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Toronto's First Annual Summer Music Conference

Summer Music Conference 2008


The first annual Summer Music Conference will be held in Toronto, Canada, on July 23rd-27th. UK/European clubbing doyens, the LOVE Organisation are to host a one-day ‘LOVE Festival’ as part of the program of events. Organised by a team of Canadian and European entertainment specialists under the guidance of British producer/performer and author, Otiz F Angel, the conference will take place in Toronto’s newly redeveloped Polson Pier complex. The five-day agenda (23rd to the 27th of July) features is packed with of industry networking functions, remixing and production workshops, music business seminars, an Electronic Dance Music awards ceremony and a host of quality entertainment including pool and boat parties, a party on a traditional Toronto street-car and club nights in the city’s finest venues, culminating in the festival on the final day. Attention has also been paid to complimentary industries such as clothing and film, with a fashion show and the Canadian premiere of Peace One Day’s latest documentary film. The Summer Music Conference is set to become North America’s largest and best summertime music industry function and will provide the perfect environment for artists and industry executives to further their careers and expand their businesses, by making valuable new contacts and cementing existing relationships.

“The LOVE Festival is our opportunity to give something back to Toronto, a city that has hugely supported our efforts over the years. We believe that Toronto is a jewel in North America’s crown; a creative nexus and vibrant cultural city with the potential to be a massive player in the global music industry” says Jason McCarthy, co-founder of LOVE. “We’re looking forward to bringing a taste of European club culture to Canada and helping to make history.”

What sets the SMC apart is its commitment to social entrepreneurialism and environmental concerns. The LOVE Organisation shares this outlook and since its inception in the mid-90s, LOVE has always donated a percentage of its income to various charities including water aid, helping the homeless and many other worthy causes.

“Another reason we were so keen to get involved with SMC is the organisers’ commitment to the environment” continues McCarthy. “They are serious about finding real, effective solutions to minimise Clubland’s contribution to the ecological crisis the world currently faces. Reducing carbon footprints and cutting energy consumption by using dance floors which generate electricity is just one example of the fabulous new technological ideas which people need to be made aware of and that the SMC is really pushing”. So next time you’re in a club where the atmosphere is said to be ‘electric’, you might not realise the full truth of that statement!

For more information on the Summer Music Conference, please contact, or visit the website.

Source: SMC - added 29 Jun 2008


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