A strong and recognizable advocate for the Saskatchewan music industry I continue to showcase what can be achieved through passion, motivation, and community involvement.
Some of my accomplishments include a 2016 Western Canadian Music Award nomination for "Impact in Music Marketing", and more than 100 appearances on national news and local media (in print and on radio/TV) to shaping the online voice of the Regina Symphony Orchestra as the Creative Marketing & Promotions Manager and sharing my social expertise with Breakout West 2012, the 2013 Juno Awards, MOSAIC 2014 & 2015, and Telemiracle 38 & 40 (and as an on-air social media correspondent) for Telemiracle 39 plus the 2014, 2015 & 2016 Gateway Music Festival.
I also work as a freelance writer for the Regina Leader-Post, am a highly sought after province wide public speaker and emcee for events such as the Regina Folk Festival & Regina Downtown Summer Concert series plus have been a regular FACTOR and WCMA juror, judge for many local talent shows including the 620CKRM Proudly Saskatchewan Showcase & The Wolf 104.9FM Queen City Rocks battle of the bands (since its inception), as well as, a passionate ambassador for Music Heals Canada and various music therapy initiatives.
Named a member of the CBC Future 40 - leaders, success stories and change makers in Saskatchewan under the age of 40, I’ve received six Prairie Dog magazine "Best of Regina" nominations over the years for Best Twitterer, Best Facebook Friend and Best Music Scene Supporter.
"If you follow Taron Cochrane on any social media platform then you are following Saskatchewan's music scene. There is simply no one that I know of that supports Saskatchewan artists of every genre more than Taron. But his support does not stop at tweets and retweets. He reaches out to artists to encourage them..especially artists new to the scene."-Premier Brad Wall
"Taron Cochrane went above and beyond our expectations for him when he spoke at our conference, Marketing Your Business Online. He was a great speaker, helped us promote the event, and was fantastic to work with. We received a lot of positive feedback on his presentation and would be happy to work with him again!"-Leah Mazur, Project Manager, Enactus University of Regina
"I have seen the work of Taron Cochrane first-hand. From the Regina Symphony Orchestra to his regular appearances promoting the local music scene on CTV Regina to having Saskatchewan music played in skating rinks, he is a fantastic promoter and event organizer. He is incredibly tapped into the music industry and I would be eager to work with him on any project."-Stephen Maguire - Saskatoon Singer/Songwriter, Recording Artist and Philanthropist
"Taron Cochrane is certainly a social media expert! It is obvious that his many experiences and successes utilizing social media tools and networks have culminated into a vast knowledge of the subject. When Taron facilitates he is incredibly personable and almost instantly connects to the audience. Taron was very well received by our participants and clearly captured their attention with his many stories and tips. Taron was able to relate with our diverse audience which included non-profit organizations, business members and individual artists. He is an excellent facilitator for a social media workshop!"-Nicole Clow, Weyburn's Southeast Connection
"Taron was a fantastic emcee for our first ever Co-op Fest Music Festival and Product Fair. Combining his extensive knowledge of the Saskatchewan music scene with his genuine interest to learn more about co-operatives and the bigger educational purpose of our event, he engaged the audience and helped us achieve our goals for the event. Taron was thorough, professional and a pleasure to work with."-Victoria Morris - Saskatchewan Co-operative Association
“There is no one around who does the tireless and selfless promoting of the local music scene like Taron. He has been there for the Andino Suns since day one always encouraging us to move forward. We are forever grateful!"-Andrés Dávalos of Regina’s Andean folk kings Andino Suns
"Taron has always been so supportive of my music. He shares all of my posts on social media and is always the first to know exciting news. He truly cares about local artists and he's the reason for a lot of my success!"-Weyburn country singer-songwriter Tenille Arts
"He's never been one to let a genre or style define his support. Whether it's a folk band a punk project or even extreme metal, Taron always views music with an open mind and supports passion in art, free of discrimination."-Erik Labossiere of Regina doom metal band Altars of Grief & the man behind Desecrate Promotions
"Taron is my gateway through social media to reach people that may not know about my bands or the musicians I produce. He has been an incredible help along the way!"-Justin Bender Producer/Engineer and member of Queen City progressive metal band Third Ion
"The support from Taron is outstanding and unmatched. He's always on his game covering the latest local music news and has helped me reach markets I personally would be unable to reach. Always grateful to have the support of Taron!"-Regina singer-songwriter Tyler Gilbert