Executive Director – alex[at]musicbc.org
Alex is a veteran music industry professional with over 20 years of experience in the for profit and non-profit sectors of the entertainment business. He started out as a promoter in Southern Ontario and then moved to Vancouver where he was an Agent for the Feldman Agency for 11 years. In 2009 he joined (VANOC) Vancouver Organization Committee for the Winter and Paralympic Olympic Games to take on the role of Manager, National Touring Program & Contemporary Music Programmer for the 2009/2010 Cultural Olympiad & Live Sites. In 2010 he, along with business partner Robyn Stewart formed Source Events, a special event management firm that has worked with the Pan Am Games Toronto 2015, Vancouver 125 Celebration and the 2017 Canada Games in Winnipeg.
In 2010 Alex was hired as a consultant for the Coastal Jazz & Blues Society, the non-profit producers of the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival and soon made Associate Director. In 2014 Alex was given the opportunity to become the Manager of the Ambleside Live Concerts Series, a 20,000 capacity temporary outdoor concert facility at Ambleside Park in West Vancouver. In May 2016, Alex was appointed Executive Director for Music BC Industry Association.
Program Manager – lindsay[at]musicbc.org
Lindsay has been part of the team at Music BC since September 2016. She is a Saint Mary’s University and Vancouver Film School graduate who spent a number of years as a Project Manager working on brand activations for boutique music agency Secret Study, while also handling label and management coordination for Boompa Records. She has worked in live events at Squamish Valley Music Festival, Red Truck Concert Series and Shorefest.
In 2014 Lindsay was hired by Nettwerk Music Group where she worked in Business Affairs, administering licensing and other contract needs for the label and publishing divisions before moving on to a contract position with Newcap Radio (Z95.3, LG104.3) as a Promotions Coordinator.
Program Administrator – brittany[at]musicbc.org
Brittany Ayton began her role as Program Administrator at Music BC in January 2017. Outside of her full-time position, she works with Sofar Sounds Vancouver organizing intimate live music events featuring local and touring musicians in various intimate spaces around the city. Having graduated with a Diploma in Arts & Entertainment Management from Capilano University in 2015, Brittany spent the last two years as a Production/Music Coordinator at Two Story Productions Inc. During this time she worked on two seasons of the Kids’ CBC series ‘Scout & The Gumboot Kids’ and the Knowledge Network documentary series ‘Space Suite’ while simultaneously co-managing and singing backup for Juno-Award winning artist Jessie Farrell on her most recent albums ‘Take Me Outside’ and ‘Chirp Chirp Happy’. Brittany is also the acting Vice-President of ‘Play It Forward Productions Society’, a non-profit that raises funds for local charities by producing collaborative musical events within the North Vancouver community.
Communications & Community Engagement – paige[at]musicbc.org
Paige Guscott has been with Music BC since August of 2017. She joins us from The Roxy Cabaret where she was the Music Coordinator, tasked with handling logistics and communications of all the live music events. Paige comes from a background in live music production having worked with both Patrick Roberge Productions and the City of Vancouver to produce large-scale concerts and special events. She has experience in journalism, having written entertainment content for MUSE Magazine. She is well versed in the world of grants as well as tour reconciliation, administration and social media from her time at 604 Records. Paige is a graduate of Queen’s University and has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology, with a minor in Film.