April Boultbee is a long sought-after asset to anyone’s music career. As a skilled grant writer, a string of successful applications lie in her wake for bands such as Madison Violet, the Canadian independent duo with whom she’s worked for the past seven years. Other clients, past and present, include Sarah MacDougall, Gordie Tentrees, David Celia, Annabelle Chvostek, Awna Teixeira, Kristin Sweetland & Lyndell Montgomery (aka Captain Dirt & the Skirt), and Kinnie Star. With experience in all genres of grants through all five major granting bodies in Canada, she has written proposals for projects ranging from touring to video-making, songwriting to album production. To put it simply, this is a woman who knows how to present a marketing plan. Administrative experience in the music industry forms her career foundation with bookkeeping, marketing, gig promotion, social networking, database management, online order fulfillment and website updates. Administrative clients include Ember Swift & Few’ll Ignite Sound (2003-2010), Madison Violet and Passenger Sounds (2005-2012), and Sarah MacDougall. Add to this array of talents her other professional skill set as a Registered Massage Therapist, and it’s no wonder musicians continue to knock on her door.