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Paula Perri

Manager, Live Event Programming,
Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment Inc. MLSE
Toronto, ON, Canada
Paula Perri – Paula got her start in the music industry after an internship with the Hillside Music Festival turned into a full-time gig as a Festival Organizer following graduation from the University of Western Ontario; and she’s only climbed higher within the music industry since then.

After her stint with the Festival, Paula went on to work with the largest concert promoter in the world, Live Nation, as a Jr. Talent Buyer/Promoter Assistant out of their Toronto, Canada offices. During her tenure, she worked on over 800 events in a year; including Katy Perry’s first Canadian tour, the Rogers Centre’s biggest EDM show (at the time), Deadmau5, among others and created Live Nation’s first artist development series “The New Noise Live”. From there, Paula went on to be assume the role of Booking Manager at Copps Coliseum (16,000 cap), Hamilton Place Theatre (2200 cap), and the Molson Canadian Studio (550 cap); booking and organizing over 400 events of varying scope and genre a year.

Currently, Paula is the Manager of Live Event Programming at MLSE – booking for ACC, Ricoh and special event programming.

Paula’s passion and drive for the music business are not lost on anyone who meets her, because to meet and work with her is to see the depth and breathe from which her love of music lies. From small club shows, to major world-wide productions, her understanding, compassion and true joy for and of the business runs through all facets of her life; a life in which she has dedicated to bring the spirit and culture of music to those who have yet to see experience its magic.