Sponsored by Slaight Music
9th Annual MMF Honour Roll Reception & Dinner
Bymark Restaurant (66 Wellington St W, Toronto)
Tuesday May 5, 2015 – 5:00PM
Individual tickets for the cocktail reception and dinner are $100 + HST/service fee. Tables of 10 are available.
Looking to congratulate the honourees and pioneer?
Place an ad in the program to send your special messages to Rob/Eric and Pegi. Vendor ad space is also available. A full page ad is $500 + HST/service fee, and a half page ad is $250 + HST/service fee.
Music Managers Forum Canada is proud to announce the recipients of the Honour Roll and Brian Chater Pioneer Awards:
ROB LANNI & ERIC LAWRENCE
Honour Roll Award
Childhood friends, Rob Lanni and Eric Lawrence co-founded Coalition Music in the late 1980’s. A full-service management company with true artist development as the lynchpin to its endeavours, Coalition Music helps artists to build globally successful careers. The current client roster includes the artists Our Lady Peace, Simple Plan, Finger Eleven, USS, Justin Nozuka, The Balconies, Andee, and Ben Caplan. In 2010, Lanni and Lawrence purchased and renovated a 12,000 square foot building in mid-Toronto (a former convent) that houses their management and record label offices, rehearsal and production suites, showcase room, recording studios, education spaces, their not-for-profit arm (Canada’s Music Incubator) and their charity arm (TEMPO).
Brian Chater Pioneer Award
“So happy I’m not receiving this posthumously.” – Pegi Cecconi
Pegi Cecconi is VP, or more accurately titled to industry folks – the QOFE, at SRO/Anthem, one of Canada’s leading full service entertainment firms that is located in Toronto, representing Rush for the last 40 years as well as artists such as Ian Thomas, Max Webster, Gowan, The Tea Party, Steven Page, Big Wreck, and more. Cecconi got her start as an agent booking bands and started working with Ray Danniels in 1973. Along with Danniels, she helped build the model of SRO/ANTHEM “The Original 360″, into the full service firm that handled all aspects of the artists career – and specifically looked after the independent publishing company and label. Active in the international and national market for over 40 years, Ms. Cecconi draws upon diverse knowledge and experience in the music industry acquired through her involvement in the publishing, legal affairs, touring, merchandising, management, recording and record and video production fields. Ms. Cecconi currently sits on the board of directors for CIMA, CMRRA and IDLA, and was a past Chair of FACTOR.
The Honour Roll Reception and Dinner takes place during Canadian Music Week May 1-10, 2015.