Trade Routes

Music Without Borders

WHO WE ARE

We are a not for profit group of arts experts with a passion for connecting artists and events around the world. 

How we operate

We are a borderless arts presenter utilizing cooperative strategies to manage risk; support festivals and event activities; and showcase artists to new markets. We develop opportunities for international networking and presenter support, in partnership with industry leaders in the United States, Canada, and abroad. We execute audience development strategies for artists, and develop strong touring routes with dynamic, multicycle tactics in target markets. Our long term strategies for international marketing are customized to cultivate and grow audiences over several seasons

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Michael Owen (President)
Lyle Crilly (Treasurer)
Mark Marczyk (Secretary)

Mission

To support music in performance, especially in the space where cultures intersect and current descriptions fail.

Vision

Our vision is to provide a framework of significant infrastructure that enables borderless collaboration in event and audience development,

Values

  • To promote increased cross cultural understanding and empathy within and across communities
  • To present more culturally diverse artists to audiences and areas that lack access.
  • To support borderless cooperation between Canada, the United States, and the international marketplace
  • To enable performing artists and arts professionals to have more sustainable careers

PROJECTS

NOMADIC SOUND SERIES

Nomadic Sound Series is a fresh and innovative concert series  presenting an electric line up of sometimes inaccessible forms of new music in popular genres influenced by the sounds and cultures of the world.. Along with musical experience, the Nomadic Sound Series will transport the audience to brighter, sunnier and more creative states of mind where cross cultural intersections are as important as the party..

For more information on upcoming concerts, events, and the artists we support please visit the website here:

www.nomadicsoundseries.com

Cross Border Presenting Network

 Cross Border Presenting Network (CBPN) is a new collaborative project that will strengthen and support borderless music presenting in Canada and the United States. CPBN will build stronger and more viable touring routes across North America; share market information and best practice; and create more sustainable touring careers for artists. The benefits will elevate the entire professional touring ecology, including presenters, venues, clubs, promoters, agents, managers and industry service consultants. CBPN’s potential for sustainable touring is endless,

To learn home and how to get involved please visit the website 

coming soon…

 

CONTACTS

Michael Owen

416-996-6936
michael@trade-routes.org

 

Freddy Monasterio

613-893-1983
freddy@trade-routes.org

 

Derek Andrews

416-276-8104
derek@trade-routes.org

 

Reach out below or email us with your thoughts at ideas@trade-routes.org

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