Ari Kaplan, Head of Publishing and Business Development, Paper Bag Records
Ari Kaplan is a lawyer and head of publishing and business development at Paper Bag Records in Toronto. Paper Bag Records is one of North America’s leading independent record labels originating Toronto’s new century sound. The 2014 roster includes Sam Roberts Band, Austra, Elliott Brood, Frog Eyes, The Luyas, PS I Love You, Rural Alberta Advantage, Greylands, Cuff the Duke and others.
Ari puts the best of Paper Bag Records into TV, film, advertising and games. He works with artists, music supervisors, producers, distributors and other professionals in the arts & media world. As a lawyer, Ari is recognized as one of Canada’s top attorneys; he is a partner at a downtown Toronto firm, a law professor at three universities, the author of Canada’s leading textbook in his area, and has been counsel at the Supreme Court of Canada. Ari was the 2013 Lawyer of the Year in his practice area awarded by Best Lawyers in Canada and is highly recommended by Lexpert and Chambers Global.