Attend Folk Alliance International Virtual Networking Events

Folk Alliance International (FAI) has announced additional One-on-One Networking Meetings, which are 8-minute one-on-one sessions for registered Folk Unlocked delegates to network with concert presenters, festival directors, agents, managers, labels, distributors, publicists, publishers and other industry professionals.

One-on-One Networking Meetings Schedule
February 4, 2021 (sponsored by Tunecore)
February 8, 2021 (sponsored by Kari Estrin Management and Consulting)
February 12, 2021 (sponsored by Bandzoogle)
February 16, 2021
February 18, 2021

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Artist Planning in an Ever-Changing Time
We've all experienced a year like no other — planning and re-planning — especially when it has come to touring. This panel will share approaches that artists and managers are taking to plan despite the number of unknown factors, and provide insights that all artists can benefit from, whether they are self-managed or have a team in place.
Panelists: Michelle Conceison (Mmgt, moderator), Charlie Pierce (Neverno Management Ltd), Mark Cunningham (Red Light Management), Michelle Szeto (Paquin Entertainment), Phyllis Oyama (Songtone)

Connecting the Dots: Youth, Music, and the Pursuit of Climate Justice
This discussion will center youth artists and music-involved folks who are passionate about climate justice, and who are employing and embodying sustainability in their own career practices while using music to activate change. Join us for an inspiring conversation about the many projects being undertaken by organizations around the globe (Climate Live, Music Declares Emergency, Zero Hour). Find out why these emerging leaders believe that this work should be undertaken more urgently by our folk music community, and hear what their calls to action for a more environmentally just future mean for each one of us.
Panelists: Liv Cazzola (The Lifers, Moderator), Frances Fox (Climate Live UK), Brighid Fry (Moscow Apartment), Arielle Martinez-Cohen (Zero Hour)

Dream Bigger: Making large-scale creative works with music and a mission
Join a vibrant and inspiring discussion with three artists who have broken the mold of the traditional music industry and are paving the way for deeply rich, large-scale creative projects that do not subscribe to any predetermined norm. Multidimensional works like Leyla McCalla’s "Breaking the Thermometer to Hide the Fever", Allison Russell’s "Outside Child", and Tift Merritt’s "Hungry River" connect the personal to the universal and act as a bridge throughout history in an effort to encourage deeper empathy and unity between communities.
Panelists: Carissa Stolting (Left Bank Artists, Moderator), Leyla McCalla (Artist), Tift Merritt (Artist), Allison Russell (Artist)