Toronto NOV 6-11
Manchester SAT OCT 13

Indie101 is a series of seminars, demo listening sessions and mixers. Indie101 is hosted by some of the most knowledgeable and respected experts in the entertainment industry. It will include seminars on music, film and tech, designed to help anyone succeed in the entertainment industry.




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2:00 – 5:00 PM Artist Interviews

WED NOV 8 • The Hideout

1:00 – 1:40 PM ARTIST ORIENTATION The Indie Week team will let you know how to get the most out of your time at Indie Week. These tips will be invaluable to help you reach your next step in the business.

Meet the Industry: Toronto's Bookers, Festivals and Venues

2:00 – 2:40 PM City of Toronto Toronto has always been a city known for live music but recently there have been some issues. This will be an open discussion with those in the know to how we can make things even better.

MODERATOR: Mike Tanner (City of Toronto)
PANELISTS: Spencer Sutherland (Toronto Music Advisory Council) / Andreas Kalogiannides (Toronto Music City) / Josh Colle (City of Toronto Councillor) / Dante Berardi (A Full Grown Bear)

3:00 – 3:40 PM Festivals and Bookers of Toronto If you want your band to play these are people you will need to impress and get to know. They are the ones who will book your for their festivals and get you on the right bill at the clubs.

MODERATOR: Noel Copeman (Underground Garage)
PANELISTS: Andrea England (Four Chords & The Truth) / Dan Burke (Independent) Jheanelle Henry (Rebel Wailer) / Yvonne Matsell (Independent) / Mar Sellars (Mar On Music)

4:00 – 4:40 PM Meet the Venues There is lots of competition for live music in Toronto and these local venue owners and operators will give you the tips you need to know to perform at their clubs.

MODERATOR: Shaun Bowring (The Garrison)
PANELISTS: Matt Groopie (Cherry Cola’s) / Japheth Ryan Maw (Sneaky Dee’s + Hard Luck) / Kristina Redd (Phoenix) / Nicky Potter (The Painted Lady)

5:00 – 6:00 PM Urban Panel Being an independent artist trying to make it in Canada, it’s vital to know the steps you need to take to get to where you want to be. With talented producers that have worked with big names, an entertainment lawyer, PR Publicist, and owner of a robust Advertising Management agency like Rebel Wailer Inc, these are the layers you have to peel back to gain the ultimate knowledge bank in order to succeed.

PANELISTS: Prezident Jeff (Producer: Lil Simz , Roy Woods (OVO), Majid Jordan (OVO)) DZY Hustle (Producer: Roy Woods (OVO), T.I., Lil Simz, Ty Dolla $ign, Kevin Gates) Akeel Henry (Producer: Fast and the Furious Soundtrack, DVSN (OVO), Roy Woods (OVO), Kid Ink, Ty Dolla $ign) Dalton Higgon (PR: Jazz Cartier (CDN PR), Kardinal Offishall) Chedo (The Come up Show – Urban Press) Alarm Diaz (Block Trade Music (Rochester label team)) Clifton Reddick (Rebel Wailer)

6:00 – 8:00 PM Music Ontario Mixer A chance to socialize with the speakers, discuss business, swap business cards and make a new connection.

WED NOV 8 • Kensington Hall


INTERVIEWERS: Spill / Indiecan

2:00 – 5:00 PM Band Photos


This project is funded in part by FACTOR, the Government of Canada and Canada’s private radio broadcasters. Ce projet est financé en partie par FACTOR, le gouvernement du Canada et les radiodiffuseurs privés du Canada.

Indie Week would like to thank the Ontario Music Development Corporation for their support.