Conference Coordinator for Canadian Government funded Music Business Conference and Global Showcase, Live at Heart Newfoundland, and the International Coordinator for Film and Music for Live At Heart in Sweden. Music blogger, and Music Industry Insight podcaster, and International Market Place Consultant.
In 2018, Evan began Canada’s first collaboration with Orebro, Sweden’s Live At Heart Showcase Conference. Evan developed and implemented these plans, including coordinating 16 artists from across Canada to showcase in Sweden. 15 of those artists were funded by the Canadian Government.
The following year, Evan booked seven artists from places as diverse as India, Germany, USA, Taiwan, Canada and the UK into the world’s biggest music festival, Summerfest.
2019, Evan booked a series of tours into South Korea, Japan, and Taiwan. Evan booked what was to be the very first Canadian artists to perform at the highly acclaimed Golden Melody Awards and showcase in Taiwan.
Most recently, Evan has become a International Market place Consultant for (CMW) Canadian’ Music Week and (CAMMA) Canadian Association for the Advancement of Music and the Arts.
Taiwan is Evan’s Asian hub, having lived on and off since late 2018. Evan is firmly integrated amongst Taiwan’s independent and government music industry, recently becoming involved in helping TAICCA (Taiwan Creative Content Agency) publish a document for a Music Business Manager Training Course in August of 2020. In October of 2020, Evan hosted a 4 hour lecture workshop with Taiwan Beats, another Taiwan Music Industry Association government funded office. The lecture was to teach musicians about how to build marketing tools for the international market places, and the importance of how to use them.
Recently, Evan has helped Korean government office KOCCA (Korea Creative Content Agency) gain access into India’s entertainment, journalism, and music industry. As well as brokering a major deal between South Korean SBS Media/ASIA SONG FESTIVAL, and Wonderwall Media, based in Kerala, India.
In Japan, he has hosted an hour and a half lecture for the Japanese music industry through Okinawa’s Music Lane online conference and showcase.
Besides Canada, Sweden, and East Asia, over the past four years, Evan has created a very unique place for himself in the Southern state of Kerala in India, as an international consultant for mega TV and Festival production/Artist development, and Management company: Wonderwall Media.
Evan’s first encounter in India was as a musician himself, then as a booker, booking acts from the UK and Sweden, and then as a consultant helping to bring the Wonderwall Media team into the international spotlight by creating opportunities and curating business relationships around the world.
During the months of the COVID-19 epidemic, Evan assembled a 3-person team in Russia – from Moscow to Vladivostok – where Evan directed the team to create a documentary to profile the Russian Music Industry. With the team, Evan also created a 6-month and a 1-year fully budgeted development, marketing, touring, and sustainability plan for the Russian music market place. Unfortunately due to the duration of COVID-19, this information is now more of archival information, because of the unpredictable duration of the pandemic.
Evan has attended conferences and showcase conferences in many countries around the world.
Evan is deeply passionate about Music Business education, and sharing insight and knowledge with government agencies and private companies around the world, from his own successful independent 20-year career. Evan’s been an international touring musician, booking agent, music journalist, artist manager, and now federally funded music business conference, and showcase festival coordinator.
Subsequently, through Evan’s established global network, he has helped artists from around the world gain successful opportunities in North America, Europe, and Asia. Along the way, always willing to support and help artists and music industry companies in their endeavors.
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Live At Heart Örebro
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During Live at Heart, hundreds of artists, filmmakers, industry delegates and thousands of Live at Heart fans come together in the heart of Örebro. They come from different backgrounds, cultures and industries.
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