Here is the Official Schedule for this Friday.


10- 10:25 pm ..... Jimmy T and the Sociables
10:35-11 pm ..... Ditch Hearts
11:10-11:35pm.... Rebels without Applause
11:45-12:10am.... Wake Up Hazel
12:20-12:45am....Fur Fox Aches
12:55-1:20am..... The Dirt
1:30-1:55am ...... Welders Daughter

This weekend has an opportunity in store for all ages!!! The Great Northern Music Conference is all set to help boost your music and talent with collaborations during the "one on one" sessions with Professionals. This is a great way for you to update your image through photos, learning how to create songs through our songwriting session, Recording your music and learning how to do it right, and much much more. Free for all our members, but if you are not a member and would like to join it is $30 for Individual and $15 for Youth. You can also make this payment and become a member where you would have free access to all of our workshops. Have any questions go to our website! This weekend is going to be fun. Have a blast when you go.

Location: ChateauNovaHotel

Yellowknife, NT    

*Lynx conference room

*All ages welcome!

Saturday Feb. 18

11am-12:30 pm
" how to write a great song"
Tips and discussions with industry leaders and professional songwriters in multiple genres. Something for everyone!

12:30 pm - 1 pm 
Lunch break

" promoting you and your music"
Writing a killer bio, using/ creating an image that sells and putting it all together

2:30pm -5:30 pm
One on one break out sessions for

( these are limited spaces and need to be signed up for )

6:00 - 8:00 pm
Youth showcase


11:00 am - 12:30 pm
" where to get funding and what to do with it"
Finding opportunities. Tips and discussions with funding organizations

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch break

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Electronic press kits and an online presence.
What others look for from you onlin

Welcome to the GNMC


2:30 pm- 3:30 pm

" are you ready?"
A discussion on what you need to do to be ready to record

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Break out sessions continued
One on one sessions on
*Songwriting    *Recording     *Promo pictures     Bio writing

Guess who is coming to Yellowknife for the GNMC?
Sean Kelly!!! 
You can have one on one writing sessions with this amazing artist!! Pre-registration is required!!

Guitarist/Songwriter/Artist Coach/Music Director

“Sean Kelly is much more than just an incredibly talented guitarist. His focus, energy and work ethic is the definition of professionalism. Every musician can learn a thing or two from Sean."
Dee Snider (Lead vocalist of Twisted Sister, solo artist, author, playwright)

"Sean Kelly is one of the most talented and professional musicians I have ever worked with.
He has mastered his craft, and in the music business this is priceless. In a live setting, in front of anywhere from five to five hundred thousand people, he delivers an equally fierce, confident and passionate performance. In the studio, Sean offers sage guitar input, with a quick musical capability that can be as soulfully broad or technically particular as is required. As a songwriter, he is intuitive and open. On top of all of this skill, he's one of the nicest human beings I know with an incredible heart and genuine goodwill. " 
Nelly Furtado, (Multi-Platinum, Grammy award-winning artist)

In his 5 years as an Artist Coach with Canada’s Music Incubator, Sean Kelly has successfully helped a number of artists develop their individual musicianship, songwriting skills, and ensemble playing.

In his role as lead guitarist for Grammy award winning superstar Nelly Furtado, Sean has performed to millions of fans on some of the world’s biggest stages. Sean has worked with and learned his craft from a wide variety of other Platinum and Gold selling artists, including Dee Snider (Twisted Sister), Lee Aaron, Honeymoon Suite, The Canadian Brass, Alan Frew (Glass Tiger), Helix, Gilby Clarke (Guns N Roses), Howie D (Backstreet Boys), Rough Trade, Coney Hatch, Doc Walker, Carvin Winans and many more. 

Sean has contributed as a songwriter to new albums by Honeymoon Suite, Lee Aaron, Helix , and Diemonds’ 2016 Juno-nominated Never Wanna Die.

Sean authored the book Metal On Ice : Tales from Canada’s Hard Rock and Heavy Metal Heroes (Dundurn Press) and produced the accompanying Metal On Ice soundtrack album (Coalition Records/Warner Music Canada). 

Having fronted his own band (Century Media recording artists Crash Kelly), and successful solo career as a classical guitarist (two US Billboard Top 10 classical albums, and sales of over 10,000 copies), Sean brings an understanding of the artists’ perspective to his work as a Music Director, Artist Coach, and Guitar Teacher. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Toronto, and a Bachelor of Education Degree from Nipissing University

For more information, please

Sunday Feb 19 , 1-2:30 pm
Lynx Room at the Chateau Nova Hotel

Electronic press kits, websites, and online presence. What do people from the industry , talent buyers, record labels, radio/ podcast shows, etc , look for when looking/ booking online. Sit in on this discussion with some of the actual industry lookers and creators of websites. A hot topic of discussion as our industry changes with technology.
Be ahead of the game, and catch the attention you're looking for!

is with FOLK ON THE ROCKS, Yellowknife's biggest and most infamous summer festival. As someone who helps decide who plays and who doesn't, his views should be quite informative!

Host of the radio show "Do you know Jack?" Has interviewed some of the worlds most recognized rockstars, bands and artists. Specializing in metal, hard rock and punk, his opinion matters when it comes to epks and online presence. He tells it as he sees it, no holding back, no, not Jack!

Hailing from Hay River, he has over 40 years experience in the music industry in various different roles, a musician, and currently wearing the hats of producer/engineer. He's also, the curator of Music NWT's newly launched website. Such a wealth of knowledge and insight, he will have much to add to this conversation as times have changed and we must all change with it.

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