Tao runs Blue Crane Agency, a music booking agency seeking to prioritize women, artists of color, and queer and trans musicians in North America and abroad. The agency has programmed festivals such as Santa Teresa Festival in Montreal, Pride Toronto and curated events for Nuit Blanche, Royal Ontario Museum, Mongrel House x Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), the Institute of Canadian Citizenship, Women in Music Canada, and more. Tao is a Polaris Music Prize board director, sits on the TD Toronto Jazz Artistic Advisory Committee, and was chosen as a Rising Star in Toronto Life Magazine's 50 Most Influential Torontonians of 2018. Previously, she was at Chicago-based touring agency Billions, Universal Music Canada, and got her start with Carly Rae Jepsen's management and label in Vancouver where she was born and raised. Tao is a queer woman of color seeking to open more doors and establish better infrastructure for marginalized artists.
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