Mod May Promotions



A devoted music-lover, Joelle May uses her creative and friendly nature, extensive contact list and musical knowledge, combined with her organizational skills and attention to detail to facilitate the publicity needs of various bands
and artists. Joelle covers all of Canada, parts of the US and her contact list extends to Europe and Australia as well. Joelle entices key people to want your story, and will portray it the way you desire your audience to hear it.

Involving herself as much as possible, Joelle has built her positive repertoire since 2007 through individual work with various artists, bands, record labels and music distributors, as well as her role as Canadian Coordinator for Folk Alliance International, and contracts such as the Young Songwriters Intensive weekend put on by the Epcor Centre for the Performing Arts in Calgary. She is also a member of Alberta Music, Music BC, CARAS and is a board member, artist liaison and publicist for the Mountain View Music Festival, taking place annually in Carstairs, AB, on the second weekend in August.

(PIC: James Keelaghan and Joelle May 2011)

In the words of the clients…

“Joelle May is the reason that we’ve been able to breach the music industry while remaining true to our values, she’s done all the publicity work that we weren’t able to do ourselves.  Thanks to her our newest album Transgression Trail has been played all over North America and we are in demand to do interviews with all sorts of media.  With her help a totally independent band like ourselves was able to crack the radio charts in Canada and enjoy a great run of success.”
Dr.Joey Only, Joey Only Outlaw Band

“Joelle is everything we needed in a publicist – organized, efficient, dedicated. She has a sparkling personality that shines through in everything that she does, and really cares about her clients.”
Heather Blush, Heather Blush and the Uppercuts

“I’m so happy to have teamed up with ModMay to promote my music career. Joelle’s a savvy businesswoman who’s on top of her game – creative, efficient and motivated. It’s been an absolute pleasure getting to know her as a person and as a professional.”
Trina Nestibo

“Joelle May has an amazing aptitude to help move the music industry forward. She is multifaceted and displays an incomparable ability to organize, conceptualize and utilize the tools necessary to promote not only artists, but events, venues and festivals. It is difficult to say that she merely promotes for she shows talents in many areas of the industry including media, administration, management and booking. She is diligent, gets the job done efficiently and above all she is a pleasure to work with.”
Jason Valleau, The Polyjesters, Festival Director for the Mountain View Music Fest

“If I need to get the word out about my company, the first and last name to come to mind is ModMay Promotions. Joelle has done some great work for me so far.”
Dave Broderick,


I’m a publicist.  I work for you to get your music heard, garner media coverage, offer advice and help keep you organized in your music career.

Press Release Writing & Distribution to Media
Biography / Press Kit / EPK preparation
Event / Tour Promotions
Album / New Release Promotions
Grant Writing Assistance
Music Festival Submissions
Freelance Writing / Contributions to Print Media

ModMay will plan/develop, implement and follow-up individually on your publicity campaign, including submissions to radio, print/web media and television, tracking and keeping record of all feedback, social networking updates, and organization/booking of interviews, articles, providing detailed invoices for work completed. Individual follow-up and the fostering of good media relations is a key part of ModMay Promotions and a strong contributor to the success of your publicity campaign.

If you would like more information on specific services offered, please contact Joelle May at your earliest convenience.