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Larry LeBlanc

Senior Writer,
Celebrity Access
Boulder, CO, USA
Larry LeBlanc is recognized as one of the leading music industry journalists in the world.

He has been senior writer of the weekly U.S. entertainment trade CelebrityAccess since 2009, overseeing the influential profile series, “In The Hot Seat.”

Canadian bureau chief of Billboard magazine from 1991-2007, Larry was also the Canadian editor of its late competitor Record World, 1970-1980. As well, he was co-founder of the late Canadian music trade, The Record 1981-1991.

Larry has acted as a consultant for The National Music Centre, The Canadian Competition Bureau, The Canadian Private Copying Collective, The Canadian Association of Broadcasters, Metrolyrics, Heritage Canada, Musicians' Rights Organization Canada, Astral, CHUM Ltd., and the Neighbouring Rights Collective of Canada.

His byline has appeared in over a thousand publications including Rolling Stone, Guitar Player, the Globe & Mail, and Maclean’s. He has been extensively quoted on music issues in hundreds of publications including Time, Forbes, the Times (London) and the New York Times.

He is co-author of the 2010 book “Music From Far And Wide: Celebrating 40 Years Of The Juno Awards.” He is a Lifetime Member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Larry was the recipient of the 2013 Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award, recognizing individuals who have made an impact on the Canadian music industry.