I saw a quote years ago that read “the more you know, the more you owe” which I feel really encompasses the importance of giving back and sharing knowledge. I've been blessed to have a lot of amazing mentors throughout my career, and I want to pay it forward by continuing to share what I know with young people who are eager to learn about this industry.
Katrina Lopes is the president of KL Management, an artist management company whose roster includes platinum selling and Juno Award winning artist Shawn Desman, Family Channel & Disney star Josh Bogert, and rising star Mandia.
KL Management clients have toured with internationally renowned acts including Backstreet Boys, Selena Gomez and have performed for “We Day” in stadiums across Canada (an inspiring event for young people leading local and global change.)
Together with its clients KL Management has garnered numerous accolades including MMVA Video of the Year, Socan #1 Award, Socan Pop Song of the Year, as well as numerous platinum and gold certified singles.
Lopes 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.
KL Management also provides coaching services for emerging talent to assist them in navigating the industry and obtaining a successful career in music.
Lopes also serves on the board of directors for Manifesto Festival.