Dave Guenette is a Canadian artist manager and label co-owner who has had an extremely fascinating life and career, though you won’t find much about him online. He is the co-founder of label and artist services company Pirates Blend, which has worked alongside Junia-T (who Dave has known since they were kids), A Tribe Called Red, Zaki Ibrahim, Saul Williams, Young Empires, and more. The label was co-founded with the members of Bedouin Soundclash, who Dave previously managed since they were all friends in university. Dave recalls chasing infamous artist manager Sol Guy to get his foot in the door and how that led him around the world at a young age tour managing for K’Naan and, as he says, the rest is history.
Michael Raine is the Editor-in-Chief for Canadian Musician, Professional Sound, and other magazines. He’s a fan of long conversations about music and the music industry.
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