Toronto, November 30, 2020 – SOCAN has appointed Michael Asante to the role of A&R Representative, Rap and R&B, a new position to address the rapidly growing part of the company’s membership base. His appointment is the culmination of a four-month search that saw more than 500 applicants for the role.
As A&R Representative, Rap and R&B, Asante will:
Asante’s career before SOCAN included roles as Digital & Email Marketing Manager with Canopy Growth; founder of A&R Report Inc., a consultancy that scouts and researches new songwriters, producers, artists, and engineers; Marketing Automation Specialist with G Adventures; and Marketing Manager with the Royal Conservatory of Music (Koerner Hall) in Toronto.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Michael Asante to the SOCAN team,” said Interim-CEO Jennifer Brown. “The expertise and dedication he brings to the vital and rapidly expanding Rap and R&B part of our total membership of nearly 170,000 music creators and publishers.”
“It is with great pleasure to join an amazing organization and team over at SOCAN,” Asante said. “Over the years I’ve prided myself on building with and servicing artists in the music community. Please feel free to utilize me as a vessel when it comes to building and growing your musical careers. I look forward to working with each and every member in the SOCAN family.”