For Immediate Release:

July 2020 (Ottawa/ Toronto, ON)

Ricki Ayela releases her new single on all of your favourite streaming services today!!

Ricki has been consistently releasing new music over the last year, building on a solid fan base, and claiming her space as a contender in the Pop world!

Stream the new song here: RICKI AYELA BAD SIDE ON SPOTIFY

Thanks for all of your support and we look forward to bringing you more music regularly, check RICKI AYELA to keep in the loop on future releases!





Ricki Ayela’s E.P. “Over Complicated” released today!

For Immediate Release:

March 2020 (Ottawa/ Toronto, ON)

SGMGRoupartists are proud to introduce the brand new E.P. from Toronto based recording artist Ricki Ayela.

Jam packed with pop ear worms, this EP is a compilation of some past releases mixed with some fresh tracks!

Ricki is Canada’s up and coming pop diva! Her first E.P. , a mix of 7 pop tracks crafted by some hot producers, including Los Angeles based producer Jaylien Wesley, who’s achievements include producing and writing the single “Beautiful” by Akon which sold millions across the world, and in 2013 he went on to co-write the song “Scream and Shout” featuring will.i.am, and Britney Spears, which sold close to 4 million singles in the U.S. alone. Overcomplicated is a collection of sweet beats, layered by Ricki’s mesmerizing vocal tones!

This introductory single “Feel Your Love” marks her first delivery to the Korean market, and her first delivery to Canadian radio!!

Put Ricki on your “one to watch” list as she will be a force to be reckoned with as 2020 unfolds!

For media inquires or bookings, please contact steve@sgmgroupartists.com

Andrew Cassara “Bad Bad” releases today!!!

For Immediate Release:

March 2020 (Ottawa/ Toronto, ON)

The brand new single “Bad Bad”, the lead up to Andrew Cassara’s upcoming funk/disco inspired pop album “Freak On Repeat” releases today! Pre-sales for CD and Vinyl are available now right here


You can check out the track right here: https://andrewcassara.ffm.to/badbad

At SGMGRoupArtists, we are excited to support and participate in the next phase of Andrew’s music career!


At this time we would like to make special mention of the following organization that has been a key contributor to the project! Thanks to Factor for your ongoing support of Canadian artists. Without you, there would be a lot less great Canadian music out there to listen to!



For all media inquiries please contact: Cassandra Popescu: STRUT ENTERTAINMENT

Management: Steve Gardiner @SGMGroupArtists


SGMGroupArtists Q1 Releases 2020

For Immediate Release:

February 2020 (Ottawa/ Toronto, ON)

The team at the SGMGroupArtists headquarters are very proud to present our Q1 releases for 2020!!

“Bad Bad” will be the lead off single from Andrew Cassara’s upcoming funk/disco flavoured full length album. The single will start an avalanche of releases for Andrew in 2020! You can hear the song on March 27, 2020 and pre-orders / pre-saves start on March 21, 2020.

“Freak On Repeat” Andrew Cassara’s first full length album (not counting 2019’s single compilation “The Big Bang” will be available for pre-orders/ pre-saves on March 29, 2020, and pre-orders for vinyl units start Sunday February 23rd right here FREAK ON REPEAT VINYL PRE-ORDERS!

“Over Complicated” a first pop E.P. for Ricki Ayela will be made available for pre-orders/ pre-saves on March 21st, with the E.P. full release on March 27, 2020!!

Finally, the Korean Edition of Andrew Cassara’s “Freak On Repeat” will be available to Korean fans on May 01, 2020 through our partners in Korea, Sound Republica!

With a newly formed partnership in Asia, we will soon be announcing the release of our catalogue to Chinese DSP providers! Dates coming for this soon!!!

SGMGroupArtists proudly continues on our mission to develop world class artists! For business inquiries, partnerships, or just to drop us a line and say hi, please contact us at steve@sgmgroupartists.com


Ricki Ayela – Canadian Radio here we come!

For Immediate Release:

January 20 /2020 (Ottawa/ Toronto, ON)

The SGMGRoupArtists team is proud to announce that Ricki Ayela is at Canadian CHR Top 40 Radio with her new single “Feel Your Love”.

Make sure to call your favorite Canadian top 40 local stations and request Ricki!!!

Ricki is an up and coming Canadian recording artist based out of Toronto Ontario. Over the last year Ricki has been working closely with a number of producers in Canada and the U.S., writing new music and slowly defining her pop sound. Most notably she has recently partnered with Jaylien, a Los Angeles rapper, singer, songwriter and producer who has written for Akon, will.i.am, Britney Spears, Chris Brown, Snoop Dogg, and many more…..In Canada, she has worked with music producers Steve Gardiner, Cole Hauer and more.

She is now preparing for a live tour, and continuing work on an E.P. to be released early in 2020. She has entered into a management agreement with Steve Gardiner (SGMGRoupArtists) and we look forward to watching her career develop. Ricki is most certainly one to watch in 2020 and we can confirm this firecracker is about to explode!!

Check out her new website here. Follow the links to her social media, and enjoy the ride with us!


Andrew Cassara @ Canadian Radio

For Immediate Release:

September 6 /2019 (Ottawa, ON)

SGMGroupArtists are proud to announce the release of Andrew Cassara’s “Dancing Mono” to Canadian CHR Top 40 and Hot AC radio now!! With some representation through Tandem Tracks, and with distribution through SGMGRoupArtists / AWAL, this new single represents yet another step in Andrew’s contribution to the Canadian  pop music scene. With several trips planned this fall to Asia, including Singapore, and Japan, we look forward to requests at radio back home for this new song, and we hope that radio programers across the country will give this one a shot!! Thanks to the stations that have already picked it up, and we look forward to bringing you more music as 2020 brings a full album release (with financial assistance provided by Factor), a tour of Asia, and another fast moving year for Andrew and his team!