Producers Panel Lineup

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Ared Arzumanian is a producer, songwriter, composer, remixer, and recording artist formerly with Sony/BMG and Universal Music Group. He typically works in Top 40 – pop, urban, and EDM genres – but his versatility enables him to work within other genres as well. His music has been released on several record labels including Universal Music Canada, Sony/BMG Music Canada, and major label compilations worldwide.

Ared has had the opportunity to work on remixes for artists including TLC, Gloria Gaynor, Amerie, Lyric (feat. Loon), Jerzee Monet (feat. DMX), Jarvis Church, Choclair (feat. Kurupt), Ghetto Concept, Nicci Gilbert, Andrea Lewis, and many others.  He has also collaborated on projects with Force of Nature (feat. Ali Tennant), Kristinia DeBarge (Island Def Jam), Brooklyn Haley, Anastasia A (Ultra/DMD), Porsha (Ultra), Craig Smart, Venus Casino (BMG Chrysalis), and has co-written with diamond selling producer/writer Peter Willis (Alannah Myles), Grammy Award winning Liz Rodrigues (Eminem, Pink, Dr. Dre, Pitbull, 50 Cent, Dan Hill), Erik Alcock (Eminem, Pink, Pitbull, Slaughterhouse, Tyga), and Taya Marquis (Britney Spears, Ke$ha).

Adam Feldman is a musician, songwriter, producer, engineer, mixer, and remixer. He plays piano, guitar, and bass guitar. A graduate of metalworks institute’s “Audio production and engineering” program in 2011, and in 2013 became on of 18 AVID certified Pro Tools experts (310M) in Canada. Adam’s credits include Tyler Shaw, Justin Tyler, Waka Flocka, 11:11, Saukrates, and ODC. Adam has worked on content released through Sony Music Canada, Home Music Company, Vapour Music, and FrostByte Media/eOne. 

He had worked alongside people like Mark Pellizzer (MAGIC!, Shakira, J.Cole, Chris Brown, Classified), Matthew Burnett (Drake, Eminem, Daniel Caesar, Nicki Minaj, Ellie Goulding), Joel Stouffer (Dragonette), DZL (Kehlani, French Montana, Roy Woods, 6lack, Ty Dolla $ign, Miguel, Meek Mill, Kid Ink, Tyga), Alex “Pilzbury” Vujic (Tyler Shaw, Robin Shulz, Mia Martina, Dan Talevski) and Sean Fischer (Jazz Cartier, Young The Giant, French Braids, Banners). 

David Bottrill is a three time Grammy Award winning Producer and has had over 15 million copies of his work sold worldwide. He has worked with a diverse spectrum of prolific artists, such as Peter Gabriel, Kid Rock, Smashing Pumpkins, Tool, Muse, Silverchair, King Crimson and Rush. David has also worked with some of the most influential world musicians, noteably Youssou N’dour and Baaba Maal of Senegal, and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan of Pakistan.

T.MAJOR is a well known and respected Music Producer/Beat Maker/DJ from Toronto Ontario and is easily one of Canadas most talented and professional in his fields.

Trevor Shelton went on to launch Rammit Records in the late eighties, an indy label distributed internationally by A&M/Polygram, Universal and BMG worldwide. The label still develops and fosters young and established artists in the industry.As a music producer and manager, Trevor has been instrumental in developing some of Canada’s top artists, including Shania Twain’s “First Time for the Last Time”, Liberty Silver, Alto Moda, Molly Johnson, Martha and the Muffins, and the Parachute Club. He is the founder and first president of the Urban Music Association of Canada, which produces the nationally-aired Canadian Urban Music Awards.He has also served as the chairperson for the Juno awards’ RnB/Soul advisory committee and as a juror for FACTOR. He is presently a part-time instructor at Trebas, teaching music industry overview and contracts, event management, sales and distribution, and more.

Rob Laidlaw is a JUNO nominated songwriter, producer, musician with 35 years in the music business. He has performed and produced artists like Kim Mitchell, Alannah Myles, Platinum Blonde, Honeymoon Suite, Alanis Morrissette, Loverboy, Survivor, Rough Trade, Lee Aaron, and Jack Soul, and has many film and TV credits for original music. He has toured all over the world.

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