SOCAN Foundation & TuneCore to Host 6-Day Livestreamed 'Creative Entrepreneur Summit' in July

The SOCAN Foundation has partnered with digital music distributor TuneCore to launch the Creative Entrepreneur Summit, an online interactive event geared towards enhancing the business acumen of emerging music creators and industry professionals. The summit will be held on July 20 – 29, 2021.

Music creators from across Canada can attend the six-day livestreamed event, which will cover a host of discussions led by expert speakers. Topics explored will relate to music and business, including sessions on publishing, distribution, licensing, and legal fundamentals. Workshops will cover entrepreneurism, social strategy, data analytics, business planning, and more. Speakers include TuneCore’s Director of US & Canada, Dan Rutman, TikTok Canada’s Music Lead, Jordan Sowunmi, Warner Music Group’s Director of Data and Insights, Christine Osazuwa, and many more.

“The music industry is a complex ecosystem, especially for emerging music creators in pursuing their dreams,” says Charlie Wall-Andrews, Executive Director of SOCAN Foundation. “The goal of the Creative Entrepreneur Summit is to empower the next generation of musical artists to develop their business skills and entrepreneurial aptitude, so they can turn their talent and passion into sustainable careers.”

Rutman comments: “It was important to TuneCore to partner with SOCAN Foundation as the lead partner for the Creative Entrepreneur Summit, as SOCAN Foundation and TuneCore both have a shared track record for innovation and developing programming in support of independent artists. This series of informative panels and inclusive workshops further defines our ambitions to continue to inspire independent artists across Canada and the world.”

The summit will be live streamed on EventMobi and registration to the event, which costs $20, includes an all-access pass to more than 18 panels and workshops, as well as a code for a free single distributed via TuneCore.

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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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