Dave Cool (yes, that’s his real name) is the Director of Artist & Industry Outreach at musician website platform Bandzoogle. The Montreal-based company powers over 25,000 websites for artists including James Hill, Kaia Kater, Rob Lutes, Corin Raymond, and Corinna Rose.
From 2007-2011, Dave was the Program Director at the St-Ambroise Centre where he booked over 300 shows featuring folk artists from across Canada, helped to found the Montreal Folk Festival, and gave away over $15,000 in bursaries to musicians.
In 2006, Dave directed the documentary film "What is INDIE? A look into the World of Independent Musicians". Distributed by the National Film Board of Canada, it featured interviews with Penny Lang, Ember Swift, Matt Large and many leading industry experts.
From 2009 until the association was dissolved in 2016, Dave served on the Board of Directors of CIRAA (Canadian Independent Recording Artists’ Association).