About Mavens

Founded in 2015, Mavens Music brings together 20 years of music business knowledge in  a music management venture. 

Tamara Kater 

The daughter of an instrument-builder father and a community activist mother, Tamara grew up surrounded by musicians and people building community organizations. A passionate music enthusiast, Tamara has worked in arts management and community outreach for more than twenty years. Within the folk music world, Tamara has worn the hat of agent, artist manager, board member and festival executive director.  In 2015, she founded Mavens Music, a full-service management company specializing in building internationally focused careers for folk, roots, and Americana artists.  Her client roster includes: Corin Raymond, Kaia Kater, Basset, Mark Bragg and Lonesome Ace Stringband.  She has participated as a panelist, showcase producer and mentor at Folk Alliance International, AmericanaFest, NERFA, APAP and the East Coast Music Week.  In 2021, she founded the CreekSong Festival, a one-day outdoor event taking place on the banks of the Big Otter Creek in Vienna, Ontario.

Mavens Services & Rates

Artist Management 

With experience in career planning, radio tracking, publicity, grant writing - Mavens have everything an artist needs to build a career with full management support. Whether for full-time roster clients or on a consulting basis, Mavens Music can help  develop international music performance careers by building teams (finding agent, label, distribution, publicity), opening opportunities (showcasing, block booking, tour funding) and acting in management capacity.  Mavens Music can also advise on touring strategy, immigration/work permits and build album release plans.

Grantwriting and Funding Strategies 

We're grant and funding ninjas.  From travel to recording grants - we know the channels and the forms to get you the financial support to realize your music. 

Event Management and Showcasing 

While our focus is on helping artists build careers, we love to shine the spotlight on lots of talent by programming events and producing showcases.  Are you looking for some programming support or a showcase opportunity?  Interested in a programming exchange?  Get in touch, we'd love to connect.

Career Planning 

Build a 24-36 business and marketing plan that will take your career to the next level and reach new markets. 

Branding and Marketing 

Looking to position your music into a new way but unsure where to start?   Mavens can help

Tamara Kater, Mavens Music

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