Dan Mangan is a two-time JUNO Award-winning and two-time Polaris Music Prize nominated musician and songwriter. In 2017, he co-founded Side Door, a community marketplace platform matching performers with spaces to create shows anywhere, including interactive ticketed online shows. In the premiere episode of NMC Amplifier, he discusses the start-up and how it is helping artists find alternative venue spaces and democratizing concert bookings in the process.
Hosted by Andrew Mosker, President and CEO of the National Music Centre, NMC Amplifier seeks to move the needle forward on issues in music through shared ideas. It touches on topics such as music as an economic driver, sharing culture through songs, the creative and artistic process of songwriting, and music’s capacity to heal. Guests include artists, entrepreneurs, innovators, authors, and music therapists — music champions who are in the spotlight or working behind the scenes.
Watch Episode 1 of NMC Amplifier with special guest Dan Mangan: