Dan Mangan facilitates a City of Victoria Music Symposium on touring as part of the Rifflandia Festival

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      As part of Victoria's Rifflandia music festival, Vancouver singer-songwriter and Side Door cofounder Dan Mangan will facilitate a City of Victoria Music Symposium titled Life on the Road: Touring Wellness.

      The event--which takes place on September 17 at 10 am at the Victoria Event Centre--will feature discussions with publicist Neesha Hothi of Neesh Communications, accountant Donna Branston of DMCL, recording artist Kandle, producer-performer-facilitator Francis Arevalo of Creative BC and Music BC, and artist/agent Grant Paley of the Midnight Agency.

      Neesha Hothi of Neesh Communications.

      Other free workshops, all of which take place at Hermann's Jazz Club, include: Insights on International Music Markets: Seeing the Global Picture (September 16, 10-11 am); Market Spotlight: Breaking Through to the UK Music Community (September 16, 11 am-noon); Live from the UK: Insights into Booking, Showcasing and Touring (September 16, 12-1 pm); and Learn about Creative BC Funding Programs (September 17, 10-11:30 am).

      For more info on the Music Symposium go here.