Due to COVID-19 and the measures in place by Quebec government, RISE Entertainment Convention will be held entirely online and free for everyone. We will be accepting donations that will go towards next year's edition of the convention. More details about scheduling soon!
RISE Entertainment Convention is a business networking and educational non-profit event that gathers Montreal's entertainment industry professionals. A place for knowledge-sharing and discussion panels that will bring guests up to speed with latest trends, technologies, methods and strategies to help them rise in the ever-changing entertainment and music industries.
Our panels are led by industry professionals and cover a broad range of important topics: music production, music rights, concert production, technology, funding, music promotion and the evolution of the entertainment industry as a result of COVID-19.
Come meet the industry, learn, and attend what's probably the most affordable industry event of this kind in Montreal! We hope to see you at the very first edition of RISE in June 2020!
- Simon & Alessia (founders)
meet The team
Co-founder Rise Montreal, Founder Golden Path Music
Marketing Specialist at Sincop8ed Noize Foundation
Co-founder Rise Montreal, Founder Sincop8ed Noize Foundation
Social Media Coordinator at Golden Path Music
Project Coordinator at Sincop8ed Noize Foundation
Project Manager at Golden Path Music
Our vision is to bridge the gap between Montreal's industry professionals and the creators. Artists of all genres and aspiring and current entertainment industry professionals: this event is for you!
June 6, 2020
11:00 - 11:40 AM - Music Production
Music production is a process. Being in the studio and producing tracks, is a magical moment. Although music production has become increasingly accessible in recent years, a well produced track requires engineers and producers who possess the skills, experience, and musical mind. Let’s not forget that being prepared for studio sessions is also essential.
Join the music production panel and learn more about key concepts and tips in music production, and how you can make the most out of your studio sessions.
Moderator: Alexandre Garceau - Project Manager, Golden Path Music
Varti Deuchoghlian - Music Producer
Corey Tardiff - Music Designer, Stingray
Jacob Lacroix Cardinal - Sound Engineer, Planet Studios
Kevin Jardine - Music Producer
12:00 - 12:40 PM - Music Rights
Knowing your rights means knowing when you’re owed money for your music. Release your song today and it can be streamed, shared, downloaded, heard in ads or television, and played anywhere in the world. Music rights are about ensuring that you receive royalties for owning a song that is used or played by another entity. It certainly can seem messy, so let us demystify some of it.
Join us and learn about music rights and protecting your work.
Moderator: Simon Pelletier - President, Golden Path Music
Hugo Loïs - President, Trouble Publishing
Katie Seline - Licensing Specialist & Music Business Instructor
Marie-Laurence Asselin - Owner, Fair Enough Publishing
1:00 - 1:40 PM - Live Shows & Music Promotion
The live music industry has experienced a surge over the past 15 years, and streaming is also growing at unprecedented rates. When it comes to promoting and releasing new music, artists must be able to set goals, track results, and have the right promotion strategies in place to see growth in fans, followers, streams, sales, and attract bookers and promoters for show opportunities.
Join us and learn about the live music industry and promotion strategies.
Moderator: Alessia Priolo - President, Sincop8ed Noize Foundation
Nick Guerin - Owner, Dungeon Works Productions
Darryl Hurs - Director of Market Development Canada, CD Baby
Harrison Goldstein - Music Entrepreneur
2:00 - 2:40 PM - Entertainment Technology
Advancement in technology has yet to reach a plateau. We have seen a proliferation of various applications and entertainment technologies to enhance the live event experience. Technology is playing a huge role in artist internationalization, and how we experience live events.
Join us to discover new advances and trends in entertainment technology.
Moderator: Elodie Lorrain-Martin - Artist Manager, MBMC Music. Producer, Production UP
Jay Bonventre - Associate Producer, Lune Rouge
Adam Bultz - President & Executive Producer, C3 Events
Dorian Perron - Co-Founder, Groover
3:00 - 3:40 PM - Artist Revenue Streams & Grants
Revenue generation is a crucial pillar in the development of an artist’s career. Radio, television, streaming platforms, video games, grants, there is a plethora of opportunities for artists to generate income and fund their musical projects. Find out more, and dig deeper into the various ways that you can diversify your revenue as an artist and stay ahead of the game.
Join us to learn about artist revenue streams and the various grants available.
Moderator: Robert Flis - Marketing Specialist, Sincop8ed Noize Foundation
David Charest - Account Executive, SOCAN
Shevaughn Battle - Regional Education Coordinator, FACTOR Quebec
4:00 - 4:40 PM - COVID-19 & the Entertainment Industry
Will the entertainment industry be the same after COVID-19? How is it evolving, and how can we prepare for what's coming? These are but few of the questions we will be addressing. Our speakers will provide insight on how musicians, artists and entertainment professionals can adapt.
Join us and get informed on what the "new normal" might look like for the entertainment industry.
Moderator: Darryl Hurs - Director of Market Development Canada, CD Baby
Jason Katz - President, Atmosphere Event Communications
Annie Cantin - Label Manager, Believe
Catherine Jacques - Contracts and Booking Manager, Arena Shows for Cirque du Soleil