A local entrepreneur says he is humbled by the support he has received from several government agencies and Thunder Bay’s Economic Development Commission.
Jean-Paul De Roover recently launched a website for his music and audio production studio and is happy there’s support for the arts.
“Willing to take a risk on a business that’s not the typical business that would be looking for funding, for example, you would normally see businesses related to an industry that is more likely to be successful, whereas this is an arts and entertainment business.”
De Roover tells us he started taking clients behind the scenes but is now making a public push for his business Blueprints.
He notes the services he offers are needed in Thunder Bay.
“We cater to music, film and television industries so that can be anything from musicians wanting to record their music for their next cd, or composition for a company’s new television commercial, ADR for film, location sound, or voice-over work, we also do consultations to help people with the granting process.”
The public announcement of his studio has been in the works for the past six months and is located in De Roover’s home.
De Roover says “a lot of composers are moving their studios to their private residences since it’s easier to maintain and is a more interesting creative space to be in.”