A graduate of the Music Industry Arts program at Fanshawe College, Tim spent several years at Canada’s Oldest Independent Folk Label, True North Records as the Digital Marketing Manager. He then returned to his alma mater as the Events and Activities Programmer for the Fanshawe Student Union, where he booked hundreds of events ranging from pub trivia, and comedy nights, to major concerts. He credits himself as the one to have ‘broken’ X Ambassadors into the Canadian market, as he was the first campus programmer to book them in the country. Ask him about it when you have 6 hours.
After campus programming for several years, Tim realized he was on the wrong side of the money. So he started his own company, Murdoch Entertainment, an artist management and variety act booking agency located in London, Ontario. Today, Tim is an active board member with the Canadian Organization of Campus Activities (COCA), and has served on various boards, including the board of Folk Music Canada. He also regularly holds lectures at Fanshawe College, and enjoys being an invited guest on panels at entertainment industry events across North America.
First job (paid or unpaid) in music: Sunrise Records and Tapes (Remember CD stores?.. Remember ‘Tapes’?)
Favorite band of all time: After thinking about this for 30 minutes, I was able to narrow it down to 3 X Ambassadors, Killswitch Engage and Weird Al.
First concert: Weird Al. He played in London, ON on my 11th birthday.
If I wasn’t working in music I would be… drawing comic books, or woodworking.
What I like to do while not working: Road trip with my partner in crime (my gorgeous wife Tanya), read comic books, go see live entertainment and argue with my Siamese cat, Huggins.