Taking It On the Road

July 22, 2010

Sunday, August 1st, 2-5 PM, Gower St. United Church

Free workshop for musicians on management, booking, touring and contracts

There are hundreds of excellent songwriters, musicians and bands in Newfoundland and Labrador. Most start without a degree in management or business and without a manager they are forced to do everything themselves.

The questions many musicians ask when starting out are “Where do I start? How do I book a venue? How do I promote myself?” It is hard to know where to start and what things you should do when you are starting a musical career.

To help musicians better understand how to book engagements and manage themselves, the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council and the Newfoundland and Labrador Musicians’ Association will jointly sponsor a free workshop for musicians at the Gower Street United Church Hall on the afternoon of Sunday August 1st 2010, from 2 to 5 PM.

This workshop will feature a panel presentation by:

Shelly Chase – music manager for Garrison Hill Entertainment

Jerry Stamp – experienced musician from St. John’s who has toured for years

Paul Schirelli-Earle, Chris Harnett and John Duff of the Idlers – recently returned from a self-booked tour across Canada

Jordan Young – Outreach & Education Officer for the NL Musicians’ Association.

This event is open to musicians of all levels of experience. There will be lots of time for participants to ask questions. This workshop is FREE but participants should pre-register by sending email confirmation to nlmusicians@hotmail.com. Contact: Jordan Young, NL Musicians’ Association (709-722-8005)
59 Duckworth St.,
St. John’s, NL
A1C 1E6
(709) 722-8005

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