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A Podcast Conversation With ... Randy Stark

Via his work at Warner Music Canada and as an artist manager, the new inductee into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame has boosted the careers of many top country stars. Learn more in this informative FYI podcast.

A Podcast Conversation With ... Randy Stark

By Bill King

At the end of November, Randy Stark will be inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame


Born in Edmonton and Calgary-raised, Stark has been a longtime advocate of Canadian talent, and he has helped develop such Canadian country artists such as Paul Brandt, George Fox, Jason Blaine, Aaron Prichett, and fellow 2021 HoF inductee Patricia Conroy.

After graduating from high school, Stark answered an ad in a local Calgary newspaper and landed a job picking orders at a record warehouse. He wasted no time rising through the ranks to become warehouse manager and sales rep then working at record labels, A&M and GRT. All led to senior management and a role as VP of marketing and promotion at Warner Music Canada. Eventually, Stark started his own companies, establishing Stark Ravings, a management company behind the careers of Diane Chase, Blaine, Pritchett, Jake Mathews, Kylee Epp and Lisa Hewitt. Stark also worked as a radio tracker aiding the careers of Deric Ruttan, Gord Bamford, Michelle Wright, Clayton Bellamy and others.

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Stark’s fifty-year career flourished behind a discerning ear for identifying hit songs and artists with career potential.

I caught up with Stark and found that life on this side of retirement outfits him well. Learn more in this FYI podcast.

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Céline Dion in 'I Am : Céline Dion'
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Céline Dion in 'I Am : Céline Dion'

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Céline Dion Calls Prime Video Documentary 'A Love Letter To My Fans' In a Message at Her Montreal Premiere

The Quebec artist is as vulnerable as ever in 'I Am: Céline Dion,' which premiered on June 17 before its official release on June 25. Here's what we learned from the sneak peek of the film, which is raw and vulnerable and sometimes hard to watch.

The Maisonneuve Theatre in Montreal was packed to celebrate Quebec's national treasure, Céline Dion.

Monday evening, June 17, Prime Video organized a handful of previews of Irene Taylor's highly anticipated documentary I Am: Céline Dion. In Montreal, where Billboard Canada was among the guests, many people came to attend the special screening.

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