Sound Advice: Music Management

Saturday, Nov 26, 2011 at 1pm
'Parkside' Mike Renaud, Upper Management, Hidden Pony Records (Said the Whale, Odds, Brandon Pacheco)
Liam Killeen
Nick Blasko, co-owner, Nick Blasko & Piers Henwood Artist Management (Tegan & Sara)
Manitoba Music Resource Centre
1-376 Donald, Winnipeg
Manitoba Music
Music Managers Forum Canada




Music management can cover every aspect of an artist’s career, from the emerging and development stages, to the international touring artist. A panel of accomplished and innovative artist managers will discuss the current state of the Canadian music industry and how managers are helping their artists navigate the new opportunities and uncertainties. This workshop will address the different types of artist manager relationships and the panel will discuss how they work with their artist on creative and career development. Topics will include breaking new markets, building a team, and developing multiple revenue streams.


About ‘Parkside’ Mike Renaud

Parkside started his career in the entertainment industry working in the A&R department at Aquarius Records in Montreal. He achieved the title of Executive Vice President, overseeing the A&R development of the roster’s artists, which included Sum 41. Mike started Upper Management along with his partner Donald K Tarlton with a roster that includes Jeremy Fisher and Said The Whale.

About Nick Blasko

Based in Victoria BC, Nick Blasko is one half of Nick Blasko & Piers Henwood Artist Management. In addition to sharing management duties on principle clients, Tegan and Sara and Buck 65, and helping develop newcomers Flash Ligtnin’ and Vince Vaccaro, Nick has spent the last decade promoting concerts via his boutique Island based firm, Atomique Productions Ltd.

About Liam Killeen

Liam joined the management team at Coalition Entertainment in early 2009. Adding to the already successful company, fronted by Managers Rob Lanni and Eric Lawrence, with a roster that includes Simple Plan, Our Lady Peace, Finger Eleven, Justin Nozuka, and more, he has truly found his calling.

As the Manager of USS (Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker), Faber Drive (604 / Universal), These Kids Wear Crowns (EMI), and Greig Nori, he strives to find new and exciting opportunities to build the careers of his Artists in this ever-changing industry. In addition to his Management position, Liam is also a recurring guest on MuchMusic’s ‘Discovered’ where he dishes out advice to young artists trying to get a start on their careers, and has been a guest speaker at such conferences as North by Northeast, Canadian Music Week, The East Coast Music Awards, BreakOut West, Music Manitoba, Music and Film in Motion, and many others around the world.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, please contact:
Roland Deschambault, Training Coordinator Manitoba Music
P: 204.975.5188

Attendence: 21


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