The Toronto edition of SoundCloud’s Creator Forum, and the first Canadian edition, wrapped up this past weekend. The three-day experience saw a packed house each day, with artists and creators coming together to learn, network, and feel empowered to take their careers to the next level.
Day one saw attendees learning DJ skills from Chippy Nonstop in her “Girls Can DJ” workshop, part of her Intersessions initiative, which marked its 4-yr anniversary that same day. Following the workshop, an afternoon open-set session allowed aspiring DJs to take the decks and share their sounds with fellow creators.
Day two offered valuable advice and insights via two-panel discussions around building a career in and out of Canada. Moderated by HotNewHipHop’s Editor in Chief, Rose Lilah, attendees heard from artists Just John and Adrian X, Founder and President of Icon-Island, Lynn Banks, 8 Til Faint management for Grammy-nominated artist Jessie Reyez, Mauricio Ruiz, and many more.
It all wrapped on day three with an artist showcase featuring a stacked Toronto-bred lineup, including headliner Anders, TOBi, Amaal Nuxx, Jayd Ink, and in-between sets from DJ Rosegold.