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Bob Deith
Bob Deith

Bob has been involved in the music industry for twenty years in various capacities as an entertainment lawyer, recording artist (Rymes with Orange and Mythos), studio owner, label and music publisher (Adagio Music Inc.). He is also the executive director of Music BC Industry Association, a non-profit music industry association. He is on the executive of CIMA (formerly CIRPA). Bob is also on FACTOR’s National Advisory Board (past chairman) and is the JUNO rep for BC. Bob was the executive chair of the Host Committee for the Vancouver 2009 JUNO Awards. As a lawyer, Bob has dealt with all kinds of transactions from major label and publishing deals, to film and television placements, to producer agreements, to mcanager agreements, to band agreements and just about any other matter involving the music industry. He has worked with such notable artists and creators as Sarah McLachlan, Loverboy, Mike Fraser, Bananatoons, Andrea Menard, Lillix and many more. Bob works out of Vancouver, BC Canada.

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Jay Buettner
Jay has been part of the Canadian Country Music industry for nearly 30 years and held a place as a first-call guitar player, both on stage and in the studio for artists including George Canyon, Bobby Wills, Aaron Pritchett, Lisa Brokop and Patricia Conroy. Throughout that time, he has maintained strong ties to Nashville where most of his craft was learned, including songwriting, recording and producing. Working primarily in a support role his entire career, Jay has had a back seat view to the industry for three decades. Working exclusively within the country music genre for the entire time has provided him with an intimate working knowledge of the industry and close relationships with many of its members. In recent years, Jay has sat on FACTOR juries, judged talent contents, produced new artists and been able to help pay forward the experience he’s been afforded. The BCCMA community and its abundance of talent holds great importance to Jay who first became involved with the association in the early 90s.
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Geoff Dueck

Geoff has been actively involved in the Music Business since 1985. He is a familiar face at most BCCMA events, and has served on many steering committees and planning committees since first joining the BCCMA in 1987, as well as a previous term as a Board Member.

Geoff has been active as a freelance sound technician, stage manager, event planner, production coordinator and promoter. His passion is working with the development of young artists, and has assisted many past and current BCCMA Artists in their formative years.

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Geoff Robertson

Geoff first joined the BCCMA, 25 years ago, as a talent search contestant which eventually led to him becoming a member of the BCCMA board of directors, a decade later. His work in many areas of the entertainment industry, as a recording artist, backing musician, musical director, in technical stage production and as a former songwriting workshop coordinator for the NSAI here in Canada, gives him the the ability to look at our work from virtually all sides of the industry, for which he has a tremendous passion. Geoff says "The BCCMA is the reason I stepped out of working only in the technical side of entertainment and followed my dreams of becoming an artist and songwriter, myself. These new, young artists, who are so incredibly talented and supportive of one another, deserve the same hard work and inspiration that this association put forth, for me, in my beginnings. I, more than ever, want to be a part of that for them."

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Howie Larke

Howie Larke has been involved with the BC Country Music Association since the early 80's and was instrumental in getting Labatts involved in organizing and sponsoring the Bud Country Music Talent Search. The Talent Search became "the stepping stone" - and focus of the BCCMA - and the resulting pulicity and promotion throughout each year brought membership to an all-time high. Due to the success of the Talent Search in BC - the program was pitched to Labatts and the Canadian Country Music Association - which resulted in the Talent Search going National in scope - under the sponsorship of Budweiser. Those provinces involved held annual Talent Search programs across the country - and their finalist contestants competed at the annual CCMA awards program.

Following retirement in 1992 - through promotional contacts with Yamaha and the Merritt Mountain Music Festival - institued the guitar raffle program for the BCCMA - which provided both finnancial and publicity exposure for the Association. Howie remains very involved with the country music industry having sat on the CCMA Vancouver Bid Committee Board, and continuing his work with the BCCMA Hall of Fame Project.

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Tom McKillup

Tom McKillip: Canadian Country Music Association “Producer of the Year” (and nine-time BCCMA “Producer of the Year”) Tom McKillip continues to collect accolades for his cutting-edge production work and involvement in the Canadian music industry. Some of his most successful credits appear on albums by Lisa Brokop, One More Girl, Codie Prevost and Aaron Pritchett. Currently working on a compilation recording project with the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame that will pair a dozen HOF inductees such as Ian Tyson in duets with the brightest of current Canadian country stars, Tom is a long-time believer in the depth of the Canadian talent pool and passionate about involving himself in the many possibilities for change, awareness and entertainment that can be created by Canadian music initiatives.

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Paul Shatto

Based in Vancouver, Canada, Paul Shatto has built a reputation based on creativity, consistency, and reliability as a music editor and music producer and mixer in the multi entertainment mediums of film, television, and music.

With more than two decades of experience in his award-winning career, Paul has worked as a music editor on a variety of film and TV projects – including My Little Pony, The Shack, and Motive – for studios such as Lions Gate Films, CTV, and MGM. As a music producer, he has also produced music for record labels (MDM Recordings/Universal, Open Road, and Royalty Records) and artists like Chad Brownlee, Robyn & Ryleigh, and Jess Moskaluke to name a few. Whether he’s working for a film studio, an artist, or a record label, Paul considers himself a ‘facilitator’ who can quickly identify the goals of the project and produce a final sound to match it thematically and authentically – while carefully maximizing both its commercial appeal and unique artistry.

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Rob Pattee

Rob is the president of RPM Music Services. RPM is a full service agency with an agent in Ontario, management company, and label with national recognized distribution. Rob also has great experience with International touring.RPM 's current management roster includes Sue Foley ,Crystal Shawanda and Rykka ,all three live outside of Canada. Rob has a roster of CDN country artists that he books in Canada, Karen Lee batten,Lauren Mayell, Me and Mae. RPM has recently started working with the duo, "Tre and Tayla" the Granddaughter of Loretta Lynn and grandson of Conway Twitty and represents this act for Canada.

 
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