03/19/2012 09:13 EDT | Updated 05/19/2012 05:12 EDT

New talent Kristina Maria

Vito Luprano, the Montrealer who managed Céline Dion in the 1980s, has new star under his wing, Kristina Maria, a Lebanese-Canadian pop singer from Ottawa who is gearing up for her first album.

CBC’s Deana Sumanac talked to Luprano about why he came out of retirement and how the music business has changed since he managed Dion.