Industry titans join forces to launch Midnight Talent Agency
Its a pretty widely accepted fact that Vancouver and Toronto house Canada’s largest music markets. Canada’s newest independent booking outfit, Midnight Agency, has officially launched with offices in the two metroplexes that could be themselves called cultural meccas. Founded by industry titans Grant Paley (formerly Paquin Artists) and Nick Middleton (Westwood Recordings, The Funk Hunters), Midnight Agency boasts a diverse roster of 30+ acts hailing from all corners of the globe, and serves as the first of its kind in Canada (following the likes of TBA Agency, Arrival Artists, etc. in the US).
With an emphasis on digital presence, live touring, Twitch partnerships, and streaming, Midnight Agency aims to set industry standards of synchronizing streaming and live experiences to maximize career development and revenue for artists worldwide.
Canada’s Midnight Agency boasts home to an impressive roster of artists including Chali 2na of Jurassic 5, DJ Shub (formerly of A Tribe Called Red), The JB’s (James Brown’s original band), The Funk Hunters, The Librarian, Dwayne Gretzky, Five Alarm Funk, Jessu, Too Many Zooz, Moontricks, SkiiTour, and more, and a Twitch roster consisting of JessU, Pyka, Guns, The Funk Hunters, and more.
“We are proud to be the first new independent agency to launch in Canada since COVID-19 suspended live music. Midnight is about taking back control for our artists, building new revenue streams and navigating the ever-changing demands of how to deliver art and shared music experiences in a post-COVID era.”– Nick Middleton, Co-Founder & CEO
“After many years working to just find the gigs, I felt compelled to create an agency where working with an artist to fulfill their vision was a top priority. I really missed being a creative person. Our roster at Midnight Agency represents some of the most forward thinking, diverse and technologically savvy individuals I’ve ever met. I look forward to pushing the boundaries with them and changing the way live music experiences integrate with today’s fast moving online platforms and strategies.”– Grant Paley, Co-Founder & President
Created by artists, for artists, Midnight Talent aims to be a dynamic boutique agency representing a highly diverse roster of 30+ artists hailing from all corners of the globe, reaching across various genres including hip-hop, funk, folk, blues, and electronic. A unique new venture focusing on the intersection of live music, tech, and streaming, Midnight Agency strives to expand opportunities for artists beyond the typical realms of live performance during a time of touring uncertainty in an ever-changing market. With a strong emphasis on putting power back in the hands of the artist, Midnight Agency puts the creative vision first, always.
More information on Midnight Agency, its roster, and mission can be found HERE.
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