3rd Annual Alberta Electronic Music Conference Wraps Up in Calgary

The third annual Alberta Electronic Music Conference (AEMCON) took over Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, in Calgary from Nov. 15-18, 2018. This industry gathering for music producers, DJs, industry professionals, and fans of electronic music welcomed delegates from over 40 cities from across Canada, the U.S., and the U.K. AEMCON’s mission is to elevate Western Canada’s electronic music scene through education, networking, and collaboration.

Over 115 artists, speakers, producers, industry insiders, and DJs contributed to this year's conference. The line-up was created through collaboration with over 50 different music-oriented organizations and collectives. Among the conference highlights were panels and presentations on online marketing for artists, building an artist team, the best and worst of running a record label, SOCAN 101, and more. As well, the Asset Review Panel offered artists live feedback by talent buyers and agents on their bio, social media profile, website, or any other media they may use to get booked or connect with fans.

The night event took places at a variety of venues in downtown Calgary. Some of the performing artists included A Tribe Called Red, Chris Lorenzo, CIEL, Digitalism, DJ Heather, South Africa's Gqom House music pioneer DJ Lag, Octave One, Pezzner, Sleeper, Smalltown DJs, Stud1nt, TMSV, and more.

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Michael Raine is the Editor-in-Chief at Canadian Musician and Canadian Music Trade magazines. He also hosts the Canadian Musician Podcast.
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