As Festival Director and coordinator for Canadian Government funded Music Business Conference Live at Heart Newfoundland, in 2018, Evan began the country’s first collaboration with Orebro Sweden developed and implementing plans funded by the Federal government of Canada. That same year Evan coordinated 16h artists from across Canada to showcase in them in Sweden. 15 of those artists were funded by the Canadian Government.
Subsequently, through Evan’s established global network, he has helped artists from around the world gain successful opportunities in North America, Europe and Asia, along the way, always helping musicians create a functioning business from their art.
The following year, Evan booked seven artists from places as diverse as India, Germany, USA and UK into the world’s biggest festival, Summerfest.
Working with Canadian rock band Arcana Kings in 2019, Evan, through his established network, booked their tour into South Korea, Japan, and they were to be the very first Canadian band to perform at the Golden Melody Awards Showcase in Taiwan
Taiwan is Evan’s Asian hub, having lived there on and off for the past two years. He is firmly integrated amongst Taiwan’s independent and government music industry recently becoming iinvolved in helping TAICCA (Taiwan Creative Content) publish a document for a Music Business Manager Training Course in August of 2020. In October of 2020, Evan will host a workshop with Taiwan Beats, a government funded office, to teach musicians about how to build marketing tools for the international market places, and the importance of them.
Besides Canada, Sweden, and Taiwan, over the past four years, Evan has created a very unique place for himself in the Southern state of Kerala, in India as an international consultant for mega TV and Festival producer/Artist Management company Wonderwall Media. His first encounter was as a musician himself, then as a booker, and then as a consultant bringing the Wonderwall Media team into the international spotlight, by creating opportunities and curating business relationships.
In 2018 and 2019 Evan attended conferences and showcases in many countries. Golden Melody Awards Taiwan, Mondo Music New York, TIMM Fest Tokyo, Bangkok Music City, Music Export Ukraine in Kyiv, Live At Heart in Orebro, Sweden etc.
Evan is deeply passionate about Music Business education, and sharing insight and knowledge from his own successful independent 20 year career. He’s been an international touring musician, booking agent, music journalist, artist manager, and now music business conference, and showcase festival coordinator.
Live At Heart Newfoundland
Live At Heart Newfoundland is a global music business conference being held on the Burin Peninsula and is the new sister company of Live At Heart in Orebro, Sweden. (liveatheart.se)
We are a creative industry conference featuring a variety of panels, workshops and networking opportunities for professionals and budding artist in the entertainment industry. Within the general discussion of music and business, topics such as innovation, entrepreneurship, and technology will be in the forefront. We will also tackle hard pressing social topics, and create a sense of global unity around our ideas of how the music industry as well as our societies, are evolving.