Dwayne Marcial is a talented artist manager at Musik Iz The Motive Entertainment, located in Saint John, NB. With a wealth of experience in the music industry, Dwayne is an expert in a wide range of areas, including management, promotion and marketing, sync placements, talent bookings, and artist development. His skills and expertise have earned him numerous awards and accolades throughout his career.
Dwayne is a proud graduate of NBCC, having completed both the Radio Studies program and TV & Video Production program. He has an extensive background working in both fields, having worked in all departments of radio and for companies such as Stingray, MBS, Bell, and Pattison. In tv and film, he has worked at NBC Studios, Rogers TV, and on classic indie films like Blue Hill Avenue.
Currently, Dwayne's music company manages 2 artists and 3 producers on his roster. His clients' music has been heard on prominent platforms like VICE, CBC, and Crave TV, solidifying his reputation as a top-tier artist manager. With his diverse background and passion for music, Dwayne Marcial is a force to be reckoned with in the music industry.
NOTABLE Participation of 2022:
-2022 Winner of the Music NB Industry Professional of The Year
-PASSPORT: MUSIC EXPORT SUMMIT
-NCRAANREE - Promoting and Discoverability of Black Musicians at College Radio Panel member
-Breaking Down Racial Barriers panel member
-Participant of a mission to the UK with the Music Managers Forum of Canada and The High Commission of Canada UK
-One on One Meetings at Break Out West
-Completion of Export Accelerator Program with Planet Hatch for Music Streaming App TROVE being created.
-Curator of MADE IN CANADA SHOWCASE at Music Matters in Singapore.
Awards & Accolades -Under his management
-co-founder of City Natives - One of the most successful Aboriginal Hip-hop groups from the Maritimes with multiple awards which include National Aboriginal Awards/ECMA/Music NB/Music NS
-Leonty 2020 Leo Awards Nominee/Best Music Score for 20th Century Fox Short Film Alien Ore
-J Cutty AKA Dizzy won back-to-back National Cut Choice Urban Music Awards for Prairie Album of the Year! He was also an Edmonton Hot 107 Hot Factor winner.
-Dwayne Marcial has been nominated 5 times for Music NB Awards-Industry Professional of the Year.
-Jessica Michaud Nomination for Electronic Recording of the Year Music NB Awards
-Dwayne is 1 of 5 Canadians who are the only members from Canada of the Nerve DJ's DJ coalition from Ohio in the United States.
-Phakt from Saint John, NB received his 1st ECMA nomination with his debut album Dropping Inwards for Rap Recording of the Year
NOTABLE EVENTS SINCE 2004
• 2022-Winner of Music Industry Professional of the Year
• 5 time-Music NB Nominee-Category-Music Industry Professional
• 2017-Manager for Phakt” ECMA nominee Rap Recording of the Year
• 2017-Manager for “Dizzy” Nominee Cut Choice Music Award-Prairie Rap Record of the Year
• 2017-Manager for “Dizzy” Nominee Cut Choice Music Award-Rap Single of The Year
• 2016-Manager for “Dizzy” Cut Choice Music Award-Prairie Rap Record of the Year winner
• 2016-NBA All Star Challenge events in NB and PEI Canada
• 2012-2016-Resident DJ @ Cosmo Complex/Resident DJ Jack Cameron’s/Charlottetown, PEI
• 2015-Official Nerve Dj's Coalition Member
• 2014-Manager for Jessica Michaud-Music NB-Electronic Recording of The Year
• 2014-Manager for Matthew David-2014 Music NB-Urban Recording of The Year
• 2013-ResidentDJ @ Cosmo Nightclub/Moncton, NB & Jack Cameron’s/Charlettown,PEI
• 2013-Official DJ/Manager for ECMA Nominated/Winner CITY NATIVES
• 2012-Official FUTURE STAR DJ COALITION MEMBER
• 2010-2011-Official Afterparty DJ for the Saint John Millrats-Canadian Basketball League
• 2005-2009-Offical DJ for NBA Hoop It Up 3on3 Tournament in Moncton, NB
• 2005-2006- Judge for the DMC WORLD DJ COMPETITION (Moncton, N.B. division)
• 2005-2006-East Coast Rep/Writer for Hiphopcanada.com
• 2005-2008 Syndicated radio show "THE MIXDOWN" on 12 stations in Canada and over 30 interviews with artists such as Rick Ross, Diddy, Method Man, Ice Cube, Classified, Trey Songz, Carl Henry, Cory Lee, Shawn Desmond to name a few.
• 2005- Co-Host/DJ for COORS LIGHT MAXIM MODEL SEARCH Shawn Desmond Frosh Week Concert and Much Music Dance Party (UNB-Fredericton NB)
• 2004- FROSH WEEK DJ @ UNBSJ, Saint John, NB
Club Appearances as a DJ include:
Crossroads, Nightclub, Saint John, NB
Legacy Nightclub, Saint John, NB
Cougars Lounge-Saint John, NB
Tonic-Saint John, NB
Canterbury Lounge- Saint John, NB
Oasis-Saint John, NB
Place 2 B-Bathurst, NB
F-Studio- Fredericton, NB
Static Lounge-New Minas, NS
L'Autre Zone-Quebec City, Qu
Caberet Underwolrd, Montreal, Qu
Old Skool-Windsor, Ont
Revolution Nightclub, Waterloo
River Rock-Chatham, Ont
Rivoli, Toronto, Ont
Ritual Nightclub, Ottawa, Ont
Rivoli, Toronto, Ont
Stereo Nightclub, Winnipeg, MB
On The Rocks-FSJ, BC
Encore Nightclub, Edmonton, AB
Madhatters, Grande Praire, AB
Rock City, Grande Prairie, AB