"Having worked in the music industry for over 10 years, we have broken bands at radio and launched many career boats - we are independent radio trackers and publicists, and live in a world of discovery and cutting edge music - it is an exciting place to be! As independents, we get to make up the rules and course correct as needed - some albums burn fast & hot, while others are a slow build - flexibility and being quick on the draw is the name of the game. We never know what we might hear, and that is what drives us, the discovery of talent and the thrill of being able to share what we love with the world."- Kimberly Sinclair
Awarded COMPANY OF THE YEAR 6 times in 10 years, SpinCount has the unique distinction of being handed the "hat trick" for Company of the Year 3 years in a row (2018, 2017 & 2016) by the East Coast Music Association and twice by Music Nova Scotia (2014 & 2012).
SpinCount has built a record of success based on hard work, dedication to the goals and objectives of the organizations and artists we work with, and through a profound commitment to Canadian music. Moreover, the company pioneered the use of “new media” (social media platforms, internet music outlets, digital music delivery) from early on, and has led the way as the industry adapts to new technologies and the opportunities this presents in an ever changing environment.
SpinCount manages national publicity for Halifax Jazz Festival, Canadian Folk Music Awards (CFMAs), Home Routes/Chemin Chez Nous, Folk Music Ontario, and Music PEI “Golden Ticket Program.” We also conduct national radio promotions and servicing for Americana / Folk / Roots artists. Current and past artists include: Lennie Gallant, Jimmy Rankin, Museum Pieces, The Ennis Sisters, Barra MacNeils, David Myles, Mo Kenney, Claire Lynch, Bill & Joel Plaskett, Annie Sumi, Matthew Byrne, Museum Pieces, Al Tuck, Kaia Kater, Raine Hamilton, Cassie & Maggie, Rawlins Cross, T. Buckley, Erin Costelo and many more artists we are proud to work with, and whose careers we have supported.
SpinCount campaigns have resulted in numerous awards, nominations, charting and showcasing opportunities for our clients including; 2017 GRAMMY nomination, yearly JUNO nominations, 2015 JUNO AWARD, POLARIS PRIZE LONG LIST and LONGER LIST, 2015 POLARIS PRIZE AWARD, yearly Canadian Folk Music Awards (CFMA) and nominations, Folk Music Ontario's 2017 Recording of the Year Award, sponsored by ACTRA RACS (Recording Artists’ Collecting Society) runner up and multiple ECMA, MNS, MPEI, MusicNL and MNB awards and nominations. National RADIO CHARTING on earshot [including back to back No.1 spots in Canada on Folk/Roots/Blues], Folk DJ Charts, Stingray and regional charts + “Best of” or "Most Played" on year end Folk Roots Blues, and radio charts, DJ lists and National "most played".
We are proud of the relationships we have developed and the successes we helped our clients achieve. SpinCount works with artists from all across North America and beyond who have secured label representation, showcases and nominations as a direct result of our campaigns.
2018 ECMA - Company of the Year
2017 ECMA - Company of the Year
2016 ECMA - Company of the Year
2014 Music Nova Scotia - Company of the Year
2012 Music Nova Scotia - Company of the Year
2012 Music Nova Scotia - Industry Professional of the Year
2011 ECMA - Company of the Year
2011 ECMA - Industry Professional of the Year
2019 East Coast Music Award - Company of the Year
2018 Music Nova Scotia - Publicist of the Year
2018 East Coast Music Award - Company of the Year
2017 Music Nova Scotia - Publicist of the Year
2017 East Coast Music Award - Company of the Year
2016 East Coast Music Award - Company of the Year
2016 Music Nova Scotia - Company of the Year
2016 Music Nova Scotia - Industry Professional of the Year
2016 Music Nova Scotia - Publicist of the Year
2015 Music Nova Scotia - Publicist of the Year
2015 East Coast Music Award - Music Merchant of the Year
2015 Lunenburg-Queens Business Excellence Awards (Small Business)
2014 Music Nova Scotia Week - Company of the Year
2014 Music Nova Scotia Week - Publicist of the Year
2014 East Coast Music Award - Music Merchant of the Year
2013 Music Nova Scotia Week – Industry Professional of the Year
2013 Music Nova Scotia Week – Publicist of the Year
2013 East Coast Music Award - Music Merchant of the Year
2012 Music Nova Scotia Week - Company of the Year
2012 Music Nova Scotia Week - Industry Professional of the Year
2012 Music Nova Scotia Week - Publicist of the Year
2011 Music Nova Scotia Week - Publicist of the Year
2011 Music Nova Scotia Week - Industry Professional of the Year
2010 East Coast Music Award - Independent Company of the Year
2010 Music Nova Scotia - Industry Professional of the Year
2009 Music Nova Scotia - Industry Professional of the Year
2009 Music Nova Scotia - Promoter of the Year
ABOUT FOUNDER KIMBERLY SINCLAIR:
Kimberly Sinclair has amassed an impressive track record promoting and exporting Canadian artists. Drawing on her background in New York's fast-paced fashion industry, along with a singular ability to bring people together, Kimberly has built SpinCount into an award-winning promotions and publicity firm.
Kimberly has twice been awarded Industry Professional of the Year, and SpinCount has been awarded Company of the Year three times in a row, a "hat trick" in 2018, 2017, 2016 & also in 2011 by the East Coast Music Association and in 2014 & 2012 by Music Nova Scotia.
SpinCount clients are routinely nominated for GRAMMYs, Canadian Radio Music Awards, JUNOs, Polaris Prize, Canadian Folk Music Awards, and receive multiple nominations yearly from Canadian Music Industry Associations such as Music Nova Scotia, MusicNB, Manitoba Music, SASKMusic, MusicPEI, MusicNL, WCMAs and ECMAs.
Kimberly has created opportunities for artists by coordinating showcases and events in Canada and beyond, including Nashville, New York City and Kansas City, MO. Kimberly shares her expertise at conferences and events internationally as well and juries for many Canadian Music and Industry Associations, including JUNOs, FACTOR, MNS, ECMAs, MPEI and more. She is a former member of the Music Nova Scotia Board of Directors and was elected by the MNS Board to the executive position of Secretary and appointed as the MNS representative to the Board of Directors for the East Coast Music Association.
In 2015, Kimberly co-founded Mavens Music Management in Nashville, TN, with Tamara Kater. Mavens management roster currently includes Kaia Kater, Corin Raymond, Del Barber and Melanie Brulee, and is based in Toronto, ON. As part of Mavens, Kimberly coordinated showcases around North America, including at AmericanaFest (Nashville, TN), FAI (Kansas City, MO), JUNOfestand Folk Music Ontario (Toronto, ON), and on the ground representation for artists Kaia Kater, Corin Raymond, Erin Costelo, Ryan Cook, Mike McKenna Jr. and Willie Stratton at AmericanaFest, ECMAs, FAI and FMO. Kimberly has been on the ground level and worked to launch many career boats by assisting artists in securing funding, label representation, Tour VISAs and marketing and publicity support.
SpinCount uses radio + new media to create opportunity and raise awareness for our artists, their tours and brand. We offer PR services for East Coast tours and festivals, such as The Halifax Jazz Festival, The Canadian Folk Music Awards, Home Routes/ Chemin Chez Nous, Folk Music Ontario and more.
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