October 19th 2019 01:00 PM - October 19th 2019 06:00 PM

Musician Entrepreneur Conference

100 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, Canada

Musician Entrepreneur Conference


2019 Musician Entrepreneur Conference

Invest in your career and build your business in music in Hamilton. Attend Hamilton’s third annual free Musician Conference on October 19th; an event created for local musicians based on input and challenges identified by musicians.

Gain insights and knowledge that will help grow and develop your entrepreneurial and music business skills. This half day conference includes panels, discussions and networking in the areas of how to build a team, copyright ownership, Electronic Press Kits, and touring as an independent artist.

The Musician Entrepreneur Conference is a priority for the Hamilton Music Advisory Team (HMAT) and a key project of our Musician Sub-Committee.

Attendance is FREE but registration is required 


When: Saturday, October 19th from 1:00pm – 6:00pm (registration begins at 12:30pm)

Where: David Braley Health Sciences Centre (100 Main Street West), 2nd Floor – Auditorium



12:30-1:00pm Registration & Performance by Joshua Pascua 

1:00pm Conference begins with greetings from the City of Hamilton and the Hamilton Music Advisory Team (HMAT)

1:15pm Topic: Touring as an Independent Artist

Panel discussion with:

Aisha Barrow, musician, LIFEandtheTRIBE

Chrisy Hurn, musician, Basement Revolver

Matt Thompson, Fort Elgin

with Gillian Nicola, musician and HMAT musician subcommittee member, as moderator

2:15pm Topic: Electronic Press Kits

Panel discussion with:

Chrys & Momo, musicians

Brad Machry, True North Records

Vel Omazic, Canada's Music Incubator

with Kristin Archer, I Heart Hamilton, as moderator

3:15pm Networking break & light refreshments 

3:45pm Topic: Copyright Ownership

Presentation from: Anne-Marie Smith, Lonestar Music Services

4:45pm Topic: How to Build a Team

Panel discussion with: 

Rita Chiarelli, musician

Dylan "The Dill" Hudecki, musician

"Parkside" Mike Renaud, Hidden Pony Records & Management

with Kojo "Easy" Damptey, musician and HMAT musician subcommittee chair, as moderator

5:45pm Wrap up & Thank You





City of Hamilton

Municipal government

Ticket Information

Please note that your tickets will be email to you and attached as a PDF upon successfully registering for this event. In the event that you have either not received your confirmation email, cannot find the confirmation email, or used an incorrect email address, please contact the organizer.

All ticket holders will receive an email notification reminder 24-48 hours prior to the event's start date (this does not imply particular sessions, just the event). Your tickets will also be attached to this email.

It's encouraged to save your tickets to your phone by downloading them or taking a screenshot, however you may also print your tickets before arriving to the event.