JANUARY 25TH, 2020 – RED DEER, ALBERTA – ACMA ROUND TABLES
UNISON BENEVOLENT FUND – HELP IN A CRISIS: Kathryn Hummel
More details to come….
Saturday, October 19th, 2019 Time: 12pm – 3pm Women Making Moves in Music – A 360 Perspective
Join us for an afternoon of listening, learning and discussion about the challenges in today’s music industry, as explored from a female perspective.
This respected panel will include a Label Manager, Artist Manager, Festival Producer, Record Producer/Songwriter, and successful Recording Artist.
Each of these women will share how they grew into their positions, and discuss the opportunities that exist for successful careers in the music industry.
The panel will be followed by a Q + A session and a round table group sessions with attendees.
Kathryn Hummel (Royalty Records Inc., Hummel Management, Unison Benevolent Fund)
Tracey Singer (K Music Management)
Jess Moskaluke (Recording Artist- MDM Recordings)
Becca Hess (Director of Operations – Rockin’ River Music Fest)
Louise Burns (Record Producer/Writer- 604 Records)
Karen Lee Batten (Independent Artist & Entertainment Promoter)
SEPTEMBER 7th, 2019 – HEALTH & WELLNESS AT COUNTRY MUSIC WEEK – CALGARY, AB
10:00AM Fan Village – Goat Yoga 321-11th Ave SE. Calgary (Cowboys Tent)
Ever tried child’s post with a goat on your back, next to a celebrity? What are you waiting for? Bring your tights, your mat, a water bottle and a sense of adventure! Join in on goat yoga with some of our #Goats
10:30AM – 12:30PM CCMA Seminar Series: Round Tables Presented by rdr Music Group
Telus Convention Centre, Glen 201+202 – Calgary, AB
Meet with our friends from Unison Benevolent Fund whom are participating in Country Music Week with the Canadian Country Music Association! Find them at the CCMA Round Tables on Sept. 7th to learn more about Unison and wellness in the music industry.
The CCMA Round Table Session offers newcomers a chance to sit down with trade experts and glean some of the wisdom years of experience has afforded them. From honing your craft, to gaining and keeping an audience, and having longevity in the industry, this session is tailor-made for whatever focus the participants want addressed. Featuring titans from all aspects of the industry, this is a must-hit session for those looking for some advice, ideas, mentorship, and direction on next-steps in their careers.
September is Arthritis Awareness Month and this year The Arthritis Society are highlighting the relationship between Arthritis & Women.
The numbers speak for themselves. And they need to change.
- 1 in 4 Canadian Women have arthritis.
- 3.5 million women are living with the devastating effects of this disease today.
- Over half of Canadian women with arthritis are younger than 65.
If we don’t take action, this is set to rise to over 5 million women by 2040.
AUGUST 16th, 2019 – NORTHERN POWER SUMMIT – TORONTO, ON
PANEL TOPIC – The Good Life (2:10PM- 2:40PM)
Featuring Kathryn Hummel, Preetam Sengupta, Chris Atwell
Much has been made about the rockstar lifestyle over the years. The road, the parties, the long nights. If that is still the perception, how does it compare with reality? How do musicians take care of themselves? This panel will discuss the importance of artists looking after their mental and physical health whether at home or on the road.
JUNE 19TH, 2019 – A2IM INDIE WEEK – NEW YORK, NY
Mental Health: How To Combat Mental Health Issues Facing Our Industry
New York Law School 185 W Broadway 10013 / 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM – Floor 4 – W401
Working in the music industry can be challenging for artists and industry workers alike. Industry burnout, suicide, and mental health are issues that need our attention. This will be an open conversation on ways we can address mental health issues and smash associated stigmas. How can we make sure our industry peers are protected and be responsible partners to the artists we represent.
Jess Caragliano • Founder • CEO | Terrorbird Media
Kathryn Hummel • Artist Manager •General Manager • Director of A&R and Marketing • Consultant |Hummel Entertainment |Royalty Records |Unison Benevolent Fund | Hummel Wellness
Jennifer Leff • Senior Director | MusiCares
Dr. Ying Zhen • Associate Professor of Business & Economics | Wesleyan College
Ava TrillingMusician • Artist | Forth Wanderers | Sub Pop
JUNE 15TH, 2019 – CMAONTARIO CONFERENCE – OTTAWA, ON
Getting to the Next Level Performance with Physical & Mental Wellbeing
Presented by Unison Benevolent Fund
3:00PM – NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE
How do you prepare for a performance? It can be a huge undertaking without the proper knowledge of how to handle the stress, overstrain injuries, late nights and poor nutrition and all the other common challenges the working country artist and their team face. What if there was a way to increase your stamina to practice and perform without pain? What if you knew what kind of food would fuel you and give you energy for the show? What if there was a way to channel that anxiety into excitement before a performance? What if you could find a way to sleep and recover so that you can bring your “A” game every time you step on stage? Get the answers to all these questions and step up your performance through proven physical and mental self-care strategies. In this hands-on discussion, Certified Musician Fitness Professional Mike “The Rock Doctor” Schwartz will debunk the 3 most common wellness myths amongst the music industry and walk us through performance prep methods that’ll change the game for any artist who is serious about taking their career to the next level.
Mike Schwartz, The Rock Dr.
JUNE 11TH, 2019 – HARRIS PARK PAVILION – LONDON, ON
7:00pm – Group Conversation
8:00pm – Stretch | Workout | Yoga
Stepping away from the excitement and beauty of music is an extensive and intense industry that can be incredibly taxing on an individual. This installment of #MusicTalks event is a focused on mental health, wellness and physical well-being for those working in the demanding industry. The event starts with a discussion that brings together representatives from the UNISON Benevolent Fund, Hummel Wellness, Fit On Tour, Full Body Efficiency Treatment and local musicians. Discussions will cover a wide variety of topics including how to live a balanced life, looking after yourself mentally/physically and preparing yourself for the challenging hours and work you face in the music industry as many of the jobs in the music business work outside the traditional 9 – 5pm.
Musicians work can be very isolating at times and is noted as having one of the highest depression rates in the workforce. These issues are then amplified by working long hours and in many cases isolation. Finding ways to cope can be difficult and many music industry professionals. Often times they lack a support network or employee benefits that are readily available through many traditional employeers. Opening the conversation about these issues and how to overcome will be a central theme. The goal of this workshop is to assist in finding a balanced approach to life that enables music sector workers to succeed and find longevity in the business.