Peer Sessions

Our Peer Sessions provide the space and opportunity for folks who work in specific sectors of the folk music industry to get together to share experiences, practices, and insights, and foster community.

Peer Session Week: May 16-18, 2023

This May, we have a full lineup of virtual Peer Sessions for folks to choose from! All are free and open to anyone in the community (you do not need to be an FAI member to attend).
Please note: these sessions are intended specifically for folks who work in a particular sector of the folk music industry – these are not intended as pitch sessions – so we kindly request that you only sign up for those conversations that align with your specific professional role/roles.

Tuesday, May 16

12 pm CT: Radio Promoters – facilitated by Art Menius

12 pm CT: Young Music Industry Leaders (Under 35) – facilitated by Sara Gougeon and Marisa Kolka

4 pm CT: Festivals – facilitated by Michelle Demers Shaevitz 

4 pm CT: Managers – facilitated by Pippa Ryan-Kidd

Wednesday, May 17

11 am CT: Artists – facilitated by Joni NehRita

11 am CT: Audio Engineers – facilitated by Abby Altman

1 pm CT: Large Venues and PACs – facilitated by Jorge Requena Ramos

1 pm CT: Small Venues and Clubs – facilitated by Bruce Trujillo

3 pm CT: Media and Publicity – facilitated by Ellen Stanley

3 pm CT: Record Labels – facilitated by Rachel Faro

Thursday, May 18

9 am CT: Agents – facilitated by Nicole Rochefort

11 am CT: House Concerts – facilitated by Elaine Hayden

4 pm CT: Folks with Multiple Roles – facilitated by Reese Tanimura

4 pm CT: Radio DJs and Programmers – facilitated by Jenny Inzerillo