Panel Details

GO BACK | 3 DAY MUSIC SUMMIT AGENDA OVERVIEW
Thursday 04/20/2017
Sheraton Hall C
1:00PM - 1:50PM
(50 minutes)



Panel Discussion

Pass the Windex, Please - Gender Parity and the “Glass Ceiling” in Live Music

Gender parity in the music industry both domestically and internationally has been a hot topic of late. Recent studies have been conducted into the representation of women in the music industry both on stage and behind the scenes. Gender parity (and diversity in general) is increasingly becoming a part of government mandates. In this context, how can the music industry drive measurable change and what are the challenges and opportunities in pursuing greater gender parity? The panel will explore the complexities inherent in moving towards parity in the live music and conference space, highlighting the opportunities it affords through a mix of perspectives, with intent of increasing engagement in this important and timely discussion.

Sponsored by:
OMDC
Moderator
Marina Adam
Manager, Ontario Music Office
Ontario Media Development Corp. OMDC
Toronto, Canada
Panelists
Alka Sharma
Executive Director
Folk Music Ontario
Ottawa, Canada
Erin Benjamin
Executive Director
Music Canada Live
Ottawa, Canada
Julien Paquin
President
Paquin Artists Agency
Toronto, Canada
Tim Arnold
Singer/Songwriter,Composer & Producer
Tim Arnold
London, UK