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Music Talks 2022

Ever wonder what goes on behind the scene? Explore Music Talks at Treefort 10! Dive into industry panels that connect music business leaders, labels, artists and more.

Music Talks will host workshops and panels with industry leaders working in music supervision, publishing, publicity, management, record labels, radio, streaming, policy and artist advocacy. Explore the world behind the music during Treefort 10. Talks & workshops will be held at LED and Boise Centre, plus a fun intro to DJing workshop at Kidfort!

Music Talks are free and open to the public. Whether you are a new or an established artist, hobbyist, music fan, industry insider or just simply curious, all are welcome to participate in Music Talks!

All events and lineup can be found on the Treefort App.


( inside the music supervision process )

Back by popular demand, this panel will give attendees a first hand look into the creative process of music supervision. In advance of the panel, Treefort Music Fest artists will submit songs to different projects that a crew of music supervisors from various disciplines have worked on. Then, the supervisors will review the songs in real time, giving feedback about why the tracks may or may not work. Attendees will leave this panel with a greater understanding of the music supervision process and factors that make a song a good candidate for licensing. 

This panel will feature lots of audience interaction and Q&A, so attendees will be able to ask the questions they’ve always had about music supervision. Stay tuned for info to submit your song.


( a conversation on mental health in the music industry )

Join Backline for an open, honest, and vulnerable discussion about mental health in the music industry with Community Manager & artist Terra Lopez (who is playing Treefort as Rituals of Mine) + fellow artists as we strive to end the stigma around mental health. We will explore mental health challenges that artist’s face while touring in a pandemic, strategies for taking care of your mental health and wellness on the road, services and resources that are available for those in the industry.


( find the vibe )

Calling all aspiring DJs of all ages! We will host two workshops, one aimed for the intrepid youth at Kidfort, and one for a spirited 21+ crowd. RSVP only!

For the 21+ workshop, join LA-based, Israeli-raised EREZ for an interactive DJ happy-hour experience. Anticipate instruction on how to beat-match & mix your favorite songs on today’s industry-standard DJ equipment. 


Led by LA-based composer and producer Mark Hadley, this workshop will focus on music production and mix techniques. Hadley will be sharing techniques and feedback based on his experience composing, producing and mixing original music for a wide range of projects such as film scores, original artist projects, advertisements and trailers. Notable clients include: Apple, NBA, and Netflix.

Attendees can bring demo tracks and technical ideas and receive feedback to enhance their production and mix. Track submissions for the presentation will be limited.


( from demo to final production with dresage )

Presented by LA-based artist/producer/composer Dresage (Keeley Bumford), this workshop will explore the art of producing your own songs. Having spent years as a self recording vocalist for hire, Bumford intentionally made the transition to producing herself out of a desire to have more control of her sound. The result has been a versatile career across her own releases, other artist’s records, and composing for film/television, ads, & trailers. Bumford will show a project of her own and dissect all the ways the production serves the song while also showing each stage in the song’s lifetime – from first demo to released master.

Attendees are encouraged to bring demo tracks to share and receive feedback and ideas to expand on their work. Track submissions for the presentation will be limited, stay tuned for RSVP to secure your spot. A basic understanding of fundamental recording techniques and MIDI is encouraged.


( visual art’s role in music )

Hear from a cast of professional artists across a wide spectrum of mediums about the importance of visual art in the music industry and how collaboration and community fuel the creative process.


FEMME HOUSE will host a panel featuring artists Sharlese, LP Giobbi, Dresage, and EREZ.

FEMME HOUSE fosters more equitable opportunity for women and gender-expansive individuals in the technical and behind the scenes areas of music. We are creating the future producers, mixers, engineers, DJs, artists, and executives of the industry by providing education and scholarships, cultivating community, propagating visual representation, and more.


National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) hosts a discussion with venue owners and artists about Performing Rights Organization and what can be done to make them more equitable for everyone.


(exploring beginnings, challenges, and the music festival of the future )

We all love music fests. But as the world changes, so should music festivals – and they should change for the better. Our panel of music fest experts and visionaries are joining forces to explore the ways that next-level American music festivals are evolving to address emergent community needs.

We’re all here because we’ve asked the questions: What if artists, audiences and festival staff were changed for the better because of the experience of a couple days together? What if elected officials, philanthropists, and community leaders rallied behind their local festivals because they recognized them as an opportunity to serve the community?  What if the music played and the experience created was about something more than simply a good time?

As we begin to explore a new model for the American music festival – one that is collaborative and rooted in the common good – our panel will share their hopes for the future, lessons learned, and where we go from here.