Making It From The 6IX Panel

I hope you enjoyed our previous panel from A3C in ATL. Here is another exclusive from the Northern Power Summit, which is a one-day conference with a showcase component. Their primary objective is to provide education and tools, as well as access to individuals to help artists and industry professionals develop their careers internationally.

This panel features Rich Kidd, Rookz, DJ Andre 905. Take a look at the description below if you want to learn more about them, they do also give a brief intro about themselves. I’m excited about this panel and the gems that were shared.

Toronto is recognized as one of the biggest hotbeds of musical talent in the world, but that hasn’t always been the case. This panel will dive into a discussion about tackling the challenges artists have faced due to the lack of infrastructure in the Canadian Urban Music industry. It will provide suggestions and solutions for how an artist can (and reasons they should) build their career locally to effectively take it worldwide.


DJ Andre has deejayed for OVO Afterparties at corporate events for Nike Canada to the official DJ for the Raptors 905 and many more.

Rich Kidd is one of the most recognized and respected creatives in Canada’s urban music industry today. He is a Juno award winner with Naturally Born Strangers and as a record producer he has crafted music for hip-hop superstars Drake, k-os, and Busta Rhymes and so many more. 

Rookz is the Founder & Director at Sandbox Studios, one of the most successful Recording Facilities in Toronto. With sessions with Cardi B, Tory Lanez, and most of the city’s up and coming, Sandbox has become a staple in the scene and more importantly a hub for learning and connecting.

Former music manager and now an award winning serial entrepreneur, Rookz is a public speaker, consultant and innovator, sitting on panels from Toronto to New York.