Publishing 101

RBC Launchpad Music Entrepreneurship Program presents... 

Join our guest speaker Vincent Degiorgio as he takes you through the wonderful and sometimes confusing world of music publishing.

He will talk about the different kinds of publishing deals available to creators and those who represent them. You'll get a primer on the way they work and the way you have to work them.

No question is off the table: Neither is a genre, a lifestyle or the music you make or aspire to make. So prepare yourself to ask about
anything that's on your mind.

Vince will talk to you about how to protect and exploit your creations and connect with others in the publishing landscape.

About the Speaker:

Vincent Degiorgio is the president and CEO of Cymba Music Publishing, based in Toronto.

He is also in this third term as the current Chairman of The Board of Music Publishers Canada and sits on the board of directors of the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.  Cymba is home to Juno Nominees Barbra Lica, Matt Dusk, Keshia Chante and Rachel Therrien.

During his long and extensive career, Vincent has been involved in all facets of the music industry, finding success as a multi-million selling songwriter for the likes of Love Inc. and Dutch superstar Caro Emerald, with whom he co-wrote, performed and executive produced both of her albums, scoring a # 1 album in the UK. His songs have been recorded in 14 languages in over a dozen countries and are the most recorded Canadian songwriter in the Asia Pacific, having over 20 songs recorded in Japan alone. Vincent’s compositions have been synchronized hundreds of times in programs ranging from Coronation Street to Disney’s Chimpanzee and the trailer of the Julie Delpy/Chris Rock feature, “Two Days In New York”
As an A&R executive, has also held the position of Vice President of International A&R. The artist, N Sync, proceeded to be iconic pop stars. Vincent was also a co-writer of their holiday classic, “Merry Christmas Happy Holidays” which has now been streamed over 100 million times.
When not overseeing the creativity of his emerging artist and writer roster that includes Rachel Cousins, Logan Richard and Laur Elle, he continues to be a passionate global voice for all who are part of Cymba’s family.

General Admission: $25 + tax
Member Admission: FREE

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RBC Launchpad Music Entrepreneurship Program is a 4-month educational initiative dedicated to supporting and empowering local emerging artists, music creators, and entrepreneurs. The new edition of the program welcomes 50 participants between the ages of 18 to 35 that have been selected from more than 400 applications from all over Canada.

As part of this initiative, we are offering a number of music entrepreneurship workshops that are open to the Launchpad community and the public. Please note, some extra curriculum materials might be only available for the program participants.

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