Board of Directors

Music BC’s Board of Directors meet quarterly and provide oversight to the operations of the organization. Learn more about our Board of Directors and their diverse set of qualifications and lived experiences below.

Nate Sabine (Blueprint)

President

For the last 9 years I’ve been at Blueprint, currently in the role of Director of Business Development. Blueprint is one of the west coast’s leading concert and festival producers – as well as venue owners and artist managers – and I’m lucky to be positioned to see our industry’s challenges from a few different perspectives – artist, venue, sponsor, and promoter.

Dan Turcotte (Monstercat)

Vice President

Daniel Turcotte oversees all commercial departments at Monstercat, including business affairs, sync & partnerships, streaming & radio, digital rights management, live digital programming, and international market development. Monstercat is one of electronic music’s most influential independent record labels. Founded in 2011, its mission has remained the same: to empower a creative and passionate community of artists and fans through innovation.

Margaux Hennebery (DMCL)

Treasurer

Margaux joined DMCL Chartered Professional Accountants in 2011 on the Entertainment Group. She specializes in providing taxation, accounting, and business management services to the entertainment industry, with a focus on musicians.

Brittany Ayton (Sofar Sounds Vancouver)

Secretary

Brittany is a Crew Ops Manager (PNW and Canada) for Sofar Sounds and the previous City Director for Sofar Vancouver. Sofar Sounds is a global startup that makes space where music matters through curated intimate events. Prior to her time with Sofar Sounds Brittany spent two years at Music BC as their Program Coordinator.

Francis Arevalo (Uwido Music)

Director

Francis Arevalo is a Filipino-Canadian multi-hyphenate, primarily at the intersection of artist-producer, manager with Uwido Music, and mental health advocate, having also been Music Program Coordinator at Creative BC. Regarded for his personal storytelling, thoughtful messages, and colourful production, he dedicates himself to music that uplifts, inspires, and energizes himself and his communities. He is currently living in Vancouver on the traditional and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Skwxwú7mesh & səl̓ilwətaʔɬ.

Rachel Cragg (Nettwerk)

Director

As the Director of A&R and Management for Nettwerk Music Group my passion is to find, develop and grow artist careers across the globe. I’m currently finishing an Executive MBA at Simon Fraser University and hope to apply the latest business principles to grow artist businesses. When I’m not doing these things, you’ll find me on a mountain climbing, hiking, biking or skiing or frolicking with my dog Zolty.

Nimkish (Artist)

Director

Nimkish is an Indigenous, Chinese, queer artist based out of the unceded and shared territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. They are also an Artistic Producer for the music team at Full Circle: First Nations Performance. This work includes the annual Talking Stick Festival as well as all other year-round music programming where she helps to curate concerts, mentorships, and workshops. She also works with Creative BC as an outreach worker and grant coach for the Career Development program. Nimkish’s recent single, YSB, charted #1 on the Indigenous Music Countdown. Her second album, Damage Control, charted #1 on CiTR’s weekly charts. She has been fully immersed in the Vancouver music scene for over 5 years and is committed to identifying and prioritizing artists’ needs.

Teon Gibbs (100 Collective)

Director

Teon Gibbs is quickly becoming one of the most recognizable and influential voices in Western Canada. Teon has learnt to not be afraid to take risks with his art. His pen touches on everything from social issues, to relationships, to industry politics and of course to an introspective look into his own come up. This fearlessness, coupled with great songwriting and his rich vocal tone is the reason why he is able to shine so consistently on tracks.

G-Luve (Vancouver Mural Festival)

Director

Dawn Pemberton (Artist, Educator)

Director

Vibrant, genuine and soulful, Dawn has deep musical roots that take her powerful voice from gospel and soul to jazz, funk and world music. She has become a staple of the Vancouver music scene and can often be found tearin’ it up as a vocalist, pianist, teacher, adjudicator, choir director and “go to girl” for live performances and studio sessions. She currently spends her time touring with her own original music project as well as with Canadian blues juggernaut,The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer and The Blues Berries.

Howard Redekopp (How Weird Productions)

Director

Howard Redekopp is a record producer with over 20 years experience working nationally and internationally with multiple Grammy award nominated records, a Latin Grammy nominated record and a Juno award winning record to his credit. Howard is passionate about sharing what he learns with aspiring creators, as well as giving back to the music community through his role as a Music BC board member and Creative BC advisory committee member.