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Mike Kaiz founded Strategic Touring in 2018 after participating in the ECMA Export Buyer Program in Halifax. A key goal for Strategic Touring is to build a bridge for export artists to develop a live music career in the United States. Mike served in the role of Lead Agent at Blue Sun Entertainment for 3 years before starting Strategic Touring. His artists have seen continuous growth as a result of his goal-oriented approach to building an act’s touring schedule.

Prior to focusing on the agent career path, Mike was an internationally published music journalist and a festival/event publicist. Mike makes his home in Chicago, IL where he enjoys a good cup of coffee or a day at the city’s marvellous museums.