RBC Launchpad Music Entrepreneurship Program presents...
Join us for a conversation with Paul Murphy, AKA Skratch Bastid. During this 2 hours talk moderated by RBC Launchpad Music Entrepreneurship program participant, Tia Gordon. Skratch will share his experience and insights as a world-renown DJ and creative entrepreneur. Paul has mastered how to build a unique brand from his craft. Since 2010 he has hosted a daytime block-party called Bastid's BBQ all around the world (he even has his own HOT SAUCE!) and started his own DJing school. Do not miss this opportunity to learn from one of Canada's most valued gems.
About Skratch Bastid:
Known for his comfort and versatility in different styles of hip hop, funk, disco, club, rock, and just about anything that makes people dance Skratch Bastid has showcased his skills in over 30 countries.
Every summer he celebrates his culture in various cities around the world through an event series called Bastid's BBQ, which has featured headline performances from the likes of DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ Premier, Pete Rock, Biz Markie, Just Blaze, Ali Shaheed Muhammad among others. In 2008 he became the first-ever Canadian DJ to be nominated for the Juno Award for Producer of the Year proving that he's just as comfortable in the studio as he is on stage. With unrivaled technical skill, a sixth sense when it comes to playing the selection, and an infectious charisma on stage, many have said that Skratch Bastid is probably your favorite DJ's favorite DJ.
About Tia Gordon (RBC Launchpad Music Entrepreneurship Program Participant):
Tia Gordon is a multifaceted music enthusiast. With over eight years of experience, she has gained the skills needed to translate her love for music into understanding the logistics outside of pressing play on a record. Tia has explored many corners of the entertainment industry - her first foray into the business as an on-air personality and producer in student radio and journalist for HipHopCanada’s Central Canada division. This experience led her to join GYALCAST, a Toronto-based podcast hosted by Black women discussing all things life and culture, before pivoting into Arts & Culture funding. Through this experience, she was able to support diversity and inclusion initiatives for underrepresented communities in one of Canada’s largest funding bodies. Dedicated to breaking barriers and creating new opportunities for artists and stakeholders, she broke into Talent Management and A&R before shifting into Music Licensing in April 2020.
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