• Brian Howes

    • Recent streaming numbers from Muso.AI for Brian Howes productions and writing: 6.156 billion streams, 33 million Shazams, 654 million views, 34 thousand playlists, 17 thousand charts and 316 million playlist reach.
    • Faber Drive (604/Universal) “When I’m With You” recently certified platinum.
    • Produced and Co-wrote album Love Drunk for Columbia artists Boys Like Girls, whose first two singles "Two is Better Than One” (featuring Taylor Swift) and “Love Drunk” both went Top 5 in the US and sold more than 4 million singles. Album just recently certified gold in the US.
    • Produced "Simple Plan's” double platinum release Get Your Heart
      On, which spawned the worldwide #1 Multi-Platinum smash, “Summer Paradise” feat. Sean Paul. First single "Jet Lag" feat. Natasha Bedingfield also went Top 10.
    • Won Grammy Award for Warner Records artist For King And Country (Warner Records) for album Run Wild. Live Free. Love Strong.

  • Angela Kelman

    After graduating with honours from Musician’s Institute in Los Angeles, Angela became the lead singer and a principal writer for Farmer’s Daughter. The group enjoyed major Canadian success with Gold albums, CMT videos, TV appearances, and multiple Juno, CCMA, and BCCMA Awards.

    Angela is also a respected vocal coach and author of “The 5 Point Singing System” and a Children’s Sing-Along books series. Her latest release, “Mirrorball” is an original disco album. In her spare time (LOL), she continues to gig with her dream band, The Polyester Philharmonic, at local events. She resides in North Vancouver, BC.

  • Mike McVay

    Mike McVay is President of McVay Media Consulting. Working globally as a full-service consultant in the areas of Content Creation, Program Consultation, Syndication, Digital Delivery, Production & Imaging, Podcasting and Talent Coaching. He was most recently the Executive Vice President of Content and Programming for Cumulus Media and Westwood One.

    McVay is a 40-year programmer with national and local management, ownership, sales, major market programming, and major market on-air experience. Mike has owned and operated radio stations in multiple markets. He is a partner in Benztown + McVay Media Podcast Network with experience in curating Podcasts for Westwood One, NatGeo and Disney+. He has also developed and launched several highly successful nationally- syndicated programs.

    He is a 2021 Inductee to the West Virginia Broadcasters Hall of Fame. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Alliance for Women in Media, The Country Radio Broadcasters and is a voting member of the Country Music Association and The Academy of Country Music. He is also a member of the National Association of Broadcasters Long Term Steering Committee and a member of the Radio Arts & Sciences.

  • Patricia Conroy

    Throughout her musical career; songwriting has been an integral a part of Patricia's success.
    From her debut album;"Blue Angel" where she wrote many of the tracks, it became apparent songwriting was in her blood.Crafting hits like "Direction of Love", "Keep Me Rockin" "Bad Day for Trains" "I Dont Wanna Be the One" and many more.

    She has been the recipient of many awards in Canada over the years such as Canadian Country Female Vocalist, Independent Female Vocalist of the Year ( 3 times) Album of the Year, Song of the Year , 2021 Hall Of Fame and 2021 Songwriter of the Year.

    Patricia has been focussing on songwriting for other artists and getting many of her songs recorded with some of Canada's brightest country stars like Meghan Patrick ,Emerson Drive, Tebey, Matt Lang, Rivertown Saints ,Michelle Wright, Jimmy Rankin, Emerson Drive, , Bobby Wills ,Smalltown Pistols, Jessica Mitchell ,Aaron Pritchett ,Beverley Mahood ; to name a few...
    She also has cuts with Trisha Yearwood ,Reba , Kenny Rogers ,Lady A and a number 1 song with Lady A.
    Patricia resides in Nashville Tennessee

  • Steven McClintock

    Born and raised in Texas, Steven McClintock’s most formative musical years took place in Beaumont, Texas. By the time he was four years old, Steven was mimicking Elvis Presley performing “Jail House Rock.” At this young age, his passion to connect to the magic of making music was obvious. His career now spans more than 50 years in the music business.

    Steven’s love of music is not only reflected in his stage performances, but he is also recognized as a talented producer, publisher, singer, and songwriter. He has also created more than two-hundred commercials for TV and radio while staff-writing at: Island Music (Lionel Conway), The Welk Group (Laurence Welk), George Tobin Music, Sony ATV, Ash Street Music, and McJames Music Inc.

    With a focus on publishing and production, Steven formed McJames Music Inc. and 37Records with co-writer Tim James. These music-business collaborations led to successful productions with recording artists including Johnny Cash and Hank Williams, Jr., Tiffany, Andy Williams, The Nelsons, Michael Peterson, Shiny Toy Guns, White Apple Tree, Kevin Fisher, Aaron Tippin, Robin Schultz and Steven’s first 1979 single with Juice Newton.

  • Brian Hetherman

    Brian Hetherman began his career when he landed at one of Canada’s premier Indie record labels Duke Street Records. In the 90’s he moved to MCA Records, which would soon become Universal and worked his way up from Sales, to Radio Promo and Marketing. Brian became the youngest head of A&R for both MCA Records and MCA Music Publishing where he remained until 2001, and from there Brian was hired as the inaugural Executive Director of Radio Starmaker Fund, where he set up one of the largest Funding agencies in Canada. 

    In 2003 he pursued his dream of becoming and Artist Manager, Record label owner and Music Publisher with Curve Music and Cerberus Artist Mgmt, and in 2005 was tapped to become the President of the Music Managers Forum Canada, and soon was elected to the board of the International Music Managers Forum. In 2009 Brian was asked to join FACTOR as VP, Canada’s largest music funding agencies, after initially serving as a Board member for 5 years. In 2010 Brian became the acting General Manager of FACTOR, while the Board did an Executive search for a new President.

    In 2011 Brian returned to one of his true passion’s  which is his label and management company. In addition Brian has been an International consultant for Canadian Music Week, Chairman of the IMMF, Chairman of the CCMA Board and worked with Musicians Rights Org (MROC) as Chair of their Artist Advisory Board.

    Brian is currently Managing the Bands, Pretty Archie, Mobile, Carson Janik and The Western Swing Authority.

  • Jason Parsons

    Jason Parsons is a Performance Coach & Live Music Producer with more than 30 years of experience in the Canadian music industry. He offers relevant teachings to both emerging and award-winning artists of all genres. He has judged at music competitions, mentored at music industry workshops, and has been the keynote speaker at numerous music industry events.A published author, Jason delivers what is arguably, 'THE' most important element of the artist development process.

  • Joey Clarkson

    Joey Clarkson is an accomplished singer-songwriter, voice over artist, video producer, content creator and social media manager and coach. With a career spanning over 20 years, Joey has established herself as a versatile artist, crossing borders and gaining recognition in both her home country, Canada, and her new home, the UK.

  • And More!

    More Panelists TBA soon!

  • Susie McGregor (She/Her)

    Susie McGregor is a natural performer who has been captivating audiences for many years, with her warm personality and emotional performances. She is also a dedicated business woman wearing a vast collection of hats, including singer/songwriter, teacher, director, producer, mentor, community activist, and most important the “mom” hat.

  •  Elizabeth McGregor-Lorimer (She/They)

    Elizabeth was brought up in a music-filled household. Being raised by two musicians allowed her to become comfortable on stage at a very early age. Followed by 15 years of competitive dance and theatre training, she has essentially grown up on stage. 

    Having the unique industry perspective brought on by having two parents not only as artists themselves, but also immersed in the industry as producers, agents, event producers, and the hundred other hats worn by Susie & Andy throughout her young life. She learned that the performance aspect of being an artist is really just the tip of the iceberg. 

    Being surrounded and intrigued by the process of these industry events, Elizabeth always jumped at the chance to be involved. This started with small amounts of responsibility such as working the door, selling tickets, and hanging posters. She also had the privilege to work with Doug Cox through the Great Canadian Song Race Jr. These small jobs and active participation slowly evolved to backstage management and artist liaison positions, and in the past few years as she's become an adult, she's taken on larger roles as co-producer of the Dare to Shine singing program/talent search co-presented by Evergreen Cultural Centre, and board member of the Vancouver International Music Business Conference.

    Elizabeth is so excited to be involved with the recreation of VIMBC and help artists find the tools to advocate for themselves.  

  • Carolyn Victoria Mill (aka CVM)

    Carolyn Victoria Mill (aka CVM) is a late blooming lyricist, vocalist and producer who loves working with a theme. She writes and performs with husband Reid Jamieson (Vinyl Café regular), touring Canada, the west coast of the US, as well as the UK and Ireland where their last original record was recorded. Together they have won the John Lennon Songwriting Contestand wrote their way into the Vancouver Folk Music Festival with a tune she penned that won them the ‘Pickin’ a Folk Star’ contest. Passionate about voting and equality, pragmatic and practical, she is a music industry advocate who enjoys finding ways to crystalize issues and create solutions to common problems. In a past life she was personal assistant to jazz chanteuse/philanthroipist Molly Johnson O.C.for 15 years, a statistician forACTRA (actors union), and a manager of technology journalists, amongst many other things including board member/BC rep for Folk Alliance Region West. She continues to freelance for creative professionals such as Mary Maragaret O’Hara, John Sheard (Vinyl Cafe),Anne Lindsay (Blue Rodeo) and others. A nerdy girl from way back she adores technology and even writes songs using spreadsheets! CVM has recently competed the Indigenous Canada 12 week course from the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Native Studies to better understand what she can do to move reconciliation forward. In 2023 CVM wrote her first piece of musical theatre (with Reid) – a lo-fi folk opera about Pigeons and the causes of housing insecurity, which premiered at the Vancouver Fringe, winning them the Social Impact Award, and is currently working on the first ever tribute album to Buffy Sainte-Marie. Born in England, and raised in an LGBT family in Nova Scotia, she cut her teeth in Toronto for 18 years before moving west to Victoria for a hot minute, and then onto Vancouver in 2007. CVM now lives with her husband next door to Stanley Park where she really shouldn’t be feeding the pigeons.

  • Kelly Brock

    Three-Generation Vancouverite, Kelly Brock is a singer/songwriter, performer and business owner (VanHattanEnt.com), who has been a mainstay on the West-coast music scene for over three decades. Her passion and love for music has seen her career span a multitude of entertainment platforms, including performing for over 25 years with the popular and long-standing Vancouver party/dance band, Dr Strangelove, releasing her own independent CD’s through her label DitY Records, all the while garnering many accolades and nominations over the years, including the 2018 BC Country Music Association's Lifetime Achievement award for Best Female Vocalist. Brock is also a live and studio background singer who has worked with many successful bands and recording artists including Huey Lewis, Loverboy, Mickey Thomas, Chad Kroeger, 54-40, Daniel Wesley, Maestro Fresh Wes, Barney Bentall, Aaron Pritchett, Chad Brownlee, George Canyon, Bill Henderson and many more. Along with being a seasoned performer in a multitude of genres, she also owns and operates a very successful boutique entertainment company, VanHattan Entertainment Group Inc, which in 2024, is celebrating 10 years of providing fun entertainment for weddings, corporate events, fundraising galas and private parties.

  • Jon Lundquist

    Jon Lundquist has been a professional entertainer for over 4 decades, playing drums, guitar, and bass, as well as being an accomplished actor and singer. He’s the former music director for a once-popular local dinner theatre and is currently the drummer for popular show band March Hare and tribute band American Rock Legends.


  • JETSet Music Media

    (J)enny DuHaime, (E)ileen Bild and (T)ara Kye Maines are Founding members of the JETSet Music Media Team. From Jade to Joy, Jenny puts the ``J`` in all she develops with her top Leading Queens, and team collaboratives. While Eileen engineers the publicity, press, and everything about YOU,  including empowering breakthroughs from ordinary to extraordinary lives (OTEL), Tara Ignites the fire of your dreams and your most ambitious aspirations into synchronistic purpose.

    With the JETSet Music Media Team, a combination of over 70 years experience in the Music, Acting and Entertainment industry, ``you are certain to embark on a structured and successful journey where the creative mind brings art, music, stories, and connections.  We believe that a business with a great media team can make an impact on the world. Together we will rise!"

  • Doug Cox

    Doug Cox has been a Musician/Producer for 40 years.
    He has been Aritistic Director of the Vancouver Island MusicFest for over 25 years. His musical past includes award winning collaborations with diverse artists including Indian guitarist V.M. Bhatt, bluesman Long John Baldry, actor Ronny Cox & guitarists Amos Garrett and The Mighty Popo.
    Doug's solo projects display a similarly expansive arc, as the folk-blues of Bone Bottle Brass or Steel eventually led to Strung (with Tony McManus and April Verch), New Orleans funk (Juno Nominated - Make A Better World – featuring John Boutte), or his two acclaimed albums BettySoo. His music has been featured in numerous film and TV soundtracks including Terry Gilliam's movie, Tideland, A&E's Biography, Duck Dynasty, Anthony Bourdain's Show and many others.
    Doug produced Leonard Sumner's stunning debut CD, Rez Poetry.
    In 2017, Doug was inducted into the BC Music Hall of Fame. In 2018, he guested on a Grammy Nominated album by Los Texmaniacs. In 2019 he produced a Juno nominated album for April Verch in Nashville and in 2020, Maple Blues Nominee, Liam Docherty's debut album.
    He is currently producing 3 albums and on the steering committee for the Contemporary and Traditional Roots catagories of the Juno Awards, a coach for the Global Music match collaborations and on the selection committee for Canada's World Music Conference held in Montreal, Mundial. Doug ran the Folk Alliance's Music Camp for two years and has taught and and started Music Retreats all over Canada, in the United States and Europe. With his many hats, Doug is a catalyst among musicians and Producers in the roots and global music industry.