The spring edition of the Lil' Biz seminar will gather five local experts presenting segments focusing on a specific topic. From taxes to event promotion to accounting, 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. Join us on May 27th from 11am to 4pm in Espace POP. Until then, meet the speakers!
Peter Woodford and Caitlin Loney run the Bottle Garden, an analog studio in Montreal. They built the studio over 10 years ago to record their band Freelove Fenner and soon began recording other bands. It is now a full-time operation. Peter and Caitlin also take an interest in Super8 video, photography, and house plants.
Dan Lacroix has worked in the accounting world for over 20 years, though not your typical accountant. His focus has always been towards the artistically based companies and individuals. Honing his skills to meet the needs of those in the Montreal arts scene, he has been integral to many in terms of his particularly specialized knowledge both for accounting and taxes. With clients ranging from fashion designers, record labels and bands to painters and graphic designers, Dan provides specific aide and insight regarding gov’t programs and initiatives in Montreal.
Noah Bick has been involved in the Montreal scene since the age of seventeen. In 2008, he co-founded Passovah Productions, a promotion company & music festival that focuses on helping local bands on the way up. Over the years Noah has worked for or collaborated with POP Montréal, Blue Skies Turn Black, Bar "Le Ritz" PDB, as well as a number of other local music organizations. Bick’s main focus now is Danagement, a Montreal based Artist Management company.
Wes is Head of Growth Marketing at Bandzoogle, an all-in-one website platform made for musicians. He recently wrote an eBook for Bandzoogle called "SEO for Musicians: A Comprehensive Guide," with the goal of educating musicians on SEO strategy and tactics that are specific to artists. He has 8 years experience helping a range of companies achieve business objectives through online marketing, including a position as the head of SEO & Social at iProspect, one of the largest digital agencies in Canada. More recently, he was Digital Marketing Director for LANDR during the first year of product launch. When he can, he makes folky pop-rock and electronic dance music in his home studio, and has several small label releases under his belt that gained minor success.