Prior to joining the A&R team at SOCAN, Melissa was an assistant at the well-known booking agency
UTA (formerly The Agency Group), working closely with artists such as A Tribe Called Red, Arkells, Andy
Shauf, Half Moon Run, Wintersleep, and LIGHTS. She began her career in music as a writer and
performer, attending Humber College for Jazz. Following her Bachelor of Music, she worked in various
areas of the industry, including artist management, grant writing, tour coordinating, jingle singing, and
teaching. In addition to her A&R role at SOCAN, Melissa is a faculty member at the non-profit
community music school, Regent Park School of Music.