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LIGHTHOUSE ARTS CENTRE , HALIFAX
Honey Jam Announces Pop-Up Audition in Halifax
While in Halifax in May for the ECMAs , Honey Jam will be holding a pop-up audition at the Lighthouse Arts Centre on Sunday , May 7 for emerging female artists aged 14-25 interested in trying out for its artist development youth program and concert . This is the first time the live auditions are being held outside of Toronto . Nova Scotian artists such as Reeny Smith , Zamani , Jet Lyse , and Lindsey Misener have all participated in past years . The Halifax auditions will mirror the same process as what happens at the Toronto auditions , where artists get just 60 seconds to impress the judges . Those interested should email hjartistinfo @ gmail . com with their bio and socials by May 1 , and they will receive a reply with all of the details . All genres and cultures are welcome !
Honey Jam is a non-profit youth programme run by PhemPhat Entertainment Group established in 1995 for young Canadian female artists of all cultures and representing all genres of music that provides mentoring , educational , performance and networking opportunities culminating with a showcase of live music . Honey Jam organize impactful experiences for the artists such as songwriting camps , industry workshops , mentor cafe ’ s , tickets to major artist concerts , opportunities to attend industry events , paid performance opportunities and interactive sessions to learn from major artists . Alums include Nelly Furtado , LU KALA , Haviah Mighty , Jordan Alexander ( Gossip Girl ), Jenna Walker of the Reklaws , Jully Black , Melanie Fiona , Savannah Re and many more .
Tanya Van Luven Joins SOCAN as Director of Publisher Relations
TANYA VAN LUVEN
SOCAN has announced that Tanya Van Luven has joined its team in the new role of Director of Publisher Relations , within SOCAN ’ s Membership department , and based in Toronto .
Van Luven has more than 13 years of professional experience in music publishing and the music industry . She specializes in music licensing , rights management , and intellectual property management and negotiations . She ’ s focused on bringing solutions to serve SOCAN ’ s publisher members .
As Director of Publisher Relations , Van Luven have a decisive impact on the quality of the services SOCAN offers to publishers , both at the strategic and operational levels . At the same time , she ’ ll focus on creating , fostering , and maintaining relationships with the publishing community , and going beyond their immediate concerns through various initiatives and projects .
Van Luven joins SOCAN after serving as Manager of the Client Services Division at Anthem Entertainment , a SOCAN publisher member . There , she worked with a team of client service managers to ensure regular income analysis , ongoing accurate registrations of new works , fulsome collection of all publishing royalties in adherence with contractual agreements , while delivering transparent , accurate , and timely distributions of royalty statements to clients .
Before that , she was Anthem ’ s Senior Client Services Account Manager , Film & TV . She delivered , among other things , content for audiovisual secondary rights , music publishing , music licensing , production music , and digital monetization and rights management .
Tanya began her career in the music industry in 2008 , when she joined Warner Music Canada as National Promotions Coordinator . She then moved to Artist Services , where she focused on the various revenue streams of an artist ’ s career , offering services in artist management , merchandise production , VIP ticketing , and e-commerce .
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