Craig is a popular guest speaker and panelist at music conferences and events. If you would like him to speak at your event, please feel free to drop him a line! firstname.lastname@example.org
Some of his most recent event topics included:
Creating Revenue Streams for Artists
Composing for Film, Television, and Video Games
The Business of Music
IGNITE YOUR MUSIC CAREER PARTNERS WITH THE UNISON FUND TO PROVIDE TRAINING FOR MUSICIANS
IGNITE Your Music Career, an online subscription training program, has partnered with The Unison Fund to provide members of Unison with access to IGNITE lessons free of charge for three months.
Craig Dodge, founder and CEO of IGNITE and Taris Studios, said the partnership will help musicians who have been struggling for the past year due to the pandemic to learn how to expand and diversify their revenue streams.
“So many musicians have suffered over last year when their sole revenue stream – touring and playing live gigs – disappeared. IGNITE Your Music Career teaches musicians how to make more money from their music, and how to get the most out of every piece of music they write,” he said.
Dodge is an award-winning, classically trained film, television, and video game composer, and audio designer. As a film and television composer, his music is heard in over 140 films and television shows airing daily in over 120 countries worldwide. He has also composed music for more than 45 video games and was the lead audio designer for the projects.
A dedicated music educator and guest speaker, he has helped thousands of musicians, bands, artists, songwriters, and managers all over the world create multiple revenue streams and earn more money with their music over the past 10 years.
The Unison Fund, Canada’s music industry charity, provides counselling and emergency relief services to the Canadian music community in times of hardship or difficulties. For over a decade, Unison has been committed to helping producers, engineers, singers/songwriters, musicians, production crews, and thousands more through our financial assistance and counselling and mental health solutions programs. For more information, please visit: www.unisonfund.ca. If you can, PLEASE make a donation by visiting www.unisonfund.ca or text the word ‘UNISON’ to 45678 and follow the prompts to donate $10, $20, or $25. Every donation counts. Every donation helps.
"These are incredibly challenging times for all Canadians—but particularly music workers who have had their entire careers put on hold—and also their wellness and finances,” said Amanda Power, Executive Director of The Unison Fund. "The Unison Fund is very pleased to have partnered with Ignite Your Music Career to be able to bring free access to lessons designed to empower our members to build financial resiliency, while allowing them to continue to do they work that they love."
The partnership gives Unison members three months of unlimited access to IGNITE’s weekly video lessons, free sound packs to download and use in their own projects, and activities to help them build their music career and learn more about the business of music. After the three-month trial period, Unison members can continue their IGNITE subscription for $6 per month. IGNITE will donate a portion of each Unison member’s subscription back to Unison.
For more information about Unison, visit www.unisonfund.ca. For more information about IGNITE Your Music Career, visit www.taris-studios.com.
Craig to be a guest at the Island Fringe Festival https://www.facebook.com/events/1941944662744593/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%2222%22%2C%22feed_story_type%22%3A%2222%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D&pnref=story
Presented as part of the 2017 PEI Fringe Festival:
Presented in a talk show style format, "What's So Funny About...?" pairs a group of comedians with guests from unique fields or careers and tries to find out... what's so funny about it! Guests could be anything, from scientists, musicians, or even professional wrestlers! The whole thing is produced and hosted by Sam MacDonald, 2017 winner of PEI's Funniest Person presented by James Mullinger's Comedy Bootcamp and Co-hosted by the Popalopalots' very own Dylan Miller. Come have a chuckle, or even a titter, and maybe even learn a thing or two!
Our third guest is... Craig Dodge
Craig is an award winning classically trained film, television, and video game composer and audio designer.
As a film and television composer, his music is currently heard in over 120 films and television shows airing daily in over 110 countries worldwide. He has also composed music for over 35 video games, while also acting as the lead audio designer for the projects.
One of Craig’s greatest strengths is his ability to write in a variety of musical styles and genres, and he works closely with all of his clients to determine the exact musical needs for their respective projects.
An avid music educator and guest speaker, he teaches Film, Television, and Video Game Music at the University of Prince Edward Island, and How to License Your Music in Film, Television, Advertising and Games" at Holland College.
His company, Taris Studios Inc., provides music and audio design for the video game and app development industries.
He has worked for distinguished companies such as National Geographic, A&E Television, History Television, BBC, Barclay’s Premier League, New York Knicks/MSG Basketball, National Football League, National Hockey League, CTV/Bell Media, Fox, NBC, CNN, Six Flags, MTV, KAO/Jergens Skin Care Products, Discovery Channel, and Disney.
Some of the places where his music is heard https://tarisstudiosthemusicofcraigdodge.bandzoogle.com/my-music-in-television-film-advertising
NOTE: Patron Pins are required to access all Island Fringe shows. Patron Pins are $5 (one-time purchase) and available from our info booth on Vic Row, as well as at all of the shows. All Island FRINGE shows are admission by donation, with 100% of donations going directly to the participating artists.
Discovery ID is using Craig's music in Maria Elena Salinas' new Show "The Real Story" https://www.investigationdiscovery.com/tv-shows/the-real-story-with-maria-elena-salinas/
Craig's music is featured in episode 2 of this great new Discovery ID channel show https://www.investigationdiscovery.com/tv-shows/the-real-story-with-maria-elena-salinas/
Craig to be a guest panelist on music licensing and a mentor at the East Coast Music Awards in Saint John, New Brunswick http://ecma.com
Craig will be guest panelist on licensing your music for film, television, video games and advertising at the East Coast Music Awards in April! He will also be doing mentoring sessions for artists, performers, composers and managers!
Craig to be the "Spin Time DJ" on CBC Radio's Mainstreet PEI! http://www.cbc.ca/listen/live/radio1/charlottetown
Craig will be the spin time DJ on CBC's Mainstreet PEI! He'll toss on a few tunes and will talk music with host Angela Walker!
Students, alumni and faculty from Holland College’s School of Performing Arts (SoPA) Music Performance program will help you beat the winter blues with a fundraising concert on Thursday, February 9 at 7:30 in the Florence Simmons Performance Hall.
SoPA music students come from as far away as Italy, Sweden, the Bahamas, and even Zimbabwe, and from as close to home as Charlottetown. One thing they all have in common is unbelievable talent. The concert is an opportunity for the music community of Prince Edward Island and the general public to see just how accomplished these young musicians are. In addition to current students, alumni will join in the fun, including Bruce Rooney and Evan McCosham from the popular band Coyote; and faculty will also hit the stage, including Alan Dowling, Sean Ferris, Alan White, Chad Deagle, and Joey Kitson. Kerry Wynne MacLeod will emcee the concert.
Admission: $10 Ticket are available in advance from the Florence Simmons Performance Hall box office, any SoPA Music Performance faculty member, Long and McQuade, or from the SoPA music building at 275 Kent Street in Charlottetown.
Please note: Storm date is March 3, 7:3O
Craig's course on How to License Your Music in Film, Television, and Video Games at Holland College begins again in January 2017!
This course is open to the public as well! http://www.hollandcollege.com/continuing-education-and-part-time-studies/holland-college-short-courses-in-the-arts/ Learn how to have your music placed in films, television shows, video games and other media. The course covers how a musician can create revenue from their original songs, and compositions. Students will learn about music formats for various media, the various styles to compose for successful placements, licensing agreements, where and how to pitch their music, and much more! http://www.hollandcollege.com/continuing-education-and-part-time-studies/course-detail/?id=36064&source=cc
A Huge 50% Christmas Sale on Craig's Video Game Music For Game Developers at the Unreal Engine Marketplace!
https://www.unrealengine.com/marketplace/profile/Craig%20Dodge If you are a game developer, here is your chance to pick up great music in many genres for your game project! For a limited time Craig's video game music is 50% off at the Unreal Engine Marketplace!
Craig will be discussing video game music and the effect on the game player.