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Tao-Ming Lau

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Tao-Ming Lau is the founder of Blue Crane Agency (@bluecraneagency) and an agent with Paquin Artists Agency. Blue Crane is a music booking agency passionate about elevating women, artists of colour, and LGBTQ2S+ musicians on stage in North America and abroad. Tao’s roster currently includes Tegan and Sara, Tanya Taqaq, Ash, Begonia, Kiesza, Priyanka, Tia Wood, GRAE, Billianne, Logan Staats, Ikky, and more. She founded Blue Crane with artists like Zaki Ibrahim, Shay Lia, Clerel, DJ NDN (Co-Founder of A Tribe Called Red), Vivek Shraya, BAMBII, and more. The agency has programmed festivals such as Pride Toronto and curated events for Nuit Blanche, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), and more. Tao is a board director at Polaris Music Prize and Canadian Live Music Association and was chosen as a Rising Star in Toronto Life Magazine’s 50 Most Influential Torontonians of 2018.  Previously, she was at Chicago-based touring agency Billions, Universal Music Canada, and got her start with Carly Rae Jepsen’s management and label in Vancouver, on the traditional and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, where she was born and raised. Tao is a queer woman of colour seeking to open more doors and establish better infrastructure for underrepresented talent.

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