"Endless dedication and passion"
Chris Burke-Gaffney, CBG Artist Development
“This is someone you want on your team: enthusiastic, professional, and diligent "
Sherrill Blackman, SDB Music Group Nashville
“Incredibly positive, talented, and ambitious… .with emphasis on networking and personal relationships”
Roland Deschambault, Conference Manager, Breakout West (Former Training Coordinator, Manitoba Music)
"THE force of nature to which even experienced old hands at music want to become attached"
Marc Alan Barnette, Nashville Singer Songwriter and Music Consultant
In 2012, Janice Starodub joined the team of award winning manager and producer Chris Burke-Gaffney / CBG Artist Development, as management advisor for a host of artists including CCMA Award Nominated MacKenzie Porter. In 2013, she established her own management and consulting company JanSTAR Entertainment, managing such acts as Petric (Steelhead Music Inc.), Bryce Pallister (MDM Recordings Inc.), and Rhia Rae.
2015 was an exciting year for JanStar Entertainment with Petric signing a record deal with Country star and multi-platinum selling artist Dallas Smith's new label SteelHead Music Inc., Rhia Rae signing a sync deal with Indie Orange out of Nashville and Los Angeles, and Kendra Kay winning MCMA Female Artist of the Year. Through her undeniable passion for the music industry, strong work ethic, and genuine care for her clients, Janice Starodub continues to bring new and exciting artists into the mainstream. JanSTAR Entertainment's current artist management roster consists of Oakville, Ontario artist Nicole Rayy and Manitoba Country Music Association's 2015 and 2016 Roots Artist of the Year Quinton Blair.
As an avid country music aficionado, Janice has produced and promoted several shows and events including the Songwriters Association of Canada’s Bluebird North shows, the Lockport Dam Family Festival, the sold out Kickin' It Country series, and the Manitoba Country Music Awards. Janice Starodub has also been a member of the Board of Directors for the Manitoba Country Music Association since 2010, was an Executive Board Member / Secretary from 2013 to 2016, and was instrumental in the 2015 and 2016 MCMA Awards Show as Awards Show Co-chair and Production Manager. Janice continues to be a member of the MCMA Board of Directors and is the Production Manager for the 2017 MCMA Awards.
Janice, on her own or in conjunction with others, is providing a multitude of resources and opportunities within the industry, while continuously supporting and promoting country music as a whole in Manitoba and Canada.