NEWS: Halifax Pop Explosion confirms details of Pop!Talks Music and Culture Conference

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For the eighth year running, the Halifax Pop Explosion (HPX) is proud to present an educational music and culture conference. Taking place at The Atlantica Hotel (1980 Robie Street) on Friday, October 25 and Saturday, October 26Pop!Talks brings together industry veterans and fresh-faced upstarts for two days of sessions and events. For the first time ever, all HPX wristband and passholders have access to Pop!Talks. 
 
This year's sessions cover everything from artist management to crowd sourcing, open businesses to embracing failure, and religion to mental health. The line-up of topics and speakers includes: 
  • Postcards From The Road: A DIY Take on House Show Distribution - Presenter: Kev Corbett
  • Man That You Fear: Marilyn Manson's Antichrist Superstar as Social Prophet - Presenter: Trevor Murphy
  • Musicians: The Original Lean Startup - Presenter: Jesse Mawhinney
  • What Kind of Failure Will You Be? - Presenter: Rob MacArthur 
  • The Clumsy and Irrelevant Manner in the Music Business - Presenter: Jason Burns
  • 20 Reasons You're Not A Rock Star - Presenters: Josh Hogan & Hassan King
  • Becoming an Open Business - Presenters: Marie Flanagan & Aaron Levin
  • It Takes a lot to Laugh: Funny Musicians, Tuneful Comedians - Presenter: Vish Khanna
  • Going Beyond Crowdfunded Music: Getting the DirectToFan Release Right -  
    Presenter: Benji Rogers
  • Old School vs. New School: Has Anything Really Changed? Presenters: Jake Gold and Jason Burns 
  • Best Foot Forward - Presenter: Allison Outhit
  • Paddle To The Ocean - Presenters: Zac Crouse and Kris Pope
  • Your Music in Apps - Presenter: Kelsey McLaren
  • Protect your Asse(t)s - Presenter: Scott Pickup
  • Copyright Fair Dealing: Current State of the Law - Presenter: Marc Belliveau
  • Death From Exposure - Presenter: Chr!s Sm!th
  • Music Photography Discourse - Presenters: Chr!s Sm!th, Scott Blackburn, Tiffany Naugler, and Matt Charlton
  • Featured Artist Interview: METZ - Host: Vish Khanna
  • Broadside - Presenters: Tara Thorne and Stephanie Domet
  • Music Export Case Study: Ben Caplan - Presenters: Scott Honsberger, Scott Long, and Tim Hardy
  • Drive, Play, Sleep, Repeat - Presenter: Stefanie Purificati
  • The Kids Are Online - Presenter: Brennan McCracken
  • Accessibility & Community - 
    Presenters: Marie Flanagan & Aaron Levin
  • Recording Artists’ Collecting Society presents Polaris Music Prize Salon - Presenters: Steve Jordan, James Keast, Andrew King, and more TBA


  • In addition to the sessions, Pop!Talks also offers the Mixology Mixer networking event and an EDM/DJ workshop featuring DJ TWooSnug, KDZAndrew Duke and more. Both events take place on Friday, October 25th. Pre-registration is required for the EDM/DJ workshop. To register, please email josh@halifaxpopexplosion.com with "EDM/DJ Workshop" in the subject line.
     
    For a complete schedule of the Pop!Talks sessions and events, visit: http://halifaxpopexplosion.com/poptalks/

    "This year HPX launches the Pop!Talks Music and Culture Conference, the 8th annual conference held during HPX designed to educate, inspire, and entertain," says organizer Josh White. "This year's conference is open to all wristbands and passholders.This change means that everyone from industry insiders to casual fans have the chance to take in the incredible programming. You'll definitely be entertained, and hopefully you'll learn something along the way!"
     
    Halifax Pop Explosion wristbands and passes are on sale now. The various types of wristbands and passes are as follows. All prices subject to HST and service fee:
     
    FESTIVAL WRISTBAND
    Five Day Access to all Music, Comedy and Culture Events (subject to venue capacity; not including Symphony Nova Scotia)
    ★ Pop!Talks Conference
    ★ Bike Concierge Parking at Key Venues
    ★ HPX Festival Express Bus Pass
    ★ Pop Expo! (Records / Zine / Craft and Art fair) Entry
    ★ Insider festival communications and special offers
    Advanced Rate - $75
     
    PRIORITY PASS
    Five Day Skip the Lineup Access to Music, Comedy and Culture Events (subject to venue capacity; not including Symphony Nova Scotia)
    ★ Reserved Seating at Pop!Talks Conference
    ★ Bike Concierge Parking at Key Venues
    ★ HPX Festival Express Bus Pass
    ★ Pop Expo! (Records / Zine / Craft and Art fair) Entry
    ★ Insider Festival Communications and Special Offers
    Advanced Rate - $169
     
    VIP PASS
    Guaranteed Access to all Music, Comedy and Culture Events One ticket to Symphony Nova Scotia w/ Joel Plaskett with Mo Kenney
    ★ Reserved Seating at Pop!Talks Conference
    ★ Bike Concierge Parking at Key Venues
    ★ HPX Festival Express Bus Pass
    ★ Pop Expo! (Records / Zine / Craft and Art fair) Entry
    ★ 2013 HPX Tote Bag
    ★ Insider Festival Communications and Special Offers
    Advanced Rate - $299
     
    HPX DIGITAL PASS 
    Digital Workshops, Sessions, Keynotes and Parties
    ★ 5-Day Access to all Music, Comedy and Culture Events (subject to venue capacity; not including Symphony Nova Scotia)
    ★ Pop!Talks Conference
    ★ Bike Concierge Parking at Key Venues
    ★ HPX Festival Express Bus Pass
    ★ Pop Expo! (Records / Zine / Craft and Art fair) Entry
    ★ Insider Festival Communications and Special Offers Standard
    Advanced Rate - $349
     
    HPX DIGITAL FLEX PASSES (Transferable Pass)
    Want to share your pass with another person? Add another name to your pass with this flexible option.
    Advanced Rate - $449
     
    Festival wristbands and passes are available now at http://halifaxpopexplosion.com
     
    Tickets to Symphony Nova Scotia presents Joel Plaskett are available in person at the Dalhousie Arts Centre (Rebecca Cohn Auditorium Box Office - 6101 University Avenue). They will also available online at http://www.symphonynovascotia.ca/Tickets/ and by calling (902) 494-3820.
     
    Sponsors of Halifax Pop Explosion 2013 include: Molson, Lixar, SiriusXM, Eastlink, Porter, The Coast, Impact, Deezer, Radio Starmaker Fund, Province of Nova Scotia, Halifax Regional Municipality, FACTOR, and Government of Canada
     
    For details on HPX Digital, visit: http://halifaxpopexplosion.com/digital/
     
    For more information on Halifax Pop Explosion, visit: http://halifaxpopexplosion.com/

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