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Lyndra Griffith

Edwards PC, Creative Law

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Lyndra Griffith is an entertainment lawyer at the law firm Edwards PC, Creative Law. Prior to joining the firm, she completed the Osgoode Certificate in Entertainment Law, and founded Griffith Law, an arts and entertainment law boutique. She is fluent in English and French, and represents clients in both official languages. Lyndra has a keen understanding of the entertainment industry, having represented clients in music, television, film, publishing, performing arts and visual arts. She is dedicated to ensuring that her clients are well informed and supported at every stage of their career. She is passionate about the arts and enjoys giving back to the community, including by speaking at professional development events. She is also the President of the Board of Directors for Artists’ Legal Services Ottawa, a not-for-profit organization serving the national capital region’s arts community. She nurtures her creative side and love of the arts in various ways, including being a cast member in the Great Canadian Theatre Company’s annual lawyer play fundraiser productions of Parfumerie, The Mouse that Roared and The Rule of Three.

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Mar Sellars

Mar On Music

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Mar is an artist manager, music publicist, journalist and radio host with her own company Mar On Music. She manages Partner, Goodbye Honolulu and Tallies. Originally from Vancouver, Mar moved to Toronto in 2012 after 8 years in Europe (London and Berlin). She has toured in numerous bands, been a CBC radio personality, worked as a European booking agent, worked at the BBC and now runs her own MGMT & PR company. When she has the time Mar also writes about music for various publications and web sites (Clash, TLOBF, NOW). She loves radio and hosts a weekly new music show on CIUT 89.5FM in Toronto.

 
 

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Martyna Turczynowicz

Ottawa Music Industry Coalition

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Martyna is the Programming Coordinator for the Ottawa Music Industry Coalition (OMIC). Arriving as recently as March 2018, she has already greatly expanded OMIC's programming reach, co-developing the flagship From Emerging to Export program and bringing the longstanding Music Monday out into the community at a number of unconventional venues. She also oversees the Independent Music Business series, special projects and OMIC's practicum program which provides emerging industry professionals with the skills and hand-on experience needed for career success. Originally from Winnipeg, Martyna has previously worked in communications, PR and logistics for Indie MTL, Nuit Blanche Winnipeg and the Maison des artistes visuels francophones.

 
 

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Matt Gorman

Ocean Town Music

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Matt is a Halifax-based lawyer and owner of Ocean Town Music, a consulting group that specializes in music industry contract drafting/review and general legal advisory for artists and businesses in the music industry.

Matt is a frequent speaker on music related legal issues. Aside from practicing law, Matt plays drums and performs with various east coast bands/artists.

For an overview of the legal basics associated with topics like copyright, publishing and recording, check out Matt’s Legal Guide for Musicians (2017).

 

 

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Matthew Vlahovich

Cadence Music Group

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Matthew Vlahovich has been actively involved in the Canadian music industry for over 10 years, as an artist, singer, and record producer. From 2010-2016, Matthew was the lead singer and songwriter of the Juno-nominated group Young Empires. He has opened for acclaimed acts such as Chromeo, Foster the People, and Bastille, and toured extensively internationally. He has a keen passion for talent discovery and development and is currently the A&R Manager at Cadence Music Group in Toronto, Canada.

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Max Rollinger

WENTWORTH INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

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Max Rollinger is based in Boston as the Director of Accelerate, Wentworth Institute of Technology's center for innovation and entrepreneurship. He previously served as the program operations lead for a variety of festivals and conferences in the live entertainment and technology space including HUBweek (the largest innovation and ideas conference in the Northeast U.S.) and XLIVE (the premier conference for live event organizers in the music, food and sports industries).

 
 

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Meg Shorette

Launchpad

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Meg is the Lead Talent Buyer for Port City Music Hall in Portland, Maine; the 580 capacity sister venue of the State Theatre. She is also the co-founder and Executive Director of Launchpad, a Maine-based Arts Incubator. Her passion for supporting the DIY Music Scene and “all ages venues” inspired her to create the DIY performance space Central Gallery; the All Roads Music Festival; and the Bangor Arts Exchange. In 2014, Maine Magazine named Meg one of 50 people helping to shape the state of Maine; the youngest acknowledged at just 30 years old. Meg previously served as a music programmer and Visual Arts Director for the former KahBang Music & Arts Festival until leaving to form Launchpad in 2014.  

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Michaël Bardier

Heavy Trip

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Michaël Bardier is the founder and president of the booking + management company Heavy Trip and represents artists such as Suuns, Carla Dal Forno, Alex Zhang Hungtai, Beverly Glenn Copeland, Helena Deland, Marie Davidson, Jerusalem In My Heart, Moon King, Tess Roby, etc.  He’s also founder + curator of the experimental concert series OK LÀ.

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Mike Bell

Lorimer Beacon

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Mike Bell has spent over a decade working with international music communities in various capacities. During his time as Director of International Relations at FILTER Magazine, he helped launch Culture Collide Festival and Creative Summit in 2010, where he booked and produced much of the programming during its first 4 years which featured hundreds of bands from over 50 countries. He has worked on  countless creative marketing initiatives with artists like Radiohead, Florence and the Machine, Beastie Boys and more. Also, on music brand partnerships with Levi’s, Red Bull, Toyota, Converse, and others.


Since launching Lorimer Beacon in 2013, Mike has created and led customized b2b industry trade missions and produced live music showcases for governments and  publicly funded organizations from around the world. Clients have included the Consulate General of Canada in New York, the Consulate General of the Netherlands, Music Norway, and more.


Mike Bell has also managed artists, and has extensive experience in digital marketing and PR having served as Vice President of Sneak Attack Media.

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Missy Scheinberg

Lunatic Entertainment

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Missy Scheinberg is on the management team at Lunatic Entertainment where she works closely across the entire current roster that includes CHVRCHES, Mansionair, Gang Of Youths, The Temper Trap, Middle Kids, Skegss, and Tyde Levi. She's also on the programming team for Australia/New Zealand's Laneway Festival.


 

 
 

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Monika Chmielewska

Third Side Music

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Monika Chmielewska is a young lawyer working in the Legal & Business Affairs department at independent music publisher Third Side Music. She handles negotiations for synchronization requests (for film, TV, advertisements, promos, trailers, and video games worldwide), sample and interpolation uses, and works made for hire. Amongst other things, she was involved in negotiations for high profile projects such as Colin Stetson’s original score for Hereditary (A24), and Sofi Tukker’s feature in Apple’s iPhone X campaign.

Prior to joining the TSM family, Monika interned at a boutique law firm in Montreal specializing in intellectual property and entertainment law. She simultaneously took a class at Harvard on US Copyright Law. Monika graduated from Laval University with honours and a scholarship for excellence in the IP Law Course. She also published an article on the impact of 3D printing on IP law in a renowned French Canadian legal publication.

 
 

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Myke Peters

This Is Pop Records

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Myke Peters works with THIS IS POP RECORDS in DIY distribution and customer relations. With years of graphic design experience as well as working as a tattoo artist he has created Images and logo’s for merchandise and albums for bands around North America. Myke is also always looking to contribute towards furthering the label’s growth and availability to record stores and consignment start ups alike.

 

 

 
 

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Nathan Wiszniak

Spotify Canada

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Nathan Wiszniak brings over 18 years of music marketing and programming experience to the Spotify Canada team. Nate’s knowledge of the Canadian marketplace can be attributed to his positions at Sony Music in Retail and Artist Marketing and at Fontana North where he was a Label Manager, responsible for the marketing, acquisition and distribution for 100+ independent labels. His role at Spotify Canada as Head Of Artist And Label Marketing encompasses the day to day relationships with labels, artists, management and organizations within the Canadian music industry.

 
 

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Nigel Jenkins

Laughing Heart Music

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Nigel P. Jenkins is a graduate of the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University, with a Certificate in Entertainment Law from Osgoode Hall Law School. Nigel is an artist manager and record label owner based in Steady Brook, NL. Through his company, Laughing Heart Music/LHM Records, Nigel has worked with Classified, Heather Rankin, Ben Caplan, Hillsburn, The Lytics, and many other artists as a manager, label owner, and consultant. Nigel was nominated for the 2017 East Coast Music Award for Artist Manager of the Year, and the 2016 Nova Scotia Music Week Award for Artist Manager of the Year.

 

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Noah Fralick

Paper Bag Records

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Noah began his career in music by playing in bands in his local music scene. In addition to his role as project and marketing manager at Paper Bag Records, he is also the founder of Huxley Management, an artist management company representing Juno-nominated group Born Ruffians. Noah is also a member of croon-psych band, Young Rival. He is based in Toronto, but maintains close ties to his hometown of Hamilton.

 
 

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Ouss Laghzaoui

Heavy Trip

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Ouss Laghzaoui is Booking Agent and Manager, Growing up listening to Noise music & Various Rock and Pop Music, he represents a diversified catalog of artists on the booking side. Amongst the roster you can find names like Chad VanGaalen (USA), Negative Gemini(North America), Anemone (North America), Corridor (North America ex. QC), Cadence Weapon (USA). He also handles Anemone and Negative Gemini's careers on the management side.

 

 

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Raimundo Aguirre

Sonidos de Chile

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Political scientist, cultural manager and producer, Founder Eroica productions, Executive Secretary of the IMICHILE trade association and current CEO of Sonidos de Chile. His also executive producer of Fluvial Musica y Ciudad, Festival and music conference held annually in the city of Valdivia, and Director of the Puchuncahuin festival. He has also been director of the IMICHILE Music Node, professionalization and development program for the Chilean music industry. He has participated in multiple panels and work tables for the music industry both in Chile and in meetings, seminars and international conferences in different countries, always helping to articulate and strengthen the independent industry and the construction of a network that allows this, a most advantageous position.

 

 

 
 

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Richard Dunn

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RICHARD DUNN, a serial entrepreneur, began as a party promoter in high school. While attending Georgia Southern University, he worked with the Student Government Association to coordinate campus events and book talent for live shows. In 1998, Dunn co-founded Groovement Inc., an artist management and event production company that focused on the soul scene. Groovement served as a resident promotion arm for the Ying Yang Café, as well as the launching pad for the career of four-time Grammy winning vocalist India.Arie. In 2004, Dunn partnered with Michael McQuary (co-founder of Mindspring) to start Brash Music, a scrappy indie label with a catalogue that included Cold Play, PJ Morton, Aaron Shust and Anthony David. Two years later, Dunn and his partners teamed up to revitalize the historic Underground Atlanta by opening Sugarhill (live music venue) and Club Motion (10,000 sqft. nightclub).
In 2007, Dunn resurrected the old moniker he once used as a party promoter, The Muddy Water Group. Under his leadership, the creative services and live concert production/promotion company has worked with a variety of chart-topping talent in genres from jazz and soul, to hip-hop and EDM.  Dunn’s entrepreneurial journey has also led to a part-ownership of the popular Atlanta restaurant Tom Dick and Hank (since 2014). In addition, he is the Vice President/Business Development at The Atlanta Voice Newspaper, one of Atlanta’s first African-American newspapers founded by his grandfather J.Lowell Ware.
Richard Dunn chooses to measure success by his own standards. Over the years, he’s grown to appreciate the value of longevity, relevance, and the respect of his peers in such a wildly competitive industry.
 

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Regina Davenport

i am OTHER

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Regina Davenport is an A&R Assistant at i am OTHER, a multi-media creative collective created by Pharrell Williams. Prior to joining the team at i am OTHER, Davenport was the A&R Production Coordinator for all of Outkast’s recordings and has since continued to work with internationally recognized Hip-Hop and R&B artists.

 

 

 
 

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Rob Lawless

This Is Pop Records

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Rob Lawless is a Recording engineer and record producer at the Physics Lab in Edmonton, AB. As a co-founder of THIS IS POP Records Rob Lawless shows drive and intent. His enthusiasm in the studio is contagious and his go getter attitude keeps the label on track. Rob works behind the scenes communicating with bands and businesses, he is an excellent representative of THIS IS POP! RECORDS.