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Mondo.NYC Speaker

Ebonnie Rowe

Ebonnie Rowe

Founder & Director, PhemPhat Entertainment Grp & Producer, Honey Jam

Ebonnie Rowe is the founder and director of PhemPhat Entertainment Group and producer of the Honey Jam concert and program for emerging female artists of all cultures and musical genres. They provide promotional, mentoring, networking, educational and performance opportunities. The initiative started in 1995 and it celebrated its 25-year milestone in 2020.

Artists such as Grammy Award winners Nelly Furtado and Melanie Fiona, along with Juno winners Kellylee Evans, Jully Black and Savannah Re, Polaris winner Haviah Mighty and many others performed at Honey Jam early in their careers.

Rowe has organized impactful experiences for artists such as songwriting camps, industry workshops, mentor cafes, tickets to major artist concerts, opportunities to attend the Polaris, Juno and Grammy Awards, and sessions to learn from major artists such as Jessie Reyez, Serena Ryder, Marsha Ambrosius, LeToya Luckett, Elle Varner, Erykah Badu, Janelle Monae and more. The program creates a welcoming, supportive sisterhood and a safe space for young women to be vulnerable, to learn, to build self-esteem and long-lasting relationships. It is for her a passion project. Check them out @thehoneyjam

As a speaker, Ebonnie has participated in or moderated panels on breaking racial barriers; equity and diversity in the industry; the mental health effects of COVID on the music industry, Leading initiatives with Heart; challenges Black girls face in the education system, the future of events and more.

Ebonnie and the work of Honey Jam has been profiled on CBC, Global TV, Canada AM, Muchmusic, ET Canada, MacLeans, The Toronto Star, National Post and many publications and media outlets. She has been featured in books such as “Canada 150 Women-Conversations with Leaders, Champions, and Luminaries” and "Put Your Dreams First, Handle Your Entertainment Business" and also received many awards including most recently the prestigious Roy Thompson Award of Recognition.

Mondo Zoom Conversation: Mondo & CMW Co-Host Be Present Everywhere: Introductions & Connections

5/18/21, 9:00 PM

Join our global town hall as Mondo -- in partnership with Canadian Music Week and LyricFind -- introduces you to the global community of music conferences, trade missions, partners, consultants, organizers and creatives. The panel series, hosted by Robert Singerman, debuted on a Mondo zoom over a year ago at the start of the pandemic and has since brought hundreds of international colleagues and thousands of new friends together to speak at virtual conferences from NYC and Toronto to Kenya, Rio & LA, with other virtual forays to & from dozens of cities and countries spanning the globe to Be Present Everywhere (while staying home). Meet these global specialists w/o the flights, hotels, per-diems, carbon, $$ and family costs. Many thousands of new music community connections have already been made and many more will be made here, through active chats, shared contacts, new business introductions, collaborations and experiential education. It's a lot of fun for all, like a great Mondo/CMW/LyricFind conference party. Thanks much to the amazing speakers joining and all participants.

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