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Date: Saturday, May 25th 2019
TREBAS INSTITUTE, 543 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4Y 1Y5



Marghie EvansDarryl HursCarlo Zappavigna

Ronney AbramsonWendell Ferguson

Originally from Canada, Marghie Evans is an expert in international rights clearance, having functioned as Head of Rights and Clearances for PolyGram and Universal Home Entertainment until 2001. During that time she licensed footage and music for productions such as “The Cream of Eric Clapton” and “The Who: 20 Years Maximum R’n’B”, and oversaw production on DVDs as diverse as Dire Straits “Sultans of Swing” to bonus features for the 25th Anniversary Edition of “An American Werewolf In London.”
Evans was also a consultant on behalf of Universal to the MCPS (Mechanical Rights Protection Society) and BPI (British Phonographic Industry) in rights clearances in the area of new media.
Since moving to Nashville in 2001, Marghie has been an independent media consultant, and served as administrator for several independent publishers and songwriters, clearing music for film, TV and video projects, as well as licensing audio and audio-visual projects for independent record companies and artists.
Marghie is currently a Partner at Do Write Music, a Nashville TN company which specializes in all aspects of music publishing administration and clearance services for songwriters, publishers, independent producers and label owners, and corporations in need of publishing administration, royalty accounting and licensing services.

Darryl Hurs has a 25+ year history in the music business including launching and running one of Canada’s largest indie music festivals and conference, Indie Week. Recently hired as the director of market development for CD Baby in Canada. Past positions include design and branding/marketing for Live Nation as a freelancer (projects included work for known artists such as U2, Nickelback, Madonna, Beyonce, Jay-Z and Dave Matthews and the launching of, retail buyer at HMV, booker for one of Toronto’s top live music venues (The Rivoli), and performing in various musical acts.

Recording & Performing Artist is a Neighbouring Rights specialist who began his career administering Artist, Performer and Producer sound recording claims, quickly developed a passion for the collection, protection and distribution of Artist / Producer royalties.
A long time musician (specifically the guitar) recorded a debut album two years back and is currently working on a follow-up album under the moniker ‘NonHuman Era’. He has done countless session work, performed many local shows as well as live events such as “Rocklahoma,” “Heavy Montréal” and the infamous “Formule 1 Grand Prix de Montréal.”


Registration and Sign-in



Getting what's "rightfully" yours - with Marghie Evans, Partner at DoWrite Music, Nashville TN USA

Learn about the new Music Modernization Act and how it affects songwriters. The different kinds of rights and royalties for songwriters and how to collect them and make money from your music from Marghie Evans, Partner at DoWrite Music, Nashville TN USA


Sell and stream your music everywhere with Global music distribution - with Darryl Hurs, Director of Market Development Canada for CD Baby

Learn how to plan your single or album release, distribute and sell your music worldwide, and build your online audience from CDBaby’s Darryl Hurs, Director of Market Development Canada for CD Baby.

12 noon

Lunch on your own or join our pizza lunch (only $5)

Lunch on your own or join our pizza lunch (only $5)

1 pm

Fighting the Good Fight -  with Carlo Zappavigna, General Manager, Premier Muzik, Montreal Canada

Learn about Performance & Music Production & Neighbouring Rights, Artist/Producer credits and how to Maximize Artist/Producer royalty collections from 38 collection societies across the globe from Carlo Zappavigna, Transatlantic General Manager, Premier Muzik, Montreal Canada.

2:00 - 2:15 pm



2:15 pm - 4:15 pm

Song critique session - with Wendell Ferguson, Ronney Abramson, Marghie Evans

Songwriters will bring in a song to be critiqued by the pro writers. Song can be played live or on CD or played from a device (such as an IPhone or a stick etc). Please bring 6 copies of your song lyric.


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