About us

Respect Music (RM) was established in 2008 on the Gold Coast of Queensland Australia, initially as an entertainment booking agent. However, over years RM has grown to be one of the Gold Coast and Brisbane’s premium entertainment and marketing consultancy companies.

Servicing everything from entertainment for weddings, private events and parties through to festivals, corporate activations, international tour management, entertainment scheduling and management for large international hotel chains, casinos and venues, artist development, recording and music production, multi camera live streaming and conferencing, photography, filming, directing, editing and production of music clips and event promotions.

RM are always on the hunt for fresh talent and offer all aspects of artist development to aid artists in either, preparing for entry into the music industry or even levelling up their game.

Driven by passion for music and always guided heavily by their mission statement “Love + Respect + Music” Respect Music owners James and Andrea Canning endeavour to be better versions of themselves everyday by offering value and enhancing each and every experience and event they are involved with.


Why we do what we do and what we give in our service.


How we treat the industry and people in it.


The product of our love and gift to all.

Our Founder

James Canning

James is the founder and co owner of Respect Music, which was conceived back in the mid 2000’s as a means of offering more soulful and worldly entertainment options to the Australian Gold Coast. James has been in the music business in some capacity, since the mid 90’s and has been one of the purveyors of the underground Electronic Funk and Soul Music scene on the East Coast of Australia since 2001. Having produced and performed under his own name and numerous aliases such as No Siesta, Rubber Johnson, The Rhythm Method, Creative Consciousness, Black Cherry, Hot Jam and Disco Finger.

Respect Music for Artists

Respect Music has been founded by artists for artists. Our focus is to provide the best entertainment to venues while supporting and helping develop great artists throughout Australia and worldwide. We can’t wait to have you join our team or one of our streamed events as a guest artist.

Respect Music for Venues

Whether you’re a venue or holding a special private event Respect Music has the artists to lift the energy as a resident or one time events. Music and entertainment is not just our business it’s our passion and our professional artists share the same love and respect for all things music and performance.

Respect Music for Events

Here at Respect Music we hold live stream events every month with artists from across the globe, you can join to view our past event gallery or look to see what upcoming events we have planned. If you planning your own event, whether it’s a wedding, function or private party we’ve got your music and entertianment covered.

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