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Samantha Everts

Artist Consultant,
Toronto, ON, Canada
YouRockRed is an artist development business that provides comprehensive growth strategies for independent musicians. A Carleton University graduate (English and Film), Samantha has over 13 years of music industry experience as a promoter and music journalist whose work has appeared in Metro News, Xtra, Aux, CBC Music, and Canadian Musician with the biggest names in music like Tegan and Sara and Vance Joy. Samantha has been a speaker at many music conferences and various colleges across Ontario. She has also been interviewed as an authority on music on CBC Radio, Metro News and Ottawa Citizen. In late 2014 she developed a monthly music industry education seminar series with Bluesfest School of Music and Art, bringing in expert panelists to sold-out audiences eager to learn. Past YouRockRed clients have received over $350,000 in funding since last Fall including 2014 Polaris nominee Kalle Mattson, Kellylee Evans and Sunparlour Players. She is currently an industry coordinator with CityFolk (formerly Ottawa Folk Festival). www.yourockred.com