Bruce Coughlan

Freelance Music Composer & Songwriter

Location:Mission, British Columbia, Canada
2 Skills
#25 - 11580 BURNETT ST
(604) 466 3014


EXPERIENCE: 35 years as music industry professional

Performing Artist
As lead vocalist/multi-instrumentalist/front-man I have performed in every imaginable situation from intimate house concert settings (with audience of 25-30) to live festival settings (with audience in excess of 250,000), television appearances , live radio, clubs, pubs, special events & motion pictures. Extensive touring experience including booking, routing, travel, production, promotion and marketing. Familiar working with managers and agents.

Recording Artist
I have recorded 12 albums of original music and have been involved with many other projects. I have worked with a long list of amazing producers and engineers. I've been involved in every aspect of music production, from song writing, demo recording, (charting and rehearsal) booking studios, producers and support musicians, laying beds, overdubs, editing, mixing and mastering.

Partner in Independent Label
I've had hands-on experience with album production from artistic concept and design to pressing (vinyl, cassette & CD), marketing, distribution and promotion. Grant writing (FACOR, Canada Council, MITAP, etc) and administration.

Song Writing
Composer, lyricist, arranger, adapter, commissioned work-for-hire. A SOCAN affiliate in Canada and SESAC in US, I'm familiar with all aspects of music copyright law, forms including work registration and concert performance registration, publishing contracts, synchronization licensing, etc. Experience working with all types of music industry professionals, from song-pluggers to music supervisors.

Marketing and Promotion
Experienced in developing and carrying out marketing initiatives including networking, web design, online profiles, fan-base building, promotion to live music presenters, radio. etc. Experienced in using social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc) and online marketing resources such as Soundcloud, Fanbridge & Airplay Direct. Trade show presentation: contact room, showcase presentation. I am skilled at graphics & design (posters, brochures, newspaper ads, CD design), writing press releases and tracking.

Related experience
Music director on motion picture, consultant (music) on motion pictures, sound track musician, jingle vocalist, voice-over work, special ability extra, video and
multimedia production.
Skills (2) Rating
Music Composition