Advance RSVP is available to Primary Entry badge types only. Walk-ups may be accepted on a first come, first served basis.
Mentor Sessions offer 15 minutes of one-on-one interaction with industry leaders and professionals from a variety of fields spanning interactive, film, and music.
Meeting with this mentor is highly recommended if you're interested in A&R, contracts, and agreements.
As an agent and as the head of APA’s electronic music department, Ferry Rais-Shaghaghi's roster includes popular Spotify powerhouse Matoma along with up-and coming electronic artists such as Crankdat, Cray and more. He was recently named one of Billboard magazine’s 2018 Dance Power Players. Rais-Shaghaghi originally launched his music industry career by starting a company called MSH Sessions, which specialized in producing an average of 150 arena-sized concerts and club shows in Western Canada per year for a wide range of well-known artists.
You can see Ferry’s full bio on his speaker page.
Registrants who sign up online must check-in 30 minutes before their mentor time slot to guarantee their spot. Limited on-site sign up is also available for a small number of Mentor Sessions spots and will begin 30 minutes before the first time slot of each session.
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