Online Events

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!

Upcoming Events

Recorded Events

2021 FMO Virtual Conference
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Webinars

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Upcoming Events

Holiday Get Together & Sing Along!

Wednesday, December 15, 2021 – 4:00-6:00pm
Get Together – 4:00pm EST
Sing-Along – 5:00pm EST
Click here to RSVP now!

It’s that time of year once again! And you can’t have the holidays without the get togethers that make this season great!

Join us for the FMO Holiday Get Together and Sing Along! We’ll gather on Zoom to see each other’s faces, laugh and be merry! After that, settle in for a fun Holiday Sing-Along hosted by Leah Morise!

Want to perform a song? Or perhaps just pull up a chair and sing along? Use the form below to let us know if you’d like to play, or would like to watch the fun!

Click here to RSVP now!

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21 Revenue Streams for Musicians

Featuring: Dave Cool, Vice President, Business Development, Bandzoogle
Wednesday, January 12, 2022 – 1:00pm EST
Presented by Bandzoogle and Folk Music Ontario
Click here to RSVP now!

Musicians have more control over their careers than ever before. You can record, distribute, sell, stream, and promote your music using many affordable tools and platforms. But one of the biggest challenges remains making money as a musician.

Whether it’s through gigging, selling merch, or licensing your music, it’s more important than ever to diversify your revenue streams to build a sustainable career. Join Bandzoogle’s Dave Cool for this workshop to learn about 21 ways to make money from your music.

About Dave Cool:
Dave Cool (yes, that’s his real name) is the VP of Business Development at Bandzoogle. Made for musicians by musicians, Bandzoogle is used by over 55,000 artists to power their websites and manage direct-to-fan marketing and sales.

Dave has spoken at dozens of music conferences including SXSW, Canadian Music Week, Folk Alliance, and Folk Music Ontario. He has also been interviewed by The Economist, the CBC, Newsweek International, and the Financial Post for his insights on the music industry.

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Recorded Events

Folk Inc – Why, When, and How to Incorporate your Music Business

Thursday, November 25, 2021 – 2:00pm EST
Presented by The Canadian Federation of Musicians and Folk Music Ontario

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SOCAN Masterclass: An Interactive Workshop on the Process of Songwriting

Featuring: Allison Russell
In conversation with Racquel Villagante, SOCAN
Recorded Tuesday, November 16, 2021 – 1:00pm EST
Presented by SOCAN and Folk Music Ontario

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Halloween Campfire Sing Along

Recorded Thursday, Oct.28, 2021
Hosted by: Leah Morise

Featuring performances from Leah Morise, Anne Lederman, Kyla Tilley, Tyler Ellis, Libby Hortop, Kashew Butter, Arthur McGregor, Will Gillespie, & Paul Mills!

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Campfire Song Swap

Recorded Oct.1, 2021
at the 2021 FMO Virtual Conference
Hosted by: Leah Morise

Featuring performances from Leah Morise, Helen Austin, Julie Title, Arthur McGregor, Michael Darcy, Matt Zaddy, Kyla Tilley, Taylor Abrahamse, Christophe Elie, & Paul Mills!

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Making A Record & Getting Paid For It

Presented by ACTRA RACS
Recorded Oct.1, 2021
at the 2021 FMO Virtual Conference

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Beyond Declarations: In conversation with BDRB

Presented by Breaking Down Racial Barriers (BDRB)
Recorded Sept.30, 2021
at the 2021 FMO Virtual Conference

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A River of Nickels: Royalties, Revenue, and Record Labels

Presented by Folk Music Canada
Recorded Sept.30, 2021
at the 2021 FMO Virtual Conference

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Fair Trade Music: A Musician’s Basic Income

Sponsored by The Canadian Federation of Musicians
Presented by Local 1000
Recorded Sept.29, 2021
at the 2021 FMO Virtual Conference

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Back to Black: Welcoming Black musicians in the folk scene today

Recorded Sept.29, 2021
at the 2021 FMO Virtual Conference

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Maximizing and Evaluating Marketing Value for Festivals

Recorded Sept.28, 2021
at the 2021 FMO Virtual Conference

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Safe Touring Panel

Recorded Sept.28, 2021
at the 2021 FMO Virtual Conference

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2021 Estelle Klein Award Interview – Eve Goldberg

Recorded Sept.28, 2021
at the 2021 FMO Virtual Conference

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Folk Music Canada: What can we do for you?

Presented by Folk Music Canada
Recorded Sept.28, 2021
at the 2021 FMO Virtual Conference

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Music Agreements: Your Producer, Manager and Co-Writers

Presented by Edwards Creative Law
Recorded Sept.27, 2021
at the 2021 FMO Virtual Conference

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Cultivating An Inclusive Festival Environment

Recorded Sept.27, 2021
at the 2021 FMO Virtual Conference

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Funding for Artists

Recorded Sept.27, 2021
at the 2021 FMO Virtual Conference

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Conference Opening and Awards Presentation

Recorded Sept.25, 2021
at the 2021 FMO Virtual Conference

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Canadian Home Studio Tour: Volume VI – Chris McKhool

Recorded Tuesday, Sept 21 2021 – 1:00pm EST

Featured Artist: Chris McKhool
with special appearances from Sultans of String members Kevin Laliberté and Drew Birston!

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Canadian Home Studio Tour: Volume V – Danielle Allard

Recorded Wednesday, July 14 2021 – 1:00pm EST

Featured Artist: Danielle Allard

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In Conversation: State of the Canadian Music Industry

Recorded Tuesday, July 6, 2021 – 2:00pm EST

Featuring:
Erin Benjamin , President and CEO, Canadian Live Music Association
Alka Sharma, Executive Director, Folk Music Ontario

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Canadian Home Studio Tour: Volume IV – Murray Pulver

Recorded Tuesday, June 29, 2021 – 1:00pm EST

Featured Artist: Murray Pulver

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How To: Create an EPK w/ Melanie Kealey

Sponsored by: Bandzoogle
Recorded Wednesday, June 16, 2021 – 1:00pm EST

Featuring: Melanie Kealey, Communications Manager, Bandzoogle

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Canadian Home Studio Tour: Volume III – AHI

Recorded Wednesday, June 2, 2021 – 1:00pm EST

Featuring: AHI

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Mindfully Moving Forward: A Music Industry Eco-Overhaul

Every Tuesday in May 2021 – 2:00pm EST

Sustainable Presenters
Recorded Tuesday, May 4, 2021 – 2:00 pm EST

Featuring:
Michelle Demers, Artistic Director, Mission Folk Festival
Belem Vallina Gonzalez, International Relations Manager, Sinsal Festival, Spain
Spencer Shewen, Artistic Director & Festival Manager, Riverfest Elora
Marie Zimmerman, Executive Director, Hillside Festival


Sustainable Performers
Recorded Tuesday, May 11, 2021 – 2:00 pm EST

Featuring:
Tiffany Ayalik, Artist, PIQSIQ and Producer, Food for the Rest of Us
Caroline Brooks, Artist, Good Lovelies and Volunteer, Music Declares Emergency Canada
Quique Escamilla, Artist & Organizer
Veronica Johnny, Artist, The Johnnys, & Booking Manager, IndigenEd


Sustainable Places
Recorded Tuesday, May 18, 2021 – 2:00 pm EST

Featuring:
Lisa Patterson, Producer, Founder & Director, SongMakerSoundShaper
Mauricio Galeano Vargas, Deputy Director, Cultural Facilities, IDARTES, Columbia
Nadim Missaghian, Executive Director of Operations, National Arts Centre
Grant Troop, Vice President of Operations, Massey Hall & Roy Thomson Hall


Sustainable Partners
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 – 2:00 pm EST

Featuring:
Kyle Cunjak, Artist & Owner, Forward Music Group
Ian Garrett, Associate Professor, Ecological Design for Performance, Department of Theatre – York University School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design
Adam Kreeft, Agent, Good Company
Stevie Smith, Chief Executive Officer, The Americana Music Association UK
Linnéa E. Svensson, Board Member, Greener Events, Norway

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Canadian Home Studio Tour: Volume II – Blue Will

Recorded Wednesday, May 5, 2021 – 1:00pm EST

Featuring: Blue Will

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Canadian Home Studio Tour: Volume I

Recorded Wednesday, April 21, 2021 – 1:00pm EST

Featuring: Yolande Laroche
Moderator: Rosalyn Dennett

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Indigenous Voices in the Music Industry

Recorded Thursday, April 8, 2021 – 1:00pm EST

Speakers
Leanne Goose – Artist and President, Northern Arts and Cultural Centre
Stacey Howse – Artist & Acting Executive Director/Director of Programs, First Light
Marek Tyler – Artist & Associate Consultant, Roundtable Consulting

Moderator
Alan Greyeyes – Festival Director, sākihiwē festival

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Seeking Inclusive Spaces: Booking Gigs as a Black, Indigenous, or Person of Colour Artist

Recorded Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Speakers
AHI – Artist
Alyssa Brilla – Artist and Founder, The Freqency Portal
Cris Derkson – Artist
Leela Gilday – Artist
Ebonnie Rowe – Founder and Director, PhemPhat Entertainment Group & Producer, Honey Jam

Moderator
Shakura S’Aida – Artist

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FMO Presents – Preparing Performance for a Post-Pandemic World

Recorded Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Speakers
Luther Mallory – Live Music Performance Coach
Lindsay Sarazin – Multimedia Artist, Wolf Eye Productions
Laura Simpson – CEO and Co-Founder, Side Door
Kimberly Sinclair – Publicist and Founder, Spincount

Moderator
Rosalyn Dennett – Artist and Outreach & Licensing Coordinator, Canadian Federation of Musicians

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Festivals of the Future: Inclusive Programming for Black Artists

Recorded Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Speakers
Cécile Doo-Kingué – Artist
City Fidelia – Artist & Program Director, CHUO FM
Ian Andre Espinet – Entrepreneur, Community Advocate
Kwende Kefentse – Artist & Executive Director, CKCU FM
Yao – Artist

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FMO Presents – Managing Changes in the Business of Music

Recorded Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Speakers
Kevin Bourne – Media Personality, Entrepreneur, and Founder, SHIFTER Agency
Zachary Lucky – Artist
Byron Pascoe – Lawyer, Edwards Creative Law
Tara Shannon – Artist, Entrepreneur, and Founder, Willow Sound Records
Julian Taylor – Artist

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London Music Spotlight

Recorded Thursday, December 10, 2020 – 7:00pm-9:00pm EST via YouTube

Featuring performances from Ben Heffernan, Collective Evolution, Dawn Redskye, The Marrieds, The Pairs and more!

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Streaming Your Music: Finding Fans & Building Capacity

Recorded Thursday, December 3, 2020

Speakers
Beth Cavanagh – Owner/Founder, What’s The Story?
Nicole Rochefort – Owner/Founder, AIM: Artists In Motion
Julian Tuck – Music Programmer, CBC Music

This special Folk Music Ontario panel is offered thanks in part to the generous support of Tourism London & The London Music Office.

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Tannis Slimmon: The 2020 Estelle Klein Award Interview

Recorded Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Featuring: Tannis Slimmon
Moderator: Jan Hall

About the Estelle Klein Award
The Estelle Klein Award honours the work of an individual or group that has made significant contributions to Ontario’s folk music community. The award is named after Estelle Klein, a long-time advocate of Canadian folk music and one of the early founders of the folk festival scene in this country.

Winners are recognized with a registration for that year’s Folk Music Ontario conference for themselves and a partner as well as a lifetime FMO membership. The winner is also featured in the Conference Program edition of Folk Prints magazine, at an interview at the FMO Awards brunch, and in a career retrospective video.
Learn more about the award!

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Live Events & The New Normal: Adapting to a Physically Distant Dancefloor

Recorded Thursday, October 29, 2020

Panellists
Erin Benjamin – President & CEO, Canadian Live Music Association
Jennifer Goheen – Producer & Director of Marketing, The Havelock Country Jamboree
Tracy Jenkins – Executive and Co-Artistic Director, Lula Music and Arts Centre
Max Merrifield – Artistic Director, Northern Lights Festival Boréal

Moderator:
Heather Gibson – Executive Producer, National Arts Centre

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SOCAN Songwriting Masterclass: An interactive workshop on the process of songwriting

Recorded Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Featuring: William Prince
Moderator: Aidan D’Aoust, A&R Rep, SOCAN

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Mental Health & the Music Industry: Maintaining Wellness in Isolated Times

Recorded Monday, September 21, 2020

Panellists
Carmen Elle – Artist & Public Speaker
Kathryn Hummel – Director Of A&R, Marketing And Business Development, Royalty Records
Dayana Romero – Psychotherapist and Owner, Romero Psychotherapy and Renova
Denise Waligora – Training and Delivery Specialist, Mental Health First Aid Canada, Mental Health Commission of Canada

Moderator:
Sarah Hagerman – Industry and Events Management, Unison Benevolent Fund & Artist (Mary Moxxie)

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Home Concerts – Keeping Close while Keeping Distant

Recorded Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Panellists
Nicole Rochefort – Owner/Founder – AIM: Artists In Motion
Nick Sherman – Artist
Julian Taylor – Artist

Moderator:
Shawna Caspi – Artist

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

Recorded Tuesday, July 7, 2020

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

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

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