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About Me

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Katrina is the president of KL Management. Long time manager to platinum selling, Juno Award winning artist/producer Shawn Desman, her current roster includes pop duo and production team  RadioClub, R&B singer/songwriter/producer Reeny (Smith), and top 10 Billboard singer/songwriter/producer Kayla Diamond.  

Together with her clients she's garnered numerous accolades including MMVA Video of the Year, SOCAN #1 Award, SOCAN Pop Song of the Year, numerous platinum & gold certified singles and chart topping singles including Desman’s top 10 hit “Maniac”. Her artists have toured with renowned acts Backstreet Boys, Selena Gomez, opened for acts such as NAO, John Legend, Nas, SWV, Van Hunt, Anderson Paak, Drake, performed alongside Sir Elton John, and have been short listed in NPR’s acclaimed Tiny Desk contest.


Her roster has also graced notable stages including A3C, SXSW, Manifesto, Pride, Luminato, CMW, NXNE, M Pour Montréal, POP Montréal to name a few and also boast sync placements on Hulu (Utopia Falls), Netflix (The Order), Amazon (The Lake, Barbelle), CityTV (Hudson & Rex) and CBC (Diggstown, Kim’s Convenience). 

She executive produced the film "ALIVE" in partnership with MUCH which starred Shawn Desman, Kaitlyn Leeb (Heartland), Melinda Shankar (Degrassi), and K.C. Collins (Lost Girl). The film was the cornerstone of an innovative campaign to promote Desman's album of the same name. The premiere grew its time slot by 145%, won “Outstanding Short Film” at ReelWorld Film Awards, garnered nominations including: “Best Youth Program/Series” and “Best Direction in Youth Program/Series” at the Canadian Screen Awards, “Best TV Drama Cinematography” at the Canadian Society of Cinematographers Awards, “Best R&B/Soul Recording” at the Juno Awards, and Best Pop Music Video at MMVA’s. She also produced the documentary short "Good Love" by Gary Beals which won "Best Documentary Short" at the Emerging Lens Festival. 

KL also serves on the board: Manifesto, a youth arts organization that creates space that inspires, develops, and amplifies diverse communities through arts, culture and media; Music Managers Forum Canada (MMF); is a mentor with Femme it Forward, a female-led music and entertainment company and joint venture with Live Nation that celebrates, educates and empowers the industry’s most creative and accomplished female visionaries; a global community of women and gender minorities in music; Diverse Voices (Music PEI); Black Artists Mentorship Program (Music PEI) and runs her own KL Management Black Mentorship Program(s). She teaches Music Industry classes through F-You: The Forgiveness Project to young men in custody. She was an innovator with Keychange (2020/21), a global network working towards a total restructure of the music industry in reaching full gender equality. 

She was also named an honouree on the global “Alternative Power 100 Music List 2020”, received the ANSMA Industry Development Award 2023, Women in Music Honours Award in Career Achievement 2023, and was nominated for Music Nova Scotia’s Artist Development Award 2023.

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