Porch Swing Entertainment
Porch Swing Entertainment is a Canadian-based artist management and consulting company with clients stretching across Canada and the US. The official Porch Swing roster includes multi award-winning, triple JUNO nominated singer-songwriter Don Amero, much acclaimed international Americana duo Over the Moon, charming folk duo Flint & Feather, and Celtic Americana duo The Doll Sisters, the 2015 Edmonton Folk Festival Emerging Artist of the Year. Additionally, Porch Swing also offers artist management consulting, career planning, grant writing consulting and project management, and teaches workshops on grant writing and DIY management.
Laurie Brown (Artist Manager) – With a professional designation in “Music Business – Artist Management” from Berklee College of Music, and having completed Canada’s Music Incubator’s ten-week Artist Manager Program in Toronto, Laurie brings a wealth of industry knowledge, funding and showcasing experience, and organizational skills to the company. She is also often called upon as a juror for FACTOR and Alberta Music, and as a judge for other industry related competitions and events such as The Road to Big Valley, ACMA Horizon Stage at Big Valley Jamboree, and Road to Indie Week Alberta.
Laurie is a member of the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA), Western Canadian Music Association (WCMA), Alberta Music, Music Managers Forum (MMF), Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA) and Country Music Alberta, where she does double duty as the Executive Director of the organization.
industry role: Artist Manager