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Greg Simpson

Conference Facilitator/Radio Programmer,
Canadian Music Week CMW
Mississauga, ON, Canada
1964- Began his music business career in small town British Columbia, booking, and then, managing local bands.

1969- Began his radio career at CJOE-London as music director.

1970- Moved to A&M Records Toronto as promotion co-ordinator.

1972- Named manager of Sam the Record Man, London, Ontario.

1974- Named manager of Sam the Record Man, Edmonton.

1976- named Manager Records on Wheels, London.

1979-93 returned to radio at FM96, London as music director. Twice named music director of the year at the music industry awards.

1985-90- Taught music programming and radio overview at Fanshawe College London ON

1993-present Went independent with Mindbenders Music, an artist management/music consulting and radio promotion firm.

Greg has done radio promotion for Kim Mitchell, Holly Cole, Thundermug, Lee Aaron, The 4 Horsemen, Strange Advance, Carole Pope, Luciano Pavarotti, Lighthouse, David Gogo, Craig Northey, The Golden Dogs, Pascal Picard and many other acts. In this capacity he has worked with many record labels including Alert, Hypnotic, Magnetic Air, London, True North and EMI. His business also includes consulting work for radio stations, nightclubs, management companies, record labels, and many other music industry concerns, and event management for Canadian Music Week, along with many other major conferences and festivals.

As an artist manager Greg has worked with Thundermug, Shelly Rastin, and many other artists.

Greg has also appeared regularly as a panelist and/or mentor at seminars for Canadian Musician, Music West, Canadian Music Week, NXNE, COCA, CIRPA and other organisations, as well as speaking regularly at a number of educational institutions from high school to post secondary level.

He also works as a staff member of Canadian Music Week where his responsibilities have included programming the radio panels and all speakers appearing at the conference, and helping to coordinate four awards shows. He believes that the most important thing in business is building a strong personal network. Towards that end, he is anxious to become a part of your network, and for you to become a part of his.