Allison Shaw

CEO, Manic Monkee

Allison Shaw is the founder/CEO of Manic Monkee, a firm that does strategic business development, artist mgmt, brand partnerships, and produces and talent buys for festivals/events/livestreams. Allison has worked with many companies across the music/tech/brand space including writing for MTV, working with and developing Rachel Ray's music division including co-creating the SXSW Annual feedback party and was the head of brand development for hip hop band Public Enemy. Allison currently is the talent buyer for live stream platform Ursa Live, SVP of Festival Operations/Talent Buyer for Pure Imagination Festival in Arizona and head talent buyer for Moogfest in North Carolina. Shaw is also on the Board Of Directors for Non-profits Sweet Relief Musicans Fund and Charity Bomb and manages the band MI$HNRZ.

Allison is speaking at

April 22, 2021
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


  • Vel Omazic (Speaker) Co-Founder & Executive Director, Canada's Music Incubator
  • Allison Shaw (Speaker) CEO, Manic Monkee
  • Darryl Hurs (Speaker) Owner / Partnerships / Programmer, Indie Week Canada


In business, the term scalability is used when describing taking a company to a higher level and being able to still operate with success. An artist's career often starts with themselves doing everything. To be able to take things to the next level you need a team. Hear about how to know when you are ready to add someone to your team and how to find the right team member that can help you on your career path.

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