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How-To Series

Music BC’s How-To Series is presented throughout the year across the province with professional development discussions and workshops ranging from Songwriting, Funding, Marketing, and Touring for all career levels of artists and industry professionals. Events feature local and international speakers who are experts in their respected fields.

Upcoming Workshops and Seminars:

Get Stage Ready and Get Your Tech Tight

Sunday, November 26th 2017
12PM – 5PM

The professional musician must have a fluent understanding of the machinery, language and culture of the technical music production industry. Having the ability to clearly communicate your needs with technical crew and concert producers, understanding the basic functions of the most common equipment, and possessing strategies and best practices for interfacing with production crew and equipment is integral to presenting a professional show.

 This workshop and panel will give students an introduction to technical production and offer solutions to some of the most common challenges encountered by performing artists on the road. 

Attendees will:

– Get an overview of best practices for an effective sound-check across different types of engagements (from small venues to big festival stages);

– Gain a working knowledge of “backstage” vocabulary and the various production rolls, responsibilities and cultures, along with a basic review of PA systems and other equipment;

– Hear from a panel of sound technicians and tour managers, sharing anecdotal stories and suggestions on how to tackle common challenges on the road, at a club or a festival.

Past Workshops and Seminars:

Leadership Skills for Musicians:

Saturday, November 18th
10am – 1pm

We all aspire to be the best we can be, but how do we know where – and how – to start? The purpose of this half-day workshop is to help participants identify areas of current strength, and areas for further development, in their emotional intelligence and leadership abilities.

Workshop Outcomes (learning objectives):

By the end of this workshop participants will be able to:

•    Identify leadership skills and common leadership styles.

•    Conduct a series of self-assessments to determine current leadership skill levels.

•    Identify any gaps between their actual and desired states.

•    Set a learning agenda to further develop their emotional intelligence and leadership.

This workshop will be held at the Music BC offices located at 100-938 Howe St.

The workshop is FREE and open to everyone, but you must RSVP here.

We thank FACTOR, Creative BC and the province of British Columbia for their continued support.

Music BC’s How-To Series Presents: Don’t Break Up The Band!

You don’t need to be a member to attend our upcoming free workshop on conflict resolution for musicians! All you need to do is RSVP at info@musicbc.org. Space is limited, so RSVP to hold your spot!

SOUNDOFF: Music BC’s How-To Series Panel on Music Supervision

 

From Hurt Locker to Nike, world class music supervisors discuss the ups and downs and challenges of music supervision. What’s working? What’s not? Live music performances by local bands round out this stimulating night about placing your music in TV, film, games, ads and media.

Featuring Panelists: 

Natasha Duprey / Silent Joe (The L Word, I Am Heath Ledger)

John Bissel / Mothlight Music (The Hurt Locker, The Horse Whisperer)

Liz Gallacher / Liz Gallacher Music Supervision (The Full Monty, Masters of Sex)

Valerie Biggin / The SongRep Music Supervision (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Chesapeake Shores)

Kyle Merkley (ARPIX)

Moderator: PJ Bloom (Warner Film & TV)

**Free for Music BC members, $15 for non-members**

Basic Integrative Negotiation Skills for Musicians 

Most negotiations are either conducted like competitions in which there is one winner and one loser, or end in compromises where everyone is forced to give up something. In either case it can leave the negotiators feeling dissatisfied not only with the result of the negotiation but also with the relationship itself over the long term, which is clearly undesirable if they are ever to work together again – which is likely in the music business. Beginning with the premise that most every interaction in life involves negotiation, this hands-on, full-day workshop uses extensive role-plays and negotiation scenarios to develop immediately practical negotiation skills.

Workshop Outcomes (learning objectives):

By the end of this workshop participants will have the skills, knowledge, and attitudes to be able to:

•    Compare and contrast common negotiation styles.

•    Define and apply four principles of integrative negotiation.

•    Use the parties’ interests to generate creative solutions.

•    Identify and apply standards of fairness to ensure mutually acceptable outcomes.

This workshop takes place at the Music BC offices located at 100-938 Howe St, Vancouver BC

The workshop is FREE and open to everyone, but you must RSVP here to confirm your attendance.

We thank FACTOR, Creative BC and the province of British Columbia for their continued support.