Promoting With Taron

Featuring Taron Cochrane
Father, Husband, Lover of Music, History & Saskatchewan, Owner of Taron Cochrane Entertainment

April 21, 2016
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

The story

As an advocate for the Saskatchewan music industry, Taron showcases what can be achieved through passion, motivation, and community involvement.

He’s made over 100 appearances on national news and local media (in print and on radio and TV) and helped shape the online voice of the Regina Symphony Orchestra as their Creative Marketing & Promotions Manager while also sharing his social expertise with Breakout West, the JUNO Awards, MOSAIC, Telemiracle and the Gateway Music Festival.

He’s also a freelance writer for the Regina Leader-Post and a public speaker and emcee for events such as the Regina Folk Festival & Regina Downtown Summer Concert Series plus has been a regular FACTOR and Western Canadian Music Awards juror, judge for many local talent shows and a passionate ambassador for Music Heals Canada (see his shirt?) and other music therapy initiatives.

Named a member of the CBC Future 40 – forty leaders, success stories and change makers in Saskatchewan under the age of 40, he’s received six Prairie Dog magazine “Best of Regina” nominations over the years for Best Twitterer, Best Facebook Friend and Best Music Scene Supporter.

Check out his website and the video for a song he co-wrote.

Fun facts

Taron was featured on CBC’s The National in support of trying to help Canada’s King of Polka get a Lifetime Achievement Award at the JUNOs.

The very first official Taron Cochrane Entertainment client was legendary Canadian Irish folk band The Irish Rovers.

Taron co-wrote a song with New Zealand punk rocker Chazz Valentine for his wife for their 2010 wedding. It won a John Lennon Songwriting Award, hit the number three spot on the New Zealand charts that summer and the official music video has over 200,000 views.

Taron has never taken a photo of what he was eating.

His great-uncle Paddy Smyth immigrated from Ballyjamesduff, Ireland and was one of two top secret deep sea divers on the West Coast during the war years. He rescued bodies and bombs from sunken ships. Taron is the proud owner of his uncle’s 50-pound diving helmet.

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