Rob Pattee has learned to spot potential from nearly every angle of the music industry. As an agent at S. L. Feldman & Associates, he scouted for talent across Canada and was the first agent for hit artists including Nickelback, Wide Mouth Mason, Hedley, Hot Hot Heat, Daniel Powter and Bif Naked. As an exclusive buyer for venues across Western Canada, he established relationships with artists, club owners, and promoters such as House of Blues, Live Nation and Whistler World Ski Festival to ensure successful, top-quality shows. As a manager, he has helped to launch the careers of Christina Maria, Jaydee Bixby, State of Shock, Kaylee Johnston, The Left and Jack Connolly as well as re-launching the career of The Tennessee Three. He stays engaged with the music community, having served as a former Director on the board of Music BC, a provincial non-profit organization dedicated to providing education and opportunities for musicians across British Columbia, and as a faculty member at the Peak Performance Boot Camp, an artist development initiative coordinated by Music BC and The Peak FM.
Rob formed RPM Music Services in 2006 as a boutique management, booking and consulting agency to help artists fulfill their career paths and manage their expectations at every level. RPM Music Services offers consulting and live performance critiques to cultivate new and upcoming talent in the region. Rob offers his expertise to help artists reach their true potential, including on-stage technique, tour consulting and making a connection with an audience that will turn them into dedicated fans.
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In 2013 Rob teamed up with his son to form 360 Cre8ive Media, an experiential technology agency and studio, specializing in the creative application and production of Igloos, 360º immersive venues. Realizing the incredible potential of Igloo tours in North America given the insatiable demand for new and exciting entertainment at major festivals, Rob has opened some major doors.
Rob is also president of New Sun Records, a full-service artist development company specializing in creative imaging and full music production. The label is home to artists Crystal Shawanda, Jace Martin, and Neal Spears and Unit 31.
“Over the past 2 decades Rob Pattee has consistently picked some great talent in a variety of genres while the rest of us were snoozing.”
“Rob Pattee defines artist booking, direction, and management while being fueled by an insatiable appetite for great music.”
“Rob Pattee worked at Feldman and Associates for 13 years. He has a great ear for new talent, knows all the industry players and is passionate about his artists.”
“Rob was my agent in Flybanger and Jar and through the early days of Hedley. Always a hard working agent with keen ears who continues to discover great new talent in canada. We wish him all the best with his new endeavour!”
“I have been an associate of Rob Pattee for just under 20 years and respect his opinion and his knowledge to guide emerging artists. What Rob has developed is a much-needed tool in today’s ever-changing music business.”