Artist Merch & Media

Vital Merch & Media is a Canadian based company located in the capital city of Ottawa. It is owned and operated by recording artists, designers and media developers Jasen Ridge and Fabien Melanson. It was launched primarily as a online Print-On-Demand (POD) affordable merch service for recording artists to help remove the burden of independently managing warehousing, fulfillment and shipping logistics. Vital has built essential partnerships with Canadian POD manufacturers to offer their clients high sales commissions on a variety of signature merch products. In addition to a sustainable sales platform that effectively removes upfront capital investment costs, Vital also exclusively creates all the merchandise designs for every artist that wants to sell on the Vital online merch platform. Artists are encouraged to apply towards earning a spot on their exclusive roster of professional recording artists to receive 75% commission rates of each item sold. In addition, Vital offers the incentive of designing your first artwork to be applied towards a premium tee to be showcased in their shop. Artist who opt in for more artwork are than offer and 2nd generous incentive of having their own unique artist merch site built for them to be accessed through the Vital service portal.



Jasen is a professional recording artist who started his career in country rock music in 2010. In 2014 he released his first 7 song ep. and hit radio single entitled "Deep Water" in 2016 that was released internationally making CMR Nashville's full rotation of artist roster in Europe, top 10 Most Downloaded Independent Artist and reached American Modern Country radio broadcasting playlists being spun next to country superstars Carrie Underwood and Tim McGraw. A side from music, Jay is a professional digital artist, designer, media developer, video director and editor. He is also owner and operator of action sportswear company Lifeline Gear & Racing and White Noise Media Productions that produces video series within the suspense thriller, supernatural and horror gendre for online platforms such as Amazon Prime. Jay lives and breaths art and music.



Fabien is a professional recording artist who began his career in rock bands and grew into a formidable live entertainment powerhouse with duo partner Justin Trudeau performing at almost every respectable pub across Canada. Together they also form the beloved / indie / folk / band "Etoile Noire" that performs and records both anglophone and francophone music. Much like Jasen's professional profile, Fabien boasts equally impressive artistic talents and merged his efforts with Jasen to launch Vital Studio. He is also co-owner of White Noise Media Productions and works as First-Assistance Director on video series releases. A side from his musical and media endeavours, he is a professional graphic designer and developer who respectively has been at the helm on various projects for high grade clients.



Mandy is Jasen Ridge's spouse and Vital's most trusted professional photographer for a roster of high profile projects. She has a gifted penchant for capturing life's most memorable moment behind the lens and has become the go-to force for music artist photography that also produce creative graphic elements towards artist merchandise. She is also co-owner of White Noise Media Productions and works a cinematographer of video series releases.

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