September 14, 2015
Some of the biggest movers and shakers in Canada’s music industry have been doing some, well… movin’ and shakin’ over the past couple weeks.
First, there was the news that the co-founder of one of the country’s most iconic and longstanding independent record labels, Jeffrey Remedios at Arts & Crafts, would be leaving to take duties as President and CEO of Universal Music Canada. He’s replacing Randy Lennox, who has moved on to the role of president of entertainment production and broadcasting at Bell Media. Kieran Roy will move into the position of A&C Prez. Remedios will retain his ownership share and continue to serve as board member.
Then just last week it was announced that Deane Cameron would be taking the reigns as President and CEO of The Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto. In 2010, Cameron was named a member of the Order of Canada, and has won the Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award, the lifetime achievement celebration given annually at the JUNO Awards.
And around the same time, Canadian Music Week welcomed Rick Fenton as their new Vice President of Business Development. Fenton has spent most of his life working in the music biz: as a musician; at CBC as a network music producer; as the Artistic Director of the Winnipeg Folk Festival; and the Executive Director of Music Ontario, among numerous other roles.
In Other News:
- East Coast music royalty form new supergroup Tuns: http://exclaim.ca/Music/article/sloan_superfriendz_inbreds_members_team_up_as_tuns_premiere_first_single
- Nominees announced for the Canadian Folk Music Awards: http://exclaim.ca/Music/article/canadian_folk_music_awards_announce_2015_nominees
- Feist, Dan Mangan, and more rally to protest Stephen Harper: http://www.aux.tv/2015/09/canadian-musicians-join-forces-against-stephen-harper/
- Amazing Grace Aretha Franklin recording doc pulled from TIFF 2015: http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/movies/2015/09/05/judge-blocks-aretha-franklin-documentary-from-screening-at-telluride-film-festival.html
- Drake and city councilor Norm Kelly joined Future at Ryerson’s frosh week festivities: http://noisey.vice.com/en_ca/blog/drake-and-future-at-ryerson-pictures
– Matt Williams