We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.


Latitude 45 Arts
Barbara Scales, President
Eoin Ó Catháin, Vice President of Booking
Melissa Claisse, Vice President of Artist Services
Gabriel Rioux, Communication

Kees van Draanen, Project Manager


Thibault Bertin-Marghit

founder and double bassist, collectif9

An inventive and dynamic musician and the founder of collectif9, double bassist Thibault Bertin-Maghit finds his inspiration anywhere from heavy metal to early music. Relocating from France to Montreal in 2004 and completing his Masters in Music Performance at the Université de Montréal, Thibault has performed in chamber music and orchestra festivals and academies in Canada, the USA, England, Finland, Norway, France, Austria and Spain. A jack-of-all-trades, Thibault can be seen on stage with Tafelmusik, Pallade Musica and new music ensembles, or found working tirelessly on new arrangements for collectif9. He could once be found playing piano, drums, or bass in indie rock or heavy metal bands – a remnant of his past life – but the present finds Thibault dreaming up new projects and collaborations for the future of collectif9.

Geneviève Côté

Chief Quebec Affairs & Visual Arts Officer, SOCAN

Geneviève heads the operations of SOCAN in Quebec. Among her core objectives is to raise awareness around copyright among Québec influencers, while overseeing SOCAN’s reproduction rights management of visual artists such as painters, photographers, and sculptors. Geneviève also ensures that SOCAN has a Québec presence at events, forums and gatherings in the creative industry key sectors. She has more than 20 years of professional experience in the Québec entertainment scene, where she has divided her time between television production, artist management, music publishing, and music production and promotion. Geneviève currently sits on the Board of Directors of Caisse de la Culture, Polaris Music Prize and Unison Benevolent Fund. She holds a law degree from the University of Ottawa.

Guillaume Déziel

Digital Culture Strategist

Strategist behind the legendary marketing of the Misteur Valaire group, Guillaume Déziel currently works at the crossroads of the cultural industries and the world of technology, where he exploits the disruptive potential of the blockchain among other things. Since 2010, he is deeply involved in a variety of political reflections on the digital challenges of our culture. At the beginning of his career, he worked in the world of media and telecommunications, namely for Radio-Canada, TVA and Bell Mobility, where he held the position of Manager of business development, french content acquisition and distribution. On a part-time basis, he teaches web updating and music editing at Montreal’s Musitechnic school.

Laetitia L. Lebedeff

Music rights consultant

Laetitia has worked in music supervision, music production and music rights clearance for more than 10 years, collaborating with leading studios, agencies, directors, and brands on a huge variety of projects spanning film, television, advertising, and digital media.

Her initial training as a classical musician, followed by a decade’s worth of multifaceted management experience both in Canada and abroad, have nourished her versatile, holistic approach to the art of negotiation, organization, and implementation.

Laetitia always brings a keen, critical eye as well as a lively creative energy to all of her projects.

Nick Maturo

Musician, Research Coordinator (ELAN)

Nick Maturo holds an M.A. in Communications Studies from McGill University and a B.F.A. in Electroacoustic Studies from Concordia University. His ongoing research considers musician labour and the role of institutions within the rapidly evolving field of online music distribution.

As an artist, Nick has been active in Montréal’s experimental music community for over ten years and has performed at the Suoni Per Il Popolo and MUTEK festivals. More recently, he has released music with record labels such as Orange Milk Records and Never Anything Records.

Nick currently serves as a Research Coordinator with the English Language Arts Network (ELAN), assisting artists and arts organizations in accessing funding in Quebec.

Victoria Novak

Associate, Taylor Oballa Murray Leyland LLP

Victoria Novak is an associate at Taylor Oballa Murray Leyland LLP. Her practice focuses on all aspects of the film and television industries, as well as music, new media and other arts industries.

Victoria acts for a wide variety of clients, including film, TV and new media producers, musicians, photographers, dancers, and trademark and copyright owners. As well as extensive experience drafting and negotiating licensing agreements, rights assignments, copyright infringement notices, Victoria also works in multiple of other intellectual property related fields.

A graduate of the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University, Victoria also earned undergraduate degrees in music and political science from McGill University. Victoria has spoken on many panels at music, film and new media conferences, and has led several seminars on the ins-and-outs of entertainment law. Victoria is currently President of the Board of Directors for Opera 5, a Toronto-based independent opera company.

Jacynthe Plamondon-Émond

President, InTempo Musique

A graduate in film studies, Jacynthe Plamondon-Émond began her career in music videos and quickly moved into the musical field. She worked with the Amati Ensemble and subsequently worked for 13 years for record labels. She has been the President of InTempo Musique since August 2016 and works as a consultant for independent artists, companies and organizations in the music industry (Metamusique, Ministère de la Culture et des Communications, La Vitrine Culturelle).

Barbara Scales

President, Latitude 45 Arts

Barbara Scales is the founder and President of Latitude 45 Arts Promotion, Inc. established in 1981 and based in Montreal. She works with artists who perform at the highest level, displaying creativity, engagement and courage. An internationalist by principal, her company represents artists from Australia, Japan, Korea, Iran, Israel, Mexico, Argentina, France, the United Kingdom, Russia, South Africa, the United States and Canada.

Ms Scales studied philosophy with a Master’s thesis on “What does it mean to say that art belongs to its time?” The question is fundamental to her work with creative musicians.

Originally from New York City, Barbara Scales made Montreal her home in 1968. Since 2014, she has been President of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Music Centre in Quebec. She has served for over 25 years on the national board of the Canadian Music Centre. She has also served as an officer on the boards of CINARS, NAPAMA, ISPA and presided the first IAMA conference outside of Europe, in 2013.

Damián Siqueiros

Creative Producer, Terra Sapiens stud

Creator for impact Damián Siqueiros uses art to create positive narratives that lead to healing socio-ecological environments through empathic visual storytelling.

Siqueiros’ work covers a wide range of media including photography, installation, video art, art direction and education.

Performing arts are a core element of his work almost since the beginning of his career. Performance has become a language expressed through photography that allows him to address complex issues through emotive abstract movement. Siqueiros has collaborated with talented choreographers such as Sidi Larbi, Margie Gillis, Kyra Jean Green, Andrew Skeels and companies such Danse Danse and Les Grands Ballets de Montréal.

Damián has participated in more than 60 exhibitions in Canada and internationally, notably in Washington D.C, at the Art Museum of the Americas, Miami at the Frost Museum, Mexico, South Korea at the MMCA Goyang Residency, Toronto, Montreal and New York at the prestigious Tambaran gallery.

Siqueiros is currently working on Terra Sapiens, an “art for environmental regeneration” vision with thought-provoking artistic representations of a viable future that nurtures symbiotic natural, human, collaborative and developmental environments.

Midis musique

In March, 2020 Barbara Scales, President of Latitude 45 Arts, was meeting almost daily with various people, looking for solutions to problems brought on by COVID and the closing of theatres and concert halls.

This casual working group, known as Midis musique, would continue to meet informally for the next three or four months and provided the impetus for A special thanks to all of those who participated, in particular:

Louise Campbell, Freelance musician and cultural mediator,
Heidi Fleming, President, Famgroup,
Guilde des musiciens et musiciennes du Québec (GMMQ), Local 406 of the American Federation of musicians (AFM),
Josée Poirier, musician, flutist and piccoloist,
Jovanny Savoie, Digital Development Officer,
Jeffrey Stonehouse, Artistic Director, Ensemble Paramirabo,
Dominic Trudel, General Manager,
Taylor Oballa Murray Leyland LLP,

A special mention also to Taylor Oballa Murray Leyland LLP for the use of their boardroom.

Many people helped make possible but special thanks to:

Tricia Baldwin, Director, Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, Queens University

Bob Baker, Bob Baker Creative Connections

Erika Beatty, Managing Director, The Arts Firm

Rachel Billet, Executive Director, Machinerie des arts

T. Patrick Carrabré, Director, UBC Music

Christine Curnillon, Directrice générale, Le Vivier

Marc Drouin, Cultural Consultant

Guilde des musiciens et musiciennes du Québec (GMMQ), Local 406 of the American Federation of musicians (AFM),

Michelle Knight, Managing Director, The Toronto Cosort and EarlyMusic.TV

Michèle Raffaele, Continuing Education Coordinator, Conseil Québécois de la Musique (CQM)

Guy Rodgers, Executive Director, English Language Arts Network (ELAN)

Jovanny Savoie, Digital Development Officer, Conseil Québécois de la Musique (CQM)

Rodrigo Sigal, Composer,

Dominic Trudel, General Manager, Conseil Québécois de la Musique (CQM)

Charles Vallerand, Optimisation des programmes à Téléfilm Canada et expert UNESCO, LinkedIn

Jeremy VanSlyke, Owner, Leaf Music