Julien Paquin | Vinny Cinquemani


It’s been a monumental year for Paquin Artists Agency (PAA), a division of the Paquin Entertainment Group and one of the leading full-service agencies in North America. Under the steady hand of Co-Presidents Julien Paquin and Vinny Cinquemani, the company acquired the Canadian division of the Agency for the Performing Arts (APA) in June, boosting the PAA artist roster to over 250. Veteran APA agents Ralph James and Jack Ross were installed as Senior Vice Presidents at PAA. Julien Paquin also spearheaded partnerships with Loft Entertainment, Action Entertainment Collective, Care Of Management, Blue Crane Agency and more. A partnership with Preste has given them inroads into the Quebec market, while they also expand into Nashville and other areas of the U.S. Cinquemani oversaw many successful Canadian tours by acts on the PAA roster in 2023, following a blockbuster 2022 Bryan Adams tour (34 cities, $17.9 million gross) and an Offspring/Simple Plan trek (21 cities, $4.17 million gross). Hit 2023 tours by PAA artists included Big Wreck (20 cities), Alexandra Stréliski and, in a triumphant return, Amanda Marshall (18 dates).