Afrida Nawar Music Industry Professional

Toronto, ON, Canada

Afrida Nawar

Toronto, ON

[email protected]
‭(647) 262-7584‬


A position in the music that will utilize my strong experience and abilities in sales, marketing, social media, customer service, leadership and as a high performing team member. HIGHLIGHTS OF QUALIFICATIONS • Over 8 years of experience in providing a high level of customer service to a wide range of guests, clients, and customers. • Approachable with a positive attitude; articulate and knowledgeable. • Highly Professional with a strong understanding of the importance of first impressions. • Friendly individual with excellent communication skills who is open to learning. • Fast learner who takes initiative and can perform independently or function in a team. • Highly knowledgeable in marketing/sales strategies, CRM/social media platforms and photo/video editing tools. • Avid lover of music, film, art and everything related.


Master’s in Public Relations
University of Westminster – London, Greater London
September 2013 to April 2014

Bachelor of Arts in Music industry
RMIT University – Melbourne VIC
July 2009 to July 2012



Marketing & Events Coordinator
Terroni Restaurant – Toronto, ON
April 2018 to Present
Manage all current client files.
Go through all OpenTable reservations and take notes of special requests.
Organize and archive all completed events for pitches and booking new events.
Make and receive calls/emails from current and potential clients/partners about special events.
Answer emails and phone calls about events.
Handle and organize all private and large party events requests for up to 200 guests in the restaurant.
Creating set menus, designing floor plans for special events, booking and ordering necessary items (DJs,
floral and table arrangements, specialty food items (cakes), liaising with Head Chef regarding menu items
and pricing accordingly.
Taking and settling all payments for events.
Attend industry events and work with businesses to market the brand.
Research and come up with innovative ideas for Terroni magazine.
Photograph various food items and products for social media posts.
Conduct tours of various locations for media outlets.

Concert Photographer
Various Publications – Toronto, ON
April 2008 to Present
Attend and photograph bands for various online and print magazines i.e. AP Magazine, NME and Kerrang.
Also photograph and interview bands while attending their shows in various venues music festivals
i.e. Download Festival, Glastonbury, Bestival, Hellfest, Copenhell, Grasshopper, Heavy MTL, Heavy TO,
Amnesia RockFest, ACL, Mad Cool, Wacken and Warped Tour.

Digital Marketing Coordinator
Rough Trade Records – London, Greater London
July 2015 to February 2018
Curate and manage all digital content and editorial used for social media, product pages, events, weekly
Advance, announce, promote, and execute all events.
Organize all publicity events.
Manage the booking, artwork collection, and printing of all in-store marketing co-op.
Collect and report resulting data analytics from weekly socials, monthly co-op and key campaigns.
Lead interns in all day-to-day projects and event assistance.
Assist with writing grants for artists and coordinate all tour promotions.

Licensing Coordinator/ Assistant Music Supervisor
SoundLounge – London, Greater London
October 2013 to July 2015
License and invoice for all synch areas for the use of acquired music.
Analyze, review and resolve revision requests with clients.
Manage all aspects of contract administration for the foregoing licenses, including tracking outstanding
licenses, and tracking the receipt of license fees, royalties and other payments from clients.
Monitor and pursue license fee collections.
Process license fee payments; reconcile payment log with monthly reports
Maintain synch licensing database.
Collect cue sheets.
Maintain licensing database.
Assist in other areas of Licensing department as needed.
Process and log all incoming payments; reconcile payment log with monthly reports.
Research music catalogues as per Music Supervisor’s request.
Respond to emails/calls forwarded by Music Supervisor.
Contact and maintain relationships with various agencies regarding current and future projects.

Licensing & Domestic Releases
Modular Recordings – Melbourne VIC
January 2011 to August 2013
Developed and executed retail marketing plans for domestic releases. Coordinated all licensing and
publishing activity for the label artists and publishing venture.
Managed the production of physical product and promotional merchandise
Engaged digital retailers and streaming services in Australia to promote Modular Recordings artists and
prioritize releases.
Developed and execute social media strategies across multiple platforms.

Management & Label Assistant
Liberation Music – Melbourne VIC
January 2010 to December 2010
Managing and maintaining comprehensive calendars for management, including scheduling for both
management responsibilities.
Assist with all promotional and publicity events.
Attend and photograph all artists for the label.
Input daily lists of calls, meetings, offers, and approvals pending
Work with travel agent to oversee and book all hotel accommodations as well as air and ground
Assist with the implementation of artists’ projects.
Maintain correspondence between management.
Making and coordinating various appointments.