Past Speakers

    • Anthony Mclean

      Anthony Mclean Moderator

      Anthony Mclean, Conference Moderator

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    • Ari Kaplan

      Ari Kaplan Lawyer Licensing & Business Development Paper Bag Records

      As a lawyer, Ari is recognized as one of Canada’s top attorneys; he is a partner at Koskie Minsky LLP in downtown Toronto, a law professor at three universities,the author of Canada's leading textbook in his area, and counsel at the Supreme Court of Canada.

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    • Brandon Brophy and Ryan Luchuck

      Brandon Brophy and Ryan Luchuck Vocal TrainersVocalize U

      Brandon Brophy and Ryan Luchuck are international voice instructors that work with award winning and major label signed vocalists. They co-founded Superheroes of Voice, and serve as Directors of Education for "VocalizeU" based in Hollywood, the most extensive vocal development technology ever created.

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    • Christian Hurst

      Christian Hurst Producer

      Christian Hurst is a full-time musician, producer, songwriter, composer, arranger, sound designer and music business consultant based in Toronto, Ontario and has worked for over 18 years as a music professional.

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    • Dale Kotyk

      Dale Kotyk Vice President Warner Music Canada

      Dale Kotyk can lay claim to helping shape the careers of a diverse list of prolific Canadian artists including Blue Rodeo, Billy Talent, Michael Bublé and 2011 Juno Awards Best New Artist, Meaghan Smith.

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    • Derek Brin

      Derek Brin Producer, Songwriter

      DEREK BRIN, Multi-Platinum Award winning Producer, Songwriter & Mix Engineer with speciality in Urban, Pop and Caribbean Music

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    • DIRECTOR X

      DIRECTOR X Director X Music Video Director

      DIRECTOR X (formerly known as Little X) - Celebrity Music Video Producer  http://directorxfilms.com/directorx.html Director X was born and raised in Toronto, Canada and is of Trinidadian and Swiss decent. Moving to New York City he became the protege of pioneering hip hop director Hype Williams, X has been noted for directing high-budget, visually distinctive videos for celebrity artists including Nelly Furtado, David Guetta, Nicki Minaj, Kardinal Off-ishal, Sean Paul, R....

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    • DJ Mel Boogie

      DJ Mel Boogie DJ, Host CHRY 105.5

      In 2011 Mel, collaborated with legendary Toronto MCs Kish, Dan-e-o, and Maestro Fresh Wes to release her first single, Vapors 2012. Additionally, she is the only female DJ to be a repeated feature guest on Toronto’s FLOW 93.5FM.

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    • Jules Lynch, A&R

      Jules Lynch, A&R A&R / ScoutRed Bull Records

      Jules Lynch is a rising star in the Canadian music business, building a strong reputation with his success as one of the managers at the Entertainment Business Affairs grant writing department while scouring for the next big talent as the newly appointed A&R for CP Records.

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    • Jason Furman

      Jason Furman Agent S.L. Feldman & Associates

      Jason has since been an agent for S.L. Feldman & Associates where he primarily specializes in contemporary music and is responsible for an active roster that includes; Classified, Shawn Desman, Keshia Chante, Karl Wolf, These Kids Wear Crowns, Skratch Bastid and many more.

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    • Jeffrey Barkin

      Jeffrey Barkin Founder Custom CD Corporation

      Custom CD Corporation has been manufacturing music compilations for some of the world's leading brands like A&W, Chevron Texaco, Fruit of the Loom, GM, IGA, Pabst, The Ritz-Carlton, and Shell.

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    • Londa Larmond

      Londa Larmond Gospel Artist Juno Award Nominee

      LONDA LARMOND, Gospel Artist - Juno Award Nominee Click here for Full Bio Vibrant and empowering are words that capture the essence of Londa Larmond. Since her solo debut in 2001, this Canadian gospel treasure has faithfully maintained her calling: bringing inspirational messages of God’s love with her authoritative and commanding voice, uplifting anyone who listens. After ten amazing years, Londa delivers to fans and music lovers the release of her highly anticipated sophomore album, GREAT ...

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    • KARDINAL OFFISHALL

      KARDINAL OFFISHALL Four-time Juno Award WinnerHip Hop Artist

      Kardinal Offishall is a four-time Juno award winner, multiple ASCAP award winner and Socan award winner. He also holds four MMVA’s under his belt, along with epic MMVA performances

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    • Michie Mee

      Michie Mee Artist Hip Hop

      Michie Mee is known within the music industry for her unique rap style of combining reggae and dancehall with hip-hop. Many successful artists have followed in Michie’s footsteps using this gifted technique

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    • Navarro Gray

      Navarro Gray Entertainment Lawyer

      Most recently Navarro worked with Big Boi of the Outkast, T.I., renown producer Ty Fyffe, Sad Life BoysEntertainment, Young Boys, and recording artist West Philly Freck. He also has negotiated contracts with LL Cool J, Bad Boy Entertainment, MTV, Vh1, F.U.E.N.T.S, Ru1 Records and creates licensing opportunities for producers to have their music appear in television programs, video games, and films.

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    • Randy Reid

      Randy Reid Program Director CHRY 105.5

      RANDY REID, PROGRAM DIRECTOR - CHRY 105.5FM   Randy Reid is an experienced broadcaster and civic media journalist. As a veteran radio host/producer of prime-time C/C station programs on Toronto airwaves for over 10 years, he has delivered some of the most popular morning shows and captivating interviews with internati...

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    • Pina Crispo

      Pina Crispo Promotions Director 102.1 The Edge

      Crispo became the youngest Promotions Director at the Edge at 29 years old and the second female to ever hold the title. She is the person behind all of station promotions, contests & events. She is also the voice of the Inside Edge known aka “Pina the Inside Edge Chick” a character of the station whose true identity has never been revealed.

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    • Sari Delmar

      Sari Delmar Publicist Audio Blood Inc.

      Sari Founder of Audio Blood Inc. has an impressive client list boasts rising artists and national stars. Audio Blood's dedication to artist/brand development and unique strategy has launched careers for upcoming Canadian artists (Dinosaur Bones, The Balconies, Sandman Viper Command, Ben Caplan, and more). Audio Blood's impressive client list also boasts Canadian Music Week, Jagermeister Canada, French Connection Canada, Sneaky Dee's, and more!

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    • Tony Tobias

      Tony Tobias President & Executive Producer Pangaea Media & Music Inc.

      TONY TOBIAS - President & Executive Producer, Pangaea Media & Music Inc. Tony Tobias has been working in the cultural industries in Canada for over thirty-five years spanning music and media rights management, artist management, and the writing and producing of music videos, film, television and interactive media. Through his company Pangaea Media & Music, he consults to independent creators, media production companies and cultural organizations providing creative business, international marketing and transmedia strategies, rights clearances and...

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    • Vered Koren

      Vered Koren Director, Music & Brand Partnerships EMI Music Canada

      VERED KOREN - Director, Music & Brand Partnerships   Vered Koren is the founder and head of EMI Music Canada’s Brand Partnerships department. Her role is to build, lead and execute strategic multi-platform partnerships between EMI artists and consumer brands across Canada and the globe. Vered ...

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    • Hallie Dixon

      Hallie Dixon Host Rogers TV, In The Loop

      NINA HALLIE DIXON - Producer / Host Rogers TV In the Loop Nina's program serves as an interactive resource to bridge the gap between members of the community regardless of their age, gender, ethnicity or economic strata. In The Loop is a talk show that provides an avenue for entrepreneurs, entertainers and community leaders to showcase their skills and promote their organizations to our local communities...

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    • Scott Jackson

      Scott Jackson President Life 100.3

          Scott is from Toronto. As a pre-teen he listened to 1050 CHUM and got the radio bug. Upon sitting-in while Carpenter was on CHUM, Scott (Jackson) watched his radio hero introduce "Rock The Boat" by the Hues Corporation. It was at that moment Scott thought "I want to do that!" He enrolled in the radio course at Hum...

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    • Ron Allen

      Ron Allen Producer, Songwriter Strobe Records

      Ron Allen - Producer | Songwriter Musical genres: Pop/Urban, R&B, Soul, Dance, Electro, Dubstep, Reggae/Dancehall, House, Techno, Rock, Alternative Ron Allen is a versatile music producer/songwriter and founder of legendary dance music label Strobe Records that was instrumental in developing the house and techno genres in the early 90's. Ron began his musical career as a DJ who later transformed his love for music into a talented producer and songwriter working with countless artists in Pop/Urban. Dance music, Hip-h...

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    • Marina Phillips

      Marina Phillips Talent Manager Ree Ree Productions

      MARINA PHILLIPS, FOUNDER REE REE PRODUCTIONS Marina'Ree Ree' Phillips, represents and develops some of Canada’s most sought after radio broadcasters, talent and artists, Ree Ree is a strategic businesswoman strutting her heels in Toronto’s entertainment industry like no other. Ree Ree is an executive producer with three shows, DVD’s and films under her belt, and this is only the genesis of her production endeavours. In 2009 and 2010, Ree Ree was the Executive Producer of three highly acclaimed shows by comedian Trixx, along with two DVD’S, Trixx: Face Va...

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    • Rodney Murphy

      Rodney Murphy Educational Outreach Manager SOCAN

      Rodney Murphy is the Education and Outreach Manager for SOCAN - the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada. He spends most of his time attending shows, seminars, and industry events providing member education and public speaking on behalf of SOCAN. Prior to his current role at SOCAN, Rodney spent 5 years managing the catalogues and performance royalties of SOCAN’s highest earning Country, Rock and Pop members. Before joining SOCAN, Rodney worked for CKCU FM, Sony Music Canada and BBC Radio One in the UK. Rodney’s Master’s Thesis on “Britpop” music con...

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    • Mikal Gonzales

      Mikal Gonzales ARTIST & LABEL SERVICES MANAGEREntertainment Business Affairs

      MIKAL GONZALES, ARTIST / LABEL SERVICES MANAGER Mikal Gonzales currently works at Entertainment Business Affairs as an Artist and Label Services Manager in the grants and royalties division. EBA is a full service company that assists small labels and independent artists with running the business side of what they do. This includes writing marketing plans and projecting budgets for grant writing opportunities, as well as helping to plan out a project from start to finish along side their distribution team. If they are self-published, we also administer their royalty collecti...

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