Dream Job Diary: J’aime Payne, Founder of The Snow Lake Initiative
Huntsville, ON, August 6th, 2019 – The Snow Lake Initiative’s Founder & Fellow Artist J’aime Payne recently sat down with Addicted Magazine’s Co-Founder and Managing Editor Nadia Elkharadly to discuss her experience in the music industry — both as a singer/songwriter, and how she gained critical behind-the-scenes success working with several high-profile creative businesses in the music industry.
J’aime relocated to Toronto in 2013, where she gained behind-the-scenes work experience with several high-profile businesses in the music industry. Her ventures have included commercial work for television, successful applications for provincial grants (grossing over $500K), business management for some of Canada’s multi-million-dollar export artists, and a treasured stint with CIRAA as Director of Member Services – before the association dissolved in 2016.
In 2018, armed with this experience, and some deep self reflection, J’aime returned to Huntsville to create her dream job: The Snow Lake Initiative. Artists can become members of the initiative at no cost, and its goal is to help support and guide them through the music industry, giving them the chance to be artists while still navigating the business side of music. They then gain access to micro-funding, mentorship opportunities (with the likes of Tao-Ming Lau of Blue Crane Agency), as well as unique programming for Canadian artists of all disciplines.
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In response to what advice she would give to people searching for their dream job, J’aime Payne states:
“If you are looking for your dream job – I would urge ‘reflection.’ I don’t think a two-week vacation is enough time for you to really assess how you feel about the life you are building. It took me seven weeks away from the life I had built, for me to put my shoulders down and realize I had nowhere to be. No one to impress.
If you haven’t found your dream job yet, I think the first step is attempting to gain a better understanding of your own patterns, as it is often these patterns that land us in our not-dream jobs. What specifically is keeping you from making a change?”
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J’aime Payne (pronounced “gem”) is a singer, songwriter, who grew up in Huntsville, Ontario. She relocated to Toronto in 2013, where she gained behind-the-scenes work experience with several high-profile businesses in the music industry. Ventures included commercial work for television, successful applications for provincial grants (grossing over $500K), business management for some of Canada’s multi-million-dollar export artists, and a treasured stint with CIRAA as Director of Member Services – before the association dissolved in 2016.
Payne's own creative journey has included the release of three full-length albums. Her most recent work ‘Pretty Please’ was funded generously through FACTOR's Juried Sound Recording Program and paired with a MuchFACT video for her single “Figure It Out.” A new single/video release is slated for the winter of 2018.
The Snow Lake Initiative (official national launch November 8, 2018) offers grants/funding and mentorships for Canadian artists of all disciplines. It is a free, members-only, three-tiered initiative involving a Micro-Grant Program, a Mentorship Program and a bartering-style Grant-Writing Program. Available partnerships include a Lottery Grant, a Performance Grant and a Mentorship Grant.
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