Amy Terrill, Music Canada’s Executive Vice President, has been appointed to Canadian Music Week’s (CMW) 2017 Co-Chair Committee. The seven-member committee is made up of music industry veterans representing the publishing, broadcasting, live music, music technology, agent, and label sectors.
The committee members are:
- Erin Benjamin – Executive Director, Music Canada Live
- Jack Ross – Agent, President and COO, United Talent Agency
- Jay Rosenzweig – Founding Partner, Rosenzweig & Company
- Jeff Leake – Director of Music Programming, SiriusXM
- Ross MacLeod – Program Director, 1 The Edge
- Amy Terrill – Executive Vice President, Music Canada
- Vincent Degiorgio – President/Founder, Chapter 2 Productions
“I’m in such great company on CMW’s Co-Chair Committee – what an honour! CMW and Music Canada have forged a very successful relationship over the years which has included putting together some very inspiring programming. I am excited to build on this partnership in 2017 in my role on the Co-Chair committee,” says Terrill.
For more than a decade, Music Canada has sponsored CMW’s Global Forum Networking Breakfast, an annual event that brings the global music community together to discuss topics affecting the industry. In 2016, the Global Forum recognized individuals and organizations who are using music to make the world a better place. Laura Hassler, Founder and Director of Musicians without Borders, delivered a terrific keynote address titled “War Divides, Music Connects: Using Rock for Reconciliation.”
During 2016’s conference, Music Canada, IFPI and CMW presented a day-long international creative economy summit inspired by, and named after, Music Canada and IFPI’s pivotal report, The Mastering of a Music City. The summit featured speakers and music cities experts from Canada, the US, UK, Germany and Denmark. Austin, Texas was a focal point of the summit, and the report, due to its incredible music economy, where music tourism accounts for almost half of their US$1.6 billion economic output. Toronto and Austin formed a Music City Alliance in 2013 to promote mutual growth opportunities between governments and industry.
CMW 2017 will run from April 18-22 and over 800 bands will perform at more than 40 venues in downtown Toronto. The festival will also host the first Austin-Toronto showcase, featuring premier talent from both cities. The showcase is an outcome of an Austin-Toronto Alliance Summit, where industry leaders met in Toronto in June of 2016.