A Conversation With…

A Conversation With…

Mitchell Cohen
August 17, 2015
by Bill King

Mitchell Cohen is President of The Daniels Corporation, a company that has built internationally recognized cultural institutions, including TIFF Bell Lightbox, the new home of the Toronto International Film Festival Group, and Daniels Spectrum, a new cultural centre in Regent Park.

Rob Braide
August 14, 2015
by Bill King

This week's Conversation with ... is Rob Braide, Chairman of the Board for the National Music Centre and a 30+ year veteran of the radio and music industries.

Jeff Parry, Oh Canada What A Feeling!
August 11, 2015
by David Farrell

"...I learned long ago when labels told a certain band from Liverpool that guitar bands were out, that the initial reviews for Les Miserables described it as a disaster, to not pay much heed to negativity in creating a new project."

John Derringer
August 10, 2015
by Bill King

"There is nowhere on earth I’m more comfortable than when I have a mike in front of me."

August 7, 2015
by Bill King

Michael Brecker was an original – a player you looked to for a clear view of the future. His influence and grasp of varying genres was way beyond jazz.

Larry Sarbit
August 4, 2015
by Bill King

Larry Sarbit on the success of Sirius/XM over the years: "I think it’s the unique content (available on SiriusXM) and people aren’t afraid to pay for it."

John Harris, Harris Institute
July 31, 2015
by Bill King

Recently, graduates from Harris have contributed to the #1 Billboard hits "Roar" by Katy Perry, "Wrecking Ball" by Miley Cyrus, "Earned It" by The Weeknd, the soundtrack for Fifty Shades of Grey and the music for the Mad Max trailer.

July 27, 2015
by Bill King

CaneFire is a riot of music incorporating Carib and Latin rhytms that classically trained Ledbetter absorbed from his travels through Trinidad, Cuba, Nicaragua, Venezuela, and Brazil.

Don Green, CCMA, Canadian Country Music Association
July 21, 2015
by David Farrell

Annually, 17,000 to 20,000 people attend at least one of Country Music Week’s twenty-five plus events, generating over 300 million media impressions.

Slaight Music
July 13, 2015
by Bill King

Standard Broadcasting sold its radio and TV assets to Astral Media in 2007. Since then, Gary Slaight has divided his time between being a white knight through the family trust, sitting on various not-for-profit boards, and developing Canadian talent incubator, Slaight Music. He sat with Bill King recently to discuss a range of topics. It's a conversation peppered with candor and insights, and it illuminates a complex man with a heart full of soul.

July 5, 2015
by Bill King

Saidah Baba Talibah has a rep as being a tough act to follow on stage. The daughter of Salome Bey has changed her name, is involved in a new musical and talks about her past, her future and family roots with Bill King.

Archie Alleyne
July 3, 2015
by Bill King

Bill King's longtime friend and bandstand partner drummer Archie Alleyne passed away earlier last month at age 82. It was his dream to have his own band playing his own music one day. That dream came true when Arch was 72 and it was then that the following Conversation took place.