In many ways the music industry is currently at a standstill but this time offers an opportunity to focus on your craft and personal development as a musician. To help up-and-coming artists along this journey Quip is hosting a panel discussion that will offer career-building tips on creating a solid foundation, eye-catching press releases, and share best practices for contacting press and media.
Join us on Wednesday, May 20th at 2pm EST for an insightful conversation between music publicist and founder of Force Field PR Daniel Gill, multimedia journalist and publicist with Indoor Recess Public Relations Inc., Ola Mazzuca, and music journalist and founder of QuipMag.com, Kateryna Topol.
Panelists will engage in a real-time discussion on breaking into the music industry, the do’s and don’t of self-promotion, and share tips for improving your chances of discovery and getting published.
🗓 Wednesday, May 20, 2020
⏰ 2pm EST ○ 11am PDT ○ 1pm CDT
Register today on EventBrite. Space is limited.
The first 25 people to sign up, and attend the panel will be eligible to receive a swag bag!
Multimedia Journalist and Publicist, Indoor Recess Public Relations Inc., Toronto, Canada
From the dancehall to the moshpit, music is Ola Mazzuca’s life vocation and mother tongue. As a journalist, Ola launched her career at age 15, writing about heavy metal, and its extreme sub genres from around the world, leading her to contribute to publications like Exclaim!, Hellbound, Large Up and Noisey, with a run as the Features + Music Editor of a women’s lifestyle magazine. For three years, Ola was passionately invested in her work as a Project Coordinator at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection. She spearheaded the McMichael Enabling Change Project, supported by the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario, which assisted the Canadian art landmark to develop and deliver accessible and inclusive programs for people living with special needs and accessibility barriers. The final product was The Art of Inclusion, a publication to propel others in their mission to develop similar programming. Merging a passion for art and advocacy, she is currently active in her role as a Publicist at Toronto-based management and PR agency, Indoor Recess, working with a multitude of artists from Canada and around the world. When she’s not running press days (or to-and-from venues across the city), she pursues a passion for storytelling through her platform, Sonic Fold, and The Fold Podcast, highlighting a diverse array of people and organizations that cultivate community within the arts through unique, inclusive ways.
Publicist and Founder, Force Field PR, Los Angeles, USA
Daniel Gill’s start in music was in college radio, as the music director of WVFS, Tallahassee from 1997 – 2000, followed by a brief stint as a college radio promoter at Fanatic Promotion in Colorado and later New York City, where clients included My Morning Jacket, Sleater-Kinney, The Faint, Daniel Johnston, etc. Gill made the move to public relations while still at Fanatic and then pulled a Jerry MaGuire and launched his own PR firm, Force Field PR in 2006 with a few very key clients he had already begun to break, namely Sufjan Stevens, Ariel Pink, Panda Bear and Beach House. Force Field continues to thrive 14 years later and has launched the careers of dozens of artists (St. Vincent, Toro Y Moi, Neon Indian, Real Estate, Tune-Yards, Dirty Projectors, Ty Segall, WAVVES, Kevin Morby, White Fence, Cate Le Bon, Dan Deacon, Mount Eerie, WHY?, Deer Tick, Blitzen Trapper, Youth Lagoon, Wild Nothing, Beach Fossils, Yuck, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, TOBACCO, just to name a few).
Founder and Editor in Chief, Quip Magazine, Toronto, Canada
While working on digital publishing technology at a small tech startup a near decade ago Kateryna realized that it was time to translate her passion for music into a tangible product which very quickly became the first iteration of QupMag.com. Today Kateryna is spearheading what has become a recognized North American music publication with a team of contributors across major Canadian and US cities documenting stories and shining a spotlight on new music.
Working as a Design Director in emerging tech by day Kateryna splits her time between these two different industries consistently searching for talent and opportunities to grow the publication in new ways. Still very much actively writing herself she can be often spotted in photo pits of various stages across the city and sharing live from international music festivals showcasing a range of genres from indie, to reggae, to obscure sub-genres of electronic.
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