Music BC Announces New Executive Director Lindsay MacPherson

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Dear BC Music members and BC music industry colleagues,

After announcing the departure of Alex Grigg as Executive Director last week, on behalf of the Music BC Board of Directors, I am proud to share that Lindsay MacPherson has been hired as Alex’s successor. As many of you know, Lindsay has spent the past two and a half years as the Manager of Programs and Operations at Music BC and has over 10 years of experience within the local music industry working with Nettwerk Music Group, Newcap Radio, Boompa Records and Secret Study, working live events such as Squamish Valley Music Festival, Red Truck Concert Series and Shorefest.

In Lindsay’s time with Music BC she has overseen the planning and execution of over 40 major projects on behalf of Music BC. These include facilitating opportunities for 250 showcasing artists, providing 60 live music grants, and 352 touring and travel grants for BC artists and industry professionals, as well as 30 educational and professional development opportunities including the Phoenix program, workshops on fostering positive mental health and respectful workplaces. She has also been vital in fostering Music BC’s new partnerships with festivals across the Pacific Northwest including Treefort, Bumbershoot, Pickathon, Upstream Music Fest and Capitol Hill Block Party.

As our Hiring Committee interviewed candidates in a search of Alex’s successor, we felt strongly not only about Lindsay’s obvious accomplishments within the organization, but equally as confident about her ability to continue to build on and promote the vision we have collectively been working towards. We have had a succession plan with Lindsay since she first joined Music BC, and I’m thrilled to see that plan come to fruition. Lindsay’s experience across so many facets of our industry, combined with her relationships, vision and acute attention to detail make her the perfect leader for our organization going forward.

Lindsay has expressed to the Hiring Committee that she is thrilled to be taking on this new challenge at Music BC. She is proud of what the Music BC team has accomplished for the BC music industry over the last few years, and she looks forward to continuing to build and strengthen our organization as Executive Director, working with our Board of Directors, our partners and all Music BC members.

We are extremely excited that Lindsay will be able to continue her great work on behalf of our organization and look forward to all of you having the opportunity to connect with her in the coming weeks and months.

Best regards,

 Scott Johnson                                                                                                                                        President                                                                                                                                           Music BC Industry Association Board of Directors

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