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Songposium 2010 Toronto

Event Date: 
Single day event: 11/13/2010 9:00:00 AM
Cost: Students & S.A.C. Members $39 until Nov. 5th. ($50 afterwards), Non-members $59 until Nov. 5th ($70 afterwards) $90 Event/Membership Package (Prices include HST) *all sales final
Where to buy tickets: Click on link below.

Toronto Panelists Include:

Dan Hill
- Highly acclaimed singer/songwriter, wrote the hit, "Sometimes When We Touch"
Emm Gryner- Singer/Songwriter
Grant Lawrence - CBC Radio3
Chad Mitchell - Digital Marketing, Sony Music Canada

The Songwriters Association of Canada
presents SONGPOSIUM an intensive one-day seminar for aspiring and developing songwriters and those interested in learning more about the art, craft and business of songwriting.  Learn from some of the foremost international talent in the music industry as they share their experience and knowledge to help you get your songs heard.

Bring a song on audio CD with 4 lyric sheets to have it evaluated by our panelists.

About our Panelists

Dan HillAnatomy of a Hit, Demo Evaluations

Was born in Toronto in 1954 to American Parents who, as an interracial couple, moved to Canada to escape the twin scourges of Racism and McCarthyism. Dan grew up listening to Frank Sinatra, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan. He credits Sinatra as a primary influence in terms of delivery and phrasing.  He began writing songs at age 14 and was playing professionally in small gatherings and coffee houses by the time he reached 17. More on every aspect of Dan’s life: family history, personal drama, and his international success as both a singer/songwriter is explained in riveting, often hilarious and poignant detail, in his newly released memoir: “I Am My Father’s Son” published by Harper Collins and in stores Feb 3rd.

Chad MitchellDigital Marketing, Demo Evaluations

Has always been interested in media. First earning a Radio Broadcasting diploma from Fanshawe College and then a Multimedia Post Graduate Degree at Humber College.  He landed a job at BMG in ‘99 designing websites; but, with his interests leaning toward video and editing he built a position for himself shooting behind the scenes footage and editing it for the web.  Chad has worked for Universal Music and has worked at Sony Music for the past 6 years. Chad has had the opportunity to interview many of his rock star idols and shoot their live concert footage.

Grant LawrenceRadio Programming, Demo Evaluations

Hosts the top-rated CBC Radio 3 Podcast with Grant Lawrence, a weekly showcase of Canadian independent music as well as Grant Lawrence Live, a live and interactive daily program on CBC Radio 3's popular web radio station, also airing on Sirius 86. Grant can be heard throughout the week on various CBC Radio One programs such as DNTOSparkAll Points West, On The Coast, and various afternoon programs across the country, and has been a frequent past contributor to Q and Sounds Like Canada. He was lead singer of the internationally acclaimed Vancouver band The Smugglers

Emm GrynerDemo Evaluations

Is a songwriter, singer and recording artist with several albums to her credit including her latest "Gem and I" which was released in September 2010. She has been nominated in the Best New Artist and twice for Best Pop Album at the Juno Awards, has been awarded the CMPA songwriting scholarship and won The Mix 99.9 National Songwriting Contest. Emm has toured and collaborated with Jann Arden, Ron Sexsmith, The Cardigans, David Bowie, Josh Ritter and many others. She runs a label, Dead Daisy Records, to which she signed In-Flight Safety and Royal Wood. In the 20th anniversary edition of Q Magazine, Bono cited her song “Almighty Love” as one song from the last 20 years that he wishes he had written. Emm lives in Southwestern Ontario with her husband Sean and her new son, Ronan.

Register for Songposium 2010 Toronto in Richmond Hill, Ontario  on Eventbrite

Venue:Cosmo Music, Richmond Hill
10 Via Renzo Drive
Richmond Hill Ontario L4S 0B6