These are the faces of WHAP!, who previously owned this site. They are the faces of two lovely and beautiful ladies, Dani (on the left) and Erika (on the right).
They managed the site from 2006 till 2008. I don’t know why they let such a domain go, but I think it has a very beautiful and unique name. On the site there was some information that I gathered, but mainly it seems that they used the site to promote music and other outdoor entertainment services.
At WHAP! Productions Artist Management our philosophy is simple: we love what we do and we work hard at it. We genuinely enjoy our responsibilities and the people we work with and aim to approach every situation with a friendly and diplomatic demeanor.
Dani Vachon is the owner and key person for all 3 bands currently on the roster. She has worked in many facets of the music industry over the past 10 years: distribution, retail, artist, tour manager, event promotion and production, graphic design, and web zine editor. She also currently owns Sound Document, a record label. She has been in management since January 2006. Dani makes a point of attending at 3-6 international festivals per year, which has helped her build a valuable network of fascinating people.
Erika Kumar is presently assisting Dani, absorbing industry knowledge like a sponge, so that she may one day manage her own bands. She has a communications degree and a bubbly, out-going personality. In the past, Erika has worked for Adbusters Magazine and as a stylist for magazines and film. Erika is also blessed with perfect hair.
I took time to figure out what type of content to publish on this site. First of all, since it has a nice name, and such beautiful faces in the pictures above, made me decide to re-post some content which relates to what they were doing.
After much thought, I decided to create content concerning music. I’ve collected a few interesting posts which are worthy reading and you can access them by clicking through various posts below..
Being in the music industry has been one of the most rewarding and satisfying accomplishments in my life. Choosing this path has brought me nothing but joy and I would not have it any other way. With a career as a music promoter, I can comfortably say I have made great achievements that have left most of my clients more than satisfied and the community too.
My love for music did not come as a coincidence. I was born in a family where music was the order of the day. My father was a minister in our local church and was in charge of the church choir. This saw my siblings and I participate in so many church affairs. My sister and brother joined the church choir at a very young age and my family also expected me to follow my elder siblings’ footsteps. My case was different because I did not have the urge to sing in the church choir but rather felt like getting involved in a different way.
My church choir was a re known one in the region for its prowess in singing. One day after finishing college, I stumbled upon an advertisement for a competition among choirs. I shared this information with my father who was by then the head minister in the church. The winning choir would get a recording deal with one of the top recording studios in the region. They went ahead, joined the competition and finally emerged winners in the competition. Since I played a great role in encouraging and coordinating the choir during the competition they chose me as their promoter immediately after recording their first single. I was in charge of promoting their album and this is where I realized what I really wanted to do.
There was no turning back for me as a music promoter from here although things were not all rosy. In my so many visits to studios and recording label companies, I met different people. My hard work and ability to get artists recording deals did not go unnoticed and soon I had a number of artists under me. It is then that I realized that I could turn my interests into profit making activities. I opened my own company and took with me the few artists I had at that time. This officially marked the beginning of my career as a music promoter. I was well known for my persistence until the artist I was promoting gained recognition.
Initially my company was small and had a small number of artists. After a year of hard work and personally promoting all the artists, the fruits of my hard work started to show. I specifically believed in one thing: the success of any artist under me would be my success too. The only time I could take a back sit was when I saw an artist get recognition for their work. This made me and my company very popular and in no time most of them approached me to be their promoter. Hard work does pay because it saw the company grow to be a very competitive one amongst its competitors.
As all this was happening, one of the saddest things happened. My mother was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma breast cancer and succumbed to it a few years later. This took a great toll on me and my siblings because she was a great woman. As a way of appreciating her, I took to corporate social responsibility. I opened up a cancer foundation program in Vancouver. The main aim of this program was to give free cancer screenings to the less fortunate and provide counseling to those that already had cancer and were undergoing treatment. This was my own way of appreciating my mother for the phenomenal woman she was and also making sure that I give the less fortunate in the community a chance to be bit cancer.
Throughout my high school life and college life, I struggled with weight issues. This was one of the reasons why I did not join the church choir because I was very conscious of my weight. I could not stand before a gathering because of my weight issues. Immediately I started promoting the choir’s first album, I lost a lot of weight because of running up and down to try and promote their albums or singles.
Because of my weight challenges earlier in my life, I opened a gym where the charges were very favorable to all people. My main aim was to allow those who could not afford expensive gyms a comfortable place to help them keep fit. I was not fortunate to leave in a community where such a facility existed when I was growing up and this was my way of helping out.
To date, mine is a story of rugs to riches and great success and I still top the chats as one of the top music promoters in the industry.