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Friday, January 18, 2008

The Music Managers Forum Canada Introduces New Music Panel at the 2008 East Coast Music Awards Festival and Conference

For Immediate Release: January 18th, 2008


Toronto, ON - For the first time The Music Managers Forum Canada (The MMF Canada) will be collaborating with the East Coast Music Association (ECMA) to host The Music Managers Forum Canada Panel as part of the ECMA 2008 Conference. This round table discussion will focus on the role of the "Manager" and how the responsibilities and challenges are changing in 2008. The event will take place on Saturday February 9 th, 2008 at the Crown Plaza in Fredericton, New Brunswick.

The panel is open to ECMA delegates and will address the needs of music managers at all stages in their careers. Moderating the panel will be Brian Hetherman , President of The MMF Canada. Attendees will benefit from the experience and insights of panel speakers and industry veterans; Larry Wanagas of Bumstead Productions, Doug Kirby of LiveTourArtists, and Louis Thomas of Sonic Entertainment Group. Discussions will provide a realistic view of being a music manager, and will provide tools to tackle today's rapidly evolving music industry.

"We are very excited to be a part of the ECMA's" says Brian Hetherman. "This panel reflects the key principles of The MMF Canada, and creates another national opportunity to educate managers".

This year the East Coast Music Awards, Festival and Conference will be held in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Currently in their 20 th year, this event is a four-day music and industry festival featuring Canada's premiere East Coast musical talent. More than 2,500 individuals from the Canadian music industry are expected to attend the awards show, festival and conferences.

When: Saturday February 9 th, 2008

4:00pm - 5:15pm

Where: Crown Plaza Fredericton - Saint John/Miramachi/Restigouche Room

659 Queen St.

For additional information about The Music Managers Forum Panel please visit

For additional information about The MMF Canada please visit

About The Music Managers Forum Canada: The Music Managers Forum Canada (The MMF Canada) is a non-profit organization operating under the umbrella organization, International Music Managers Forum (IMMF). The overall goal of the IMMF and 14 MMF chapters around the world is to raise the professional standards and profile of music managers and most importantly their artists. The MMF Canada focuses on three main principles: education through workshops and panels; providing networking platforms between music managers and other relative sectors in the music industry; and lobbying on behalf of its members on key issues that shape the future of music. With over 100 members nationally, The MMF Canada has grown to become a tool to unify music managers.


For additional information regarding The MMF Canada, please contact:

Anisha Gliddon, Strut Entertainment:

416.861.0387 or

For additional information regarding the ECMA 2008 Conference, please contact:

Lynn Daigle, ECMA 2008 Conference Coordinator:

506.381.3820 or

Anisha Gliddon
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Strut Entertainment
96 Spadina Ave, Suite 310
Toronto, Ont M5V 2J6

P: 416 861-0387
F: 416 861-9179

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