Our Team

Lindsay MacPherson

Executive Director

Lindsay has been part of the team at Music BC since September 2016. She is a Saint Mary’s University and Vancouver Film School graduate who spent a number of years as a Project Manager working on brand activations for boutique music agency Secret Study, while also handling label and management coordination for Boompa Records. She has worked in live events at Squamish Valley Music Festival, Red Truck Concert Series and Shorefest.

In 2014 Lindsay was hired by Nettwerk Music Group where she worked in Business Affairs, administering licensing and other contract needs for the label and publishing divisions before moving on to a contract position with Newcap Radio (Z95.3, LG104.3) as a Promotions Coordinator.

Jimmy Leitch

Program Manager

Jimmy joins Music BC with 10 years of experience in the music, arts and culture space. Jimmy studied History and Economics at UBC and is a graduate of the Publishing and Creative Arts program at Langara where he worked as the Managing Editor for Pacific Rim Magazine during his practicum. After spending a number of years as a freelance content creator and media coordinator for boutique music festivals and events across BC, Jimmy joined DoStuff Media (based in Austin, TX) and launched their BC properties of Do250 in Victoria and Do604 in Vancouver for the owners of Rifflandia Festival, Atomique Productions and Secret Study Projects.

In 2017 Jimmy became the Content and Audience Development Manager for DoBC Media where he worked closely with Music BC, Factor, Creative BC on dozens of artist development programs and showcase opportunities across the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

Kentya Kurban

Community Engagement Coordinator

Kentya is a soul artist and community champion with over five years’ experience in music administration, event planning and production. Originally from Saskatchewan, she moved in August 2016 to study Advanced Studio Production and has been actively involved in the industry since. Kentya’s previous experience boasts hundreds of charitable and community and educational events, high school outreach, career pathway support initiatives, and ongoing mentorship to emerging creatives, with an emphasis on under-represented groups. She is concurrently the lead singer for neo soul band Stella Soul, with her third album set for release in 2021. She is proud to be a part of the dedicated, passionate team at Music BC, and shares in their commitment to supporting and celebrating our Province’s artistic community.

Emily Clarke

Administrative Assistant

Emily moved to Vancouver in 2017 to find her place in music. She studied music business, which led to a career in event production and curating with local talent. She has been very involved in the community advocating for more BIPOC representation in the industry. After a few years, she found herself working with 100 Collective curating and producing events that serve the community. Emily is looking forward to bringing the same passion and energy to the Music BC team.