Year: 2023

Brodie Conley

Operations & Governance Lead,
Water & Music

Brodie Conley (he/him) is a music industries worker and artist living in Ottawa, ON. He has worked across a variety of areas including research, artist management and community music initiatives, as well as in program and policy development within government.

He is currently the operations and governance lead at Water & Music, a research and intelligence network for the new music business, where he works on projects exploring the intersections of music and technology. He is also a board member for the Ottawa-based independent and underground music presenter Debaser.

In the past, Brodie was an artist manager with Kelp Management, where he supported the careers of multiple Canadian artists (Andy Shauf / Lido Pimienta / Ada Lea / Foxwarren). He also worked as the Festival Manager for the annual MEGAPHONO Music Festival and Conference, which brought music industry professionals to Ottawa, and provided an opportunity for local and regional artists to expand their reach, cultivate new knowledge and catalyze export opportunities.

Brodie is and continues to be a motivated advocate for the Canadian independent music community and hopes to continue to work on and support new opportunities and knowledge development for emerging and underserved artists across Canada.