Janus Production Management Services, Inc. is our production management entity. I have been managing Nick Blagona’s business career for twenty-three years now. For much of that time Nick has been an independent Record producer/engineer/mixing and mastering engineer. I have been a professional musician for over forty years, although I spent some of my musical career working in the hospitality industry. I also spent a decade as an artist agent and manager. Throughout I have been a private piano teacher and vocal coach. Combined, Nick and I offer decades of entrepreneurship and a wealth of knowledge in the Canadian and International Entertainment Industry.
In 1993 we created Psychotropic Studios, our home recording studio environment where we care for and helped artists create wonderful world-class albums. My roles are to scout talented Artists to work with Nick, I negotiate contracts, liaise with record companies, artists and management, arrange rehearsal space, gear and times for pre-production and production of projects, I provide an enriching comfortable environment for artists, provide home-cooked meals and, in some cases, lodgings – when appropriate, give vocal coaching as requested, offer backing vocal arrangement ideas and sing when called upon.
Over three years ago, when Jukasa Media Group called to invite Nick to be their Chief Engineer, my practical roles as Nick’s manager changed. So I decided to focus on song composition, performance and teaching. Nick and I had developed a tailored engineering school curriculum which we presented to Jukasa Media Group and it has now become the Jukasa School of Recording Arts (JSRA). I taught a music business class called “Survival in The New Music Economy” designed to prepare the artist/engineer for the real world challenges of staying afloat in this wacky, exciting 21st century Music Business. November 2012 Nick was let go as chief engineer, due to political conflicts with middle management and immediately Nick and I responded by reopening Psychotropic Studios in Caledonia, Ontario.
2013 has been a stellar year and we and our studio are thriving. At the 2013 Hamilton Music Awards, Nick is nominated for Producer of the Year, Engineer of the Year and Psychotropic Studios is nominated for Recording Studio of the Year.
Nick and I extend to each and every friend, colleague and client we have worked and played with over the years, our hearty and sincere thanks for putting your career development and trust in the hands of Nick, and by extension, us. We continue to prosper and grow as a result of you. We look ahead to infinite sounds and times together.
If you’d like to discuss using Nick’s services as a Record Producer/Engineer/ Mixer/Remixer or Mastering Engineer please do so by calling me at:
905-870-5516 (iphone) or
via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.