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About Us

What We Do 


Artist Management


We're passionate about music and we want people to hear it. We're also business people and understand to thrive in the industry, you must build and run your career as a creatively satisfying business. We pride ourselves on being an artist friendly, business centred music company with integrity. 

Music Publicity

If your tour, radio campaign, album or project is planned, we can help people find out about it. We work in traditional & digital media to create publicity opportunities.  We've worked in US/Canadian small, mid sized and major tour markets from clubs to soft seat theatres and stadiums. 

Artist Development

We provide artist development and career coaching services in a range of genres. 


Johnson Talent Management (JTM) is an artist management and music promotion company with offices in Toronto and Winnipeg. Established by siblings Jeremy and Janelle Johnson, JTM represents some of Canada's strongest indie talent in the Canadian Country music scene. Combining artist management expertise with an extensive national media and industry network, the music industry duo have embraced the family spirit and passion for great music to build an impressive indie roster.


Our artists have earned over a 10 million streams, charted 4 x Top 30 Canadian Country Radio singles and won awards across Canada such as CCMA's and MCMA Female Artist of the Year. As a company, we've worked with talent such as Serena Ryder, Jully Black, Patricia Conroy, Victoria Duffield and emerging artists such as Command Sisters (Universal). We've secured a range of indie to major label deals, along with earning major brand campaigns and partnerships.  We currently represent Gold Selling Artist Jason Benoit, 5 x MCMA winner Kendra Kay, and BCMA Nominee Katy Hurt. 


Working across Canada and around the world, we've promoted concerts in 65 Canadian/USA markets and worked with companies such as the CFL,  CBC, Showtime Concerts (Australia), Sirius XM and Garnier Canada. Using a down to earth, artist friendly and business centred approach, we've brokered relationships across the industry with artists, publishers, producers, labels, agencies and promoters. 


Kendra Kay 

  •  Willing Records/Universal Music Canada signed Artist

  • 3 x Manitoba Country Music Association (MCMA) Female Artist of the Year 

  • 3 x MCMA Fans Choice Award winner (2018/2019/2021) 

  • Over 3 million global streams

  • CFL Banjo Bowl Halftime Show, Dauphin's CountryFest Main Stage, Sunfest Country Music Festival, Canadian Music Week 

  • Opened for Tanya Tucker, Gord Bamford, Jess Moskaluke, James Barker Band, Corb Lund and Drake White

  • CBC Searchlight National Top 10 finalist

  • Recent EP 'More to Me' co-produced by country star Terri Clark


DJ Johnny Rivex

  • Canada's Original Country Music DJ 

  • Played major festivals like the Monster Stage at Boots & Hearts, Cavendish Beach Music Festival and Dauphin's Countryfest 

  • Direct Support for artists like The Reklaws, Tim Hicks and Brett Kissel

  • Performed at events for Live Nation Canada and Universal Music Canada

  • Resident DJ at the Rock N' Horse Saloon, the premiere country nightclub in downtown Toronto

  • Major Canadian 2023 Summer festivals include Bluewater Borderfest, Mainstage at Country on the Bay, Dauphin's Countryfest and many others 


Jake Vaadeland 

  • 4 x Saskatchewan Country Music Award Winner

  • Saskatchewan Music Awards winner Album of the Year 'Everybody But Me' and Roots/Folk Artist of the Year 

  • #2 Best Saskatchewan Album for 'Retro Man'

  • Played festivals including Breakout West and Dauphin's Countryfest 

  • Toured across Canada with his band 'The Sturgeon River Boys'

  • Represented by Paquin Artist Agency for touring 

  • Self-taught multi-instrumentalist and songwriter 

  • Showcased at Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta Arts Touring Alliance Conferences

  • "Vaadeland is in the middle of the action, keeping the audience hanging on every word and note." Saskatoon Star-Phoenix 

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