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Winnipeg Music Project RWG (live sessions cancelled - see event details)

Event Date: 
[Start: 8/26/2019 6:00:00 PM] - [End: 6/29/2020 6:00:00 PM]
Cost: Drop-in fee: $12 S.A.C. members, $15 General admission
Where to buy tickets: See below.

Event page:
Details: SAC COVID-19 UPDATE re Regional Writers Groups

To keep our community safe, all in person Regional Writers Group events have been cancelled, postponed or moved online. Please visit this Facebook group for the most up to date information.

The Winnipeg Music Project has partnered with the Songwriters Association of Canada to produce a 10-session songwriters group in Winnipeg, MB. The series was created to fulfill a need for stronger creative development opportunities for local songwriters and to begin establishing an effective and notable songwriting community in Winnipeg. The Winnipeg Music Project will give attendees the opportunity to receive constructive feedback from their peers and from established local songwriters who are scheduled to feature throughout the series. The workshops are pre-register and drop-in style and will be hosted in the Forth Cafe Gallery. Guest songwriters and mentors will be invited to talk about royalties, funding, social media, and more. 

Full Songwriting Series Registration (10 Sessions)
$100 for S.A.C. members (save $30)
$120 for General

Drop-in fee
$12 for S.A.C. members 
$15 for General 

August 26

September 30: 
Featured Songwriter: Jaylene Johnson

October 28: 
Featured Songwriter: Fred Penner

November 25: 
The Song Comes First: Discussion
All it takes is ONE hit song to have the freedom to explore, create, and write whatever you want. This discussion will explore the fears of the word "hit song" and dissect the things keeping Manitoban artists from truly breaking into the global market. 
Presented by: Elise Roller of Manitoba Music

Featured Songwriter: Matt Schellenberg of Royal Canoe

January 27:
Featured Songwriter: Jenna Priestner of Mobina Galore

February 24: 
Social Media and Music: Discussion
Social media is one of the most accessible and entertaining forms of marketing today. I can help you understand how a platform works, how to find your audience online, and how to create content that will reach the people who want to hear your music. 
Presented by: Jen Doerksen of BNB Studios

Manitoba Film and Music Funding: Presentation 
This presentation will quickly go through all of the music program funding offered by MFM and offer tips and tricks for submitting successful applications for recording, marketing, video, and tour support. 
Presented by: Stephen Carroll of Manitoba Film & Music

March 30: 
Featured Songwriter: Sebastian Gaskin

April 27:
Featured Songwriter: Tracy Bone

May 25: 
Music Royalties: Presentation 
Music royalties are a part of a complex system, that often creates problems for songwriters to receive full compensation for use of their songs. This presentation will help troubleshoot these issues and reduce the changes of songwriters losing revenue to the Black Box. 
Presented by: Stephen Carroll of Manitoba Film and Music 

June 29: 
Wrap-up concert and celebration 

About Winnipeg Music Project: 
The Winnipeg Music Project is a music podcast, CJUM radio show, and independent event production project created by host Ashley Bieniarz in 2015 dedicated to spotlighting emerging or established local music-makers, engaging in intimate conversations about their art, and featuring new music. Through stories of songwriting, album releases, and tours from around the world, the Winnipeg Music Project promotes the unique journey of local artists who love what they do. 

Venue:Forth Cafe Gallery