Justin West

President – Secret City Records Canada

North America

Justin West is the President of Secret City Records and Secret City Publishing, both of which he founded in 2006 in Montreal, Canada. He has been immersed in music all of his life, spending many of his summers as teenager working for his father, Jim West (founder and president of Justin Time Records), and learning the business along the way. In 2004, Justin completed a Bachelor of Commerce with honours from McGill University, only to quench his thirst for music and entrepreneurship with Secret City shortly thereafter.

Today, Secret City is home to such artists as Patrick Watson, The Barr Brothers, Basia Bulat, Plants and Animals, Owen Pallett, and Suuns. Justin oversees all of Secret City’s strategy and day-to-day operations and has devoted his career to the continued growth and global development of both the label and publishing entities. On top of running Secret City, Justin is on the board of directors of both the Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA) and the Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent On Record (FACTOR), and is the Canadian label representative for the Worldwide Independent Network (WIN) Council, a global forum for the professional independent music industry based out of the UK.