Next Meetup

Music Matters: the Role of Technology in Education and Well-Being (+ Concert!)
Hey Music Geeks and Tech Freaks! We are excited to announce our next Music Tech MeetUp event, happening at the legendary Phoenix Concert Theatre on November 21, 2018. "Music Matters: the Role of Technology in Education and Well-Being" The networking and panel discussion will be followed by a Music Technology concert in partnership with MusiCounts. And it gets better: If you RSVP through the Music Technology MeetUp, you will receive a wristband to let you in the concert---for free!** As always, the event is 100% free to attend! And like all our previous events, we will offer free drinks, beer, snacks, and pizza (you can't network on an empty stomach, right?). Our own Alan Cross will be moderating the panel discussion (scroll down for panelists bios). The Agenda: Date: Wednesday November 21 , 2018 Location: The Phoenix Concert Theatre 410 Sherbourne St, Toronto. — 5:15pm - Doors open for the Music Tech event. — 5:30-6:15pm - Networking. — 6:15pm - Panel discussion, "Music Matters: the Role of Technology in Education and Well-Being" Moderated by Alan Cross (scroll down for panel lineup). — 6:45pm - Q&A — 7:00pm - Doors Open for the Music Tech in partnership with Leaders Concert Series in support of MusiCounts concert. — 7:00-7:45pm - Social mixer and demo on impact of music on education. — 8:30-10:45pm - Live music, including Bucket List, a collective of musical executives from Toronto’s tech sector with award-winning special guests! Our panelists (taking the stage at 6:15pm) are: Alan Cross - Multi-Award winning Broadcaster, Music Journalist, and Music Technology Groups' founder. Taymoore Balbaa - Strategic Development at SUBPAC Dr. Dan Bosnyak - Technical Director at McMaster LIVELab Tom Ladd - Managing Director, Business Dev. & Sales at Cognixion Jeff Wolpert - Director Music Technology & Digital Media Program at UofT Michael H. Thaut PhD - Director, Music and Health Sciences Graduate Programs at UofT & Professor of Music and Neuroscience. RSVP now, as space is limited! See you there! If you have any questions, please email Nathalia Ribeiro at nathalia (at) About MusiCounts: MusiCounts is a national music education charity associated with CARAS and The JUNO Awards. They believe that having access to a musical instrument at a young age provides life-changing benefits that will positively impact children throughout their development. This is why MusiCounts provides musical instruments and equipment to schools and after-school programs all across Canada. ** The first 150 Music Tech attendees will receive a free wristband to the concert following the Music Tech networking event. We'll do our best efforts to secure free wristbands for everyone who attends our event; otherwise, tickets are $25 in advance or at the door.

Phoenix Concert Theatre

410 Sherbourne Street North of Carlton St, South of Wellesley St,, East of Yonge St. · Toronto, ON

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    What we're about

    Welcome to The Music Technology MeetUp, the largest group in North America focused on the music and Technology communities. The Music Technology MeetUp is for anyone who is interested in connecting with veterans in the Music and Technology industries and those who simply love music and want to learn more about how technology has shaped the way we consume, create, and monetize music.

    The Music Industry has never been so "high tech", from streaming services to DRM and blockchain-related payment systems. Whether you are a software developer working on a music-related project, someone interested in working in the music industry, or a musician seeking to learn more about how technology can help record and promote your band, you are in the right place.

    The Music Technology Group is a not-for-profit group. We have partnered with some great sponsors, so our events are always 100% free of charge! (Complimentary food, beer, snacks, and other beverages -- all free of charge -- are served, hence the need to RSVP to our events.)

    Our founders -- including one of Canada's most prestigious and experienced broadcasters, Alan Cross ( -- have a long history of working in the technology and music industries and are here to facilitate networking and partnership opportunities, talk about free and low-cost current technologies and how they relate to broadcasting and record sales, and help bridge the gap between the technology enthusiasts and music fans. Learn, Share, and Connect! We look forward to having you as a member of our Meetup group.

    For Sponsorship opportunities please email Nathalia Ribeiro at

    We'd like to thank our supporters and sponsors: Thanks to Sheridan College, Humber College, Trebas Institute, Senecca College, University of Toronto, York University, Ryerson University, Metalworks Institute, Steam Whistle, SOCAN, Harris Institute, BayBloor Radio, and the Monthly Music Hackathon Toronto for their support.

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