Position: Executive Director
Company: Music PEI - Charlottetown, PEI, Canada
Currently Executive Director and co-founder of Music PEI, Rob Oakie has been instrumental in the growth of PEI’s music industry. Since helping to establish the organization in 2008 the number of PEI exporting and internationally touring artists has grown by over 500%. Music PEI has developed an effective grant program for the music industry distributing over $100,000 per year to Music PEI members. Rob has been the Executive Producer of Music PEI Awards Week since 2006 and created two internationally recognised conferences, Showcase PEI (bringing more than 500 delegates to PEI from around the globe to PEI since 2008) and the Canadian Song Conference as well as Artist Exchange Programs with England, Denmark and Wales. The recipient of the 2019 ECMA Stompin Tom Award for his work in the music industry, Rob has produced the Watermark Music Series at the Watermark Theatre since 2014 and is a mandolinist when time allows.