CIMA Chair Shauna de Cartier Interviewed by Larry LeBlanc

Shauna de Cartier, who serves as both President of Six-Shooter Records and Chair of CIMA, was recently interviewed by Larry LeBlanc for an industry profile hosted on CelebrityAccess EventWire. The interview covers a wide variety of topics, including Six-Shooter’s philosophy towards music, issues facing the broader music industry and the structure of Six-Shooter’s operations.

Here’s a sample:

Six Shooter’s smirky slogan nails down what the Toronto-based label and affiliated management firm is all about.

“Life is too short to listen to shitty music.”

Well, amen.

Meanwhile, Six Shooter’s founder/president Shauna de Carier is something of a paradox.

A MBA executive originally from Edmonton, with seemingly ceaseless energy, she is also a devout music fan who has already put her stamp on a body of great music over the past decade.

Though not a musician herself, de Cartier seems to have a natural rapport with artists, and instinctively knows how to develop their musical dreams against the challenges of the modern music marketplace.

After seeing an industry showcase set by Luke Doucet’s band Veal at Canadian Music Week in Toronto in 1999, she signed the ultra-talent singer/guitarist to a management agreement.

er reputation for integrity, and attention to detail has since attracted to the label for recording such critically-acclaimed acts as: Richard Buckner, Elliott BROOD, the Rheostatics, Christine Fellows, NQ Arbuckle, Ford Pier, Valery Gore, Justin Rutledge, Wendy McNeill; and, more recently, the Deep Dark Woods, Del Barber, Danny Michel, Whitehorse, Amelia Curran, Jenn Grant, the Strumbellas, Joe Nolan, and Harlan Pepper.

Six Shooter Management has earned an international reputation for its hand-on approach and bolstering artists on its roster with ceaseless touring opportunities.

Be sure to read the whole interview, linked here.