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.

Nicolle Dupas

Program Manager

Nicolle Dupas is a passionate BC-bred musician and music industry professional with 10+ years of experience. She applied for her very first arts grant at 13 years old, and became quickly aware of how many opportunities could be available to Canadian artists. Nicolle started writing her own music and playing electric guitar at age 10 and later attended Selkirk College as a Vocal Major in 2010-2011. She’s been an active musician and songwriter in the Vancouver music scene, recently fronting the alternative rock band Strange Breed. Their album “Permanence.” was recognized in features like Beatroute’s Top 10 Vancouver releases of 2019, and singles such as “Reputation” were featured on George Stombo’s Top 100 list and added to major Canadian radio rotations. After years of working 9 to 5s and navigating the independent music scene, Nicolle combined her skills to launch Raincity Artist Administration in 2019. She has helped numerous Canadian artists with crafting grant proposals, marketing plans, press releases, website management, EPKs, and more. Nicolle is passionate about the BC music scene and its “do-it-yourself” ethos, and is devoted to providing support to emerging underground acts and export ready artists alike. She’s excited to be part of the Music BC team and its mission to increase career opportunities for BC artists.

Kentya Kurban

Community Engagement Coordinator

Kentya is a soul artist and community champion with over six 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. Kentya is the regional chair for Advance Music Canada where she helps Vancouver black professionals find their spotlight in this industry, with networking events and sharing job opportunities. 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

Program Coordinator

Emily moved to Vancouver from Victoria in 2017 to pursue a career in the music industry. She studied Music Business at college, which led to a career in event production and curating local shows in the city. She is very passionate about advocating for more BIPOC representation in the industry. After a few years, she found herself working with 100 Collective and was producing events that served the community. She’s excited to help program coordinate with Music BC and share her passion with the industry.