Kathryn Hummel, has extensive knowledge in the music industry, working in and behind the scenes of prestigious artist related companies such as Canadian Music Week, Indie Week, FACTOR and in 2005 launched her own Artist Management and Marketing company.
Over a decade later in the business, providing services from producing events, promo/marketing, grant writing and artist management. 2015 marked a milestone for Hummel and the opportunity to partner with Canada’s 2nd oldest independent label, Royalty Records presented itself. Royalty is a full-service nationally recognized record label and publisher, with distribution through Sony Music Canada and The Orchard.
In early 2017 Kathryn Hummel was awarded with the Metalworks Institute “Award of Merit” and in 2012 Hummel Entertainment was nominated for a Canadian Country Music Association Award for “Management Company of the Year”.
2019 has allowed Kathryn Hummel to branch out into another area of the music business with combining two passions of both health and music.
Recently joining forces with Unison Benevolent Fund as a health and wellness consultant and is getting ready to launch Hummel Wellness this spring. Kathryn has been lending her experience to assist in developing panel topics, social media and marketing efforts and contributions to Unison’s blog series, #SelfCareSunday, which during industry-wide events like the JUNOs, ECMAs, CMW etc. the hope is to use the Unison platform, as a way to engage the music community to develop healthy habits and meant to be a resource for members of the Canadian music community.
HEALTH & WELLNESS BACKGROUND
Right out of high school Kathryn Hummel pursued post secondary education in the child & youth field and volunteered in male young offenders open custody group home ages 15-19, assisted at an alternative school with youth 5-12 & in two group homes for children in crisis. As well as ran anger management & goal setting groups, incorporating music therapy into practices and was a private nanny for 10 + Years.
The last 20 years of Kathryn’s life has been dedicated to this music industry, in roles such as, tour management and artist management, as well as running a record label, are just a few of the many hats she’s worn over the years. Which encompassed, many late nights, lack of sleep, drinking, long work days, lack of food & quality and more stress then one could have ever imagined. As a result she’s experienced many burn outs and was forced to look at the lifestyle that coincided with this career choice.
Kathryn is fortune to pursue a fulfilling career and worked hard to maintain. However has sacrificed many things stay in it. This is definitely a unique industry to work in and although may come with some privileges, it also can come with a price if a work life balance isn’t strived for. Therefor through personal experience spreading information and education about the realness of this industry and how to navigate it, is near to Kathryn’s heart.
Over the last 7 years Kathryn Hummel has shifted her focus to making health a bigger priority in her life and spent many years doing countless hours of research on health and wellness. Kathryn can attest to dealing with depression, anxiety, and was recently diagnosed with multiple autoimmune & chronic illnesses. She is not only been a survivor of mental health challenges, but also had many close friends and relatives battle both mental health, suicide & addiction.
Kathryn Hummel is trained and well versed in the topic of both mental health and is focused on bringing more awareness and change to the music industry. She is passionate about the need to take better care of our community and assist in creating more services available to both musicians and industry in need.