How do we give artists their due, fans what they want, and venues a new way to draw a crowd in the digital age?

Our Lady Peace frontman Raine Maida on the band launching it’s latest album as an NFT. We’ll explain what it is and how it puts the power back in the hands of the artist. Michael Wekerle has turned venerated music venue the El Mocambo into a 21st century live streaming production house and Maida will break it in on opening night. We’ll find out why this is the future of live music. Plus: Virtual Reality has a real chance of making inroads by moving fans in the nosebleed seats to the front row.

Michael Hainsworth

Michael Hainsworth is a veteran business and technology reporter, and lifelong geek.

Michael has interviewed more than 16,000 guests during his 18 years at Canada’s Business News Network, and as Senior Anchor distilled the day’s most important financial and technology stories into understandable and engaging reports for 2.2 million viewers on the network and the CTV Evening News nation-wide. He spent 11 years in radio and played a central role in 680 News reaching a milestone 1 million listeners.

In 2018 after a successful 30 year career in mainstream media, he launched Futurithmic, an original series with more than 1M views and 48K subscribers on Youtube.

His Geeks & Beats Podcast spanned 8 seasons with more than 1M listens and is looking to replicate that success with this new series.

Hainsworth co-created the world’s first weekly television show dedicated to mobile technology and its impact on society, App Central, seen by more than a million viewers in Canada, Europe and Australia.

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