Stephanie Hutchinson

Finding Funding

Also Marketing


After beginning her business development career in the private sector, she branched into the arts world, and has honed her skills in preparing grant applications, and investor and sponsorship packages for the music industry through 3-time WCMA nominated boutique label Chronograph Records.


  • Considered one of the top grant writers in Alberta, she has helped win hundreds of thousands of $ in funding for artists in many genres.


  • Spent 4 years running the marketing agency division of RedPoint Media & Marketing Solutions, one of Alberta’s largest independent publishers.


  • Stephanie has worked with clients such as WestJet, Western Financial Group, Saskatchewan Minerals, Sprung Structures, Priviti Capital, Alberta TrailNet, Momentum, WURST, and more. 

Samantha Everts

Finding Grant Funding

Also Artist Services / Consultation


Based in Toronto, Ontario, Samantha Everts began her career in music 14 years ago by booking punk bands as a teenager in Western Quebec. Since then Samantha worked her way up in college and FM radio, indie labels, festival management, promotional marketing, and any other means to understand the full-spectrum of the independent music world.

  • Founded YouRockRed in 2013 and has been providing consultation and related boutique music services since then.

  • Services spanning from artist management to social media, grant writing has proven the most in-demand service and YouRockRed has achieved over $500,000 in funds awarded to clients.


  • Past clients include Bleeker, Chet Porter, Kalle Mattson, Ben Caplan, Stuck on Planet Earth, Amos the Transparent, and dozens more.


  • As an event manager, she has spearheaded events and festivals including Marvest at CityFolk, Ottawa Rock Lottery, and past event series at Bluesfest School of Music and Art.


  • Samantha has been a feature speaker at Iceland Airwaves, Canadian Music Week, Indie Week as well as several Ontario colleges/institutions.


  • Samantha has taught Artist Management & Communications courses at Trebas Institute since July 2016.


  • As YouRockRed, Samantha has been interviewed as an authority on music on CBC Radio, Metro News and dozens of other outlets.


  • Samantha has been a judge on various national arts awards including the Junos and past juror for Factor Canada in the genres of rock, pop, punk, folk and alternative. She has been a regular contributor for Canadian Musician Magazine since 2013 and has written multiple cover stories.

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