Toronto, Ontario Canada (PRWEB) June 30, 2012
Folk Alliance International is pleased to bring the International Folk Alliance Conference back to Canada and proud to announce that Canadian music industry icon Bernie Finkelstein will be the featured keynote speaker at the 25th annual International Folk Alliance Conference, February 20-24, 2013 in Toronto, Ontario Canada.
Mr. Finkelstein will be interviewed by CBC Radio Personality Tom Powers. The keynote interview will take place on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at the Delta Chelsea Hotel in Toronto at 11:00am.
In 1969, Bernie Finkelstein founded True North Records. Finkelstein managed The Paupers from 1966–1967 and Kensington Market from 1967-1969. Through 1972-1981, in partnership with Bernie Fiedler, he managed the careers of Abramson, Bruce Cockburn, Murray McLauchlan and Dan Hill. You can read about the life of this truly amazing music industry veteran in his new autobiography True North: A Life In The Music Industry.
The 2013 International Folk Alliance Conference will also celebrate 25 years of the Folk Alliance organization and the conference will be the launch of a full one year 25th Anniversary promotion leading to the new FAI conference home in Kansas City, Missouri.
Early-bird Conference Registration and Showcase Entry open July 1st. The early-bird deadline for all showcase applications is September 19th, with a final deadline slated for October 24th. The first early-bird rate for conference registration ends on September 19th. Register early and save.
Folk Alliance annually brings together over 2000 artists and music industry professionals and features over 200 juried music showcases.
For questions regarding the 2013 Folk Alliance conference, showcase applications, keynotes speaker Bernie Finkelstein, or general media inquiries please visit http://www.folk.org or contact Louis Meyers at 901-522-1170 or by email at fa(at)folk(dot)org
From Bob Lefsetz in February 2012 – “Folk Alliance is the epicenter for folk music. And it's making a comeback. It was pushed down by the man, the major labels fighting for hits. But now with hits diminished, all the music pushed down to the bottom of the river is resurfacing. Running around the Memphis Marriott you'd think folk music rules the world. And maybe it does.”
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The art of discovery is alive and well at the 25th annual International Folk Alliance Conference. See you there!