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Friday 05/11/2018
Osgoode Ballroom East
1:30PM - 2:20PM
(50 minutes)



Panel Discussion

The Maple Leaf Forever: How Canadian Stars Stay Atop Evolving Global Charts

Tastes change, genres rise and fall. But somehow our industry’s CanCon corps manages to produce front-runners in every current oeuvre. What would today’s Grammys be without Drake, The Weeknd, Alessia Cara or Justin Bieber, for example? This panel of industry players talks about the diversity of talent that has risen from our cultural mosaic, the mash-up of influences that imbues their muse and the available resources and funding that keep Canadians on the global music map.
Moderator
Shirley Halperin
Editor
Variety Magazine
USA
Panelists
Nick Jarjour
Partner
Maverick Mangement
Los Angeles, USA
Riley Bell
Riley Bell Music
Samantha O’Connor
A&R Consultant
XL Recordings/New Gen
Canada
William Robillard Cole
CEO of WRC MGMT & VP of A&R
Entertainment One
Toronto, Canada