Backstage Pass: Touring & Merchandise: Vinyl

Join us for our Edmonton and Calgary sessions with Robyn Raymond from Red Spade Records where we will cover the art of vinyl design and printing. Robyn will also lend her experience as one of Calgary’s top Production Manager’s to discuss the benefits of selling vinyl on the road, and building direct relationships with your fans at the merch table!

This is Alberta Music’s final Backstage Pass event before the summer festival/touring season, and we invite you to stick around after the session for food, refreshments and networking!

THURSDAY, APRIL 25th, 2024 – EDMONTON, AB
Time: 6pm – 10pm
Location: 9910
9910 109 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5K 1H5
MONDAY, APRIL 29th, 2024 – CALGARY, AB
Time: 6pm – 10pm
Location: The Garret at The Pioneer
113 8 Ave SW Suite 200, Calgary, AB T2P 1B4

Robyn Raymond

Robyn Raymond, the visionary entrepreneur behind Red Spade Records, has had a thirty-year career in the music business—everything from production management, performance and touring, to mastering and lathe-cutting vinyl records. Raymond’s keen interest and ear for music began early in life and in her twenties, she was touring across Canada as the lead singer of rock band 40 Gun Flagship. She transitioned into an artist support role with The Union Ltd., production managing, promoting and touring with various superstar acts including Motley Crue and Sam Smith. After a brief exit from the music industry to work with the Canadian Bobsled, Hockey and Skeleton teams, Raymond returned to the industry. Rather than going back on the road, she shifted her interest to vinyl records and the complex and nuanced art of lathe cutting. She holds the distinction of being one of the only independent female record cutters, currently working in the entire nation of Canada. As a lathe cutter, a specialized role in the process of vinyl record manufacturing, Raymond has worked on projects with everyone from respected labels like Dine Alone Records to Italian luxury fashion brand Prada. A believer in bringing more women into technical fields in the music industry, Raymond takes every opportunity to speak at industry events and co-hosts the Women in Vinyl Podcast. In 2023, she launched the label segment of the business, to expand the business’ offerings to artists and acts of all sizes.

***Must be an Alberta Music member to attend. Alberta Music Memberships begin at $45 for ONE FULL YEAR, find out more here.

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This program is supported by FACTOR and the Government of Alberta.