HYVETOWN MUSIC

Hyvetown Music is a global boutique song rights representation for music creators based in Western Canada. We have had the pleasure of working with talented music creators, which has resulted in several Canadian and international hit songs. Hyvetown has received multiple SOCAN awards including Pop Song Of The Year and Rock Song Of The Year, and our artists have been recognized with Juno awards along with being nominated for Grammys and numerous other accolades…

We have a passion and appreciation for songwriting and the creative process. It’s the foundation to everything we do. Our approach supports songwriters both creatively and commercially, combining global reach and scale with experienced creative support.

Our World-class software drives Hyvetown’s copyright administration. Offering highly detailed and fully transparent royalty accounting while unlocking the hidden potential of music publishing rights and royalties. We offer everything creators need to navigate and succeed in today’s ever-changing world of music including synchronization support and diligent administration.

Hyvetown is a transparent and equitable destination for career music creators. A company that treats artists, and songwriters as partners and not as commodities. Our team is a highly respected group of seasoned veterans who believe strongly that a publisher’s role is to add value to a writer’s life and career, and in order to do so we must remain at the forefront of developments in both technology and the industry itself.

We are extremely proud of our roster of artists and writers who create a vast array of music in several genres. A diverse group of contemporary creators producing important and popular new songs and musical works.

OUR TEAM

Pierre Tremblay

President

Pierre Tremblay is President of Hyvetown Music Publishing and has over 30 years of wide-reaching experience in the music industry. In 2008, he co-founded Hyvetown Music Publishing with Janice Staub with the goal of creating a writer-friendly boutique publishing house. Since then, Pierre has travelled extensively with a strong focus on global markets to pursue new opportunities for Hyvetown’s growing roster of writers. Recently, he has made a mission of exporting the talents Hyvetown writers to Asian markets where he has found success in the K-Pop, J-Pop and C-Pop worlds. A bilingual native to Montréal, Pierre began his career in the music industry while attending Queens University, becoming Director of campus entertainment bookings. From 1991 to 1995, Pierre was a talent booker for MCA concerts in Montreal and Toronto when he was promoted as Director of West Coast Operations in Vancouver. From this position, Pierre oversaw Western Canadian arena and theatre tours for the likes of Green Day, Smashing Pumpkins, Bon Jovi, Barenaked Ladies, and Sarah McLachlan. In 1997, Pierre joined Nettwerk Music Group as Senior Vice President of Management. During his 12 years at Nettwerk, Pierre was the lead manager for many top acts including Barenaked Ladies, Billy Talent, Moist, and Shawn Hook. In 2009, Pierre left Nettwerk to launch Hive Management, a global artist management company which he still runs today. Pierre served as a CARAS board member from 2002 - 2008, and was appointed co-chair of the Juno TV and Talent Committee during his tenure. He has worked with various global relief efforts during the entirety of his career, including Oxfam’s initiatives in Africa.

Janice Staub

CEO

Janice has an extensive background in the music and entertainment industries having worked in the early part of her career in Los Angeles for a major record company, moving eventually to a film and TV production company, and later to a cartoon production company. She eventually moved to Canada and shifted her focus to financial planning and money management with a goal of helping entertainers grow and retain their wealth. Through this early involvement, she saw a need to develop a comprehensive business management company that was able to not only help artists manage their money and businesses effectively, but to also help guide them through their careers. Yaletown Financial Management was born. Today she heads up a team of experienced professionals who assist clients in all aspects of business management, money management, tax planning and financial planning. To be of further assistance to artists and their careers, in 2008 Janice co-founded a boutique style artist friendly publishing company, Hyvetown Music, along with music industry veteran Pierre Tremblay with the focus being on helping artists retain control over their catalog, capitalize on their songwriting talents, and to make sure they receive the income they are entitled to. Janice has also brought her unique set of skills and insight to SOCAN where she has been serving on the Board of Directors since 2017. Janice has a passion for life and for helping others. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, hiking, and boating with her husband and daughter, friends and family, and when possible loves bringing along the beloved family pets for all the fun!

Bryan Layfield

Controller

With over 15 years in Accounting and Financial Management experience, including 10 years here at YFM, Bryan has an extensive range of experience dealing with clients of all levels. In the intricate world of international financial accounting, Bryan has an uncanny ability to explain complex financial information in a simplistic matter to his clients, while providing guidance and direction to all business matters that arise. Bryan earned both his Diploma and Degree from BCIT, majoring in Financial Management and Accounting. He then went on to receive his CGA designation in 2010, and was recognized as one of the Top 10 Graduating Students in British Columbia and was also awarded the David B. Reid Scholarship for receiving the highest mark in Canada on the 2010 Advanced External Audit Exam. Although it may seem Bryan is a “numbers guy”, his skills are extremely well rounded and has an innate ability to think outside the box. Bryan is married to his beautiful wife Mara, and father to his daughter Adriana. When Bryan’s not busy being a husband and father, you can find him on the slopes of North Shore Mountains either Snowboarding or biking, or at the golf course.

Patrick Zulinov

Director of Sync & Artist Development​

Patrick Zulinov has been a contributing member of the Vancouver music community for over 25 years, managing Promotions, Publicity & Artist Relations at Sony Music (for 15 years) in addition to Music and Program Direction in radio. Patrick now explores sync placement and licensing opportunities in TV, film, gaming, and advertising for the artists at Hyvetown Music Publishing. He’s also very involved in raising funds and awareness for music therapy programs and facilities in BC, founding and organizing the annual “Music Therapy Ride” celebrity motorcycle event from Vancouver to Whistler, and sitting on the Board of Directors for the Music Heals Charitable Foundation.

Shannon Malcolm

Royalty Manager

Shannon is a Legal Administrative Assistant, graduating from the program with Distinction.  Shannon joined Hyvetown Music in the fall of 2014. She has experience in all aspects of royalties from registrations, collections, to resolving any issues in a timely manner to ensure our clients receive all their royalties due to them. She enjoys spending time with family and friends and travelling.