Racquel Villagante is the A&R Representative at SOCAN Vancouver. Racquel is a gold record graduate of Nimbus School of Recording & Media’s Music Business Management program and holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of British Columbia. Prior to joining SOCAN’s A&R team, Racquel worked behind the scenes on the televised stadium event, We Day. From her experience on the talent team at We Day, she developed a verve for live show performance and went on to further her music business career by going to Nimbus whilst managing artists. After graduating from Nimbus, Racquel became a teaching assistant and eventually moved her way up to interim instructor for classes in Nimbus’ Music Business program. Racquel also worked as the label manager for Nimbus’ in-house record label, Business Class Records, where she was responsible for signing artists & bands, project managing commercial releases, and building mutually beneficial partnerships with media & sponsors. Racquel had also been a frequent reviewer and contributor to HipHopVancouver, the go-to online blog for talent discovery in Vancouver’s urban music scene. Racquel’s true passion is discovering emerging acts, connecting creatives, and helping talent to achieve success in this ever-changing, ever-challenging music industry.