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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

CARAS Announces 2008-2009 Board of Directors


CANADIAN ACADEMY OF RECORDING ARTS AND SCIENCES ANNOUNCES
2008-2009 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Toronto, ON (October 8, 2008) - The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) is pleased to announce its 2008-2009 Board of Directors, and would especially like to welcome and acknowledge the following new members to the Board:

Bruce Allen: President, Bruce Allen Management
Vivian Barclay: General Manager, Warner Chappell Music Canada Ltd.
Humphrey Kadaner: President, HMV Canada
Julien Paquin: President Agency Division, Paquin Entertainment
Patti Anne Tarlton: VP Live Entertainment, Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd.

"The Canadian music industry continues to be shaped and influenced by the degree of energy and enthusiasm invested by those who participate in it. We are privileged to have such a talented and passionate Board from all spectrums of the music industry to steer CARAS' goals in a positive and assertive direction," said Melanie Berry, President of CARAS.

CARAS gratefully acknowledges the commitment of its Board members who continue to proactively impact Canada's music industry and bring forth their expertise, insights and leadership to the CARAS organization.

The Complete List of the 2008-2009 CARAS Board of Directors and Officers:

Chair: Stephen Stohn, President/Executive Producer, Epitome Pictures
President: Melanie Berry, President, Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
1st Vice-President: Deane Cameron, President, EMI Music Canada
2nd Vice-President: Steve Kane, President, Warner Music Canada
Secretary/Treasurer: Darren Throop, President & CEO, Entertainment One

Bruce Allen: President, Bruce Allen Management
Vivian Barclay: General Manager, Warner Chappell Music Canada Ltd.
Shane Carter: Co-President, SONY BMG Music (Canada) Inc.
Vinny Cinquemani: President, SL Feldman & Associates
Kim Cooke: Owner, Pheromone Recordings
Jim Cuddy: Musician
Rob Farina: Vice-President Programming, CHUM Radio
Paul Haagenson: President, Canada, West, Live Nation
Ralph James: President, The Agency Group Canada
Humphrey Kadaner: President, HMV Canada
Randy Lennox: President & CEO, Universal Music Canada
Aideen O'Brien: President, Mighty Craic
Julien Paquin: President Agency Division, Paquin Entertainment
Patti Anne Tarlton: VP Live Entertainment, Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd.
Chris Taylor: Owner & Founder, Taylor Mitsopulos Klein Oballa
Louis Thomas: President & CEO, Sonic Entertainment Group

About CARAS:
The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences/L'academie canadienne des arts et des sciences de l'enregistrement (CARAS) is a not-for-profit organization created to preserve and enhance the Canadian music and recording industries and to contribute toward higher artistic and industry standards. The main focus of CARAS is the exploration and development of opportunities to showcase and promote Canadian artists and music through vehicles such as The JUNO Awards. For more information on the 38th Annual JUNO Awards or the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences' (CARAS) please visit our websites at
www.carasonline.ca and www.junoawards.ca.

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