Networking Opportunity: 3rd Annual CUMC starts Oct. 11 in Toronto [News]
Toronto, ON – Now in its third year, The Canadian Urban Music Conference is a celebration of a new generation of Canadian talent and powerful industry leaders on the cutting edge of city-inspired genres of music. Canadian Urban Music is unique in that it includes hip-hop, R&B, pop, reggae, soca and African popular music. This year, the conference is presented by G98.7FM and has found a new home at The Toronto Reference Library’s Bram and Bluma Appel Salon.
The events get started at 10:30 ET with the ‘Welcome Address’ by CUMC Founder, Eb Reinbergs and is followed by a ‘Keynote Interview’ with Rich Castillo, the new Director of A&R at Universal Music Canada. You can find the full schedule of activities on the conference’s official site. This is a great opportunity for aspiring artists to network with influential members of the music industry and for A&Rs to hear their music. Along the way, you’ll also have the chance to interact with artists, DJs, producers, CEOs, marketing experts, radio hosts, bloggers and more.
One of the things we’re looking forward to the most is the Young & Poppin’ Music Showcase taking place at Adelaide Hall (250 Adelaide St.) Saturday night. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the showcase starts at 9. Along with a ton of up-and-coming artists to look out for, you’ll be treated to performances by veterans Saukrates and JD Era.
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Meet leaders in the music industry including:
JD Era – Award winning Canadian rapper and lyricist
Saukrates – Legendary rapper, singer, and record producer
Rich Castillo – New Director of A&R at Universal Music Canada Interview to be conducted by Eb Reinbergs
Derrick Ross – President of Slaight Music
Colin Camillieri – Vice President, Strategic Development at Nightflite Entertainment
Matt Smallwood – Partner at All My People Music / Shoreline Music Group
Gevoni Thomas – Owner and President of Propaway Marketing
Melissa Bessey – Media Relations for World Youth Day
Pharoah Page – Social Media Entrepreneur
Eric Alper – Director of Media Relations, Licensing and Distribution at eOne Music Canada
Jody Laraya – National Urban Promotions at Universal Music Canada
Linda Dawe – Music Solutions Inc.
Kerry Lee Crawford – G98.7FM Radio Host
Dulce Barbosa – DB Productions and Publicity Inc.
Andrea Morris – AM to FM Promotions
Yvonne Valnea – President of Last Tango Productions
Darren Johnson – Manager of Ant Grant, Sage Harris & General Manager of CUMC
Katrina Lopes – Firebox Entertainment (Shawn Desmond)
Drew Dazzle – Manager of Jully Black
Bev Moore – Founder of More Music Management
Chris Jackson – #BigTicket concert Promoter, producer
Marcus Kane – Writer/Producer/Mix Engineer of Marcus Kane Productions