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A one-on-one conversation with music industry leaders who have been a part of the success of some of the biggest names in the industry; giving insights, advice and a few stories along the way.

A one-on-one conversation with music industry leaders who have been a part of the success of some of the biggest names in the industry; giving insights, advice and a few stories along the way.
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A one-on-one conversation with music industry leaders who have been a part of the success of some of the biggest names in the industry; giving insights, advice and a few stories along the way.




#29: Miro Oballa - Music & Entertainment Lawyer

I’ve always wanted to get an entertainment lawyer on the show, especially one that dealt heavily on the music side, so when I was introduced to Miro at the beginning of the summer, being already familiar with him, his practice and his very impressive client list, I had to jump on the opportunity. And he very kindly obliged. We skyped in shortly after. There’s a lot of information in this so you may even want to listen to it a couple of times. There’s information for artists as well as people...

Duration: 00:47:33


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Duration: 00:02:24

We're Having a Party and You're Invited!

Another quick podcast episode to announce TWO things: 1) I have a few podcast guests lined up in the coming months that I'm really excited about. So, although I won't be releasing on the previously regularly scheduled release dates, I'll still be putting out new content here and there. 2) You're invited to a party! In Toronto, on Apr 20th, The One Sheet is co-hosting, alongside the Radio Somewhere podcast and ildsjel, a new creative collective that will be opening their doors soon in...

Duration: 00:02:24

BONUSode: My Guest Spot on the Radio Somewhere Podcast with Gina K

On this BONUS episode, I take the guest spot on another music industry podcast, called Radio Somewhere, with Gina k! Naturally, we discuss podcasting, but we also talk about how we’re both voice actors, about her band and a bit about her background as to how she got to where she is currently, along with our thoughts on both the Toronto music scene and women in music. You’ll get some behind-the-scenes on The One Sheet podcast as well and about me, the host, Derv! I had a lot of fun with...

Duration: 00:36:00

#28: Paul Kaye - National Format Dir. & Head Talent Coach at Rogers

More…st?id=1052597557 This episode we sit down with the National Format Director, CHR and National Talent Coach for Rogers Communications across Canada. If you're familiar with media in Canada, you can imagine the extent of what this role involves. He also writes a blog in, called The Performance Playbook ( These articles are straight to the point, an easy read and a can apply to improving your...

Duration: 00:53:23

#26: Amy Eligh - Director of Sync & Creative Services

Now, if you are from Toronto or are “in the know” about what Bunz is, well, I have to share a little tid bit with you. I was looking for an alternative space to record from and they offered their space to use! So this podcast today was recorded from, yep, the Bunz Headquarters! Thanks Eli Klein, from Bunz, for setting it up! This episodes we sit down with the Director of Sync and Creative Services at Red Brick Songs and Casablanca Media Publishing. Although the company represents a variety...

Duration: 00:53:52

#25: Pt. 2: Liam Killeen - Artist Manager, Former Top-Ten Charting Musician & Tour Manager

Subscribe on iTunes here!:…d1052597557?mt=2 In this second half of my conversation with Artist Manager, Liam Killeen, we talk about how he finds artists/bands along with factors that he takes into consideration when deciding to work with them. We get insight into how he strategizes the long-term planning in today’s climate, as well as his golden rule when it comes to managing artists. To dig deeper, I have him explain the creation and execution of a really...

Duration: 00:53:43

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Duration: 00:01:05

#24: Cory Balash: Music Director - Curating Radio's Playlist

Cory has worked across major media companies stations across the country. These include The Bounce, Q99, Virgin Radio and currently, The Move, a 90’s and early 00’s throwback station (that I love!). We get an insight into the whole process, the ins and outs of how songs get on radio and how the stations playlist is curated, from deciding on submissions that come in, to, once it’s in, how it moves between low, medium and high rotation. There’s a lot of things that I didn’t about that go on...

Duration: 01:01:59

#23: Jared "J.Paul" Jackson- Keys N Krates Tour Manager & Sound Engineer

Ever wondered what it’s like to be a Tour Manager, life on the road with the band? Well, this episode we’re getting some insight into that world! Jared, or J.Paul, very generously gave up some time in his very busy schedule to speak to me about what it’s like as the tour manager and sound engineer with Keys N Krates…. He’s like their 4th member! If you weren’t already in love with this band because of the music, you’ll love them for just how great the crew as a whole really is. He has...

Duration: 01:03:09

#22: Chris Moncada - General Manager at eOne Music Canada & Last Gang Records

Subscribe on iTunes here!:…d1052597557?mt=2 This episode I had the pleasure of speaking with Chris Moncada, General Manager at both eOne Music Canada, who house such artists as Ghostface Killah, Snoop Dogg (or is it Lion now?), Matt Andersen, who has one of my favourite voices of all time; and he also is the General Manager at Last Gang Records. A few of their artists include The Arkells, Lights and Metric As he has a heavy background in marketing, we get...

Duration: 00:49:32

#21: Part TWO: Ron Lopata - VP of A&R at Warner Music Canada

Subscribe on iTunes here!:…d1052597557?mt=2 In this second half of my conversation with Ron Lopata, the elements to successful career planning are discussed, as well as what “success” means to him and the importance of both short and long-term goal setting, which I have to say is useful information for anyone, no matter your career ambitions are. We also cover what he believes is important specifically for those who want to be an A&R rep someday, as well...

Duration: 00:38:19

#21: Part ONE: Ron Lopata - Finding, Developing and Getting Talent Signed

In this first half of a conversation with VP of A&R at Warner Music Canada, we dig in to his background: how he started out and dabbled in other potential career options before discovering that music is really where he was meant to me. I’d suggest getting your note pads out for this one! We cover a few really great topics which should be of interest to both artists and people on the business side. The main ones you might want to keep an ear open for are: - How he finds artists to work with...

Duration: 00:41:37

#20: Pt.2 - Michael Perlmutter - Film and T.V. Music Supervision

Part 2 of a very insightful look into the world of Music Supervision with the owner of Instinct Entertainment. We flip to the other side in this episode, from talking about how he finds and places the music, now, to how he finds and starts working with clients… Did you know music supervisors can have agents? We also get his thoughts on what it takes to be a great music supervisor. Tip: If you’re a DJ, you could actually be a very good fit! He’ll tell us why. We discuss the entrepreneurial...

Duration: 00:43:14

#20: Pt.1 - Michael Perlmutter - Soundtracking T.V. and Film

I’m back from vacation and ready with a brand new episode for you all. This time, we’re delving into the world of music supervision. Do you ever hear an really amazing soundtrack for a film or TV show and wonder how they decided on the songs? Or, if you’re a musician, are you wondering how to get YOUR song on that film or TV show? Well Michael is the man to talk to! One series that he supervises all of the music for is Degrassi. In fact, he didn’t know me at the time, but he licensed one...

Duration: 00:43:00

BONUSode: 416 Beats - Raptors Official Drumline

Hey guys, Welcome back to another BONUSode! Do we have a treat for you! I had the pleasure of sitting down in my living room with Sarah and Nathan of 6Entertainment and 416Beats to talk about how they’ve built a drumline into an overall experience that is exploding across the entertainment industry from being connected with sports as several official drum lines, including Raptors and Argos, NBA All-Star , as well as the Nike run; they’ve walked the red carpet at the MMVAs and have...

Duration: 00:31:53

BONUSode! - Honey Jam

Subscribe on iTunes here!:…d1052597557?mt=2 Hey everyone! Welcome to another BONUSode! What is a “bonus-ode”, you ask? It’s a bonus episode where we highlight a unique happening, cool initiative or talent that contributes to the overall greatness of the music industry and hopefully it inspires some of you as well! This BONUSode we sit down Ebonnie Rowe, the founder of Honey Jam, a non-profit program for female artists which gives them a chance to showcase in...

Duration: 00:28:20

#16: Joel Stewart - Director/Producer of CMT Live-to-Tape productions

Although this episode will strike a special chord in Country Music lovers hearts, there is something for everyone on here. Director and Producer, Joel Stewart, specialized in Live-to-Tape (as opposed to Live-To-Air) productions, predominantly for CMT, while also dabbling in some music videos as well. He has a history with a slew of artists from Teri Clark to Paul Brandt, Jason McCoy, Corb Lund, The Roadhammers, Tim Hicks, Hunter Hayes, to name a few. There's a lot to listen for in this...

Duration: 01:06:22

#15: Joelle Bertrand - Senior Talent Buyer and Promoter with Evenko (Osheaga, Ile Soniq, Heavy Mtl)

This episode we sit down with Joelle Bertrand, Senior Promoter & Talent Buyer with Evenko. We cover two main roles throughout the episode: Promoting live shows, what's involved in a good promotional campaign, elements to take into consideration when offering on an artist; and we also discuss everything involved in booking the coveted line-up spots attheir festivals (Osheaga, Ile Sonq and Heavy Montreal). We also talk about Evenko itself and what has helped it grow and flourish; we get her...

Duration: 01:20:46

BONUsode! - The Road to Vans Warped Tour

Hello! You're probably wondering why we're posting an episode off of the regular schedule! Well, we're starting an additional element to The One Sheet, where, every so often, we'll post a bonus episode, or "Bonusode", highlighting some unique aspects and happenings in the music world. It could be an interesting initiative, accomplishment or even a special skill that someone has that, overall, adds to making this industry even greater. For the very first Bonusode, we're talking about Vans...

Duration: 00:31:39