With the support of ACOA and Innovation PEI, Music PEI is happy to announce that the Taking Care of Business Program (formally known as the New Business Growth Program) will be starting up again this fall! This exciting program has been designed to assist Music PEI members to further develop their careers with a particular focus on the ability to create multiple revenue streams, improve business management skills and increase business opportunities.
Music PEI has hired MacPhee Artist Services as a contractor to deliver the program. Owner John MacPhee has had over a decade of experience as a member of internationally touring artist Paper Lions in hands-on capacity involved in all aspects of his band’s career. John brings a wealth of knowledge and sound business skills to the program.
This intensive program delivers a host of benefits to the participants including:
– Creating an online Portal containing all the meta data and info from all recordings simplifying the licensing and PRO registering process
– Registering with all PRO’s. There’s more than just SOCAN!
– Reviewing and advising on financial management
– Business registration and band agreements
– Developing FACTOR profile
– Writing grants
– Social media management
First round participants Catherine MacLellan and Ten Strings and a Goat Skin had the following comments about their experience in the program:
Music PEI’s New Business Growth Program has made a huge difference in how I approach my business practices. I am self-taught in everything I do, and although I have figured out a lot along the way, the program filled in some very important holes. I now feel more knowledgeable and confident in running my own business professionally and with a huge leap in organization and productivity. I have already noticed a difference in my income and hope this program can be expanded to help more island artists.
– Catherine MacLellan
The New Business Growth Program really opened our eyes to just how many opportunities lie beyond simply registering our works with SOCAN. Learning hands-on, we were able to participate in improving our royalty revenue, efficiency, and even in accessing new grants we never thought were accessible to us. Well worth the time.
– Caleb Gallant (TSAAGS)
Click Here for full information or to apply for the program
The deadline for applications is Friday, August 16th at 5:00pm!