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James Trauzzi

VP A&R/Marketing,
Last Gang Records
Toronto, ON, Canada
A Communications graduate from Ryerson University, James Trauzzi entered the music business via an internship co-op placement program. After founding the label Hi-Scores (Young Magic, Dinosaur Bones, White Ring), Trauzzi began work at Last Gang Records as a publicist and marketing coordinator.

In the 5 years since he has helped grown the company into one of the most exciting and influential independent labels worldwide with signings like Purity Ring, Ryan Hemsworth, Electric Youth and Operators. The record label is credited with launching the careers of Metric, Death From Above 1979, MSTRKFT and Crystal Castles and has maintained a strong presence in the market exporting Canadian talent with focuses on Electronic and Alternative artists.

James currently oversees all aspects of the record label's day-to-day operations with a focus on A&R, Marketing, and Business Development. Last Gang Records was founded in 2003 with offices in Los Angeles, London, Toronto and Montreal. In addition to management and publishing divisions, the company also recently partnered with up-and-coming labels Bad Actors Inc. and Hand Drawn Dracula on distribution and international development.