New position, based out of Six Shooter’s Toronto headquarters, will focus on expansion and market development for label and management companies.
Six Shooter Records is supremely thrilled to announce that music industry trailblazer and all-around impressive entertainment business veteran Allison Outhit has joined the independent label as VP International Business Development, a new position created to command and catalyze international profile, reach and activity.
Talented, driven and substantively experienced, Outhit brings her relentless pursuit of artist development and steadfast commitment to fostering diversity and inclusion to the label. With decades of executive-level experience across public and private entertainment entities alongside her years of working directly with artists to build sustainable, impactful careers, Outhit is an ideal and exciting addition to Six Shooter. With new signings to be announced, 2019 promises to be a compelling and crucial time of roster growth, extensive planning and expansive thinking.
“Six Shooter is poised for significant expansion in the next couple of years (we’ve got BIG PLANS),” says Six Shooter President Shauna de Cartier. “We are beyond excited to welcome a superstar like Allison to our company. She brings with her incredible insight, energy, BIG BRAINS, and a rock solid resume of experience and expertise, which will translate into even more international success for our artists.”
“Six Shooter’s commitment to long-term careers and their ever-burning fire to build, grow and expand internationally is a perfect fit for me,” says Outhit. “As a company and a team, Six Shooter is all about tenacity, loyalty, and generosity. I am so impressed by their artist-forward philosophy and their efforts to effect change in the industry. I want to help this become a diverse global brand.”
Outhit’s first international activity will be participating Canadian Heritage’s upcoming Trade Mission to Latin America, with stops in Mexico, Colombia and Argentina.
ABOUT ALLISON OUTHIT
Born in Halifax, Outhit began her career as a production assistant with UK concert giant Harvey Goldsmith. Over the next 10 years, Allison rounded all the corners at the intersection of Art and Commerce, with stints in community radio, journalism, music and video production, and arts administration in London, Montreal, Halifax and Toronto, while also completing a law degree.
After touring as lead guitarist/vocalist/songwriter with several bands, releasing multiple albums and inking a co-publishing deal with Warner/Chappell Music, Allison went to work in film and television production, amassing over 70 hours of production credits and one Gemini nomination. In 2006, she left film production to join Toronto-based indie label/manager/distributor Outside Music as Head of Business Affairs.
In February 2011, Outhit joined the Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings (FACTOR) as its Vice President of Operations. At FACTOR, Allison was a key imagineer of program and operational changes that redesigned and reinvigorated Canada’s largest and most impactful music funding organization.
Allison is a lifelong fighter for social justice. She is proud to have been mentored in community legal advocacy by the late African-Nova Scotian activist Rocky Jones, and recently completed the Centennial Certificate in Leadership and Inclusion.
The proud recipient of the Halifax Pop Explosion’s 2014 Scene Builder Award, Outhit’s life in the musical trenches, along with her depth of entertainment business experience and legal knowledge, give her a skill set uniquely primed to help artists keep on keeping on.