As a native of Newfoundland and accomplished songwriter and composer himself, Richardson joined SOCAN in 2014 as General Manager, Los Angeles Division, bringing more than 20 years of progressive experience in the television, stage and music industries. Most recently, he was Creative Director with ole, Los Angeles, where he played an instrumental role in signing Steven Tyler, Timbaland and Clare Reynolds (a.k.a. Lollies). Over the years he's worked closely with SOCAN members Jim Vallance, Alan Frew, Dean Brody, Shiloh, The Novaks, film and TV composer Craig McConnell, and others. He has a wealth of experience introducing songs to music supervisors, placement in television and video, song critiquing and guidance, organizing song camps, and sourcing co-writing and industry opportunities.