Canada-wide partnership developing an online showcase for the performing arts • March 30, 2020

Magnum Opus Management—along with the Atlantic Presenters Association, Margot Holmes of Caline Artists International, and Eoin Ó Catháin of Latitude 45 Arts—today announced a new partnership to develop an online showcase for Canadian performing artists. Tentatively named The Pitch: Online Showcase for the Performing Arts, the service will improve the discovery and pairing of artists, presenters and promoters in Canada.

“Our purpose—as an industry representing and promoting artists—is to put the right performers in front of the right presenters. But we’ve found that it can be challenging for presenters to see more artists,” said Debbie Peters, principal at Magnum Opus Management in Whitehorse, Yukon. “Our vision is to create a service that connects managers, agents and artists with concert buyers.”

“We came together to develop the proposal last year, hoping to create online tools to secure viable tours for touring artists,” said Inga Petri of Strategic Moves, who is managing the project. “Live performance is the most important source of income for musicians. Once the health crisis we’re facing abates, this service will be ready to reinvigorate live performance bookings and help artists regain their livelihood.”

This project is led by a team from across Canada with partners in Yukon, the Maritimes, and points in between. The development is being handled by Octagram and supported by the Digital Strategy Fund from the Canada Council for the Arts. Over the coming year, the team will reach out to colleagues throughout the country to encourage their participation, seek their perspectives, and incorporate their thoughts. This will make The Pitch: Online Showcase for the Performing Arts a broad, trusted community of touring artists joined by presenters interested in seeking out the best in live performances.

Media Contacts

Inga Petri
Project Manager for The Pitch

Debbie Peters
Magnum Opus Management