Since 1994, I have worked in various full-time capacities as a music journalist, editor, publicist and musician, amounting to experience in nearly all facets of the Canadian music and media industries.
What I bring to any campaign is a vast network of contacts, and a passion to take your project to the highest possible level.
Labels I Have Done Publicity Campaigns For:
Alligator Records · ATO Records · Busted Flat Records · Cameron House Records · Cordova Bay Records · Daptone Records · Downtown Records · Fontana North · Kartel Music Group · MapleMusic Recordings · Pheromone Recordings · Pipe & Hat Recordings · Roaring Girl Records · Warp Records
Selected Artists I Have Worked With:
Aphex Twin · Fiona Bevan · Benjamin Booker · Bidiniband · Charles Bradley · CAIRO · Christina Martin · Thomas D’Arcy · Drive-By Truckers · Brian Eno / Karl Hyde · Chet Faker · Flying Lotus · God Made ME Funky · Hurray For The Riff Raff · Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings · Kaiser Chiefs · Daniel Lanois · Mapei · Mas Ysa · Miranda Mulholland · Old ‘97s · Phish · Pras Michel · Primus · Jess Reimer · San Fermin · Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens · Sean Watkins · Daniel Wesley
Selected PR Campaign Media Placements:
AUX Television · Beat Route · BRBR · Breakfast Television (Toronto and other Canadian cities) · Canada AM · CBC Music · CBC Radio One (all regions) · Chatelaine · The Coast · CP24 (Toronto) · Cult MTL · eTalk · Exclaim! · Georgia Straight · Global TV Morning (Toronto and other Canadian cities) · The Globe & Mail · Halifax Chronicle-Herald · Hamilton Spectator · Hello! Canada · La Presse · Maclean’s · M3 Countdown · Musique Plus · Nardwuar the Human Serviette · National Post · NOW · Ottawa Citizen · The Province (Vancouver) · Q (CBC) · Saskatoon Star-Phoenix · Sirius XM · Sun Media · Vancouver Sun · Victoria Times-Colonist · Winnipeg Free Press
Publications I Have Written For:
Exclaim! (Ass’t Editor for over 10 years) · Paste · The Word · Relix · American Songwriter · Shindig · Shift · The Toronto Star · The Globe & Mail · Waterloo Region Record
“We at MapleMusic Recordings highly endorse Jason in every way in terms of creating and executing amazing Media campaigns. His extraordinary musical knowledge combined with his fabulous relationship skills with both the artists and the media he works alongside have brought us amazing results for our artists and label partners all around.”
– Tony Tarleton, General Manager of Fontana North Label Services and MapleMusic Recordings
“In my capacity as a Toronto-based freelance music journalist, I’ve worked with Jason Schneider in his dual roles as writer/editor and publicist. Jason was my editor at Exclaim! for a long period, and I was always impressed by his writing and editing skills, organizational abilities, and expansive knowledge. I’ve also interacted with Jason via his work as a music publicist. He has always been receptive to my professional needs, and his clients have regularly noted his efficiency.
– Kerry Doole
Jason’s excellent book, Whispering Pines, inspired me to invite him to Nashville for a panel on Canadian Americana music at the Americana Music Awards Festival and Conference, with guests Luke Doucet, Oh Susanna, and Corb Lund. Jason’s passion for music and knowledge of the genre made for a most engaging and thought provoking discussion. It was such a pleasure to learn from one of this country’s best music critics and writers.
– Shauna de Cartier, Founder/President of Six Shooter Records / Chair of CIMA