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DOWNLOAD YYC - Building Your Team 101: From Self Managed to Major Labels

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DOWNLOAD YYC: Building Your Team 101

When: Wednesday, February 19, 7pm - 8:30pm
Where: The King Eddy

Doors 7:00pm // Panel 7:15pm

This panel is for anyone looking for self-management tips and tricks, and for those looking to build their team, or work on an artist’s team. What is the true role of a manager and how does that differ from the label’s role? As an artist, how do you find your team-members, and as an emerging manager or label, what experience do you need before you take on an artist? Join us for a conversation between self managed artists, managers and labels on February 19th at the King Eddy!

Meet your Mentors:

Elyse Alavie, Arts & Crafts:

Elyse Alavie works at Arts & Crafts as the Artist Management and Tour Marketing Coordinator. She has worked with clients such as Choir! Choir! Choir!, Dan Mangan, Reuben and the Dark, and Tim Baker, to name a few. She is also a Music Theory Instructor at the Harris Institute in Toronto. Elyse is a recent graduate from the Artist Management Program at the Harris Institute, and holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Carleton University, specializing in vocal performance. Her extensive background in music has allowed her to dabble in many different areas of musicology, performance, and music theory, including classical, music theatre, West African music, jazz, and more.

Stephanie Hutchinson, Chronograph Records:

Stephanie Hutchinson is the Vice President and co-founder of JUNO Award-winning independent label Chronograph Records. With 15 years’ experience in the music industry, her skillset is comprised of label operations, artist management, grant writing, public relations, marketing strategy and execution, booking, finance and business development. She has worked with artists such as Laila Biali, Poor Nameless Boy, PEAR, 100 mile house, as well as a jazz roster of 25+ artists. She also runs the Presenting portfolio at Arts Commons, Canada’s third largest arts centre.

Miesha Louie, Miesha and the Spanks:

A self managed artist, Miesha created The Spanks back in 2008 as a means to control her destiny— a specific brand of rock grown from her punk rock roots and nurtured by her own experiences and story-telling, and a career heavy in touring and vinyl. No more band break-ups and lost songs — Miesha & The Spanks would do what it wanted as long as Miesha had the fever. Earlier EP’s were released via Winnipeg’s Transistor 66, before the resurrection of Calgary’s Saved By Vinyl — a local boutique label, and current home to MATS, Astral Swans, and Eamon McGrath.

Their 2018 release Girls Girls Girls was produced by Danny Farrant of UK Punk Legends The Buzzcocks. The album reached #1 on Earshot!’s National Loud charts, and had singles hit #7 on CBC 3’s R3-30, and #1 on the Indigenous Music Countdown. It was also given regular attention by Rodney Bingenheimer’s Sirius XM show Rodney On The Rock. Girls Girls Girls saw Miesha & The Spanks on the cover of Alberta’s Beatroute Magazine, accompanied by 30 dates across Canada, and festival appearances at Blizzard Music Fest (Rossland BC), Canadian Music Week (Toronto), Sled Island (Calgary), Rifflandia (Victoria BC), Halifax Pop Explosion (Halifax), Big Winter Classic (Calgary), The Great Escape (Brighton UK), FOCUS Wales (Wrexham UK), and Breakout West (Whitehorse YK). At the YYC Music Awards 2019, Girls Girls Girls brought home Rock Recording Of The Year and Single Of The Year (Summer Love). Late 2019 into early 2020 will see the release of a series of singles, beginning with The Girls Are O.K.— an ode to the pre-teen cis, trans, and non-binary girls that Miesha works with at Girls Rock Camp Calgary year after year. Then, get ready for a solid spring touring schedule in Canada, the US, UK, and EU. MATS have played as direct support to such acts as Queens Of The Stone Age, Death From
Above 1979, Hot Snakes, Propagandhi, Pack AD, White Lung, Reignwolf, and more.

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