The SOCAN Foundation, part of the SOCAN Group of companies, has partnered with TuneCore, the world’s leading independent digital music distributor, owned by Paris-based Believe, to launch the Creative Entrepreneur Summit, an online, interactive event geared towards enhancing the business acumen of emerging music creators and industry professionals. The summit will be held on July 20-29, 2021.

Music creators from across Canada can attend the six-day, live-streamed event, which will cover a host of discussions led by expert speakers. Topics explored will relate to music and business, including sessions on publishing, distribution, licensing, and legal fundamentals. Workshops will cover entrepreneurism, social strategy, data analytics, business planning, and more. Speakers include TuneCore’s Director of U.S. & Canada, Dan Rutman, TikTok Canada’s Music Lead, Jordan Sowunmi, Warner Music Group’s Director of Data and Insights, Christine Osazuwa, and many more.

“The music industry is a complex ecosystem, especially for emerging music creators pursuing their dreams,” said Charlie Wall-Andrews, Executive Director of SOCAN Foundation. “The goal of the Creative Entrepreneur Summit is to empower the next generation of musical artists to develop their business skills and entrepreneurial aptitude, so they can turn their talent and passion into sustainable careers.”

Rutman said, “It was important to TuneCore to join with SOCAN Foundation as the lead partner for the Creative Entrepreneur Summit, as both organizations have a shared track record for innovation, and developing programming in support of independent artists. This series of informative panels and inclusive workshops further defines our ambitions to inspire independent artists across Canada, and around the world.”

The summit will be live streamed on EventMobi, and registration for the event includes an all-access pass to more than 18 panels and workshops, as well as a code for a free single distributed via TuneCore. Anyone interested in attending the Creative Entrepreneur Summit is encouraged to register here.

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Additional summit partners include Music Publishers Canada, APEM, the Songwriters Association of Canada, the Screen Composers Guild of Canada, SPACQ, and Chartmetric.