Last Tango Productions is a publicity and promotions company offering marketing support in all areas of the music industry and in all music genres with a particular focus on national and international publicity and radio tracking. Over the years, Last Tango Productions has built an impressive track record. As head of the promotions team responsible for GOLD sales for native Canadian folk/rock duo Kashtin and rap group Naughty By Nature, Last Tango Productions subsequently became responsible for a large portion of publicity and promotions for Quality Records in the early ‘90s. Promotions for Quality Records included the Chris Sheppard Presents the Techno Trip release (platinum status), international techno sensation 2 Unlimited with their debut album Get Ready (platinum status), and the sequel album Sheppard’s Revenge, Techno 2 (platinum status).
The success of Last Tango Productions has continued to grow with promotions in all music genres across the country. Over the years, Last Tango Productions has been an integral part of the promotion teams responsible for a number of record-breaking artists including the Vengaboys (platinum) and Bran Van 3000 (platinum) and successfully launching as well as maintaining the careers of other familiar names (Ron Wood, Charlie Watts, Nickelback, Engelbert Humperdinck, Paul Gross, Huey Lewis & The News, The Nylons, Helmut Lotti, Ginette Reno, The Barra MacNeils, Mike Plume, Oliver Schroer, Saga and many more).
Last Tango Productions has been nominated best publicity and/or radio promotions company for five consecutive years at the Canadian Music Week industry awards. President of Last Tango Productions, Yvonne Valnea, has also contributed her many years of experience in the music industry as a respected juror for the Juno Awards, Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards, FACTOR, and the Havelock Country Music Showdown. In 2008, she was the first radio promotions person to contribute a column to music industry trade magazine FYI (click here for full article), and was the featured radio tracker panelist at the FACTOR seminar ‘Getting Your Music On Air’. Yvonne Valnea continues to contribute as a panelist for events such as Canadian Music Week and Country Music Week, the Ontario Country Music Association and FACTOR.
"To be successful in the music industry, there is so much to do to make it so. Besides the fact that you need to have amazing product, you also need to hire the right people to promote your music. With a slogan that says ‘breaking artists – making names’ Last Tango Productions is just that company."