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Dominique Blais

<p>My name is Dominique Blais and I am a professional music business educator, business consultant, and entrepreneur.</p><p>Music has been a great part of my life from a very young age, and became my infatuation when I launched my own music company at the age of 16. Always an inquiring mind with a hungry heart, I combined my musical studies at Berklee College of Music with Paralegal and Human Resource Management studies, which proved to be a precious asset to my career.</p><p>Being enthusiastically involved in more than 50 recording projects in both Canada and the United States, I also had the pleasure to produce and mix some albums at Steve Vai&rsquo;s home studio in Hollywood, CA. Several albums that I promoted were nominated at the Canadian Country Music Awards and the East Coast Music Awards.</p><p>Moreover, I served as a concert promoter in shows and tours for many artists such as, among others, Motorhead, Vince Neil (lead vocalist of heavy metal band M&ouml;tley Cr&uuml;e), the Misfits, Anthrax, Marky Ramone, and SkidRow.</p><p>From 2003 to 2008 I was a Member services and Licensing Agent for SODRAC, a copyright management society for creators of musical works, including authors, composers and music publishers.</p><p>In 2008, determined to be constantly energetic in the arts, I founded the Marseille Music School in Montreal, a notably dynamic school offering its students a series of diverse projects together with its music and singing courses.</p><p>My career as a music business educator started at Trebas Institute in Montreal back in 2003. I currently hold the position of Director of Studies.</p>