Women in the Scene

A round table discussion on the success, struggle and future of women in the music industry

Introduction

A round table discussion on the success, struggle and future of women in the music industry. Featuring accomplished guest speakers from every facet of the music scene including musicians, agents, promoters, publicists and activists.

When?

May 17th, 2019
3:00pm
: Panel
3:45pm : Q&A
4:00pm : Anti-Harassment Seminar and Q&A with Shawna from War On Women

Where?

Beer Garden
(Under the tent at Parterre du Quartier des spectacles)

Anlin Fan

Anlin Fan

Anlin Fan is the vocalist from Beijing-based kawaiicore band 小王 XiaoWang. She/They works at the Rock Camp for Girls and Gender Nonconforming Youth Montreal, and researches anti-racism and intersectional feminism in the Chinese music scene. As a new resident in Montreal, Anlin is also looking for local musicians to start new projects.

Jennie Cotterill

Jennie Cotterill

Jennie Cotterill is a lead vocalist in Bad Cop Bad Cop, cofounder of the Vagabonnies Road Show, and a multi media artist and curator living in Southern California.

Jordan Joyes

Jordan Joyes

Jordan Joyes is a singer/songwriter & manager of her two bands, appalachian punk/bluegrass outfit Gallows Bound and United Snakes-a new collaboration with Chuck Coles recently signed to Little Rocket Records. Jordan has toured heavily over the last few years playing hundreds of shows across the USA in Gallows Bound who is now more frequently crossing into Canada and Europe with a sophomore album release approaching. Along with recording, writing, and touring in both bands, she will be debuting a solo performance at the 2019 Muddy Roots Europe Festival in Belgium. Jordan is also the owner of a tattoo shop in her hometown of Winchester Virginia, a tattooist of 10+ years, and a booking agent for Snap-O-Matic Booking & Talent.

Liz Imperiale

Liz Imperiale

Liz Imperiale is an avid lover of music and the arts who brings a rich, artistic background to every aspect of her life. After completing her degree in media/marketing and design, she spent 10 years working in the music industry, booking raves, shows, handling event promotion and managing artists. Liz also founded the Bucketlist Music Reviews webzine as medium to help musicians gain the recognition that they deserve.

Melanie Kaye

Melanie Kaye

Melanie Kaye has been working in the music business for over 30 years in a variety of capacities including booking, managing, publicity, marketing, event planning and festival consulting to name a few.She runs her own PR company called Melanie Kaye PR.

Michelle Ayoub

Michelle Ayoub (MC/Moderator)

The one they call Yeti, she can be spotted behind the scenes or backstage at gigs.
Montreal born and raised, over a decade working in the entertainment industry in artist relations, production, logistics, marketing, and once upon a time performing!
Currently working as a production manager for evenko & Greenland, and co-owner of Turbo Haus.

Nancy Ross

Nancy Ross

Nancy Ross has been the head of operations at Greenland Productions for over 20 years, overseeing the booking, marketing and promotions departments. Greenland Production is a leader in independent booking in Montreal producing over 300 shows a year at venues ranging in size from Casa del Popolo to the Bell Centre.

Valerie Knox

Valerie Knox

Valerie Knox has been a staple of the Toronto music scene for the last 15 years, playing in bands such as Black Cat Attack with Dave Brownsound of Sum 41 and Stomp recording artists the Anti-Queens. She has toured extensively the United States and has released multiple albums with both projects. She is a seasoned songwriter and an expert DIY tour booker.