NICOLE (NIK) IVES-ALLISON
Nik Ives-Allison joined the Ottawa Music Industry Coalition as General Manager in May 2017, becoming the organization's first full-time employee. She brought to the role extensive label and artist management experience developed both locally and in the UK and Irish markets. In 2010 she co-founded the first international social enterprise record label, the boutique label Matchless Minds which she ran until January 2013. Additionally, Nik has been active in researching the relationship between music scenes, social mobility and political discourse with a special emphasis on the post-punk in Northern England in the 1970s/1980s as well as hip-hop in contemporary London.
Martyna joined the Ottawa Music Industry Coalition as the Programming Coordinator in March 2018. Before this, Martyna was working with Indie Montreal as their PR and Communications Assistant, working to organise press and social media campaigns for the full-service promotion company which works primarily with artists in the Quebec market. Martyna was the gallery assistant at the Maison des artistes francophones as well as assistant to the curator for the Nuit Blanche Winnipeg festival.