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Mikey B. Rishwain

Programming Director,
M for Montreal, Avalanche Productions
Montreal, QC, Canada
Mikey B Rishwain was born and raised in Stockton California (home of Chris Isaak & Pavement). He started working in the music world at age 17, as a music buyer and store manager for local record stores as well as booking DIY concerts through out Northern California. He also worked for The Militia Group (Juliette Lewis, The Appleseed Cast), an independent record company based in Long Beach, for four years. Mikey eventually relocated to Montreal, where he rapidly established himself as a trendsetter ranking in the top 100 in Nightlife Magazine’s Montreal personalities that changed our nightlife, after being in the city for only a year! He has been Programming Director for M FOR MONTREAL, since 2007. His natural ability to discover the best up-and-coming acts has helped the careers of many artists including, Mac Demarco, Grimes and Half Moon Run. Throughout the years, he has been collaborating with VICE, NOISEY, BrooklynVegan, Cult MTL & others. He was nominated three times and won Best Festival Networking Activity at the YMCA Awards (twice), in Brighton England, for the M for Mikey City Tour at M FOR MONTREAL.