How long have you worked at SOCAN?
It was my  two-month anniversary June 15 but it feels like forever…in a good way.

As an Media Account Manager, what sort of licensees do you work with?
I focus entirely on New Media Licensing so, in turn, work with those businesses licensed under tariff 22B-G, 22A, 16, and 24. My tariff of choice is a nice big 22F, totally makes my day!

What’s your favourite part of the job?
Being on the frontline of discovering new and innovative music services, and most importantly, monetizing music on the web so that our members reap the benefit.

What were some of your previous positions outside of SOCAN?
I ran my own startup for just over a year called the BOMB Music Service right before joining SOCAN; providing music services (synchronization clearance & supervision) to broadcast clients. Before that I founded a jingle house-turned-indie-music-licensing-outfit in Montreal, my home town, and previous to that I was in radio, ad sales and creative copy.

Which previous job(s) did you like the most?
Well the BOMB was the bomb of course J

What kind of music are you listening to right now?
I’ve stumbled into the world of DeVotchKa by recommendation but you can usually catch me listening to ‘90s hip-hop almost exclusively.

What other hobbies do you have outside of work?
I’m a hip hop MC/recording and performing artist

Last book read?
White Orleander by Janet Fitch

Last film seen?
Headhunters (Norwegian: Hodejegerne), a 2011 Norwegian action thriller. I was getting adventuresome on Netflix, and although the subtitles were hard on my eyes, it was so worth it.

Favourite song(s)?
Oh boy, that’s an impossible question but I would have to say the most timeless and meaningful song to me would be James Taylor’s “Fire and Rain”

Most admired historical figure?
Rosa Parks

The trait I prefer in myself?

What I dislike the most in myself?
When I doubt myself and I shouldn’t.

“My arms are too short to box with God” – Nasir Jones