TRUE NORTH: A Life In The Music Business


June 14, 4:30 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Toronto, Regency B

A Conversation with Bernie Finkelstein, presented by NXNE Interactive, sheds light on the great Canadian music icon. The event is hosted by Exclaim! Editor and Co-author of Have Not Been the Same, Michael Barclay on Thursday, June 14, 4:30 p.m at the Hyatt Regency Toronto, Regency B, 370 King Street West. 

Barclay will explore Finkelstein’s storied career: how he oversaw the growth of True North Records, worked with a who’s who of rock and pop music and led industry associations to support and promote music. Finkelstein’s memoir, True North: A Life In The Music Business, is published by McClelland & Stewart.

Finkelstein has played a pivotal role in bringing great Canadian music to the rest of the world for over five decades. Now, a couple years after selling his beloved True North Records, including the successes of over 400 releases, 49 Junos, 40 gold and platinum records, he is finally ready to talk. The producer, label owner, artist manager and ex-chair of MuchFACT and CIRPA, opens up about his life and times in the Canadian music industry. He recounts his experiences working with some of Canada’s greatest musical talent, including The Paupers, Bruce Cockburn, Kensington Market, Murray McLauchlan, Blackie & The Rodeo Kings and Rough Trade – to name a few. He is also a member of the Order of Canada and an inductee of The Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame.

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