Paquin Entertainment Group, founded in 1985 by CEO, Gilles Paquin, is a full-service, diversified entertainment company. From the beginning, the vision was simple: build a company that respects the creative process while maximizing earnings and fiscal responsibility.
Paquin Entertainment is headquartered in Winnipeg, Canada. In 1999, as a result of the company's accelerated growth, it opened a branch office in Toronto under the direction of Julien Paquin, President of the Agency Division.
Today, Paquin Entertainment is one of Canada's leading entertainment companies. From its roots in artist representation, Paquin Entertainment has grown to comprise four divisions: Agency, Management, Theatre & Film and Corporate Consulting.
Paquin Entertainment's Agency Division, under the direction of Julien Paquin, is especially proud of two things: its roster of over 150 nationally and internationally acclaimed artists, and its devoted team of agents. Paquin Entertainment's Agency roster includes artists from a dynamic range of genres - from roots to rock, country to comedy, theatre to family entertainment.
With offices in Toronto and Winnipeg, Paquin Entertainment's Agency is one of Canada's premier talent agencies. Paquin Entertainment's agents strive to understand and meet the individual needs and markets of each of its artists, by booking shows in a wide variety of venues, including arenas, theatres, concert halls, festivals, corporate events, casinos and clubs.
Paquin Entertainment's expertise as both a booking agency and talent buyer provides engagement opportunities to national and international acts across Canada, the U.S., and through its reciprocal arrangements, in European and Asian markets. Click here for artist roster.
Paquin Entertainment's Management Division specializes in managing nationally and internationally established talent through artist development, touring, recording/licensing/publishing deals and film/television appearances.
Led by industry veteran Gilles Paquin, Paquin Entertainment's Management Division oversees the careers of such world-renowned talents as legendary guitarist, songwriter, performer and producer, Randy Bachman, whose music has provided a veritable soundtrack of the last thirty years of popular music, earned over 120 Gold and Platinum album/singles awards and has garnered him the #1 spot on radio charts in over 20 countries; and activist, educator and songstress, Buffy Sainte-Marie, whose 30-year career (which includes hundreds of recordings) has captured the hearts of millions, earned her an Academy Award, a five-year regular appearance on Sesame Street and two Jubilee Medals from Queen Elizabeth II, just to name a few.
The latest addition to Paquin Entertainment's Management Division is Bachman & Turner. Over a four year run, Randy Bachman and Fred Turner as leaders of Bachman-Turner Overdrive earned hits in over 20 countries, and their classic rock anthemns reached #1 on both the Billboard singles and album charts as well as placing a half dozen more songs in the Top 50. Fans, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet. Click here for management roster.
Paquin Corporate Entertainment
From corporate events to national galas, Paquin Entertainment Event's Division provides full service solutions for all corporate event requirements including: concept development, budgeting, talent coordination and programming, theatrical creation, production and site management, legal affairs, financial management, media relations and marketing. Our past clients include: The Richardson's 150th Anniversary (2007), Juno Awards Gala (2005) and The Queen's Jubilee Concert (2002). To view a complete list of Paquin Entertainment's clients, please click here.
In 2005, Paquin Entertainment teamed up with L.A.-based live entertainment producers, Apregan Group, to form Venue Coalition. Representing 57 small to mid-sized arenas across North America, Venue Coalition provides its member venues with incremental entertainment opportunities. With combined experience of over 50 years, Venue Coalition provides talent buying and/or event producing services in a variety of live entertainment genres, including but not limited to: music, sports, theatre, comedy and family events.