Business Accelerators

Folk Alliance International is proud to announce the creation of three Business Accelerators on January 22, 2020, the Wednesday before the annual conference. Designed to build core skills for emerging professionals there will be three separate and concurrent programs for artist entrepreneurs, managers, and agents.

Each accelerator will present a full day of sessions with topics designed to guide your career and connect you with peers and mentors that will be valuable in the short and long term. Session topics may include goal setting and strategic career planning, legal issues, publishing and licensing, touring marketing and branding, budgeting and finances.

The sessions have limited enrollment, to keep classes small and ensure maximum engagement between speakers and students.

Business Accelerator for Agents

Designed for agents with a small roster, discover best practices and expert advice to guide you through key issues and strategies in building a successful career as an agent.

Facilitator: Lori Peters from Concerted Efforts


Business Accelerator for Artist Entrepreneurs

Addresses key elements to building your career as an artist. Topics will focus on the tools and skills needed to manage the varied business roles an artist needs to be versed in to grow a career in today’s music industry.

Facilitator: Jayme Stone 


Business Accelerator for Managers

Presented in Partnership with Music Manager’s Forum Canada

Build the necessary skills required to be a successful manager. Hear expert advice and discover insights to help you navigate the opportunities and challenges in taking an artist’s career to the next level.

Facilitator: Holly Lowman



Early bird rate of $75 ends December 15, 2019.
Regular rate of $100 begins December 16, 2019.