HALIFAX CENTRAL LIBRARY, OCTOBER 20 -­ 22
5440 SPRING GARDEN ROAD, HALIFAX NS

ABOUT XPAND

The Halifax Pop Explosion Music Festival in association with Factor, Canada, and CIMA, present the XPAND Music Conference
featuring the inaugural Canadian Label Summit.

For the 11th year in a row, Halifax Pop Explosion presents a conference designed to educate, inspire, and entertain! Xpand Music Conference is for anyone with an interest in music and arts in Halifax.

- Grow your network of industry professionals
- Increase your knowledge base and skill set
- Develop new working relationships
- Spread good ideas and best practices
- Bolster and broaden the Halifax music scene


FEATURED DISCUSSIONS

THURSDAY OCTOBER 20

vish khanna  kreative kontrol

vish khanna  kreative kontrol

HPX ARTIST INTERVIEW W/VISH KHANNA
Halifax Central Library, Main Floor, Paul O'Regan Hall
4:45pm-6:00pm

A long-standing tradition of the Halifax Pop Explosion, the Artist Interview gives you the chance to get up close and personal with one of our HPX headliners. Rarely does the opportunity arise to get this close to your favourite artists, so don’t miss out! Check out Vish here

 ARTIST TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!


FRIDAY OCTOBER  21

MARTIN ATKINS  TOURSMART

MARTIN ATKINS  TOURSMART

HPX KEYNOTE – MARTIN ATKINS
Halifax Central Library, Main Floor, Paul O’Regan Hall
4:45pm – 6:00pm

Martin Atkins is the definition of entrepreneurial activity in cultural arts endeavors, his 35+ years in the music business spans across genres and borders and industries. He was a member of Public Image Ltd and Killing Joke. He founded industrial supergroup Pigface, The Damage Manual, and Murder Inc., and has contributed to Nine Inch Nails and Ministry. Check out more on Martin's book Tour Smart and other accomplishments here

 


SATURDAY OCTOBER 22

TALLI OSBORNE  SHESNUBS

TALLI OSBORNE  SHESNUBS

HPX KEYNOTE – TALLI OSBORNE
Halifax Central Library, Main Floor, Paul O’Regan Hall
4:45pm – 6:00pm

Talli's positivity is infectious! She has dedicated her life to opening up the eyes, minds and hearts of everyone that she meets and is passionate about the topics that she speaks on. She has shared her story at schools and clubs across the country, has been the keynote speaker at many corporate events and she even did her very first TED Talk last year. She is an inspirational speaker, a punk rocker and one of Sir Richard Branson's top 10 most inspirational people. Check her full bio out here


XPAND MUSIC CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS

CANADIAN LABEL SUMMIT
Panel Discussions, RoundTable Talks, and Networking Events featuring a selection of regional, national, and international label representatives.

FESTIVAL & VENUE TOWN HALL
An open forum opportunity to ask questions of festival and venue bookers from across Canada.

LISTEN  LOCAL HALIFAX
An examination of the state of the Halifax music scene with focused discussions on accessibility, youth art programming, and legislation.

FACTOR 1 ON  1
Sit down with FACTOR to learn about funding opportunities or dissect your grant application.

HPX ARTIST INTERVIEW
An intimate conversation with an HPX headliner. Sure to be an inspiring and insightful look at a real success story within the industry.

PANEL PRESENTATION
Exploration of topics like Branding Your Band, All­ Ages Programming, Building Your Team and more!