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Deb Beaton-Smith

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Event Management

Deb Beaton-Smith started Beat Music Management 14 years ago to provide Artist and Event Management services. Beat Music is a full service company that provides skilled, well organized management, with a resourceful and innovative approach. Deb is experienced with large-scale events, music festivals, and artist services.

Beat Music has managed artists to build careers and take them to the next level, as well as sharing knowledge through one-on-ones and conference panels. Previous roster artists showcased at CMW, JunoFest, Canadian Blast (LA), NXNE, BOW, New Music West, and were nominated for Canadian Folk Music and WCMA Awards.

Artist Services have included:

  • Booking shows/tours
  • Booking Festival/Showcases
  • Representing artists at showcasing events
  • Development of tour strategies and logistics
  • Guiding artistic development and elevating artist profiles
  • Publicity and promotion
  • Song placement
  • Recording ideas, support and costs
  • Grant writing
  • Promotional materials
  • Royalty administration services
  • Contract negotiations
  • Building a strong team
  • Long term planning


Event Management contracts have including:

  • Director and Curator, of Rifflandia Gathering Conference 2018
  • Producer, Juno Career Days Victoria
  • Sr. Project Manager, New Year’s Eve 150 Kick-off Event
  • Sr. Project Manager, Victoria’s 11 day Canada 150 events
  • Facilitator/Coordinator, Rifflandia 2017’s Industry Event
  • Project Manager, Canada Day Victoria 2016
  • Host Chair and Co-Producer, BreakOut West 2015
  • Head of Rifflandia Festival Artist Relations for 9 years
  • Head of Rock the Shores Artist Relations for 3 years
  • Producer, Market Square Summer Concert Series
  • Event Programme Manager, Canada Day 2012 and BC Day 2012
  • Logistics Manager, 2010 Organic Island’s Festival
  • Artist Merchandise Manager, 2010 Olympic Surrey site

Deb Beaton-Smith is a FACTOR Juror, was on the Board of Music BC for 4 years and a Juno Judge in 2015 and 2016. Deb continues to look forward to supporting BC music, events and musicians, with a broader focus on creating opportunities, education and public awareness.


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