Mike Warner

Author, Work Hard Playlist Hard

Mike Warner is rapidly emerging as the new face – and voice – of the streaming music world. Mike’s multifaceted role as a freelance Streaming A&R has allowed him to develop and execute strategic streaming campaigns for a wide variety of artists and labels. Between advising clients on analytics and insights as part of the Chartmetric team, to spear-heading third party play listing strategies for artists, Mike’s mission is simple: to help the music industry find it’s feet on this new terrain. As an industry leader, Mike has shared his insights and experiences across every platform imaginable, from guest starring on numerous podcasts, to appearing live on CNBC, and being handpicked for workshops and panels at the Las Vegas Music Summit, SXSW, and Electronic Music Conference in Sydney, Australia. Between publishing a paperback book, hosting a podcast, and consulting numerous artists, labels and managers, Mike Warner has earned himself as reputation as the “Tim Ferriss of Streaming.” Opting to lead by example, Mike invests time in curation himself. “well curated playlists are one of the most powerful tools artists can have in the streaming era” Mike explains. “I’ve built my playlists as a way to show artists just what is possible, without a budget or large social media following.” As an independent artist himself, Mike understands the obstacles and challenges facing artists today better than anyone. Insightful, approachable and always available, it’s no surprise that the phrase ‘Ask Mike’ has rapidly worked itself into the music industry’s vernacular. “I’m just here to help all artists” Mike says, with a sly grin “on and off the charts."

Mike is speaking at

February 20, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm


  • Mike Warner (Speaker) Author, Work Hard Playlist Hard
  • Darryl Hurs (Speaker) Owner / Partnerships / Programmer, Indie Week Canada


Most streaming platforms offering tools for artists to claim their presence and provide a “home” for their audience. In this session we will be walking through tools from a number of these platforms, covering how to request access, the features available and why they are so important. Platforms covered include Amazon Music, Anghami, Apple Music, Deezer, Pandora, Spotify and more.

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