EDUCATION, Events

OPEN HOUSE: Meet the Agents

by   on May 18, 2017

As part of the How-To Series, Music BC presents:

Open House - May 31, 2017 - 6:00-7:30PM

Location: Music BC Office (#100 - 938 Howe St. Vancouver, BC)

This event is limited to Music BC Members only

Space is limited - RSVP NOW: rsvp@musicbc.org 

 

Rob Wright cut his teeth in the music industry as an Alberta festival and event producer and in A&R for Stony Plain Records. But it was in the role of talent buyer for the New City Likwid Lounge that he established a reputation as the go-to guy in Edmonton. Developing strong relationships with The Feldman Agency’s agents eventually landed him a job offer with the agency. He joined TFA in 2005, where he’s found great satisfaction working with artists and their teams to build and sustain lifelong careers. Rob enjoys the challenge of working with non-traditional artists, such as spoken word artist Shane Koyczan, applying live music best practices to different mediums. Rob’s understanding of live shows runs deeper than his experience as a booking agent. He’s been a musician for over 20 years, performing regularly at venues of all sizes - from intimate artist run spaces to Rogers Arena. Rob is also the Vice President of Solidarity Rock, an artist-run not-for-profit organization that works to partner musicians and artists in Cuba, North America and beyond to create tour opportunities, secure musical equipment and more.

Aaron Schubert is a Vancouver based Booking Agent and Artist Manager with Paquin Artists Agency. He has worked in the music industry since 2004. Currently specializing live Comedy and Podcast touring, Aaron also manages The Pack AD. In addition to his work as an Agent and Manager,  Aaron has had stints as a Talent Buyer/Promoter. Most notably with the Biltmore Cabaret, helping in the revitalization of the venue from 2008 to 2012.

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