Wondagurl, Simon Wilcox, songwriters highlight upcoming Music Week at YouTube Space Toronto

Renowned beat-maker and producer Wondagurl (left) and professional hit songwriter Simon Wilcox (right) will both appear during the inaugural edition of Music Week at YouTube Space Toronto, Nov. 28-30, 2017, at the George Brown College School of Design. (Photo: Left, Grant W. Martin Photography; Right, Thomas Alleman)
November 13, 2017

SOCAN members Wondagurl and Simon Wilcox will appear at the inaugural edition of Music Week at YouTube Space Toronto, set for Nov. 28-30, 2017, at the George Brown College School of Design.

As part of the Music Week, SOCAN and YouTube will present a “Cooking Beats” live, interactive workshop to demonstrate the beat-making skills of Wondagurl – who’s worked with with Drake, Jay Z, Kanye West, SZA, Lil Uzi Vert, Rihanna, and Travi$ Scott, among many others. Wondagurl will guide attendees through the beat-making and production process, offering a unique glimpse into her songwriting practices. The workshop takes place on Nov. 30, 2017, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

In another event, professional songwriter Simon Wilcox – whose credits include co-written songs recorded by such artists as Demi Lovato, DNCE, Britney Spears, Carly Rae Jepsen, Fifth Harmony, and Tinashe, among many others – will offer a master class on songwriting. She’ll explain the writing process behind her platinum, gold and chart-topping songs, like “Jealous,” recorded by Nick Jonas. The masterclass takes place Nov. 29, 2017, from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

There will also be a special “Uncut” Songwriter Music Night, spotlighting a group of Toronto's most promising songwriters, in a listening session where attendees can hear newly written songs for the first time. The session takes place Nov. 28, 2017, from 6:30 to 10:00 p.m. Additionally, YouTube will present rights management and creative workshops throughout the three-day event.

All Music Week at YouTube Space Toronto events are free, and open to the public, but you must register in order to attend. You can register for any and all of the events here