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About Patricia Silver:
Patricia Silver is founder of Sphere Entertainment Agency. She’s also an award-winning event planner, booking agent, composer, recording artist and international performing artist. In the Sphere Entertainment Agency’s 32 years, it has coordinated events in Canada, the US, Europe, the UK and Asia, including major festivals. She stewarded Sphere to several awards, including Best Entertainment Supplier to Ontario Festivals, Best Children’s Entertainment in Ontario, and People’s Choice as Best Children’s Entertainment provider in East Toronto. As a gold record recipient and Juno Award nominee, she has strong roots in the music industry. She has served on the executive board of the Toronto Musicians' Association and is currently international representative to the US-based Children’s Entertainment Association.
About Paul Sanderson:
Owner and founder of Sanderson Entertainment Law, Paul Sanderson has counseled clients including major music publishers, large independent record companies and gold and platinum selling recording artists in all aspects of the music business. He has worked on domestic and international licensing and distribution contracts in the US, Japan, Germany, South East Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Scandinavia, United Kingdom and Taiwan. His corporate law expertise includes drafting and advising clients with respect to partnership agreements, incorporation and shareholder agreements. Exclusively serving clients in arts and entertainment for over 25 years.
About Heather Reppen:
Heather Reppen is principal of Blue Sky Marketing Solutions; a marketing consulting company that provides research analysis, strategic plans and event execution logistics to her clients that include retail, service and not-for-profit organizations. Heather's career began as a theatrical technician, after graduating from Sheridan College's Technical Theatre Production course and continues to work as a lighting designer in several local Toronto/GTA community theatres.
Join industry professionals Patricia Silver, Paul Sanderson and Heather Reppen for an interactive session that covers the business side of music. This workshop will focus on marketing (how to pitch your group to presenters, build up your business networks, and put together a dynamite press package) as well as legal protections including marketing, trademarks, copyright and publishing.