Universal Music Publishing
Shawn earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts, Specialized Honours in Music Performance at York University, where he studied under the likes of Michael Coghlan, Barry Elmes and Mark Eisenman. It was during his time at York that he married his music abilities with his keen interest of business. Immediately after graduating in 1994, Shawn was hired at A&M Records. Through the years at PolyGram, and continuing on with Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company, Shawn has worked in many creative areas of the music business, including head of A&R for UMC where he helped guide the careers of Hedley, Matthew Good, Jann Arden, The Tragically Hip, Sam Roberts Band, Sarah Harmer, and Paul Anka to name a few.In December 2010, Shawn joined Universal Music Publishing Canada as Vice President and currently works with a vibrant and extremely talented group of writers who are making Canada proud as they excel on the world stages.
Shawn serves as an active board member of CMMRA, CMPA, as well as various committees for CARAS and the JUNO Awards.