Kim Lajoie is a Melbourne-based music producer and promoter. With two and a half decades of music behind him, Kim has extensive music industry experience spanning film composition, performing, recording, lecturing, video production, photography, publicity, online marketing and management. He has worked with a wide range of internationally-acclaimed Melbourne artists including Andrea Marr (2012 MBAS Blues Performer of the Year), Jennifer Kingwell (Jane Austen Argument, Amanda Palmer), Rose Wintergreen (2013 MusicOz dance / electronic winner), Florelie Escano (Falls/Glastonbury), Playwrite (Katie Noonan), Gosti (2012 Songs Alive Australia winner), Iain Archibald (Sony BMG), Brightly (Tweetflight) and Elephant Eyes.
Kim also has significant teaching experience, having taught music composition at Monash University and the Australian Institute of Music in lectures, small groups and one-on-one consultations. He also regularly writes on topics relating to composition, production and engineering on his blog (http://blog.kimlajoie.com).
Kim launched Obsessive Music (http://obsessive-music.com) in 2010 following the success of his artist showcase and concept recording project 'Obsession'. Having been a producer and recording artist himself, he saw an urgent need in today's changing music industry to integrate music production with down-to-earth planning and promotion. With the declining capacity of traditional record labels, artists are increasingly shouldering the responsibility to resource and promote their own projects. Obsessive Music exists to provide label-like support to independent artists while allowing the artists to retain their flexibility and creative control.