The Irish Rovers. The League of One. Katie Miller. Desert Island Classic. Queen Cities. Introverse the MC. Alex Runions. Bev Zizzy. The Steadies. LOA. Mabaleka. St. John Ambulance. Kara Golemba. Nebulus Entertainment. Be Major Music. Jezebel. Ryan Hicks. Ray Whitton. Economics. Haley Parker. The Gateway Music Festival. Scott Anthony Andrews. B.D. Willoughby. Bruin. Awaken Aries. Robot Hive. A Rancher's Son. Jordan Welbourne. Colter Wall. Amy Nelson. Jay Semko. The Empire Associates. Jadius. Rebellion Brewing Company. Rawk Entertainment Group.
Increased social media engagement of 400%, in support of, their 50th Anniversary cross Canada tour. Increased support from younger Celtic acts such as The Mahones. Set-up, organized and coordinated a special interview feature on Global Regina
Built electronic press kit (including the addition of special attributes such as media quotes), extensive media coverage province-wide on 91.3FM CJTR, Global Regina, CBC Saskatchewan, Rock 102 and 104.9FM The Wolf plus in the Regina Leader-Post and online from The Bicycle Gang blog and QCIndie.com. Successful online debut album release promotion and album release show promotion. Debut single 'Time Machine' has not only received regular airplay on Regina's rock station 104.9FM The Wolf - it also became the most played local song in their 20 year history!
Television debuts on Global Regina and CTV Saskatoon. Front page Saturday feature in the Regina Leader-Post and Saskatoon Star Phoenix (readership of 50K per City and surrounding area). Set up and coordinated several radio interviews in Saskatchewan and other provinces. Extensive social media coverage. Showcase opportunities and application submissions for several upcoming events and performances. Guidance, support and advice on direction within the music industry.
Extensive social media management. Eight weekly Global Regina interviews and performances for Gateway Festival performers each year. Features in the Regina Leader-Post and artist interviews and coverage from Weyburn rock station, K106.7FM. Garden Stage emcee duties plus assistance with various other Festival duties when needed.
Set-up and coordinate special performance at Bill Waiser book launch. Promote and publicise successful 'Qu'Appelle Valley' album release show. Coast-to-coast press coverage. Extensive coverage on CBC Saskatchewan (that also tied into the historical theme of the album and important days in history). Community and college campus radio mail-out assistance that resulted in notable charting.
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.
"Taron Cochrane's passion for the music industry is matched by his knowledge of it, and that's exactly what this province needs!"-Kurt Dahl, President (SaskMusic) and Drummer (One Bad Son)
"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 Entertainment gave The Irish Rovers a big boost through their 50th Anniversary and tour through a mini-social media campaign. Being an accomplished writer, Taron used compelling historical facts, with current video, photos and our own social media networks to successfully bring even greater interest to this sold out tour. As an artist, there is more to think about than just selling tickets. It can be about sharing the legacy and music of an iconic band like the Rovers, and in this case that’s what it’s all about."-Jennifer Fahrni, Concert Promotion and PR Manager for The Irish Rovers
"Taron Cochrane Entertainment opens doors for local musicians. Working with TCE has blown away my expectations. Taron has great connections throughout the music, entertainment and media industries. His work has been key in securing B.D. Willoughby access to radio, television, blog reviews, and newspaper coverage. Taron helped to build a buzz around the release of our album The Qu’Appelle Valley that helped bring people out to shows and sell CDs. I highly recommend working with Taron – if you are able to – he is in high demand these days!"-B.D. Willoughby
"Taron is so extremely professional, always available and well connected - he has been doing fantastic work on promotion, publicity and bookings with me, and I can't say enough good things about working with him - I highly recommend Taron Cochrane Entertainment - he's got it happening and he is a great guy to work with!"-Jay Semko (The Northern Pikes)
"He not only met my expectations but he completely exceeded them. My project was completed on time, on budget, and most importantly done right- the first time.
As a busy musician, songwriter, (and in a lot of cases an entrepreneur) it can be a real challenge to do it all on my own. Having had Taron in my corner took a lot of the pressure I was feeling off - so I could focus my most important task- creating and making music.
His passion for what he does shines through in his work. He is the consummate professional, and every artist - whether you play coffee houses venues, or big clubs should have a friend and business partner like TCE."-Ray Whitton
"Taron has a heart of gold, and I always felt sincerely cared for. He is a natural at what he does, and a huge asset to the musicians and the music industry in this province. I would absolutely welcome the opportunity to work with him again in the future, and will delight in watching his new business expand and his industry awards accumulate as he so excellently and intuitively serves his clients."-Bev Zizzy