TORONTO, ON - June 13, 2023 - Midnight Agency, Canada’s leading independent booking agency, is thrilled to celebrate its esteemed Agent, Co-Founder and President, Grant Paley, who has been honoured with the prestigious Agent of the Year award at the 2023 Canadian Live Music Association (CLMA) Live Music Awards. This achievement is a testament to Paley’s unwavering dedication, exceptional talent, and unparalleled contributions to the music industry.
The CLMA Live Music Awards, held annually to recognize outstanding professionals in the live music sector, bestowed the Agent of the Year title upon Grant Paley for his remarkable accomplishments in talent representation and booking, at Friday night’s ceremony in the Toronto Westin Hotel as part of Canadian Music Week. Paley’s extraordinary ability to identify emerging talent, negotiate lucrative deals, and create transformative opportunities for artists has solidified his reputation as one of the most influential agents in the industry.

"We are immensely proud of Grant for receiving the Agent of the Year award at the 2023 CLMA Live Music Awards," said Nick Middleton, CEO of Midnight Agency. "Grant's passion for music and his tireless efforts on behalf of our artists are unparalleled. This is a testament to his extraordinary work ethic. He’s been a guiding light for so many of our artists as we’ve seen our industry go through unparalleled challenges. Grant has been a pivotal leader and champion of artists across the country as we’ve all worked so hard to return to touring post-COVID.”
Since co-founding Midnight Agency in 2021, Paley has consistently displayed a deep passion for the artists he represents and an unwavering commitment to their success. His strategic vision, industry knowledge, and personalized approach have set him apart as a trusted advocate for artists and a formidable force within the music business.
Paley expressed his gratitude for the award, saying, "I’m truly honoured. This award is voted on by the very people in this room. I call you my collaborators, my partners, my artists and first of all my friends. Thank you all for giving me so much of your energy throughout my 25 years in this industry.”
In his speech on Friday night in front of his peers, Paley went on to thank his team. “Thank you Nick Middleton for dreaming up a crazy idea to start a new agency in the middle of the pandemic. Thank you to all the Midnight Staff - there’s nine of us now in two years; Mac, Sage, Liam, Charissa, Joel, Luke and Sari. You all play such a vital role for myself, this agency and our artists.”  Paley also expressed deep appreciation for the artists he represents, emphasizing, "Thank you all 48 of our artists for coming on this journey with me, you are a huge reason I am here and I am forever grateful."
Midnight Agency extends its sincerest congratulations to Grant Paley on his remarkable achievement. As an agency, we remain dedicated to empowering artists, fostering creativity, and shaping the future of the live music industry.

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