As an emerging artist, one of the best ways of introducing your music to industry professionals (presenters, agents, labels, managers, etc.) is to take part in a showcase event.
And yet, many artists hesitate about investing a lot of money and effort without any guarantee that the professionals will show up... it can be daunting to navigate the ins and outs of a showcase event and the etiquette of being a showcase artist.
In the first part of the webinar, we look at WHAT a showcase event is, and how the different ones are structured. I share some insights gleaned as an artist manager whose enjoyed conferences across the country and beyond.
In the second part, we discuss HOW best to prepare for, deliver and follow up on your showcase. I share what I learned as the Interim Executive Director of Canada's BreakOut West Festival in Oct 2019, when I led the conference, showcase festival and awards programs for last year's edition, and got to experience the event from the organiser's side.
By the end of the webinar, you'll have a clear idea of things you can do and things to avoid so your next showcase event (whether in person or online) is amazing!
One of the participants, Caroline, asked a compelling question about whether livestream performances could replace showcase events. Our discussion on that is included as an extra!
Finally, you'll see that I've included the Webinar Presentation.
If you have any feedback or questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch with me at [email protected]
Thanks & Enjoy!