Katrina Lopes is the president of KL Management, an artist management company whose roster includes platinum selling and Juno Award winning artist and producer Shawn Desman, r&b/soul artist, actor and cultural curator TiKA, and emerging pop/r&b artist Mandia. KL has also worked with Family Channel stars Josh Bogert (of the show “Backstage”) and Sarah Carmosino (of the show “Lost & Found”).
KL Management clients have toured with internationally renowned acts including Backstreet Boys, Selena Gomez and have performed for “We Day” in stadiums across Canada (an inspiring event for young people leading local and global change.)
Together with its clients, KL Management has garnered numerous accolades including MMVA Video of the Year, Socan #1 Award, Socan Pop Song of the Year, as well as numerous platinum and gold certified singles.
KL executive produced the film “ALIVE” in partnership with MUCH which starred Shawn Desman, Kaitlyn Leeb (Heartland), Melinda Shankar (Degrassi), and K.C. Collins (Lost Girl). The film was the cornerstone of an innovative campaign to promote Desman’s album of the same name. The premiere grew its time slot by 145%, won “Outstanding Short Film” at ReelWorld Film Awards, garnered nominations including: “Best Youth Program/Series” and “Best Direction in Youth Program/Series” at the Canadian Screen Awards, “Best TV Drama Cinematography” at the Canadian Society of Cinematographers Awards, “Best R&B/Soul Recording” at the Juno Awards, and Best Pop Music Video at MMVA’s.
KL also serves on the board of directors for Manifesto; a contemporary youth arts and culture platform, producing carefully curated programming in music, visual arts, dance and more for over 10 years through concerts, art shows, block parties, workshops, summits, and flagship event Manifesto Festival of Community & Culture.