I grew up in a music industry family. My father was an executive with CBS Records for 30+ years and I started attending shows as a very young boy. My dad was way my hero. I can still remember him taking me and my brother to shows meeting bands like Chicago, Blood Sweat and Tears, Journey and songwriters like Billy Joel, Burton Cummings and Bruce Springsteen. I was able to work at the record company every summer and I think I listened to every album that was ever released. I played music continually and I think this is what really gave me my foundation for my music knowledge.
After university, I started my first real job working for Warner Music Canada. I was lucky enough to work for such great artists as Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, AC/DC, Yes, Roger Daltrey, ZZ Top, Stevie Nicks and local bands Honeymoon Suite, Blue Rodeo and many more. After three great years in sales, I moved over to CBS Records/Sony Music Canada...home to superstars Michael Jackson, George Michael, Billy Joel, and Pink Floyd moving graduating from sales into marketing all the way to Director Columbia Records for Sony Music Canada. Columbia is home to superstar artists such as Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Barbra Streisand, George Michael, Aerosmith, Our Lady Peace and many more. My brother Rick, went on to become President of Sony Music and was the longest running President in the company’s history. It’s a huge musical family I come from. So proud of what our family has done in the Canadian Recording Industry. I have worked inside major record companies spanning two decades as an award winning sales and marketing rep. I promise you that knowledge I can share in helping people understand the business side of music.
The dream job
After record companies I would pursue my lifelong dream to create music. From my home studio I have created original music for television and film and I have built and managed our tribute show Elton Rohn. In a few short years together generating over a million dollars in revenue.
Taking my years in the record companies combined with the creative side, I know I can help you with your career.
Please feel free to look around my website and let me know if I can help you with your project.