BOULDER, CO (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — CelebrityAccess is pleased to announce the addition of Canadian music journalist Larry LeBlanc to our team as a feature writer. Larry will contribute his long experience and encyclopedic knowledge of the music industry and provide valuable insights into the rapidly changing landscape of the modern entertainment industry.
Larry has been covering the industry beat for more than four decades and is recognized as one of the leading journalist in the field. Larry's resume includes a tenure as Billboard's Canadian bureau chief from 1991-2007, and a term as the Canadian editor of its late competitor Record World from 1970-1980. Larry also co-founded the late Canadian music trade The Record, which ran from 1981-1991. Over the years, Larry has been quoted extensively on entertainment issues in hundreds of publications, including the New Yorker, The London Times and the New York Times.
He has also acted as a consultant for Heritage Canada, The Canadian Competition Bureau, The Canadian Assn. of Broadcasters, The Canadian Private Copying Collective, and the Neighbouring Rights Collective of Canada as well as such Canadian media group as Astral Media, CHUM Radio, Rogers Communications, The Evanov Group, and Harvard Broadcasting.
"My career as a music industry journalist has been marked by challenges, particularily as the new technolgy grew," says LeBlanc. "I am excited with the challege that Celebrity Access has presented me in being able to have a dialogue with entertainment leaders from all over the globe. Writing is about presentation but it is also about learning for the writer. I am looking forward to learning a lot and sharing that learning."
CelebrityAccess will feature Larry's new column "In The Hot Seat" which will highlight movers and shakers in the music business and offer some insight into entertainment professionals on the front lines of an industry undergoing dramatic changes.
This weeks person in the hot seat: Bob Lefsetz. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers