Sat June 03
Guests: Jeff Rogers, Kate Hyman, Rich Brisson, Scotty Taylor, Andrea Guernsey, Victor Mijares
The Visitor Info Centre
Doors 3:30pm // Event 3:30-5pm // All Ages
Free // Apply Here
ARTIST ROUNDTABLES: VIC SESSIONS II
We're expecting these sessions to be in high demand, so we're already adding a second one .....ta-da!
Spring Reverb is stoked to be offering a limited number of spots for our artist roundtable sessions this year! Similar to a speed-dating or round robin or rendezvous format (but way cooler!), selected artists will get face-time with industry professionals to discuss their projects, careers, visions, challenges, and get advice on viable next steps in their musical odyssey. In addition, the event is meant to bridge introductions with the hopes that new business deals may one day be forged (*fingers-crossed). It has happened before and will happen again!
Please note that filling out the application does not guarantee a spot. We'll do our best to accommodate as many artists as we can, but space is limited. Priority will be given to artists playing at Spring Reverb. Artists selected will be contacted in advance
Kate comes from two generations of entertainment executives. Her grandfather Elliott Hyman purchased Warner Brothers from Jack Warner. Her father Kenneth ran the studio. The Entertainment industry is in her blood. Kate currently has a successful joint venture with BMG Rights and has extensive experience as an A&R executive at Warner Bros, V2, Imago, Chrysalis, MCA, ZE/Island Records and Shelter Records. Kate’s signings include Moby – Play (Platinum, Grammy Nominated), I AM SAM Soundtrack (Platinum, Grammy Nominated), Toots and The Maytals – True Love (Grammy), Paula Cole (Platinum Artist + Grammy Winner), Aimee Mann, Sinéad O’Connor (Platinum Artist), and many others.
Jeff has been in the entertainment business since he was 16 Years old. He began as a rock concert promoter in Welland, Ontario. He later became a rock band manager and helped steer the careers of Crash Test Dummies, The Pursuit of Happiness, Rusty, Randy Bachman, Ashley MacIssac and others. He also is the owner of Handsome Boy Records which has had success with Rusty and the Plunderphonics album - Grayfolded.
Rich Brisson heads up the sync & licensing department at Cadence Music Group and represents the master recordings of 30+ record labels (including ATO Records, Physical Presents, Public Records, Pheromone Recordings) along with a boutique publishing catalogue of songs for sync for placement opportunities. Cadence has seen placements from their catalogue in ads for Virgin Mobile, Ford, Lululemon, Facebook, Women’s Shelter of Canada, LCBO + numerous television placements with NBC, CBS, Fox Sports, Netflix, Amazon Prime, CBC, CTV, Sportsnet and TSN. Rich is also a part of the music supervision and creative services team at Eggplant Music & Sound, an award-winning audio posthouse in Toronto representing a roster of in-house composers along withtwo full-service audio post studios. The Eggplant has composed music for brands such as Ikea, Bell, Visa, Mitsubishi, VW, McDonald’s plus numerous hours of television for CBC News, Take Note – Season 1 (NBC), 26th Street Garage (CBS), Hello (Again) – Season 1 (CBC) + many others.
Scotty is a music solutions super agent. Music supervisor, producer, copyright acquisition specialist member of the Guild of Music Supervisors US and founding member of the Guild of Music Supervisors Canada. He’s also a former member of the highly acclaimed Supergroup Sonic Branding Co. A seasoned sonic Sherpa, his jackknife approach to music supervision, song clearance, acquisition and negotiation sees him seamlessly bridging the gap between client and creative to facilitate even the most singular of creative goals. With a fierce tenacity and signature flair, Scotty regularly works across a multitude of media platforms from Advertising, TV, Film and the emerging worlds of branded music curation and playlisting. KISS THE SUN MUSIC CO. is a boutique Music Supervision and sonic strategy company specializing in song clearance, creative support, copyright negotiation and administration for Advertising, TV and Film.
With over 12 years experience working on the record label side of the business, first at Warner Music Canada and now at one of Canada’s top indie labels Wax Records, Andrea has a wealth of knowledge of the inner workings of a Canadian label. From streaming and radio promotions, to publicity and PR, to music videos and live events, she has a touched on almost every facet of the industry.
With over two decades working in the Canadian Music Industry, Victor’s career has been largely focused in Artist Development and A&R. In 2002, he turned an internship into a full-time hire at BMG/Vik Recordings where he quickly began contributing to the career launches of artists like Shawn Desman and Keshia Chanté. In 2006, he took over the role of A&R rep for Warner Music Canada, where he managed a diverse roster of recording artists for over 15 years. Leading projects from discovery, through strategy, creation, and implementation, Victor has helped many artists achieve gold and platinum certifications, chart-topping releases, multiple industry awards, international touring opportunities and even movie roles! During his time working in A&R, Victor’s career never ceased to evolve. He was integral in creating opportunities to advance early careers of artists like Scott Helman and Brett Kissel, strategizing initiatives with established acts like Mother Mother and Billy Talent, and collaborating through exceptional projects with superstars like Michael Bublé and Rush.