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Wayne Bedecki is a singer/songwriter originally from the town of Glace Bay on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia with strong ties to Halifax. Named CBMIC Top Three Emerging Artist in 2018, his songwriting ability shows hints of cleverness with a likeness to Jason Isbell, and a sound that will knock you over with the rawness of Ryan Adams. He is locally inspired by Donovan Woods, Carlton Stone and Dave Sampson. Wayne creates an edgy indie folk sound that forces the audience to feel each lyric. He has paved his way by capturing fans’ attention through his powerful performances. His success has been built through word of mouth and earning the attention of established musicians through his authenticity and drive. Wayne has co-written songs with Dave Sampson, Jordan Musycsyn, Brain Cathcart, Colette Deveaux and Rusty James. Wayne is confident and ready to present his craft through his upcoming debut album.

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Singer-songwriter Woody Woodburn from Rockwood, ON with Cape Breton roots is following his passion for music after leaving his job at 44 in 2019 to become a "Better Man Today" - a fine title for his debut EP.

Hot off the heels of successfully hosting/organizing 3 drive-in concerts during a pandemic where he opened for longtime idol Jim Cuddy, receiving his first FACTOR grant, and multiple successful tours in the Maritimes, Woody has set out to level up and plow through on his positivity train and bring along any passengers looking to go on this ride.

The first single from Woody’s next EP, “I Am Enough” is releasing this Friday, January 22nd with a music video and a celebratory livestream at 7 pm ET.

Tune in via Facebook or YouTube for music, prizes and get to know Woody Woodburn!

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You can also catch Woody LIVE in-person on the island this coming March:
March 25 - Breton Brewing Co. 4pm ADT
March 25 - Daniels Alehouse and Eatery 9pm ADT
March 26 - The Iona Heights Inn 5pm ADT
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Our first "Weekly Members News" email is en route! 🗞 This week with updates from Hearts of Kin, Dylan Devoe, Bev Niven, The High Tide, and Woody Woodburn.

Do you want in on the latest happenings with artists, venues, and industry folks around the island?

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☝Sign up for as little as $5/year as a support member or see our various membership options for artists, groups, & venue/industry today at cbmic.ca/membership

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Our first Weekly Members News email is en route! 🗞 This week with updates from Hearts of Kin, Dylan Devoe, Bev Niven, The High Tide, and Woody Woodburn. 

Do you want in on the latest happenings with artists, venues, and industry folks around the island? 

Do you want your own news included? 

☝Sign up for as little as $5/year as a support member or see our various membership options for artists, groups, & venue/industry today at cbmic.ca/membership  

✌Once logged in, head to cbmic.ca/member-benefits and fill out the submission form

*Current members: Check your inbox (junk mail too!) and be sure to whitelist admin@cbmic.ca*

LEGAL ESSENTIALS
CBMIC and Nova Scotia Workplace Education - Winter 2022

This 40 hr instructional program will explore different legal concepts and tools for business. Participants will learn how to most efficiently and effectively use these legal tools in creating a solid legal foundation that promotes growth while limiting risks.

The topics covered will include understanding contracts and when to get them in writing, how to decide on an appropriate legal structure (sole proprietorship, incorporation) and what to consider when hiring employees and contractors.

The Participants will also gain a practical understanding of copyrights, trademarks and licensing that they can apply to their music businesses. As more and more businesses operate online, the topics also include website legal essentials (like Privacy Policies) and the legalities of online marketing (social media, affiliates, email anti-spam rules and online contests).

Participants in this course come away with legal contracts and policy templates and greater peace of mind and confidence in dealing with legal issues in their business.

Course Topics (all come with online course materials and legal contract templates):
✓ Contract Basics
✓ Client Contracts
✓ Hiring Contracts
✓ How to Choose the Right Legal Structure
✓ Copyright Essentials (including how this applies to the music business)
✓ Licensing Essentials
✓ Website Legal Essentials
✓ Online Marketing and Social Media

Start date: Thursday, January 20th, 2022, 12:00 PM-4:00 PM.
Course Instructor: Corinne Boudreau.

Registration
forms.gle/FG5YM8dCXctAwQVr9

Course outlines
bit.ly/3feuvPP

Courses are tailored to the entertainment industry and are free. CBMIC membership and employed/seasonal Nova Scotians Are eligible to participate in courses.
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LEGAL ESSENTIALS
CBMIC and Nova Scotia Workplace Education - Winter 2022 

This 40 hr instructional program will explore different legal concepts and tools for business.  Participants will learn how to most efficiently and effectively use these legal tools in creating a solid legal foundation that promotes growth while limiting risks. 

The topics covered will include understanding contracts and when to get them in writing, how to decide on an appropriate legal structure (sole proprietorship, incorporation) and what to consider when hiring employees and contractors.  

The Participants will also gain a practical understanding of copyrights, trademarks and licensing that they can apply to their music businesses.  As more and more businesses operate online, the topics also include website legal essentials (like Privacy Policies) and the legalities of online marketing (social media, affiliates, email anti-spam rules and online contests).  

Participants in this course come away with legal contracts and policy templates and greater peace of mind and confidence in dealing with legal issues in their business.

Course Topics (all come with online course materials and legal contract templates):
✓ Contract Basics
✓ Client Contracts
✓ Hiring Contracts
✓ How to Choose the Right Legal Structure
✓ Copyright Essentials (including how this applies to the music business)
✓ Licensing Essentials
✓ Website Legal Essentials
✓ Online Marketing and Social Media

Start date: Thursday, January 20th, 2022, 12:00 PM-4:00 PM. 
Course Instructor: Corinne Boudreau.

Registration 
https://forms.gle/FG5YM8dCXctAwQVr9

Course outlines 
https://bit.ly/3feuvPP

Courses are tailored to the entertainment industry and are free. CBMIC membership and employed/seasonal Nova Scotians Are eligible to participate in courses.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT ESSENTIALS
CBMIC and Nova Scotia Workplace Education - Winter 2021

This 40-hour instructional course is designed to provide tools and templates to manage any size project. Following standard project management methodology, the course will provide instruction in:
✓ What is a project
✓ Project charter
✓ Work breakdown structure
✓ Assigning resources to project tasks
✓ Project budget
✓ Gantt chart
✓ Project risk
✓ Communication plan
✓ Project life cycle

Participants will be given the opportunity to work on real-life projects of their interest, utilizing tried and true project management processes and the latest cloud-based software systems to assist with project management.

Start date: Wednesday, January 19th, 2022, 9:00 AM-1:00 PM.

Course Instructor: Stephen Antle.

Registration
forms.gle/FG5YM8dCXctAwQVr9

Course outlines
bit.ly/3feuvPP

Courses are tailored to the entertainment industry and are free. CBMIC membership and employed/seasonal Nova Scotians Are eligible to participate in courses.
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PROJECT MANAGEMENT ESSENTIALS
CBMIC and Nova Scotia Workplace Education - Winter 2021 
 
This 40-hour instructional course is designed to provide tools and templates to manage any size project. Following standard project management methodology, the course will provide instruction in:
✓ What is a project
✓ Project charter
✓ Work breakdown structure
✓ Assigning resources to project tasks
✓ Project budget
✓ Gantt chart
✓ Project risk
✓ Communication plan
✓ Project life cycle
 
Participants will be given the opportunity to work on real-life projects of their interest, utilizing tried and true project management processes and the latest cloud-based software systems to assist with project management.

Start date: Wednesday, January 19th, 2022, 9:00 AM-1:00 PM. 

Course Instructor: Stephen Antle.

Registration 
https://forms.gle/FG5YM8dCXctAwQVr9

Course outlines 
https://bit.ly/3feuvPP

Courses are tailored to the entertainment industry and are free. CBMIC membership and employed/seasonal Nova Scotians Are eligible to participate in courses.

SOCIAL MEDIA FOR MARKETING
CBMIC and Nova Scotia Workplace Education - Winter 2021

This 40 hr instructional program will explore different social media tools that can assist your business to remain competitive. Participants will learn how to most efficiently and effectively use these tools in promoting their businesses, services or products.

Participants will be able to utilize effective social media tools such as Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Instagram, etc. and also maximize the effectiveness of their business' marketing messages.

“As we emerge from pandemic restrictions and get back to some form of business-as-usual, this course is designed to help propel your business forward using social media marketing tools to re-connect with existing customers/clients, discover new opportunities and re-establish your brand presence in the ‘new normal’ world of post-pandemic business. “

Course Details and Concepts / Learning Outcomes:

✓ Learn the Five Types of Business Posts (Inspiration, Advertising, Internal, External, Shared Success)

✓ Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+,

✓ **Instagram, **Pinterest (As time available)

✓ Social Media Manager (Buffer, Postcron, Hootsuite)

✓ Facebook Business Accounts

✓ Creating great posts for your business

✓ Build and Track Brand Loyalty for your business

✓ Tracking your insights and creating a success plan

✓ Advertising on Facebook

✓ Create online strategies to engage your customers

Social Media for Business. Start date: Tuesday, January 18th, 2022, 1:00 PM-5:00 PM. Course Instructor: Stephen Antle.

Registration
forms.gle/FG5YM8dCXctAwQVr9

CBMIC and Nova Scotia Workplace course outlines
bit.ly/3feuvPP

Courses are tailored to the entertainment industry and are free. CBMIC membership and employed/seasonal Nova Scotians Are eligible to participate in courses.
... See MoreSee Less

SOCIAL MEDIA FOR MARKETING 
CBMIC and Nova Scotia Workplace Education - Winter 2021 

This 40 hr instructional program will explore different social media tools that can assist your business to remain competitive. Participants will learn how to most efficiently and effectively use these tools in promoting their businesses, services or products. 

Participants will be able to utilize effective social media tools such as Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Instagram, etc. and also maximize the effectiveness of their business marketing messages.

“As we emerge from pandemic restrictions and get back to some form of business-as-usual, this course is designed to help propel your business forward using social media marketing tools to re-connect with existing customers/clients, discover new opportunities and re-establish your brand presence in the ‘new normal’ world of post-pandemic business. “

Course Details and Concepts / Learning Outcomes:

✓ Learn the Five Types of Business Posts (Inspiration, Advertising, Internal, External, Shared Success)

✓ Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, 

✓ **Instagram, **Pinterest (As time available)

✓ Social Media Manager (Buffer, Postcron, Hootsuite)

✓ Facebook Business Accounts

✓ Creating great posts for your business

✓ Build and Track Brand Loyalty for your business

✓ Tracking your insights and creating a success plan

✓ Advertising on Facebook

✓ Create online strategies to engage your customers

Social Media for Business. Start date: Tuesday, January 18th, 2022, 1:00 PM-5:00 PM. Course Instructor: Stephen Antle.

Registration 
https://forms.gle/FG5YM8dCXctAwQVr9

CBMIC and Nova Scotia Workplace course outlines
https://bit.ly/3feuvPP

Courses are tailored to the entertainment industry and are free. CBMIC membership and employed/seasonal Nova Scotians Are eligible to participate in courses.

🚨 UPDATE: Website Design Level I, originally scheduled to start tomorrow, will be postponed ONE WEEK with a new start date of January 24th, 2022.

Registration for the CBMIC & Nova Scotia Workplace Education Winter 2022 semester is still open for all courses!

Registration form:
forms.gle/FG5YM8dCXctAwQVr9

Course outline:
bit.ly/3feuvPP

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions!
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🚨 UPDATE: Website Design Level I, originally scheduled to start tomorrow, will be postponed ONE WEEK with a new start date of January 24th, 2022. 

Registration for the CBMIC & Nova Scotia Workplace Education Winter 2022 semester is still open for all courses! 

Registration form:
https://forms.gle/FG5YM8dCXctAwQVr9

Course outline:
https://bit.ly/3feuvPP

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions!