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Liam Killeen

Manager,
Coalition Music
Toronto, ON, Canada
@liamkilleen
Liam Killeen got his start in the music industry as the drummer for the Pop-Punk band Not By Choice in 2002. Five months later, the band had a record deal, released their first single Standing All Alone and hit the road for a year and a half of touring. The band won their first MuchMusic Video Award in 2003 for their single Now That You Are Leaving, and also appeared on two editions of MuchMusic’s Big Shiny Tunes albums. By the end of 2005 Not By Choice had released two albums, enjoyed two top-ten singles, and toured internationally with Sum 41, Simple Plan, Avril Lavigne, and many other acts. It was around this time that he wanted to see what else was out there…

His next 3 years were spent tour managing Thornley, Metric, Faber Drive, and April Wine, just to name a few. While spending time on the road, he continued his career as a musician playing with Rex Goudie (Sony / BMG), Cute Is What We Aim For (Fueled By Ramen / Atlantic), and Thornley (604 / Universal). By late 2008, it was time to make a move.

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.
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