Upcoming Rap/R&B-Focused Music Conference, 'Northern Power Summit,' to be Held Virtually

The Northern Power Summit (NPS) will deliver its fifth annual conference virtually as a three-part series beginning on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021.  Parts two and three will take place on Feb. 20th and March 20th, respectively. Staying true to the aim of previous in-person editions, the online series will continue to provide education and tools, as well as access to individuals to help Canadian artists and industry professionals develop their careers.

“Traditionally, our focus has been on how artists can develop their career internationally – and that is still a focus, but we want to offer support and guidance to artists that are dealing with the effects of the pandemic,” says NPS Co-founder D.O. Gibson.

Keynote speakers include Tom MacDonald and Wendy Day. MacDonald, a Canadian-born rapper currently living in Los Angeles, has used music as an outlet to address struggles with his own mental health. Working without a manager or a label, MacDonald recently hit #1 on the rap charts on iTunes in the U.S. while garnering over 100 million views on his YouTube channel. Wendy Day is a long-time music executive that helped rapper Lil Wayne and label Cash Money Records sign their groundbreaking record deal and was also instrumental in Eminem securing his first contract with Interscope Records.

Re.Sound.ed will also feature expert industry sessions with CEO Chuck Creekmur, The Bloom Effect’s Fiona Bloom, Singaporean/Canadian rapper Masia One, The Hook & Company’s Michelle Allman-Esdaille, and multi-genre producer, songwriter and hip-hop artist Myer Clarity.

Re.sound.ed will run from 1-6 p.m. on Jan. 23rd and tickets range in price from $0-$20 to make the event accessible to all who wish to attend.

Further information is available at You can buy tickets here.

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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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