Culture Con 2023

Culture Con is a 3-day conference style event hosted in Kelowna, BC in July of 2023 and presented by 100 Collective. The goal with this event is to create an environment where artists and music industry professionals can accelerate  their careers, discover new talent through artist showcases, professional networking, and build more industry infrastructure in Western Canada.

SCHEDULE - FRIDAY JULY 14th

Panel Sessions @ The Kelowna Innovation Centre, 460 Doyle Ave

11:00AM: BOOKING! PROMOTING! TOURING!

With Charissa Schamuhn (Midnight Agency), Kelly Shepherd (Event Producer), Junk (Artist)

Hear what agents and festivals are looking for when signing and booking artists, how to book your own tour dates and promote your own events. 

12:15PM: MARKETING STRATEGIES

With Mavis Harris (Nice Marmot PR), Jason Chan (Social Media Manager), Jamal Vickers (Warner Canada), Quinn McGraw (Stray Marketing)

You've made great music, now what? Learn how to promote your releases with press, digital content, branding, and creative ideas. 

 

 

1:30PM: BUILDING YOUR CAREER & TEAM

With Savannah Wellman (Tiny Kingdom Music), Orri Sachar (Monstercat), Colin Cuthbert (Palm St Studios)

Taking your career to the next step usually includes building your team, and growing your revenue sources. Find out how to build  relationships, opportunities, and how to find funding through grants, royalties, syncs, and sponsorships.

  

2:45PM: WHAT ARE LABELS LOOKING FOR

With Mikal Gonzales (Sony Canada), Erica Grayson (Moxieworld), David "Click" Cox (CLK Creative Works).

Our panel of A&R heavy hitters will let you know what catches their ear when listening to new artists, and how to refine your pitch when reaching out to labels.

Showcases @ Vice and Virtue, 1033 Richter St 

  • 5:30 AR Uplifting
  • 5:50 ebonEmpress
  • 6:10 Gold Mynd
  • 6:30 Konstant
  • 6:50 UV Shinobi & Be Jammin
  • 7:05 Ozz & Kid from Magic
  • 7:25 Kid Filthy
  • 7:50 Edge
  • 8:15 Miggs & Indigo
  • 8:45 Sinzere
  • 9:15 BDICE
  • 9:45 Mouraine
  • 10:25 Tasha Kett

    SCHEDULE - SATURDAY JULY 15TH

    Panel Sessions @ The Kelowna Innovation Centre, 460 Doyle Ave

    11:00AM: Consultation Meetings (by invite only)

    12:30PM: SYNC 101 with Everton Lewis Jr, Music Supervisor

    Learn how to get your music into film, TV, ads and video games, and why it's an important source of revenue for independent artists. 

     

    1:30PM: PASS THE AUX 

    With Everton Lewis Jr (Music Supervisor), Jamal Vickers (Warner Canada), and Orri Sachar (Monstercat).

    Get feedback on your song from industry pros! Email cultureconokgn@gmail.com to have your track considered.

     

    Showcases @ Red Bird Brewing, 1080 Richter St

    • 3:20 Mabaleka
    • 3:50 Nikita Dortch
    • 4:20 Manyenya
    • 4:50 Sophia Eleftheria
    • 5:20 Romeyo Wilson
    • 5:50 Kordoroy Floyd
    • 6:20 Susta
    • 6:50 Fame Holiday
    • 7:35 daysormay
    • 8:15 Junk
    • 8:55 Mikey Jose
    • 9:35 KALLITECHNIS

    10:30PM Afterparty @ The Innovation Centre w/ P.SHRM

     

    SCHEDULE - SUNDAY JULY 16TH

    Workshop @ Little Bird, 1080 Richter St

    12:00PM - Mental Health and the Arts with Karen Chhabra-Dhoot (RSW, MSW)

    Karen is a Registered Social Worker (RSW, MSW) currently practicing in Kelowna, BC and available for virtual sessions throughout BC.  Leading with an anti-racist, anti-oppressive, and trauma informed lens for all her clients, she'll discuss how to maintain healthy work/life balance, and the challenges often faced specifically by creatives.

    Showcases @ Red Bird Brewing, 1080 Richter St

    • 3:15 Celeste Noir
    • 3:45 Kardias Quing
    • 4:15 Bungalow
    • 4:45 Mar Emanuel
    • 5:15 Terell Safadi
    • 5:45 Temia
    • 6:15 Cameron James
    • 6:45 Quarterback
    • 7:15 Maky Lavender
    • 7:45 Mauvey
    • 8:15 Madalen Duke
    • 8:55 IAMTHELIVING & Teon Gibbs
    • 9:30 COTIS
    • 10:00 DJ Invizible

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     Culture Con is Supported by Creative BC and the Province of British Columbia