John Poirier
Genre: Alternative, Blues, Celtic, Country, Electronic, Folk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Metal, Pop, Pop-Rock, R&B, Reggae, Rock, Roots, Singer-Songwriter, Soul, Traditional, World

Atlantic Regional Manager - Warner Music Canada

John began his career working for WEA Music and Warner Home Video. He then moved exclusively to the music division servicing radio, retail and media in all four provinces and continues to do so to this day.

John also founded and ran the first English language not-for-profit film society in Moncton, NB.

He has been responsible for bringing to the attention of Warner Music's A&R representatives such acts as Great Big Sea, The Irish Descendents, Natalie MacMaster,
and Buck 65.

With the help of Pat Reid, he released through Rhino Records the highly successful compilations, Atlantic Standards #1, Atlantic Standards #2 (2007), Atlantic Standards Christmas (2007) and Atlantic Standards Kitchen Party (2010). He also brought the upcoming Groundswell release, Rawlins Cross Anthology to Warner Music for distribution in late 2008.

He has received the ECMA award for Record Company Of The Year in 2003 and 2005, and the MIANS award for Record Label of the Year in 2002.
He also received the ECMA Industry Professional Of The Year Award in 2008.