Evan Newman has been actively involved in the Canadian music industry for nearly 20 years. He began his journey as part of Richard Branson’s V2 Records where he became the first Head of A&R for their Canadian office. Throughout his time at V2, Newman worked closely with The White Stripes, Moby, Elbow, Grandaddy, Stereophonics, RZA, and many more. In 2006, he left V2 to start his own label and management company, The Baudelaire Label went on to win the Now Magazine 2006 Local Label of the Year. In 2007, he merged Baudelaire with Outside Music, which has since become one of Canada’s leading independent music companies. The label counts The Weather Station, Rose Cousins, Royal Wood, Jenn Grant, Aidan Knight and more as part of it’s diverse and eclectic roster. The management company oversees the careers of Grammy nominated soprano and celebrity Measha Brueggergosman, 3 time Juno Award nominee Jill Barber, Juno Award winner Justin Rutledge and developing acts Folly & the Hunter, Aidan Knight and Lydia Persaud.