Richard Picart
Entertainment Industry Executive

Richard Picart has dedicated the past three decades to making waves in the inspirational entertainment industry. With a sharp focus on amplifying the voices of businesses, celebrities, and gospel artists, Richard has mastered capturing people's attention with strategic finesse. His agility and acute awareness of the ever-evolving marketing landscape enable him to seamlessly bridge the gap between brand vision and consumer interests, all while employing the industry's most cutting-edge tactics and principles to create high-value opportunities.

Richard's journey in the Canadian gospel music industry is a remarkable testament to his passion and dedication. His career began in 1986 when he started selling local gospel concert tickets. Still, it was in 1989 that he made his mark by promoting the first gospel music concert featuring regional gospel choirs. His role expanded as he stepped into management, music production, and event promotion, impacting the careers of renowned artists such as Marvia Providence, Londa Larmond, Sharon Riley, Faith Chorale, Paulis Sanchez, and the Toronto Mass Choir.

His influence didn't stop there. Richard Picart's stint at, a publicly traded gospel music news portal, facilitated strong connections between the US and Canadian Christian music markets, solidifying his status as a pivotal figure in the industry.
Richard's influence extends far beyond the confines of traditional marketing. He ventured into the world of specialty television, spearheading the launch of Vertical TV. Moreover, he has played an integral role in shaping the next generation of market builders and business innovators, earning recognition as a thought leader and lecturer at the prestigious University of Toronto.

Workshop(s) by Richard Picart

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