Hope Waknine

Artist Management,
Elevation management

Hope got her start in the late ‘90s when she founded her own boutique record label in Montreal catering to Urban artists. She took on artist management when she discovered Taigenz, an upcoming HipHop/Afrobeat artist. Under her tenure, Taigenz has released an EP In the fall of 2021 “Life Ain’t Free” with distribution through Slammin Media/Believe Distribution Services.

Taigenz’s two singles from the album “Lemme Ball” and “Speak the Truth” have allowed him to reach an international audience with more than 150,000+ streams from countries as diverse as Brazil, Turkey or Spain. In 2019, Taignez’s track “Satisfied” debuted on the iTunes Turkey Top 200 Hip-Hop charts (peak position #45). He is the winner for “Best Infused Hip-Hop Song” at the Indie Grind Music Awards for his 2021 standalone single “Foolish Money”.

In spring 2022 he released his EP “Life A Life” where one of his tracks “Pas Idée” is currently on heavy rotation on SiriusXM, he followed up with the Deluxe EP version this past Winter 2023.

At the moment he is working on his next EP which will be released Jan 2024, with singles that will start releasing this coming summer 2023. He will also be performing in various festivals this summer and fall overseas to promote his new material.

Hope oversees a small catalogue of pre-cleared music for synch.

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