TORONTO (CelebrityAccess) – Canadian Music Week has today (Oct. 19) announce Michael McCarty (Chief Membership & Business Development Officer, SOCAN) as the 2019 inductee into the Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Hall of Fame.
McCarty has a unique combination of accomplishment and experience in the creative, business, and industry stewardship sides of the music publishing and copyright business, and has made a lasting impact on the Canadian music industry.
At SOCAN McCarty is responsible for leading a department of 40 people across Toronto, Montreal Vancouver, Los Angeles and Nashville engaged in building a roster of 150,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers that includes all the leading Canadian music creators such as Drake, Alesia Cara, The Weeknd, Shawn Mendez, Frank Dukes, Mudah Beats, Keith Power, Andrew Lockington, Bryan Adams, and Sarah McLachlan. His mandate includes creating cutting-edge creative and digital business services for current and future SOCAN members. He is also responsible for overseeing the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Prior to joining SOCAN, he spent over 25 years in the music publishing business, serving in a wide variety of roles including Creative Manager at ATV Music in Toronto, Creative Director of SBK Records in Los Angeles, Publishing President of EMI Music Publishing Canada, and President of Ole.
Known for his expertise in developing and mentoring young artists and executives, McCarty and his teams have had a major impact on the Canadian music scene by providing millions of dollars of financial investment and creative support to songwriters and artists. He and his teams helped launch Sum 41, Billy Talent, Three Days Grace, Dallas Green (City & Colour), Alexisonfire, Gavin Brown, Simon Wilcox, Matthew Good, Moist/David Usher, Esthero, Doc McKinney,The Pursuit Of Happiness, Kim Stockwood, Jelleestone, Chin Injeti, and Len (“Steal My Sunshine”). He co-signed Nelly Furtado and Tal Bachman to the New York office of EMI, and at Ole, he spearheaded the signing of superstar writer/producer Timbaland. Other writers McCarty published are Bob Rock, Eddie Schwartz, David Tyson, Ian Thornley, Loverboy, Snow, and Jim Vallance.
Michael will be honoured for his achievements and longstanding career in the music industry at the annual Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards Gala Dinner at Rebel Entertainment Complex in Toronto on Thursday, May 9th, 2019.