The popular music industry veteran is currently Chief Membership & Business Development Officer at SOCAN. Both there and in earlier music publishing positions, he has had a major career impact on dozens of major Canadian artists.
The industry veteran and Live Nation Senior VP will receive the honour at the Music and Broadcast Industry Awards Gala at CMW next May.
Shawn Mendes (pictured) will perform at the VMAs in NYC, Honey Jam returns, and CNW showcase applications are now open. Others in the news include Daisy Peterson Sweeney, Music PEI, Ron Mann, Ron Sexsmith, Joe Robertson, Manitoba Music, CNE, Tragedy Ann, and Harrison Brome. Videos added for your enjoyment.
Canadian Music Week organizers have released cheery attendance data for the 36th annual festival and conference that ran May 7 – 13 in Toronto.
As per usual, FYI lured intrepid socialite, sports enthusiast and ever-present Indie Week Programmer, Cameron Carpenter to cover the late night CMW parties.
Denise Ross, Rob Zifarelli, Ashley Poitevin, Daniel Caesar and Billy Talent all came up big at the 3rd annual Live Music Industry Awards on Friday
The third annual Music Cities Summit helped lay further foundations for international locales to become more music-minded, and the Global Creators panels suffered a bit of a disappointment when Nile Rodgers arrived too late to attend his scheduled fireside chat.
CMW's Friday Wrap offers a continuation of the two categories introduced Thursday: the Radio Interactive Panels and the Live Touring Panels.
Music Canada has followed up its milestone The Mastering of a Music City report with Keys to a Music City: Examining the Merits of Music Offices, Boards and Night Mayors, just in time for the third annual Music Cities Summit.
The controversy over gender imbalance at festivals continues, Fucked Up go underground at CMW, and the Sherlocks deliver elementary rock 'n roll. Also in the headlines are Grimes, Carla Bley, The Romeros, Lindsey Buckingham, 21st Century Fest, Childish Gambino, and ticket scalping.
The Sheraton lobby had started buzzing Wednesday afternoon when I spotted Sony's Sean Cordner, musicians Luther Mallory and Dylan Hennessy, Mediabase's Brett Gelfant, Doug Elliott from 94.9 The Rock, FYI's Kerry Doole, Michael McCarty from Socan, RPM's India Coran, artist manager Graham Stairs and radio doctor J.J. Johnston.
FYIMusicNews' intrepid team is attending CMW and reporting on a number of panels, in order to bring you the scoop and flavour of what promises to be some interesting discussions about the stature of the music and technology industries at this particular juncture.