Canadian Songwriter Challenge. Supported by Bell Media, Music PEI brings artists from across Canada to pair up with PEI artists to collaborate and write 2 songs each and then present and pitch them in a Listening Session to the delegates. This partnership through the Canadian Council of Music Industry Associations (CCMIA) also includes partnerships with Music NL, Music Nova Scotia, Music•Musique NB, Music Ontario, Sask Music and Music BC. An artist from each of those provincial MIA’s has been selected to participate. Previous participants of the program from across Canada have included Donovan Woods, Dan Mangan, Jay Semko (Northern Pikes), Carleton Stone (Port Cities), The Small Glories and many more. PEI past participants include Tim Chaisson, Dylan Menzie, Dennis Ellsworth, Meaghan Blanchard, Rachel Beck to name a few.

This year the following PEI artists will be participating: Catherine MacLellan, Josh Carter (Calm Baretta), Alicia Toner, Russell Louder, Danny Drouin and The Amanda Jackson Trio.

Their pairings are Reeny Smith (Nova Scotia) with Catherine, Shaun LB (New Brunswick) with Josh, Sean Panting (Newfoundland) with Alicia, Steph Copeland (Ontario) with Russell, Shantaia (Saskatchewan) with Danny, and Alexandria Mailot (British Columbia) with The Amanda Jackson Trio. These participants will also perform in concert Friday night May 25th at Trinity United Church. For ticket info contact [email protected]

Here is a link to a video from one of last year’s pairings, Meaghan Blanchard and Gabrielle Papillon from Nova Scotia.

Showcases will take place Thursday night at The Pourhouse beginning at 9:00pm.

The Conference brings in top music industry professionals from Canada, the US and UK. Conference delegates include songwriter Bonnie Hayes (songs recorded by Cher, Bette Midler, David Crosby, Natalie Cole), Susan Rogers (former engineer for Prince, Bare Naked Ladies), Duncan Smith (music supervisor for Sony), Bled Celhyka (Arts & Crafts), Samuel Diaz (CBS music supervisor), Greg Torrington (Stingray Music), representatives from SOCAN, Canada Council, MROC, ACTRA, FACTOR, CFM, CIMA and a host of other delegates who will provide insights and connections for conference participants.

The Canadian Song Conference is open to anyone who registers at The conference is free for Music PEI members and $35 for non-members.

In addition to the workshops and panels will be a Listening Session for other participants to pitch their music as well as pre-arranged one on one meetings.

A full schedule and list of delegates can be found at

For inquiries please contact [email protected]

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