BPM | Black Women in Music

Thursday, Sep 16, 2021
Kesi Smyth, 604 Records
Manitoba Music


Guest mentor Kesi Smyth is joining us this month’s edition of BPM to share insight on being a Black woman in the music industry. From her perspective as a once 18-year-old upstart at 604 Records to being a music business executive while juggling homelife and being a mom, this conversation will be both insightful and impactful. If you're interested in being in on the convo, please reach out to Andrew Sannie via for the Zoom link.

Guest Mentor

Kesi Smyth is the General Manager / HR at 604 Records where her career spans over 17 years in the Canadian music industry. Most notably; Kesi was day to day manager for Carly Rae Jepsen during the peak of global hit “Call Me Maybe” organizing performances for the MuchMusic Video Awards, Billboard Music Awards, American Music Awards, and much more.

She has since ascended roles to oversee the label operations of the 604 Label Group and the many clients it serves. She also sits on the CIMA (Canada Independent Music Association) Board of Directors, and participates in the ADVANCE membership committee (Black Music Industry Collective) among other committee positions.

How To Get Involved

To get involved, please email Participation is free and open to residents of Manitoba who identify as a Black musicians or music industry professional. 

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