We're thrilled to announce a brand new partnership with local high-tech outfit Lixar, a leader in mobile transportation technology in the Air, Auto and Telco industry sectors. Like MEGAPHONO, Lixar is passionate about helping local artists, and the MEGAPHONO Artist Retreat aims to do just that.

During MEGAPHONO, visiting delegates will cast a vote for one local showcasing artist that stood out to them during the festival, based on their performance and potential. The chosen artist will get to spend a 3-day weekend retreat at Port William Sound in Mountain Grove, ON, as well as a coveted showcase slot at Pop Montreal in 2017.

MEGAPHONO will conduct a needs assessment with the artist in advance of their retreat. Maybe the artist has a batch of songs ready, and would like to focus on recording. Or perhaps they have a record completed and are planning a self-release, and would prefer to spend their retreat with a marketing consultant or publicist to plot a detailed plan for their album's release.

Whatever the case, the MEGAPHONO Artist Retreat will be a tailor-made weekend fully focused on helping the artist take steps towards success.