Outside Music Is Hiring


13 month Contract Position (Maternity Leave) Begins January 18

Outside Music is looking to add to our team to fill the position of Operations Co-ordinator. The position is on a contract basis, covering a maternity leave.


The ideal candidate will have extensive experience and knowledge of the municipal, provincial and federal government funding services (FACTOR, Starmaker, OMF, Canada Council etc) and a broad understanding of the Canadian music industry. The role will be multi-faceted covering all aspects of the music business with a focus on administration for both the label and management divisions of Outside Music. The role will include, but not be limited to, the following:


Artist Management

- day-to-day administration for the Management roster
- disseminating pertinent information to publicists, booking agents, publishers and international labels
- Tour logistics and budgeting
- booking accommodations, travel and rentals
- merchandise orders and shipments
- Soundscan venue sales reporting


Grant Writing & Completion

- Submissions and Completions for FACTOR, Starmaker, OMF, Canada Council For The Arts and other funding bodies
- ensure eligibility requirements are met
- FACTOR artist profile updates


Label Administration

- product management for label artists
- manage marketing budgets with respect to funding guidelines
- oversee production of new releases
- Liaison for artists, managers, publicists and booking agents
- create onesheets for domestic and international releases
- coordinate release plans with international labels and distributors
- maintain database of assets (press, videos, audio, images)
- award submissions (JUNOS, CFMAs, etc)


Qualified applicants should forward their resumé and cover letter by email to: Maria Pettler, Associate Director.  Please include Operations Co-ordinator in the subject line.

New Evening Hymns Single “All My Life I Have Been Running”; Quiet Energies out September 18

EveningHymns-QuietEnergies-ArtworkEvening Hymns will release the new album Quiet Energies on September 18th 2015 on the Outside Music label in Canada and the United States. Recorded at frontman Jonas Bonnetta’s rural Ontario studio, and reunited with band members Jon Hynes on bass, guitars, backing vocals, Andrew Kekewich on drums, and longtime producer/engineer James Bunton, Bonnetta crafted the album with a newly established sense of clarity and focus.

Listen “All My Life I Have Been Running”; download now with DIGITAL or PHYSICAL pre-order and streaming on Rdio and Spotify

“All My Life I Have Been Running” is about gaining clarity and finding comfort in chaos. I was seeking release when I made & toured my last record, but eventually I realized nothing was ever going to satisfy me if I kept analyzing everything with so much intensity. I needed to write a ripper – a song with a Tom Petty bridge – about accepting who I am and how I perceive the world. Everything has led to this distinct level of clarity that I have now about my Dad passing away.

Bonnetta started writing and recording his third album almost immediately after completing a tour across North America & Europe in support of his critically-revered 2013 album Spectral Dusk, a grief-stricken homage to the passing of his father in 2009. The songs on Quiet Energies exceed Evening Hymns’ promise of stunning immensity, possessed with the awakened momentum for accepting the irreconcilable. Defining what Quiet Energies means, Bonnetta says “Quiet Energies is the concept that all of this pent-up energy could be stored inside these quiet moments – a whisper as effective as an explosion.”

Evening Hymns debuted their new material this past weekend at the inaugural WayHome Festival in Oro Medonte, Ontario. A performance at the Ottawa City Folk Festival on September 19th, followed by select Western Canadian dates with Hayden. More touring in the fall and winter across Canada, Europe and the US will be announced soon.


Folly & the Hunter’s Fall Tour in Québec; Share Hometown Inspiration on Rdio – Canada Playlist

Folly & the Hunter are playing 7 shows in Québec this Fall with new music from their album Awake, released this Summer. Marking the upcoming tour of their home province, Folly & the Hunter share a Featured Playlist on Rdio – Canada celebrating Quebec bands that inspired the new album. Familiar names in the mix include Half Moon Run, the Barr Brothers, and Little Scream, who have supported members of Folly & the Hunter along their path, landing alongside hometown heavyweights Arcade Fire:

Our “Awake” playlist is dedicated to Montréal and Quebec musicians who inspire us as musicians. We have performed shows with many of these artists, and there is a special place in our hearts for the Barr Brothers who loaned us their instruments to make our first album in 2011. In that way, they have all helped to shape part of our sound.

Full tour dates & info on Folly & the Hunter’s upcoming tour dates below: