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Ezrin Headlines SymposiumDec 10 2004

Toronto – December 10, 2004 – Juno Hall of Famer, Bob Ezrin will be among the presenters on February 5 as part of a symposium called Music, Money and the Law-An Insider’s Guide to the Business of Music.

Ezrin is a thirty-year music industry leader having worked with artists like Alice Cooper and Lou Reed. The Toronto-born producer, arranger, and writer has also played a major role in the success of some of music’s most successful artists including Peter Gabriel, KISS, Jane’s Addiction and Nine Inch Nails. He also produced the hugely successful and critically acclaimed album, ‘The Wall’, by Pink Floyd, which is currently celebrating its 25th anniversary.

“We’re delighted that Bob will be part of our symposium,” says Peter James, Executive Director of Canadian Music Publishers Association (CMPA). “He encompasses a rich legacy in rock music and is uniquely qualified to share his experience of the business of music-which is the theme of this symposium.”

The special one-day event, a first for CMPA, is being organized with the Osgoode Music Law Association (OMLA), which is an initiative that was founded by two Osgoode Hall Law students. The conference will take place at the Osgoode Hall Law School Moot Court, York University, 4700 Keele Street in Toronto. “Music, Money and the Law will provide students, musicians, and those interested in the business side of music, with an opportunity to learn more about how the Canadian music business operates,” explains James. “Panel speakers will include music publishers, managers, agents, entertainment lawyers and copyright experts.”

Tickets to attend the symposium are available through Osgoode Hall Law students and founders of the OMLA, Paul Chodirker and Dan Goldenberg, at 416-953-4031 or omla@themob.ca.

Music, Money and the Law-An Insider’s Guide to the Business of Music is made possible through grants from the SOCAN Foundation and FACTOR.