Mentorship program is back!

Supporting and guiding the next generation of artists and music industry professionals is fundamental to Mundial Montréal. Whether it’s through our mentoring program, our Mentor Café meetings or the Artist Lab, our objective remains the same: to facilitate the progression of up-and-coming musicians by promoting the sharing of know-how and offering appropriate coaching.    

We are delighted to renew our mentoring program as part of Mundial Montréal 2024. As the exchange and sharing of skills are key elements of the program, places to take part remain limited, offering an intimate setting conducive to learning and discussion.  

From August 30 to October 11, seven free mentorship sessions will be offered online as part of the program! The PRO program includes five sessions between August and October, while the Artist program offers two sessions, one in September and one in October. Find out more about the content of the sessions and registration conditions below!    

PRO Mentorship Program  

The Pro Mentorship Program aims to transfer knowledge between established professionals and the next generation of music craftspeople.  The Pro Mentoring Program offers 20 people the chance to take part in mentoring sessions with 5 inspiring mentors.     

The program will be offered to 20 professionals accredited for Mundial Montréal 2024. Registration is done at the time of badge purchase: the first 20 people to mention their interest in the PRO mentoring program by becoming accredited for Mundial Montréal will be selected.   

Program and dates to remember :  

August 30, 2024 – Building your team, an essential pillar of your music career  

Mentor: Kevin Amougou (N.O.T.E)  

When should you expand your team? Who would be the most relevant in your professional circle?  Come and chat with Kevin Amougou (N.O.T.E. (NEXT ONE TO ENJOY)) to learn more about expanding your team and how to approach new people to make your career flourish. 

September 6, 2024 – A broad view of booking: from strategy to touring  

Mentor: Noémie Azoulay (Résonances)  

What does booking involve in Quebec? How do you approach an artist’s tour? Is touring in Canada fundamentally different? In the company of Noémie Azoulay (Agence Résonance), learn more about the various issues surrounding the reality of booking. From touring strategy to artist expectations, as well as the different distribution networks and groupings in Quebec and Canada, booking will hold almost no secrets for you.  

September 20, 2024 – Developing an innovative and meaningful marketing plan for your album release  

Mentor: Hervé Kalongo (Moonshine)  

Join Hervé Kalongo from Moonshine for a discussion on storytelling, branding and marketing to help you prepare for the release of your album. Even without a lot of financial resources, discover how great the possibilities are when you get to know the ecosystem and players involved in promoting, releasing and distributing your album. 

September 27, 2024 – Money never sleeps: collecting royalties  

Mentors: Aaron Lighstone and Joel Schwartz (CMRCI)  

Aaron Lightstone and Joel Schwartz (CMRCI) will guide you through the sometimes complex art of navigating the different types of music rights. What are the different types of rights? How do our rights work when our music is played on international radio? Should we register our music with international rights societies? These are just some of the questions that may be answered in this session! 

October 11, 2024 – Music supervision, or how to make your music shine on screen   

Mentor: Patricia Carrera Marìn (Control Freaks Music)  

Patricia Carrera Marìn (Control Freaks Music) will present a session on how to monetize your music and how to prepare yourself to approach music supervisors, alone or with a team, with a view to placing your music in audiovisual content (series, films and commercials). 

How to register?   

The program will be offered to 20 professionals accredited for Mundial Montréal 2024. Registration is done at the time of badge purchase: the first 20 people to mention their interest in the PRO mentoring program by becoming accredited for Mundial Montréal will be selected.     

Get your pro pass now! 

Deadline to register is August 15, 11:59 p.m.  

 Find out more about the mentors

Mentorship program for artists   

 The artist division of the mentorship program will help emerging artists prepare for their showcase at Mundial Montréal, both artistically and professionally. Only artists selected for an official showcase can participate in the Artist Mentorship Program. These artists will be directly invited to take part in the mentoring program once their selection has been confirmed. They will then be able to indicate their interest in joining the program.     

Program and dates to remember :  

September 13, 2024 – How to prepare your showcase to make a lasting impression  

Mentore: Carmen Ruiz (Girovago)  

With Carmen Ruiz (Girovago), learn more about how to promote your show in advance with various strategies, as well as how to present yourself on stage during an official showcase presentation. 

October 4, 2024 – Business development at the event: how to prepare for it  

Q&A with Eli Levinson and Maude St-Armand Courcy (Mundial Montréal) 

Eli Levinson (Mundial Montréal) and Maude St-Amand Courcy (Mundial Montréal / Impresaria) will host a Q&A where participants can learn more about such topics as preparing promotional material, important activities not to be missed at Mundial 2024, and tips on how to approach the pros for a showcase presentation.

Find out more about the mentors

How do I become a mentor?  

We are committed to selecting mentors with a wide range of backgrounds and experience, so that we can offer industry-focused mentoring. The mentors selected by Mundial Montréal change every year. We are always open to suggestions and applications. 

 Contact our team!