Boompa Productions


Boompa Records (launched in September 2003) was established as a music production company by Rob Calder and Scott L.D. Walker, fellow members of the Canadian Indie Band The Salteens. The label’s creation was marked with the release of The Salteens’ album Let Go of Your Bad Days in the Spring of 2003. Beginning in Summer 2003, Boompa began their expansion into publicity services, music placement and licensing and artist management. As the label progressed, they further expanded to manage grant administration, tour management, promotions, booking and web services. Boompa has also organized grant administration for non-Boompa artists, including Hot Hot Heat, Destroyer, and Humans. Boompa received positive acclaim in its first year, where it was credited with releasing “consistently excellent” music.[1] The company was described by Canadian music critic Adrien Begrand as “the most fun [label] to discover” in 2004.[1] Since the label’s formation, songs by Boompa artists have been featured on such shows as Grey's Anatomy, Joan of Arcadia, Dawson’s Creek, Degrassi, The L-Word, Alienated,Radio Free Roscoe and Yo Gabba Gabba! among others. Boompa bands and artists have also been featured at many festivals and music events, including POP Montreal, Canadian Music Week, SXSW, Halifax POP Explosion and Rifflanida. Internationally, Boompa artists have also made performances in Reykjavík at the Iceland Airwaves Festival. From 2005 to 2008, Boompa was distributed by EMI/Caroline. Currently, they are distributed by Outside (CAN), Nail (USA), Lirico (JAP), The Orchard (Digital World). To date, Boompa has released 59 catalogues of music.

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