2011 Schedule

  • Day 1: Thursday, March 10th, 2011
  • Ballroom
    9:00AM - 9:15AM
    (15 minutes)
    CMW Welcoming Address
    Start your economic engines! Canadian Music Week hits the ground running with its annual kick-off session, featuring words of welcome from CMW President Neill Dixon and sage advice from Jasper Donat, CEO Music Matters Asia, on the vast market potential of Southeast Asia.
    Canadian Music Week also looks forward to carving new inroads for Canadian companies to pursue new opportunities to do business with the music companies in France and its territories. Introduction by the Head of the French Trade Commission to Canada, Monsieur Patrick Imbert.

    Welcome, Introductions
    Neill Dixon, President Canadian Music Week

    Opening Conversation
    Patrick Imbert, Trade Commissioner, French Embassy (Focus On France)
    Jasper Donat CEO, Music Matters, Singapore (Spotlight On Southeast Asia)
    Karen Thorne-Stone - CEO and President, Ontario Media, Toronto, ON

    Speaker
    Patrick Imbert, Trade Commissioner, French Embassy, Canada
    Karen Thorne-Stone, President & Chief Executive Officer, Ontario Creates, Canada
  • Ballroom
    9:15AM - 10:00AM
    (45 minutes)
    Research Presentations: The Latest Digital Music Trends & Analysis
    Come with questions, leave with facts. In this session, top analysts and researchers present an overview of the latest research on digital music. Revelations include penetration rates, consumer attitudes toward embracing new technology, the most active platforms and channels and – most importantly – hard economic performance numbers. What will the industry look like in the years to come? These numbers are key.

    Presenters:
    Mark Mulligan - VP, Research, Forrester Research Ltd. London, UK
    Vanessa Thomas - SVP, Sales, Nielsen/SoundScan, The Nielsen Company, Markham, ON
    Russ Crupnick - President, Entertainment, The NDP Group Inc. New York, USA

    Presenter
    Vanessa Thomas, SVP, Sales, Nielsen Music, North America, The Nielsen Company, Canada
    Mark Mulligan, Vice President, Research, Director, Forrester Research Ltd., UK
    Russ Crupnick, President, NPD Group, USA
  • Concert Hall
    10:00AM - 11:30AM
    (1 hour 30 minutes)
    Radio Stimulus Package 2011
    To the digitally-minded, we don’t have listeners anymore, we have “friends” and “followers.” But if radio is to transition into a digital future, is everything old-school to be deleted? With a record reach of 93%, traditional radio must be doing something right. Could it be because of what got us to “the show” in the first place, content? What strategies from traditional radio will be valuable in the transition to the online world? This session of new-economy visionaries and old school pros will try to maximize the middle ground.

    Introductions - Michael Becker, PlayMPE, Los Angelels
    Introduction:
    Ivan Shulman – President, The Canadian Traffic Network (CTN), Toronto, Canada
    Keynote:
    Erica Farber – Founder and Chief, The Farber Connection, Studio City, USA
    Moderator:
    Ross Davies - VP Prog/Ops, Haliburton Broadcasting Group Inc. Toronto, Canada
    Panelists:
    Chris Ebbott – Program Director, 99.9 Virgin Radio (CKFM), Toronto, Canada
    Daniel Anstandig – President, McVay Media / McVay Syndication, Cleveland, USA
    Dean Blundell – Morning Host, 102.1 The Edge (CFNY), Toronto, Canada
    Howard Kroeger – President, Kroeger Meida, Winnipeg, Canada
    Jeff Pollack – CEO, Chairman, Pollack Media Group, California, USA
    Jeff Vidler – VP and Managing Director, Radio, Vision Critical, Toronto, Canada
    JJ Johnston – GM, Corus Radio, Ontario East, Canada
    Valerie Geller – President, Geller Media, New York, USA


    Sponsored by:
    Play MPE
    Moderator
    Ross Davies, VP Programming/Operations, Haliburton Broadcasting Group Inc., Canada
    Panelist
    Valerie Geller, President, Geller Media International, USA
    Jeff Pollack, CEO, Pollack Media Group, USA
    Jeff Vidler, Senior Vice President, Media, Vision Critical, Canada
    Howard Kroeger, President, Kroeger Media, Canada
    Dean Blundell, Morning Host, 102.1 The Edge (CFNY), Canada
    panelist
    Chris Ebbott, PD, 99.9 Virgin Radio (CKFM-FM), Canada
    Panelist
    JJ Johnston, General Manager Corus Radio Ontario East, Corus Radio, Canada
    Introduction
    Ivan Shulman, President, The Canadian Traffic Network (CTN), Canada
    Michael Becker, Vice President / Label & Radio Relations, Play MPE, Canada
    KEYNOTE
    Erica Farber, Founder and Chief, The Farber Connection LLC, USA
  • Ballroom
    11:15AM - 12:15PM
    (1 hour)
    Celebrity Interview with Nikki Sixx
    JEFF WOODS INTERVIEWS NIKKI SIXX

    Rock legend. Best-selling author. Photographer. Host of the syndicated radio show “Sixx Sense” and “The Side Show Countdown”. Get a backstage look into the world and mind of a rock star. Nikki Sixx will discuss his many ventures – including a new book and album, both titled “This Is Gonna Hurt” – in an exclusive interview.

    Nikki Sixx is the creative force behind a multitude of projects. As the founder, bass player and songwriter for the genre-defining rock band Mötley Crüe, he led the band through an unbridled career of rock ‘n’ roll, addictions, recovery, exploits, breakups, and girls, sending their first five albums to platinum status in the process. From their debut album in 1981 (Too Fast For Love) through to 2008’s Saints of Los Angeles, Mötley Crüe have sold more than 80 million albums worldwide, emerging as one of the most influential and enduring rock acts of their era. Their ’89 release Dr. Feelgood, topped the Billboard 200 chart at Number #1, marking the band’s most successful and best-selling album to date. The new millennium saw the band issue a best-selling, tell-all biography entitled “The Dirt” - and the launch of Crüe Fest, the highest grossing summer rock tour package in 2008.
    In 2007, Sixx published “The Heroin Diaries”. This haunting chronicle of addiction stayed atop the New York Times Best Seller list for more than six months and went on to sell over 350,000 copies in the US alone. In a fitting crescendo, the accompanying soundtrack by Sixx:AM - (featuring Sixx, James Michael and DJ Ashba) – sold over 300,000 copies in the U.S. and solidified the group with “Life Is Beautiful”, the most played rock track of 2008.

    Sixx’s most recent venture is the syndicated radio show “Sixx Sense” and its companion weekend show “The Side Show Countdown With Nikki Sixx”, carried nightly and on the weekends, respectively, on nearly 60 rock/alternative music stations in the US and Canada. Hosted by Sixx himself and co-host Kerri Kasem, the duo provoke straight, honest talk from special celebrity guests, bands and friends and play the hottest and newest music in rock.

    On April 12, 2011, Sixx will release the follow-up to “The Heroin Diaries” titled “This Is Gonna Hurt”. The book explores a new, more introspective side, the first ever public showing of his photography and insights on his life yesterday, today and tomorrow. “This Is Gonna Hurt” takes Sixx to a whole new level as an artist, musician and photographer. Accompanying the book, and slated for a May 3rd release, will be a new CD by Sixx:AM complimenting the book’s themes and showcasing the incredible songwriting and musicianship of Sixx and Sixx:AM band mates James Michael and DJ Ashba.

    Celebrity Interview:
    Nikki Sixx - Musician / Author

    Interviewer:
    Jeff Woods – Journalist, Jeff Woods, Town of the Blue Mountain, ON

    Celebrity Interview
    Nikki Sixx, Artist / Musician / Photographer,
    Interviewer
    Jeff Woods, Journalist, Legends of Classic Rock, Canada
  • Salon A
    11:15AM - 12:15PM
    (1 hour)
    Radio Wars
    In this programming and research session we work with Nielsen BDSradio, Excel, our calculator and T-square to examine two studies from Canadian markets.
    We've got the answers to these questions:
    What happens when you compare five stations programming virtually the same format in one market?
    Is the trend in old music still new?
    How does the competitive landscape impact programming decisions?
    Improve your radio IQ through this examination of programming metrics such as library size, rotation, day parting, duplication and more.

    Introduction:
    Stephanie Friedman – GM, The Nielsen Company, Markham, ON

    Presenter:
    Andrew Forsyth - Operations Consultant, BDS Radio Canada, The Nielsen Company, Markham, ON


    Sponsored by:
    Nielsen BDSradio
    Introduction
    Stephanie Friedman, General Manager, The Nielsen Company (Vancouver), Canada
    Presenter
    Andrew Forsyth, Operations Consultant, BDS Radio Canada, The Nielsen Company, Canada
  • Algonquin
    12:00PM - 2:15PM
    (2 hours 15 minutes)
    SUPER MARKETERS: CRYSTAL AWARDS LUNCHEON (Ticketed Event)
    The superstars of marketing break bread, accept honours and schmooze at this eagerly-anticipated awards luncheon - a colourful event fairly bursting with wit, wisdom and creative energy. Closely watched by agencies and broadcasters alike, The Crystals are an industry barometer of who’s who, and who’s hot. Limited tickets are available now for this unparalleled networking event.

    Your Host:
    Doug Funk - Comedian

    Musical Guest:
    Andrew Allen, Courtesy of Sony Music Canada


    Sponsored by:
    Astral Radio, CBS, CHUM Radio Sales, Target Broadcast Sales Inc.
    Host
    Doug Funk, Comedian,
    Performer
    Andrew Allen, Andrew Allen, Canada
  • Salon A
    1:15PM - 2:15PM
    (1 hour)
    Where's The Beef? - How Various Stakeholders Are Monetizing Music
    Few would argue that understanding today’s consumer behaviour, digital culture and evolving technology landscape is critical to extracting enough value from the music business that those committed to it can still make a decent living. But in the corresponding rush to give today's music fans what they want when they want it, the lines between stakeholders have become increasingly blurred. Even with business models evolving though, effective tools for music discovery, distribution, promotion and curation remain an absolute necessity. This panel brings together a group of powerful creative minds from some of the major stakeholder groups - radio, label, management, artist - in an attempt to understand what strategies are being implemented now that will shape the sustainable music business of the future.

    Moderator:

    Greg Nisbet – Founder & CEO, Mediazoic, Toronto, Canada

    Panelists:
    Alan Cross – Sr. Program Director CIIS /Corus, Host/Curator, Corus Entertainment, Toronto, Canada
    Jake Gold – President, The Management Trust, Toronto, Canada
    Jeremy Fisher – Singer / Songwriter, Montreal, Canada
    Terry McBride – CEO & Co-Founder, Nettwerk Music Group, Vancouver, Canada


    Sponsored by:
    Mediazoic
    Moderator
    Greg Nisbet, Founder & CEO, Mediazoic, Canada
    Panelist
    Jake Gold, President, The Management Trust, Canada
    Terry McBride, CEO & Co-Founder, Nettwerk Music Group, Canada
    Alan Cross, Sr. Program Director CIIS/Corus Host/Curator, Corus Entertainment, Canada
    Jeremy Fisher, Artist
  • Salon A
    2:30PM - 3:30PM
    (1 hour)
    Goin’ Mobile
    We all have a cell phone, but to really understand how the mobile phenomenon has changed American consumers, Jacobs Media has gone behind-the-scenes to study its true impact on broadcasters – and our lives. In a world where mobile devices are with us all the time and always "on," Fred Jacobs and his team will take a deep dive into the world of iPhones, Androids and Blackberries and explore how they’re changing our lives.

    Presenter:
    Fred Jacobs – President, Jacobs Media, Southfield, MI, USA


    Sponsored by:
    Jacobs Media
    Presenter
    Fred Jacobs, President, Jacobs Media, USA
  • Concert Hall
    3:45PM - 4:45PM
    (1 hour)
    The Crowdsourcerer’s Apprentice
    “Citizen journalism” was only the beginning. With the entire Web. 2.0 community stepping up to do pretty much anything – from scientific research to creating a Super Bowl ad – the word “professional” may be in jeopardy. Or is it? Crowdsourcing is certainly a viral phenomenon, but Can Crowd Sourcing increase your ratings in PPM or Diary?Is it just a game, or is it the new reality? Daniel Anstandig/VP McVay Media moderates this panel of industry experts who will help you identify goals and assess what part crowdsourcing can play in your future growth.

    Moderator:
    Daniel Anstandig - President, McVay New Media , McVay Media, Cleveland, USA

    Panelists:
    Christian Hall – OM/PD, X92.9 FM (CFEX) Calgary’s New Rock Alternative, Calgary, AB
    Alan Cross – Sr. Program Director, CISS/Corus, Host/Curator, Corus Entertainment, Toronto, ON
    Wayne Williams – Owner, Wayne Williams Media Inc., Toronto, ON
    Philippe Patrice - Chief Digital Platforms Officer, Astral Radio, Montreal, QC

    panelist
    Christian Hall, National Program Manager, Harvard Broadcasting, X92.9 FM Calgary’s New Rock Alternative, Canada
    Alan Cross, Sr. Program Director CIIS/Corus Host/Curator, Corus Entertainment, Canada
    Wayne Williams, Owner, Wayne Williams Media Inc, Canada
    Panelist
    Philippe Patrice, Chief Digital Platforms Officer, Astral Radio, Canada
  • Salon A
    5:00PM - 6:00PM
    (1 hour)
    Marketing and Promotion Panel - Beyond 2.0
    Radio promotions have changed drastically over the last few years. This panel will ensure that you are fully armed to promote your station with every weapon available to you. Moderator Peter Diemer of Momentum Media Marketing has gathered together some of the brightest minds in broadcasting and marketing to share their vision of the present and the future. Learn what’s working in the marketplace for stations during this highly informative discussion and talk more about social media as it evolves with radio audiences.

    Moderator:
    Peter Diemer – VP, Strategic Marketing, Momentum Media Marketing, Vancouver, BC

    Panelists:
    David Gratton – CEO & Founder, Work at Play, Vancouver BC
    Gayle Zarbatany – PD , 106.1 KissFM ( CHEZ), Ottawa, ON
    Paige Nienaber - VP,Fun & Games, Clifton Radio and CPR (Clifton’s Promotions Ranch), Scandia, MN, USA
    Ronnie Stanton - Brand Director / Operations Manger,Virgin 95.3 FM, AM 650, Vancouver, BC

    Moderator
    Peter Diemer, Executive VP, Strategy & Development, Momentum Media Marketing, Canada
    Panelist
    Paige Nienaber, VP Fun & Games, Clifton Radio and CPR (Clifton’s Promotions Ranch), USA
    David Gratton, CEO & Founder, Work at Play, CANADA
    panelist
    Gayle Zarbatany, Program Director -, 106.1 CHEZ-FM/105.3 KissFM, Canada
    Panelist
    Ronnie Stanton, Brand Director/Ops, Virgin 95.3 (CKZZ), Canada
  • Canadian
    6:15PM - 9:30PM
    (3 hours 15 minutes)
    CANADIAN MUSIC & BROADCAST INDUSTRY AWARDS (Ticketed Event)
    It’s CMW’s biggest night - the annual industry celebration that puts the “vent” in event. It’s a raucous red-letter date on the industry calendar that fuels feuds, creates friendships and gives props to the pioneers and builders of our industry. It’s also been the site of some legendary musical reunions.

    This year’s Broadcast Hall of Fame inductee is Bill Evanov; President of Evanov Communications Inc., who will receive the Allan Waters Lifetime Achievement Award.

    Also being honoured are Bachman & Turner, inductees into the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame along with entertainment lawyer and television producer Stephen Stohn, and Sarah McLachlan, the recipient of this year’s Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award.

  • Day 2: Friday, March 11th, 2011
  • Salon A
    9:15AM - 10:00AM
    (45 minutes)
    Ask The Commish
    New technology knocks daily on the doors of every broadcast exec in the country, with the viability of the entire industry at stake. The CRTC faces the same issues – with the potential cost of failed decision-making being irrelevancy and economic damage. CRTC commissioner Rita Cugini is here to speak about the techno-challenge and to answer your questions about the Commission’s role in your future.

    Interviewer:
    David Farrell – President, FYI Music News, Toronto, ON

    Keynote:
    Rita Cugini – Commissioner, Ontario Region, CRTC, Gatineau, QC

    Interviewer
    David Farrell, President, FYI Music News, Canada
    Keynote
    Rita Cugini, Commissioner, Ontario Region, CRTC, Canada
  • Salon A
    10:00AM - 10:50AM
    (50 minutes)
    The 50 Minute Oil Change
    Car engines aren’t the only things that need regular maintenance! You also have to keep the vital parts of your station running at top performance. Everything from your motor-mouthed talent to the sparkplug programmers and the fuel-injected promotion team must act in synch for your station to perform at top efficiency. In this charged-up session, two of the industry’s top morning show coaches deliver 50 invaluable ideas in 50 minutes that will keep the show fresh, help you connect with your listeners and strengthen your day-slot while the competition goes stale.

    Presenters:
    Tommy Kramer - Talent Coach, Tommy Kramer, Dallas, TX
    Michael O’Malley - Partner, Albright & O’Malley, Bainbridge Island, WA, USA

    Panelist
    Tommy Kramer, Talent Coach, Tommy Kramer, USA
    Michael O’Malley, Partner, Albright & O’Malley, USA
  • Salon A
    11:00AM - 12:00PM
    (1 hour)
    Social Reprogramming
    You may think you know how to post on a Facebook page. You may even Tweet. But a surprising number of stations and personalities are clueless as to the finer points of creating an online personality and making their presence widespread across the ‘Net. Our moderator, Newcap’s Steve Jones, gives you a plain and simple how-to for setting the right tone and indentity, whether via Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, Twitter, or email database.

    Moderator:
    Steve Jones - Vice President, Programming, Newcap Radio, Dartmouth, NS

    Panelists:
    David Huszar – Senior VP, Digital, Corus Entertainment Inc., Toronto, ON
    Jay Kruz – Program Director, Rewind 94.9, Cincinnatti, OH, USA
    Michael McVay – President, McVay New Media, Cleveland, USA
    Paul Kaye – Program Director, BRMB, Birmingham, UK

    Michael McVay, President, McVay Media - McVay Syndication, USA
    panelist
    David Huszar, VP/GM Corus Interactive, Corus Entertainment Inc., Canada
    Panelist
    Paul Kaye, Program Director, BRMB, UNITED KINGDOM
    Jay Kruz, Program Director, WREW-FM (Rewind 94.9), USA
  • Canadian
    12:15PM - 2:15PM
    (2 hours)
    The Canadian Radio Music Awards: Tomorrow Sounds Like This. (Ticketed Event)
    Each year, CMW lets the world know what’s coming next musically, via the CRMAs. A highly-anticipated showcase of “buzz” bands, playing for a matinee audience of influential industry ears, the CRMAs have, over the years, amassed an astonishingly high batting average for predicting the emergence of big name acts. A rookie-of-the-year award driven by radio-play, it is the most youthful and energized luncheon Music Week has to offer.

    David Marsden - one of Canada’s first true Rock’n’Roll deejays is this year’s Broadcast Hall of Fame inductee who will be receiving the Allan Waters Lifetime Achievement Award at this exciting ceremony!

    Host: Humble Howard Glassman

  • Concert Hall
    2:30PM - 3:30PM
    (1 hour)
    The Presidents Panel
    So many changes have come over broadcasting in the last few years that everybody is trying to do more with less people, less money and, in some instances, less motivation. We're gathering together the people who are responsible for overseeing the future of broadcasting to help us all see into the future.

    Moderator:
    Erica Farber – Founder and Chief, The Farber Connection LLC, Studio City, California

    Panelists:
    Christopher Grossman – Owner, Haliburton Broadcasting Group, Toronto, ON
    Chris Gordon – President, CHUM RADIO, Toronto, ON
    Denise Donlon – General Manager, CBC Radio /Radio-Canada, Toronto, ON
    Bill Evanov – President &CEO, Evanov Communications, Evanov Radio Group, Toronto, ON
    Jacques Parisien – President, Astral Radio, Astral Media Radio Inc., Montreal, QC
    Paul Ski – CEO, Radio, Rogers Broadcasting Ltd, Toronto, ON
    Richard Costley-White, CEO, Blackburn Radio Inc., London, ON
    Rob Steele - President & CEO, Newcap Broadcasting Ltd., Dartmouth, NS

    Moderator
    Erica Farber, Founder and Chief, The Farber Connection LLC, USA
    Panelist
    Christopher Grossman, Owner, Haliburton Broadcasting Group, Canada
    panelist
    Chris Gordon, President Radio & Local TV, Bell Media Radio, Canada
    Panelist
    Paul Ski, Adviser to the President, Media, Rogers Broadcasting, Canada
    Denise Donlon, General Manager, CBC Radio / Radio-Canada, Canada
    panelist
    Bill Evanov, President/CEO Evanov Communications, Evanov Radio Group, Canada
    Rob Steele, President & CEO, Newcap Broadcasting Ltd, Canada
    Richard Costley-White, CEO, Blackburn Radio Inc., Canada
  • Ballroom
    3:45PM - 5:00PM
    (1 hour 15 minutes)
    Rain Summit North
    Around the globe, consumers are moving to online radio to satisfy their music radio listening needs, due to benefits to the consumer that include increased variety, ubiquitous access, and even personalization. Join "RAIN: Radio And Internet Newsletter" publisher Kurt Hanson for a multifaceted examination of the phenomenon that is changing the face of radio. This SuperSession will feature over a dozen radio and online radio experts from across North America, in a series of 10- to 20-minute panels and presentations on various aspects of Internet-delivered radio -- including programming, marketing, sales, research, and the growing importance of mobile devices. Don't miss it!

    Moderator:
    Kurt Hanson – Publisher, RAIN Radio and Internet Newsletter, Chicago, USA

    Panelists:
    Alan Cross, Sr. Program Director CIIS/Corus, Host/Curator, Corus Entertainment, Toronto, ON
    Barnaby Marshall – Editor-In-Chief, RockPeaks, Toronto, ON
    Dave Lange - U.S. Consultant, D Lange Consulting, Granger, IN, USA
    Jeff Vidler – Senior VP & Managing Director, Radio, Vision Critical, Toronto, ON
    Jonathan Carrigan – Product Development Manager, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), Vancouver, BC
    Johnie Floater - GM Media, Live 365, Foster City , California
    JJ Johnston – GM, Corus Radio, Ontario East, Corus Radio, Kingston, ON
    Paul Maloney – VP & Music Programming, AccuRadio, Chicago, USA

    Moderator
    Kurt Hanson, Publisher, RAIN Radio and Internet Newsletter, USA
    panelist
    Jeff Vidler, Senior Vice President, Media, Vision Critical, Canada
    Panelist
    Paul Maloney, VP / Music Programming, AccuRadio
    Barnaby Marshall, Editor-in-Chief, RockPeaks, Canada
    Dave Lange, U.S. Consultant, D Lange Consulting, USA
    Jonathan Carrigan, Product Development Manager, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), Canada
    Johnie Floater, GM, Media, Live 365, USA
    Alan Cross, Sr. Program Director CIIS/Corus Host/Curator, Corus Entertainment, Canada
    JJ Johnston, General Manager Corus Radio Ontario East, Corus Radio, Canada
  • Concert Hall
    3:45PM - 4:45PM
    (1 hour)
    The Man Behind Lady Gaga -Troy Carter interviewed by Larry LeBlanc
    Troy Carter is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Coalition Media Group, a talent management and full-service production company, representing numerous recording artists, including Lady GaGa. Carter began his career working for Will Smith and James Lassiter’s Overbrook Entertainment. In 1995 he joined Bad Boy Entertainment, working in marketing under Sean Combs, working with artists such as Notorious B.I.G.

    Interviewer:
    Larry LeBlanc – Senior Editor, Celebrity Access, Boulder , CO, USA

    Keynote Interview:
    Troy Carter – Founder, Chairman, & CEO, Coalition Media Group, Santa Monica, CA, USA

    Interviewer
    Larry LeBlanc, Senior Writer, Celebrity Access, USA
  • Day 2: Saturday, March 12th, 2011
  • Salon A
    11:15AM - 12:15PM
    (1 hour)
    Bill C-32. Copyright or Copyfight?
    An unprecedented coalition of almost 90 organizations from Canada’s arts and culture industries representing writers, performers, actors, illustrators, musicians, composers, publishers, poets, visual artists, playwrights, songwriters, and producers have signed a position statement that urges the Government to make changes to Bill C-32. While everyone has an opinion, the only area of consensus is this: we need new copyright legislation now. Will Canada get it right? Will all stakeholders work together to make an imperfect bill less imperfect? This panel has something to say about it.

    Is anybody listening?


    Moderator:
    Casey Rae-Hunter Communications Director Future Of Music Coalition Washington DC

    Panelists:
    Casey Chisick – Entertainment Lawyer, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP, Toronto, ON
    Paul Spurgeon – VP, Legal Services & General Counsel, SOCAN, Toronto, ON
    Richard Pfohl – General Counsel, CRIA (Canadian Recording Industry Association), Toronto, ON
    Sander Shalinsky - Entertainment Attorney, Shalinsky & Company, Toronto, ON
    Ross Davies - VP Programming Operations, Toront, ON

    Moderator
    Casey Rae, CEO, Future Of Music Coalition, USA
    Panelist
    Paul Spurgeon, Vice President, Legal Services/General Counsel, SOCAN, Canada
    Casey Chisick, Entertainment Lawyer, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP, Canada
    Richard Pfohl, General Counsel, Music Canada, Canada
    Sander Shalinsky, EBA Founder/President, Rezolute Music, Shalinsky & Company LLP, Canada
    Ross Davies, VP Programming/Operations, Haliburton Broadcasting Group Inc., Canada
    Gary Maavara, EVP Gen’l Counsel, Corus Entertainment Inc., Canada
  • Ballroom
    1:30PM - 2:30PM
    (1 hour)
    Celebrity Interview with Melissa Etheridge
    One of rock’s most distinguished voices and personalities – Melissa Etheridge. is the subject of an exclusive in-depth celebrity interview at CMW. Etheridge will share her philosophies on music and discuss her life and times.

    Melissa Etheridge exploded onto the rock scene in the 1989 with the release of her critically-acclaimed eponymous debut album which was four times platinum in Canada. Etheridge’s popularity has been built around such memorable songs as “Bring Me Some Water” (from her debut), “No Souvenirs” (from Brave And Crazy) and “Ain’t It Heavy” (from Never Enough), for which she won her first Grammy for Best Female Rock Vocal. She hit her commercial and artistic stride with her fourth album, 1993’s Yes I Am, featuring the massive hits “I’m the Only One” and “Come to My Window,” a searing song of longing that brought her second Best Female Rock Grammy. The album went six times platinum in the US, double platinum in Canada and spent more than two and a half years on the album chart. In 1995, Etheridge issued her highest charting album, Your Little Secret (#6 on the Billboard Top 200), which included the hit single, “I Want to Come Over.”

    Her astounding success has been recognized with a Juno award for International Entertainer of the Year in 1990, the Songwriter of the Year honor at the ASCAP Pop Awards in 1996, and the Academy Award for Best Original Song for “I Need To Wake Up” in 2007.

    Her 10th studio album Fearless Love released in April of this year expands on the multiple strengths that have made Etheridge one of the most beloved figures in rock. The album has struck a momentous chord around the world, including a Top Ten debut on the Billboard Top 200 US album chart.

    This event admits all badges and Songwriters Summit. For single tickets, please go to our registration page under the conference tab. Single tickets are limited and subject to availability.

    Celebrity Interview:
    Melissa Etheridge, Artist

    Interviewer
    Ralph Simon, Chairman Emeritus & Founder, Mobile Entertainment Forum


    Sponsored by:
    S.A.C. - Association of Canada
    Celebrity Interview
    Melissa Etheridge, Singer/Songwriter,
  • Ballroom
    2:45PM - 3:45PM
    (1 hour)
    Celebrity Interview with Sammy Hagar
    He is the multi-platinum Red Rocker – the outgoing, bombastic front man of hard rock champions Van Halen, the man who won’t drive 55, and the man currently fronting his own supergroup, Chickenfoot. Better known as Sammy Hagar to the masses, he is one of rock music’s most successful and notorious singers.

    Interviewer:
    Tommy Nast – RBE Music , Rock Band Entertainment, California, USA

    Celebrity Interview:
    Sammy Hagar - Artist

    For over 30 years, Sammy Hagar, also known as “The Red Rocker”, has been a fixture in heavy metal music. From the Montrose albums that are an essential part of the foundation of what became heavy metal, through a solo career that produced such hits as “I Can’t Drive 55?, to his decade long stint as the front man for Van Halen, Hagar has sold millions of albums all over the world.

    Taking over for Van Halen’s original singer David Lee Roth in 1985, Hagar took the band to unprecedented heights, including four consecutive No. 1 albums, before being unceremoniously fired in 1996. Eight years later, he returned triumphant, leading the band on a reunion tour that was a box office smash.

    Throughout his career, Hagar, a guitarist himself, has played with a succession of genius guitar players; from Ronnie Montrose and Neal Schon to Eddie Van Halen and Joe Satriani from his current group, Chickenfoot, which also features former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith. Endorsed by Gibson, the guitar company introduced a new signature Les Paul for Hagar earlier this year in celebration of his role in Chickenfoot’s success. The guitar features a look and appointments chosen by Hagar.

    As a songwriter, his songs have been covered by other artists, including Bette Midler and Rick Springfield, whose 1981 Top Ten hit, “I’ve Done Everything For You,” was written by Hagar.

    In addition to his legendary status among rock stars, he is the masterful entrepreneur behind the Mexican resort Cabo Wabo Cantina he founded in 1990 and home of the handmade premium Cabo Wabo tequila – the most successful new tequila brand in the liquor business in years. Hagar has since expanded his restaurant chain with Cabo Wabo Cantinas in Las Vegas and Lake Tahoe and a series of airport restaurants, Sammy’s Beach Bar and Grill that raise money for local charities.

    In his autobiography RED: My Uncensored Life In Rock, set for release on Saturday, March 12 through HarperCollins, Hagar tells the outrageous and unbelievable stories of his rise through rock music, detailing how his voice became instantly recognizable all over the world. Lavishing readers with behind the scenes stories from Van Halen, one of the biggest rock groups in history, Hagar tells of the global stadium tours, private jets, parties, and of course the ups and downs that came with fame and success.

    This event admits all badges and Songwriters Summit. For single tickets, please go to our registration page under the conference tab. Single tickets are limited and subject to availability.

    Celebrity Interview
    Sammy Hagar, Artist

    Interviewer
    Tommy Nast

    Sammy Hagar, Author/Musician, Keynote Speaker
    Interviewer
    Tommy Nast, Co-President, Rock Band Entertainment & RBE Music, USA