About the Conference
The 4-day conference allows western Canadian artists and industry access to high-level music industry professionals. The conference incorporates more hands-on, interactive, and one-on-one experiences. Additional programming is designed to increase collaboration, giving artists and music entrepreneurs added opportunities to meet and connect with industry and peers.
The International Trade Program is a big part of BreakOut West. It acts as a vehicle to increase an industry-wide export relationship between other worldwide organizations, including delegates, with targeted skill sets from Europe, UK, Australia, US, Iceland, and other markets. International delegates will include indie label reps, distributors, music festival directors, promoters, publicists, agents, music publishers, and media, who have interest and capacity to work with western Canadian artists
Conference events will be augmented to provide hands-on, concrete knowledge of the topics and increase the potential of practical takeaways. One example of this is the ‘Online Asset Reviews’. Participants will have a chance to see what the visiting industry sees – in real time – when they go searching for information about the artist/band. Three rooms, three screens, and three audio systems will present the artists in the best possible light, or not, depending on online presence - all the while offering all an insider look at A&R in today’s music industry.