With our 15th Volume we’re turning things up to 11 to bring you a boxed set of digital experiences as we explore What's Next in Music.
Global music sales grew for the 6th consecutive year with total revenues topping $21.6 billion in 2020 with streaming asserting itself as the dominant medium for listening, growing revenue 18.5% last year alone and new players abound looking to appeal to everyone from audiophiles to the casual fan.
At the same time the industry continues to fine tune the live experience model while emerging from a pandemic where with groups of less 5 being permitted to gather in most of the world has put a damper on the concert scene to say the least.
Artists like Taylor Swift are redefining the conversation around rights while the search for new forms of revenue marches on unimpeded with players like TikTok emerging with a creator-centric strategy putting pressure on other digital content platforms while the specter of the blockchain and the vaunted NFT linger as a consumers decide if they’ll define the industry of the future or be forgotten faster than a one hit wonder.
Join us as we deliver a Volume of conversations and connections to peel back the layers of a complex conversation about one of life’s most simple pleasures.
Trust us - you’re not going to want to skip any of these tracks.
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WILLIAM PRINCE | SINGER
Canadian country-folk singer/songwriter William Prince rose to national attention in 2015 thanks to the grassroots success of his critically acclaimed debut album Earthly Days. A member of the Peguis First Nation near Winnipeg, Manitoba, he is also a part-time member of the indigenous rock group Indian City, with whom he recorded and performed prior to his solo success.
A music lover with diverse tastes, his adolescent years were spent playing in various rock bands, even going through a screamo phase before settling into his role as an acoustic singer/songwriter. Taking influence from country icons like Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson, Prince eventually left his pre-med courses in Winnipeg and devoted himself to writing songs and gigging.
His most recent release is "Gospel First Nation" in 2021.
ENSEMBLE VOLUME 15: WHAT'S NEXT IN MUSIC, SIDE 1
ENSEMBLE VOLUME 15: WHAT'S NEXT IN MUSIC, SIDE 2
ADAM BURCHILL, TIKTOK
Jonathan AZU, Culture collective, PART 1
Jonathan AZU, Culture collective, PART 2
MUSIC PUBLISHER PANEL, PART 1
MUSIC PUBLISHER PANEL, PART 2
PHOEBE SALVADOR, ARTIST MANAGER
DOMANIQUE GRANT, MUSICIAN
DOMANIQUE GRANT, MUSICIAN
KARDINAL OFFISHALL, UNIVERSAL MUSIC, Part 1
KARDINAL OFFISHALL, UNIVERSAL MUSIC, PART 2
GAVIN BROWN, KILOMETRE MUSIC GROUP
WILLIAM PRINCE, MUSICIAN
ENSEMBLE MIK NAWOOJ, HIP HOP ORCHESTRA
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From the very beginning, Connection has been a key ingredient to the Ensemble experience. Back in the day we brought people together in person (remember those days?) but commutes are so 2019.
With each Volume we turn to our digital networking platform to build new connections for our audience and create opportunities for learning, mentorship and unforgettable conversations.
So clear your calendar for one of our upcoming opportunities or just follow along on social for all the highlights from top thought leaders, exciting partner organizations and more.
Grant McEwan University and Ensemble present a conversation with Margaret McGuffin and Keziah Meyers about the future of the music industry.
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