Canadian Music Week will present a keynote interview with Debra Rathwell, the Executive Vice President of Global Touring and Talent at AEG Presents, which will cover her outstanding career including her work with megastars Carrie Underwood, John Mellencamp, and her role in the highest grossing tour of all time: the Elton John Farewell Tour. A native of Canada, Debra Rathwell is one of the most respected and admired professionals in the music industry, as well as being one of the highest-ranking female executives working on the live side of the business today. She was inducted into the Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Hall of Fame in 2020 and named Executive of the Week by Billboard in February 2023.
Debra Rathwell: Highest-Grossing Tour of all Time
RBC® is proud to support Canadian talent through our Emerging Artists Project in partnership with Canadian Music Week’s Virtual Voices Series.
Supporting the arts is a long-standing priority of RBC®. We recognize the important role they play in building vibrant communities and strong economies. We also recognize the struggle many artists go through to gain the recognition they need to become successful in their practice. The RBC Emerging Artists Project helps artists bridge the gap from emerging to established, and supports organizations that provide the best opportunities to advance artists’ careers.
The RBC Emerging Artist Project support results-driven programming to help artists bridge the gap from emerging to established, in the early stages of their career, by providing Networking, Training & Exposure to new/diverse audiences.