2020 Online Events

Based on direction from healthcare professionals and government officials, it is with heavy hearts that we announce that the 34th annual FMO conference will not take place in 2020.

In lieu of a single in-person event, Folk Music Ontario is partnering with various organizations to provide a number of online offerings, including panel discussions, webinars, concerts, and more! Stay tuned to this page or sign up for our newsletter to find out what’s coming up!

Streaming How-to: Finding Your Voice on a Digital Stage

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 – 2:00pm-3:00pm EST via ZOOM
RSVP to office@folkmusicontario.ca to receive the link
ONLY 100 SPOTS AVAILABLE FOR THE LIVE PRESENTATION!
See below for more info


The COVID-19 pandemic has left musicians and fans around the world without a stage. In response, artists have taken to live streaming, connecting with fans while sharpening their performance skills.

However, creating a successful stream isn’t as simple as setting up a camera and starting to play. With an entire world of fans searching for online content, there is also an entire world of artists setting up their own streams on dozens of platforms. How can you be sure that your stream will be viewed, and what can you do to help it stand out from others?
Join us for an insightful discussion with Canadian artists and industry professionals working to ensure streaming for themselves (and others!) is as great as it can be. Learn some basic how-tos, general tips and tricks, and insights on how to make your stream a success.

Moderator:
Preetam Sengupta – Artist & Director, Letting Artists Make Art (LAMA)

Panellists
Danielle Allard – Artist, Professor, & Twitch Affiliate
Tim Fraser – Artistic Director, Home County Music & Art Festival
Tarun Nayar – Artist, Community Builder, & Executive Director, 5X Festival
Kathleen Ryan – Live TV/Film/Events Producer, K Ryan Productions

THERE ARE ONLY 100 SPOTS AVAILABLE FOR THIS LIVE EVENT! Please RSVP by sending an email to office@folkmusicontario.ca

About the Speakers:

Danielle Allard
Danielle Allard is a singer-songwriter and professor at Algonquin College in the Public Relations, Music Industry Arts, and Performing Arts programs. She has been performing publicly for over 15 years and graced stages across Canada and Europe. She has released 3 studio albums and made the leap from the stage to the livestream studio in March 2020. She currently livestreams 3 times per week across multiple platforms, but mostly as a Twitch Affiliate.
Learn more about Danielle!

Tim Fraser
Tim Fraser is the Artistic Director of London, Ontario’s longest running summer music festival, Home County Music and Art Festival, and helps bring A-list musical acts, variety performers, speakers, and comedians to clients in the University/College and Corporate world as the sole booking agent in Canada for Degy Entertainment.
Learn more about Tim!

Preetam Sengupta
Preetam runs a company called Letting Artists Make Art (LAMA), dedicated to helping (predominantly folk-roots) musicians make a living through their music. LAMA fills in gaps on the business side so artists can focus on creativity. Preetam is a singer/songwriter, balancing the business and the stage. He writes and sings solo and in a band called Crash Bamboo, and works closely with Northstarr Entertainment, a leader in Canadian Urban music.
Learn more about Preetam!

Tarun Nayar
Tarun has built his world at intersections. Of east and west. Of music and business. Of science and art. Born to a white Canadian mother and an immigrant Indian father in French Canada, he has always lived in multiple worlds. He is comfortable in discomfort and fascinated with helping people find common ground, opening doors, and equalling the playing field. He is passionate about changing perceptions and championing unheard stories and talent.

Trained formally in Indian Classical Music from the age of 7, Tarun’s involvement in Vancouver’s underground electronic music scene in his early 20s led to the formation of well-known Canadian band Delhi 2 Dublin in 2006. He has since led the band to Glastonbury (UK), Hardly Strictly Bluegrass (US), Woodford (AUS) and almost 2000 other club and festival gigs around the world. Tarun is passionate about creating opportunities in the arts for people of colour. He is Executive Director of 5X Festival, Canada’s largest South Asian youth event. He is on the board of Vancouver’s New Forms Festival, the Canadian Live Music Association, a member of FACTOR’s Diversity and Inclusivity Committee, and the leader of the 2019 Music BC Trade Mission to Mumbai. Tarun manages emerging Pakistani-Canadian electronic artist Khanvict, and is the co-founder and owner of digital label Snakes x Ladders which focuses on the new wave of hybrid South Asian artists.
Learn more about Tarun!

Kathleen Ryan
With 10+ of music / broadcast production experience, Kathleen brings knowledge from National and International projects. Her contributions range from The Juno Awards and The Vancouver 2010 Olympics to Jimmy Kimmel Live Music and iHeart Radio Jingle Ball. Some other clients include Canadian Music Week, W Hotels, Crave, Pride, RedBull, Unity Charity, CTV and many others.
Learn more about Kathleen!