Lil' Biz is a quarterly workshop series that aims to help musicians and other creative types gain practical skills and business know-how.
Each edition is a day-long event with local experts presenting segments focusing on a specific topic. From online promotion to managing a project budget, a team of pros has been assembled to share their knowledge and field questions. It's a 101 guide to navigating the business side of Montreal's creative world, all from an empowering DIY perspective. Meet the amazing people who will be speaking at our upcoming edition, this Saturday November 18th at Espace POP!
Before immigrating to Canada in 2006, Julien Manaud made his mark as a musician in France – most notably with the band Motel (alongside singer Jennhy Beth, now of Savages fame). With the experience of over 1500 live performances and as a composer, remixer and producer – he launches in 2013 Montreal label Lisbon Lux Records. Under this banner, he assumes management, production and publishing duties for bands like Le Couleur, Das Mörtal, Paupière, Beat Market, Bronswick, Radiant Baby etc...
Bronwyn Ford works in the music industry specializing in artist management and marketing. She started by interning for Cardinal PR and Summer Cool Music in 2014 and is now the label and management coordinator at Arbutus Records.
Lorraine Carpenter started her journalism career as a music critic, reporter and editor in 1996, volunteering at student papers the Plant and The Concordian, freelancing at publications including Exclaim, The Fader and Under the Radar, and then working at Montreal's alternative newsweekly the Mirror, where she was employed as a writer, copy editor and later music editor for 12 years. When that publication folded in 2012, she cofounded Cult MTL, a monthly publication and daily website. She is both editor in chief of the publication and owner of the company.
Shevaughn Battle has been working in and around the music industry for over 15 years in a variety of sectors, including: sound production, artist management, concert production, marketing/communications and government affairs. For the last 13 years, Shevaughn has held the position of Regional Education Coordinator and FACTOR provincial representative for Quebec.