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Tony Tobias

President,
Pangaea Media & Music Inc./CMPA
Toronto, ON, Canada
Tony Tobias has been working in the cultural industries in Canada for
over thirty-five years spanning music and media rights management,
artist management, and the writing and producing of music videos, film,
television and interactive media. Through his company Pangaea Media &
Music, he consults to independent creators, media companies and cultural
organizations providing creative business, social media, international
marketing and transmedia strategies, rights clearances and licensing.
Tony is an award winning documentary film and interactive media
producer. He has been a regular speaker on the impact of new technology
on cultural industries; cultural training; music publishing; copyright
and cultural economics. Tony is considered a Canadian pioneer in new
media production.

Tony was a culture and new media adviser to the Arts Games project and
provided business affairs services during the Beijing Olympics. He has
negotiated music deals for digital and mobile in China. He has been an
adviser to federal and provincial governments on several cultural, music
and new media initiatives and has appeared before the CRTC representing
broadcast clients.

Tony has been an award winning music publisher for thirty-five years.
For 22 years his publishing company – The Pangaea Music House – was the
Canadian sub-publisher for the Harry Belafonte and Vic Mizzy catalogues
and for 20 years he administered the Jeff Healey Band catalogue. Tony
publishes the music of multi-award winning singer-songwriter Ken Tobias
as well as music by east coast songwriter Jessica Rhaye; Juno Award
winning artist, composer and producer Eddie Bullen; and Toronto
songwriter David Bray along with music for numerous film and television
shows.

Tony is Vice President of the Canadian Music Publishers Association
(CMPA); Vice Chair of the Canadian Music Reproduction Rights Agency
(CMRRA). Over his career Tony has served on the boards of numerous
Canadian cultural organizations including SOCAN; Interactive Ontario
(founding director); CARAS (Juno Awards); Canadian Independent Record
Production Association (now CIMA); Cultural Human Resources Council;
Ryerson University Media Arts; Humber College Jazz Program and many
others. Tony resides in Toronto.