Zack Leighton is Senior Vice President of Sub Management Group, a Toronto based administrative firm that works with artists and music businesses to uncover disruptive potential while achieving profitability and autonomy. The firm specializes in Funding, Rights and Royalties Management and Business Affairs. Among his clients are some of Canada’s most notable artists, music businesses and events. Leighton has been a lead business development strategist behind various Grammy award-winning projects and is a key contributor to multiple gold, platinum and multi-platinum certified releases in Canada and the United States.
Leighton is also the former Executive Director of the Canadian Independent Recording Artists’ Association (CIRAA) and is an Administrative Director to Riverfest Elora – one of Canada’s fastest growing mid-sized music festivals. He has been an advisor to Ontario Creates (formerly the OMDC), the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Ontario Ministry of Finance as well as major media companies including Spotify and Bell Media. He also operates as a consultant to major corporate clients in the Canadian Tourism and Cannabis sectors.