FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 17, 2016
[Edmonton, AB] For the last several years, the Canadian music industry has known Laurie Brown as an artist manager with the utmost integrity through her business, LJB Artist Management & Consulting. As Laurie’s business has expanded and evolved, she knew it was time to rebrand under a new name, and as such, is very pleased to re-introduce herself as the diligent, dedicated owner and operator of Porch Swing Entertainment.
Porch Swing Entertainment is an artist management and consulting company offering musicians of all genres, at all levels of development, guidance and assistance with artist driven projects, grant writing, and career development. The company’s enhanced services will include corporate, festival and showcase performance bookings, grant coaching and in-depth grant and management workshops.
Laurie Brown is an Alberta-based artist manager and management consultant with clients stretching across Canada. In addition to full-time management duties for WCMA award-winning folk musician Joal Kamps and CCMA & Juno nominated country artist Adam Gregory, her current client list includes CFMA award-winning artist Rebecca Lappa, soul songstress Ann Vriend, Celtic rock supergroup Derina Harvey Band, and blues master Rooster Davis.
Laurie’s background in theatre performance and production and her music and theatre training in London, England have provided her with a creative approach to management, as well as a unique understanding of the artist’s process. She is a graduate of the Artist Manager/Music Business Program at Berklee College of Music and the Artist Manager Program at Canada’s Music Incubator. Laurie is a member of the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA), Western Canadian Music Association (WCMA), Alberta Music, Music Managers Forum (MMF) and Association of Country Music in Alberta (ACMA) where she was nominated for “Industry Person of the Year” in 2015. She is also a juror for FACTOR and Alberta Music and other industry organizations. Laurie, who loves all types of music from metal to classical, and sings with acappella group VoiceOver, is also one of the directors and founding members of the Children’s Music Foundation, an organization intended to address the lack of funding to arts and music programs for youth in the Alberta region. Through Porch Swing Entertainment, Laurie will continue to serve recording artists with the utmost integrity.
Please visit www.porchswingentertainment.com or contact Laurie Brown at 780-446-1849 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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