The Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA) is pleased to announce that Brian Hetherman has been appointed Interim Manager of MusicOntario, effective December 7, 2015.
“On behalf of our Board of Directors and staff, we are very excited to welcome Brian to the team. The breadth of his experience in and knowledge of our industry on both national and provincial levels will be an incredible asset to the organization,” says CIMA’s President, Stuart Johnston. “MusicOntario activities are in full swing, and with Brian’s vision, guidance and expertise, we look forward to delivering vital programming to best serve our artists and industry across Ontario in 2016.”
Brian brings with him over 25 years of experience in the music industry, with labels, funding organizations, professional associations, and with his own label, management and publishing companies, Curve Music and Cerberus Management, established in 2003.
“Music Ontario was created to give a presence and voice to Ontario-based artists and labels, and in my own small way through my various endeavours, I like to think I have tried to do the same thing,” say Brian. “It’s incredibly exciting to now be working with MusicOntario and to directly help strengthen the careers of Ontario’s emerging artists and music professionals, and our local industry in a much larger capacity.”
An industry veteran, Brian has extensive experience across all levels of the major and independent record label worlds, leading him to become the youngest head of A&R for both MCA Records and MCA Music Publishing (now Universal Music Group), a role he held until 2001. Brian’s leadership experience includes executive roles at organizations like FACTOR (Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings), Radio Starmaker, International Music Managers Forum, Music Managers Forum Canada, Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA), and the Musicians’ Rights Organization Canada (MROC), in addition to founding and heading Curve Music and Cerberus Artist Management.