Marketing & Promotion

Marlene D'Aoust

Publicist, Consultant

Also: Booking Agent


Genre: Roots, Americana, Country, Folk


Career Highlights:

  • Free Expression Management (1994-current) current clients include Maria Dunn, Rob Heath, Wyatt Easterling, Kristi Rose & Fats Kaplin, James Gordon and past clients include Stony Plain Records, Gordie Tapp, Tim Hus, Dead Reckoners, John Wort Hannam, Lucas Chaisson, Tim Hus, MYROL, Central Music Festival, Royalty Records, Peter North (for Come On In My Kitchen), the Global Country Festival of Stars

  • Co-Owner Troubadour Enterprises with Duane Steele (2012-2015) presented songwriter in the round formats with Wyatt Easterling, Duane Steele, Jake Matthews, Lisa Brokop, Paul Jefferson, Tim Hus

  • 2006 participant in the Music Industry Roundtable in Ottawa through Cultural Human Resources Council

  • Marketing Manager, Festival Place (2002-2005) some artists I worked with include Judy Collins, Mary Gauthier, Fred Penner, Michelle Wright, Jesse Winchester, Quartette, Jimmy Rankin, McDades, and more.

  • Seminar Leader, Grant MacEwan Music Industry Sessions (2000-2005)

  • Managed Corb Lund Band (2000-2004) – presented with a Gold Record for being part of the team that helped Corb Lund’s “Five Dollar Bill” go ‘Gold’ in Canada

  • Listings Editor for Canadian Music Week’s Session & Tour Guide Canada (1998-2000)

  • Managed Captain Tractor (1994-1998)

  • Executive Director, Alberta Music Industry Association (1992-1993)

  • Edmonton Folk Music Festival – Publicist (1991-1992)

  • Nominations & Awards (Western Canadian Music Association Publicist of the Year Nomination, Alberta Recording Industry Association (Publicist of the Year Award 2000, Manager of the Year Award (2008), Manager of the Year Nomination 1998, Manager of the Year Award 1997), 2002 Prairie Music Week Publicist of the Year Award, 2004 CCMA Manager of the Year Nomination

  • JUNO Award Juror, FACTOR (Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings), WCMA juror, and Kerrville New Folk Juror


Other Business:

  • Partner, Music Business Mentoring

  • Background Actor, Platinum Entertainment



  • Getting Started as an Indie Artist


  • Marketing & Publicity


  • Touring


  • Funding

Stacia Pratt

Publicity & PR including

Tour Support, PR-campaigns, CD-launches, Branding, Crisis Communications

Genres: Pop, Country, Rock, Classic Rock, Blues, AC, Hot AC, Contemporary Christian


Stacia is a 3-time OSCAR-winning publicist (Dallas Buyers Club) with nearly 20-yrs experience. Her practice focuses on music, film, and live entertainment. Her clients include OSCAR, Grammy, and Emmy-nominees and winners. Owner / Operator Pratt Communications

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