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CMAOntario RoadShow Hits Peterborough


Saturday, November 25, 2017

Kawartha Trade & Technology Centre at Fleming College
Room 1129 – 599 Brealey Dr., Peterborough, ON

On Saturday, November 25th, the CMAOntario RoadShow will be pulling into Fleming College, to host a daylong program of educational seminars. For aspiring music professionals, artists and songwriters, it is a unique opportunity to network with peers and access industry experts with the potential to impact your career.


A perennial favourite, the DEMORAMA LISTENING SESSION, provides you with the captive audience you’ve always wanted. Send a demo and get direct feedback from industry professionals – both from a craft and business point of view. Find out what these experts have to say about song structure, lyric writing and generally how to improve your songs. You’ll also have a chance to put the panel on the spot during our Q & A.

Send us an MP3 of your song plus a copy of the lyrics by Thursday November 23rd at 5:00pm by email to  Or you can bring your demo on a USB drive – mp3 format – plus 4 printed copies of the lyrics. 

Registration begins at 8:30am, with our first panel kicking off the day at 9:30am.


9:30am – 10:45am
Common Challenges Indie Artists Face And How to Conquer Them

Independent artists need to conquer many facets of the industry to have a shot at making music their full time career. They must have the entrepreneurial drive to overcome obstacles and do whatever it takes to create something out of nothing to be successful enough to attract experts to do the grunt work. Learn how to organize your time to effectively manage your business and art, and how to make money with a music career.

Bruce Good, The Good Brothers
Brian Allen, AMPLUS Productions
Remo Di Cesare, Artist Manager
Genevieve Fisher, Artist

11:00am – 12:15pm
Getting Booked at Local Festivals & Fairs

Looking to play more shows, get booked at your local music festivals and events in your area? Peterborough’s own will share their insight on what they’re looking for, best practices in pitching for bookings, what promoters need to know to give you a shot, how to stand out from the competition in this market, and a “to do” and “don’t” list for any independent artist.

Stefanie Purificati, APA Agency
Cathie Faint, Catherine Faint Entertainment
Jennifer Goheen, Havelock Jamboree

12:15pm – 1:40pm

1:45pm – 3:00pm
Developing Your Image: Creating Marketing Materials That Work For You

The image that you project consists of everything that contributes to your reputation. It includes not only the way in which you perform, but the professional image you project to the world. Does your Website, Online Presence and Electronic Press Kit truly represent your music? The focus of this panel is on the components of a promotional toolbox—the pieces necessary for building an artist’s professional image and how to ensure your brand reflects your music.

Kathryn Hummel, Hummel Entertainment/Royalty Records
Ken Boyer, Warner Music Canda
Patrick Duffy, Attention Design
Allan Mamaril, M88 Entertainment Group

3:15pm – 4:30pm
Demorama Listening Session

Feedback is one of the most important aspects of growth for an artist. Our demo listening session offers a unique opportunity for selected musicians to get direct feedback from seasoned music professionals, those who listen to demos as part of their job.

Note: We recommend that you submit your demo in advance by sending an mp3 plus the lyrics for the song you wish to have one included to with Peterborough Demorama in the subject line. You can also bring your song on a USB plus 4 COPIES of your lyrics with you to the event.

Brian Allen, AMPLUS Productions
Kathryn Hummel, Hummel Entertainment/Royalty Records
Pete Walker, KX96
Steve Wilkinson, Songwriter

Email with “RoadShow Peterborough” in the subject line to register. Please send your full name and contact information to register.

Tickets for the RoadShow Learning Exchange are $25.00 for CMAOntario members and $30.00 for non-members. Price includes lunch.

Don’t let someone else tell you what you missed – BE THERE!


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