Marlene D'Aoust


“Live as if you were to die tomorrow.

Learn as if you were to live forever.”

― Mahatma Gandhi


Artist Management, Booking, Planning the Tour, Promoting the Tour, Advancing Shows, Life on the Road, Visas & Tax Waivers, Selling CDs & Merchandise, After the Tour, Grants, Creating Marketing Tools, Branding, Marketing Plans, Publicity,  Merchandise, CD Release Events,  Promotional Materials, General Career Advice

Folk, Alt Country, Roots


Preferred Method of
Skype or Telephone.



I work with singer/songwriters in the roots music genre; alt-country and/or folk. Owner and driving force behind Free Expression Management, I have over 25 years experience promoting careers in roots music through artist management, consulting, publicity & promotion and special events.



Some of the past positions that I’ve held include Listings Editor for Canadian Music Week’s Session & Tour Guide, Marketing Manager for Festival Place, Executive Director for the Alberta Recording Industry Association, and Publicist for the Edmonton Folk Music Festival.



Current Free Expression clients include Lucas Chaisson, Maria Dunn, Wyatt Easterling, Alberta Music, and the Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA).



I have received nominations and awards from the Western Canadian Music Association, Alberta Music, and the Canadian Country Music Association for Management and Publicity. She was presented a Gold Record by Stony Plain Records for her work on Corb Lund’s Five Dollar Bill.