Paquin Artists Agency Announces Alliance with Tao-Ming Lau & Blue Crane Agency

October 19, 2022

Paquin Artists Agency (PAA) has announced a new alliance with Blue Crane Agency Founder/Agent, Tao-Ming Lau. Emerging from a longstanding relationship and shared passions, the company say, the integration of Blue Crane and PAA will expand their industry impact by strengthening artist relations, sharing resources, and cultivating community on an international scale.

"I'm excited to join a larger team and network for this next chapter of Blue Crane Agency’s future – where I will continue its home with the allyship and support of Paquin Artists Agency,” Tao says.

“Tao’s long-standing commitment to building a community around her artists, and developing their careers is inspiring,” adds PAA President, Julien Paquin. “We look forward to Tao bringing her ‘Blue Crane’ spirit to our incredible team.”

As a music booking agency seeking to prioritize women, artists of colour, and LGBTQ2S+ musicians in North America and abroad, Blue Crane will integrate all bookings and operations into PAA. Blue Crane Artists, who’ll be joining Tao at PAA, include Priyanka, Clerel, Zaki Ibrahim, Vivek Shraya, Le Ren, and Myst Milano.

Tao will continue to pursue her ancillary activities, including panels, workshops, advocacy work, curatorial and programming initiatives, such as special events, festivals and showcases under the Blue Crane wing.

Since 2020, PAA has seen exponential growth among its team of agents with the addition of Vinny Cinquemani, Vesna Pejkovic, Andre Guerette and Jason Furman. PAA, Canada’s largest booking agency’s latest signings include The Offspring, Jann Arden, Johnny Reid, Christine and the Queens, Simple Plan and Big Wreck.

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