Winnipeg Music Project Songwriter’s Group

  • Date: Monday, October 28, 2019 – Monday, June 29, 2020
  • Time: 6:00pm
  • Venue: Forth, 171 McDermot Ave, Winnipeg MB
  • Admission: 15.00
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The Winnipeg Music Project has partnered with The Songwriters Association of Canada to produce a 10-session songwriters group. The series was created to fulfill a need for stronger creative development opportunities for local songwriters and to begin establishing an effective and notable songwriting community in Winnipeg. The Winnipeg Music Project will give attendees the opportunity to receive constructive feedback from their peers and from established local songwriters who are scheduled to feature throughout the series. The workshops are pre-register and drop-in style and will be hosted in the Forth Cafe Gallery. Guest Songwriters and Mentors will be invited to talk about royalties, funding, social media and more.



Last Monday of the Month from 6-9PM

Forth Cafe Gallery (171 McDermot Ave, Winnipeg MB R3B 0S1) 


August 26

Introductions & Kickoff


September 30

Featured Songwriter: Jaylene Johnson


October 28

Featured Songwriter: Fred Penner


November 25

The Song Comes First

All it takes is ONE hit song to have the freedom to explore, create, and write whatever you want. This discussion will explore the fears of the word “hit song” and dissect the things keeping Manitoban artists from truly breaking into the global market.

Presented by: Elise Roller of Manitoba Music

Featured Songwriter: Matt Schellenberg of Royal Canoe


January 27

Featured Songwriter: Jenna Priestner of Mobina Galore


February 24

Social Media and Music

Social media is one of the most accessible and entertaining forms of marketing today. I can help you understand how a platform works, how to find your audience online, and how to create content that will reach the people who want to hear your music.

Presented by: Jen Doerksen of BNB Studios


Manitoba Film and Music Funding

This presentation will quickly go through all of the music program funding offered by MFM and offer tips and tricks for submitting successful applications for recording, marketing, video and tour support.

Presented by: Stephen Carroll of Manitoba Film and Music


March 30

Featured Songwriter: Sebastian Gaskin


April 27

Featured Songwriter: Tracy Bone


May 25

Music Royalties 

Music royalties are a part of a complex system, that often creates problems for songwriters to receive full compensation for use of their songs. This presentation will help troubleshoot these issues and reduce the chances of songwriters losing revenue to the Black Box.

Presented by: Stephen Carroll of Manitoba Film and Music


June 29

Wrap-Up Concert and Celebration