Bandzoogle at Folk Music Ontario Conference October 16-19!

Next week our Director of Artist Relations Dave Cool will be attending the Folk Music Ontario conference, which takes place October 16-19 at the Westin Bristol Place in Toronto.

FMO brings together festival programmers, bookers, folk musicians and other key players in the Canadian folk, roots, and traditional music community for a series of workshops, panels and of course, music showcases.

Dave will be moderating a panel, speaking on another, as well as offering free website reviews while there. Here are the details:

Website Demo Derby
Friday, Oct. 17
2:00-3:30pm

Do you think your website is all that and a bag of (binary) bits?

This panel will live-critique your website and let you know where improvements can be made to attract people and keep ‘em coming back. Let’s face it- the world, including the music industry, is always one click away from its target audience. Fall short and those clickers are already gone. Do it right and you just might make a new fan.

Panelists:

Dave Cool
Shawna Caspi

Social Media for Dummies 
Saturday, Oct. 18th 
10:30am-12pm

Music conferences are lousy with social media panels covering all kinds of ways to up your social media cred with shiny new apps and platforms meant to skyrocket your online presence. But what if you’re not there yet? What if you are a recent passenger on the social media train and feel left behind? This panel will cover the basics and act as a “101” type of panel for those of us still learning the ropes. Soon enough you’ll be Facebooking and Instagramming with the best of ’em!

Panelists:

Shawna Caspi
Dave Cool
Candace Shaw

Free Website Reviews Clinic

Friday & Saturday: 10am - 3pm

Exhibit Hall: Friday: 3:30 - 5:30pm, Saturday: 4:00 - 6:00pm

On the Friday & Saturday of the conference we’ll have a table set-up offering free website reviews for musicians. Come by to say hello, get your website reviewed, have some free candy, and if you’re already a member, pick up a free t-shirt too!

You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates from the conference!

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