"Parkside Mike" Renaud at the Hidden Pony offices. His acts have won Junos and Hamilton Music Awards. - Kaz Novak,The Hamilton Spectator
"Parkside Mike" Renaud at the Hidden Pony offices. His acts have won Junos and Hamilton Music Awards. - Kaz Novak,The Hamilton Spectator

Slaight Music Partners With Hidden Pony


Slaight Music has entered into a strategic partnership with Hidden Pony Records & Management.  

Under terms of the new deal, “Parkside” Mike Renaud will act as a consultant for the entire Slaight Music roster as regards to artist management, artists development, A&R and joint venture music releases.    

Hidden Pony currently manages Slaight Music artist Kayla Diamond and will partner with Slaight Music on the $100,000  “It’s Your Shot 2017” contest launching December 15, 2017.

“We are excited to have Mike join our team at Slaight Music,” says Derrick Ross/President of Slaight Music. "Slaight Music has established itself as a company that continues to develop new talent and our plan is to extend our reach through all aspects of the artists’ careers. Mike’s considerable experience in A&R and Artist Development at Aquarius Records, V2 Records as well as his work building Hidden Pony Records & Management provides another layer of expertise that we know will benefit our artists and our long-term goals at the Slaight Music company.  

“The Slaight Team is developing some very exciting talent which very much aligns with our music tastes”, states Parkside Mike.  “We are thrilled with the opportunity to bring new ideas and perspectives that will initiate the momentum that is so crucial in building the long-term career of an artist today”.


About Slaight Music

Slaight Music was started in 2011 with a mandate to support the Canadian music community through a variety of initiatives and to develop Canadian talent through strategic partnerships with industry peers.  The company works with artists from across the country and the musical spectrum, helping to further careers and get great music heard. Slaight Music’s roster and industry partners include Jessica Mitchell (RGK), Sam Drysdale (Warner), Jillea (Slaight Music), Kayla Diamond (Cadence Music), Ryan Langdon (Slaight Music), Theo Tams (Slaight Music), Notifi & Ascot Royals (Sony Music Canada).

About Hidden Pony Records & Management

Initially conceived in 2007, Hidden Pony Records & Management has established itself as one of the premiere talent-development labels in Canada. A partnership between noted A&R guru “Parkside” Mike Renaud and his legendary mentor Donald Tarlton (aka Donald K Donald), the imprint was launched to have all the tools and resources necessary to help find and develop some of today’s most promising up and coming Canadian artists. The company’s roster of management clients includes The Dirty Nil, Said The Whale, Jeremy Fisher, Odds, The JB’s and Kayla Diamond.

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