Meet The Sound

Who is

EMILIE TONDEUR

I am:
Easygoing, flexible, stress resistant,
eager to learn and open minded. Great navigator.
Organized and comfortable traveler.

I speak:
Dutch, English, French and
understand German and Spanish

This is my story.

The moment I realized I wanted to work in music, was the day I saw my favourite artist live for the first time. I wanted to make people happy with music too. But I didn’t want to perform, I would help musicians bring their music to the crowd. 

After that realization, I continued going to concerts and surrounded myself constantly with new music discoveries. I traveled all over Europe, the UKCanada and America to see my favourite bands perform, feeling like I was my own tour manager.

I chose to get a bachelor’s degree in Radio Journalism, where I used my creative freedom to explore facets of the music industry. For my graduation project, I created and hosted a radio show covering the behind-the-scenes at concerts. I founded the Meet The Sound music blog so I could interview and photograph musicians.

My first opportunity within the music industry was after asking UK singer-songwriter Lucy Rose if she would take me on her European tour. While working my first merchandising experience, I fell in love with life on the road. Subsequently, I assisted other international artists with merchandise, photography and stagehand duties. Being from Belgium, I found that my opportunities were limited at home so I decided to move to Toronto.

Toronto offered me loads of merchandise experience, along with an internship at Dine Alone Records/Bedlam Music Management. I was involved in day-to-day artist management, merchandise management and learned about the workings of a music label. My visa offered me only a year to stay in Canada, and so I had to leave my new home away from home, looking for new opportunities back in Europe.

Today, I am eager to gain music industry wide knowledge and experience through exploration of opportunities in artist, merchandise and tour management. If you want to know more about my working experience, click here. Or if you want to get in touch, click here.