The Changing Face of Artist Management
Sat, Feb 3, 2007 at 1pm
- Brian Hetherman (President, Cerberus Artist Management and Curve Music), Rob Lanni (Co-owner Coalition Entertainment), Jason Smith (Smallman Records), Brandon Friesen (441 Studios)
- Place Louis Riel All-Suite Hotel
- 190 Smith Street
In a time of radical transformation in the music industry, the role of the artist manager is changing. Business models are in a state of flux and maximizing returns for artists requires imagination. Hear from those who’ve found new ways to navigate in this shifting marketplace.
Brian Hetherman has extensive experience in the music business, working as a retail marketing rep at Duke Street Records, Retail Marketing and Sales Rep for MCA Records, and Director of A&R and head of MCA Music publishing, and Executive Director of the Radio Starmaker Fund. During Brian\'s tenure at MCA / Universal he was responsible for signing to the label Souldecision, Holly McNarland, and Jason McCoy among others. He was also a judge on the first season of the highly rated reality show Popstars, which spawned the platinum act Sugar Jones. He is now president of Cerberus Artist Management and Curve Music, combining management company, record company and a partnership with the artists involved.
As Co-Founder/Co-President of Coalition Entertainment Management Rob Lanni and partner Eric Lawrence began managing Our Lady Peace (Sony) in 1992 and have gone on to become one of the most successful Management Companies in Canada and the world. Throughout Coalition Management’s history, they have been involved in the commercial release of over 20 albums with combined worldwide sales in excess of 10 million albums. Coalition is always nominated and has twice won Managers of the year at Canadian Music Week and Country Managers of the year at the Canadian Country Music Awards. Rob has also served as Past chairman of the Canadian chapter of the Music Managers Forum.
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