Posted On: Sep. 9, 2020

Panel Announcement:

Meet BreakOut West's Key Partners


BOW-2018_Matt-Lucas-Photography (455 of 599).jpg


BreakOut West is proud to present our 2020 edition to you as an at-home digital conference, but we couldn't do it alone. We are excited to recognize some of our amazing partners who are helping us reach audience far and wide and to turn the industry spotlight to western Canada.

Take in the following conference sessions and many more as part of BreakOut West Home Edition, all from your home, office, or wherever that wifi signal flows.




Market Deep Dive: Sweden

presented with CIMA

CIMA-75-Logo - red+black.png

Canada and Scandinavia have quite a few things in common. Beyond our mutual love for the outdoors, hockey, and the fact that we have large living space per capita while mostly living in/near a few large cities, there are also similarities within the music industry. Both Canada and Scandinavia are well known for their unique artists, producers and songwriters, and have a long history of successfully exporting their music all around the world. Being geographically close to the already well-explored export markets like Germany or France as well makes Scandinavia feel like a natural next step/expansion for artists that have already started building a fanbase in Central Europe.

Peter Astedt (Sweden) - MusicHelp / Future Echoes

Maria Theesink (Denmark) - Tonder Festival 

Omer Akay (Sweden) - Despotz Records

Sebastian Smedberg (Norway) - Love Street Oslo

Ebba Guhnby (Sweden) - The Orchard Distribution

Amanda Söderberg (Sweden) - The Sign Records / Lövely Records // Gaphals Records


What Now? The New Work-life of Agents, Festivals, and Promoters

Presented with Indie Week


Agencies of all sizes have furloughed or laid off their workforce, promoters have canceled or rescheduled thousands of concerts and events with little idea when they will be ready to operate again. For those that are still active, there is both a ton to keep up with, and very little coming in. From hotel room seating to boat-in concerts, in-person events are a whole new challenge, and digital events have rapidly become ubiquitous, offering wholly unseen production and ticketing challenges. What is the new work-life like for agents, promoters, and festivals? What is on the horizon, and how is our industry staying sustainable before we are brought back to live?

Timur Inceoglu- MRG Live

Baldeep Randhawa - APA

Yvette Angela - Blue Crane Agency

Kassandra Guagliardi - Timbre Concerts / BreakOut Festival

Rebecca Szymkow - Birthday Cake Media


FACTOR 101 for Artists

Presented with FACTOR


Whether you have accessed FACTOR support in the past or are new to federal funding opportunities, this session will provide insight into current opportunities, changes in the current climate and ultimately how our friends at FACTOR can support your career as an artist-entrepreneur. Bring your pen and paper and any questions you have to get set for your next application.

Katrina Moldovan - FACTOR


MMF Connect @ BreakOut West

Presented with Music Managers Forum Canada


You’ll hear it time and time again - this industry is built on relationships. While we won’t be connecting in person this year, that's not stopping us from getting together virtually. Managers, self-managed artists and other industry colleagues are welcome to join us for this unique virtual networking event. Explore Canada with your colleagues, have some fun, and meet some new people!

Amie Therrien - Music Managers Forum Canada