November 2017

Redefining Success in a Digital Marketplace

12:00pm-2:00pm | Westin Ottawa - 11 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa

Music unites us, bridges linguistic, cultural and income divides. Music heals. It connects. It provides a soundtrack to our greatest struggles and our highest triumphs.

Since the arrival of the digital age, music is more readily created, released and shared. It is available at our fingertips and it's reaching more people than ever before.

With music's intrinsic value in our lives and this new accessibility, one would expect that the people who create this unifying force would be thriving. There is a widely held perception that the advent of the digital revolution has enhanced how music is created, money is made and creators’ lives are lived. There is a perception of a level playing field. But it’s time for a reality check.

Join Artist and Entrepreneur, Miranda Mulholland as she talks about the creative process, reveals actual numbers, discusses how creators are faring in this new landscape and suggests a way forward.

Followed by a Panel Discussion:

Following Miranda Mulholland’s speech, representatives from different cultural industries will discuss how the digital marketplace has affected their industries and their individual careers. Importantly, the panelists will also discuss how the disruption has created a Value Gap through the commercialization of their work without proper remuneration.

- Lunch will be served -

Member price:
Individual seat: $89 +HST
Table (seats 10): $800 +HST

Regular price:
Individual seat: $110 +HST
Table (seats 10): $990 +HST

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Redefining Success in a Digital Marketplace

Alan Frew

Songwriter, Public Speaker & Author

Alan Frew

Alan Frew is a multi-platinum selling songwriter, public speaker and author of the best-selling book ‘The Action Sandwich-A Six Step Recipe to Success by Doing What You’re Already Doing’.

With over 5,000,000 in sales, his work with Glass Tiger has garnered him five Juno Awards, a Grammy nomination and five Canadian Classic Awards in recognition of songs that have been played in excess of 100,000 times on Canadian Radio. Glass Tiger has had numerous hits that are now woven into the very fabric of the Canadian music scene ; "Don't Forget Me ( when I'm gone), Someday, Diamond Sun, My Town, to name but a few. He also has three solo CD's to his credit.

Additionally, Frew co-wrote the massive 5x platinum hit, 'I Believe’ (the theme song for CTV's coverage of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games) with Stephan Moccio. He also co-wrote the title track from Johnny Reid’s Juno-Nominated album “Fire it Up”, for which he received a #1 Award; coincidentally 'Fire It Up' was also recorded to platinum status in Europe by the legendary Joe Cocker.

Frew has toured with artists including Rod Stewart, Tina Turner and Fleetwood Mac, and performed for the Canadian Armed Forces and their allies in Bosnia, Israel, Egypt, Kuwait, Oman and 4x in Afghanistan. In light of his recent health scare, Alan is actively speaking out on the dangers of high cholesterol and hypertension in an effort to increase public knowledge and raise awareness of proper health practices in stroke prevention.

Ari Posner

Film & Television Composer

Ari Posner

ARI POSNER is a fixture in Canadian film and television, having scored series such as Netflix/CBC’s Anne, X Company, Blood and Fury: America's Civil War, and the critically acclaimed Flashpoint, as well as feature films Borealis, All the Wrong Reasons, and romantic comedy My Awkward Sexual Adventure. The music composer’s repertoire spans from long-format work to ads to animated series, and everything in between.

He shared a 2013 Canadian Screen Award with his longtime friend Amin Bhatia for their work on the internationally acclaimed and Toronto-made series Flashpoint, as well as CSA nominations in 2014, 2015, and 2016. Over the years Ari has been nominated five other times for Gemini Awards and was also the recipient of a Juno Award for producing the popular children’s album Music Soup.

Alongside his talented colleague Ian Lefeuvre, Posner also co-wrote the theme music to Terry O’Reilly’s CBC Radio talk show Under the Influence. Posner and Lefeuvre enjoy a great shorthand together after having spent five years scoring the hit children’s animated series Johnny Test.

Originally from Winnipeg, Ari is a proud alumnus of York University’s Fine Arts Program where he studied composition and improvisation. Through his traditional music background and experience collaborating with live musicians and orchestras, Posner has developed a rich compositional skill set. His studio is currently located at Pirate Radio and Television in downtown Toronto.

Miranda Mulholland

Recording Artist & Entrepreneur

Miranda Mulholland

Classically trained on violin and in voice, Miranda is a versatile performer and in high demand as a fiddler and singer covering a wide range of styles. Her debut full length solo album, Whipping Boy, was released in May 2014 to critical acclaim. It became the flagship of her own record label, Roaring Girl Records which at just shy of 3 years old is quickly gaining a reputation for as a home for diverse and excellent artists. She has just launched a music festival in historic Gravenhurst, Ontario called Sawdust City Music Festival to be held August 4-6.

Currently she is a member the newly minted Harrow Fair, a duo with Andrew Penner of Sunparlour Players. She makes select appearances in the violin show, 'Bowfire' and her fiddle trio, Belle Starr as well as with Stephen Kellogg and the South West North East Band. She has also sung and played fiddle with Jim Cuddy, Steven Page, Calexico, Joel Plaskett, Rose Cousins, Alan Doyle, Raine Maida, Dan Mangan, John Borra, The Rattlesnake Choir and Justin Rutledge, among others. Not limited to band performances, Miranda has appeared in various theatre productions including the Dora winning productions of 'Parfumerie' and 'Spoon River' with Soulpepper Theatre in Toronto.

In addition to varied studio work, she has toured extensively in Europe and North America with Great Lake Swimmers and the celtic rock bands The Mahones and The Peelers, The Paperboys, The Glengarry Bhoys and the alt-country band Luther Wright and the Wrongs.

Miranda has played or sung on over 50 records including those by Donovan Woods, Justin Rutledge, Sarah Slean, Cowboy Junkies and N.Q. Arbuckle to name a few. She is a member of the Board of Governors of Massey Hall/Roy Thomson Hall and sits on the board of CIMA.

Miranda studied Opera Performance at The University of Western Ontario and McGill University.

Miranda plays Thomastik-Infeld strings exclusively.

Roanie Levy

President & CEO
Access Copyright

Roanie Levy

As President & Chief Executive Officer, Roanie Levy is leading Access Copyright through a time of exciting transitions – striking new partnerships and finding innovative ways to serve our country's writers, publishers, readers, teachers and learners. A dynamic and engaging leader, Roanie has championed intellectual property rights throughout her career. In boardrooms, classrooms, and before policy makers, Roanie initiates open and honest discussions about the creation of content alongside access to information – matters that are interdependent and essential in today’s ever-evolving cultural climate.

Roanie has held key positions on major policy files at Canadian Heritage and Industry Canada and has extensive experience in the private sector. With degrees from the London School of Economics, Dalhousie University, and Universite de Montreal, she is fluently bilingual and has been called to the bar in Ontario and Quebec. Roanie resides in Toronto, Ontario, with her husband and children.

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