From Entertainment programming at McMaster University in 1969 to owner of his own Artist Management company, Bob Roper has seen, touched and impacted nearly every inch of the music industry in Canada. Tour management, artist management, A&R, Marketing, Press and Artist Relations, Concert Promotion, Executive Producer of the JUNO Awards, resident and travelling lecturer on the music business…
Bob has occupied the trenches and the executive offices, throughout a career which has seen him managing, mentoring or marketing for such acts as: RUSH, Gowan, Van Halen, Supertramp, Blue Rodeo, The Nylons, Glass Tiger, Rik Emmett, Molly Johnson, Styx, Honeymoon Suite, Ian Thomas, Spirit of the West, AC/DC, Doobie Brothers, Burton Cummings, Trooper, and many more.
His offices have included SRO Management/Anthem Records, Elephant Records, Warner/Elektra/Atlantic Records, Capitol Records – EMI Music, A&M Records, Concert Productions International, CARAS, and on and on.
The bottom line here is this – you have heard stories, legends perhaps, from these companies and these artists. Bob can tell you which of those stories is real, and what it means to an artist today.
The best part? Bob is possibly the most generous partner you could have as a Canadian artist, songwriter or musician. Whether it’s from behind his desk at Harris Institute, or at the clubs as president of The Bob Roper Company, this man can help you determine how to put one foot in front of the other to achieve your career goals, and he does it with respect and a smile.