Tao-Ming Lau
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Position: Founder/Booking Agent
Company: Blue Crane Agency - Toronto, ON, Canada
Tao is the Founder/Agent at Blue Crane Agency (@bluecraneagency), a music booking agency seeking to prioritize women, artists of color, and LGBTQ+ musicians in North America and abroad. The roster was founded with artists like Zaki Ibrahim, DJ NDN (Co-Founder of A Tribe Called Red), Shay Lia, Narcy, Too Attached (members Vivek Shraya and Shamik Bilgi), BAMBII, Shay Lia, Clerel, Le Ren, and more. The agency has programmed festivals such as Pride Toronto and curated events for Nuit Blanche, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), and more. Tao is a board director at Polaris Music Prize and Canadian Live Music Association, Music Ontario's Prism LGBTQ2S+ Committee, and was chosen as a Rising Star in Toronto Life Magazine's 50 Most Influential Torontonians of 2018. Previously, she was at Chicago-based touring agency Billions, Universal Music Canada, and got her start with Carly Rae Jepsen's management and label in Vancouver where she was born and raised. Tao is a queer woman of color seeking to open more doors and establish better infrastructure for underrepresented talent (@tao_owl).

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