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Industry Insider: Adam Debevc, Manager of Sales at the Toronto Symphony Orchestra

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November 17, 2014
Adam Debevc, Toronto Symphony Orchestra

Our latest installation of the Industry Insiders delves into the career specifics of a Manager of Sales for a large scale music organisation. Adam Debevc speaks about his role at Toronto Symphony Orchestra, its members, funding, and how he rose to his current position. Read on to hear about Adam’s personal...
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Industry Insider: Brett O’Brien – Viddy iOS app co-founder interviewed

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July 24, 2012
Industry Insider: Brett O’Brien – Viddy iOS app co-founder interviewed

“The best advice I can give is to fail quickly and often! It is the fastest way to learn and to figure out what does not work!” – Brett O’Brien. The latest Insider in our series is the highly successful Brett O’Brien, Chairman and Co-founder of “Viddy”, a mobile video application...
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Industry Insider: Don Grubbs – PR President at Absolute Publicity

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June 27, 2012
Don Grubbs

INDUSTRY INSIDER: DON MURRY GRUBBS ( Publicist/ Company President. Absolute Publicity, Nashville.) Don Murry Grubbs is the President of the well reputed Public Relations Firm, ‘Absolute Publicity’, in Nashville, Tennessee. The company has a talent roster that spans from seasoned music veterans to some of Country Music’s rising stars; and their...
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Industry Insider: Tour Manager Tim Boardman [Tom Vek, Justin Hawkins, Third Eye Blind]

May 24, 2012
The Darkness at The Phoenix, Toronto, 1 February 2012 - photo by Brian Banks, Music Vice

Justin Hawkins is just one of many musicians that Tim Boardman has worked with – photo Brian Banks Hello Music Vice Readers! We are back with a second batch of Industry Insiders for you, with tips and stories from professionals on the inside of the music business. Ngawara Madison has been...
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Industry Insider – Mike Jonns – founder of This Feeling club nights and management company

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March 15, 2012
Industry Insider – Mike Jonns – founder of This Feeling club nights and management company

Mike Jonns is the founder and director of ‘This Feeling’; a tri-part company that includes band management, a record label, and a live music based club night. The club night in question is a huge crowd puller on the East London circuit; and has received numerous rave reviews from fans and...
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Industry Insider: Canadian Idol judge Jake Gold; CEO of The Management Trust

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March 8, 2012
Jake Gold

Our latest ‘Insider‘ is a famed International Artist Manager whose image is synonymous with the television series Canadian Idol, after his appearance on the judging panel for six seasons of the popular talent show. He has established himself as a key player on the international music scene over the space of...
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Industry Insider: Mark Zubek – independent Record Producer and Jazz musician

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March 4, 2012
Mark Zubek

Mark Zubek is a Toronto-based record producer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and jazz musician. He has produced, written and performed with a host of independent artists as well as Grammy award-winning jazz singer Betty Carter, Jen Chapin, Dave Holland, and Tony Levin. Ngawara Madison gets Zubek’s Industry Insider advice for aspiring recording artists out...
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Industry Insider: Alice Cooper and The Stooges biographer Jeffrey Morgan

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February 29, 2012
Alice Cooper, 2008 - photo Brian Banks, www.brianbanks.co.uk

Jeffrey Morgan, biographer of Alice Cooper and The Stooges and former Canadian editor of CREEM magazine, on musicians in the Justin Bieber generation: “It’s gotten a lot worse; now they’re all alkie homo junkie drug addicts”. It’s fair to say our latest Industry Insider interview is a bit different from the...
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Industry Insider: Ollie Russian – UK radio plugger and noted music blogger

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February 25, 2012
Ollie Russian

Ollie Russian is Head of Radio for leading UK Music PR company, Anorak London; which specialises in PR for national print, radio, digital PR, digital marketing and social media (www.anoraklondon.com). Ollie is also an award winning blogger, and a widely acclaimed DJ who plays top London venues such as Pony, Frog,...
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Industry Insider: music publisher Sharon Dean (owner Respect Music Ltd and former PRS Director of Licensing)

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February 23, 2012
Sharon Dean

Sharon Dean is the Director of Respect Music Limited, a highly reputed Music Publishing company based in the UK. Sharon also sits on the board for the Association of Independent Music (AIM) and is Executive Director of the National Association of Record Industry Professionals, known as NARIP. A music publisher is...
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