TORONTO – January 31, 2012 – Legendary UK promoter and visionary Harvey Goldsmith will participate as a keynote speaker at Slacker Canadian Music Week 2012. The live event mogul will speak on Friday, March 23 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel as part of the event’s 30th anniversary celebrations.

Harvey Goldsmith began his career in 1966, and since then has been awarded numerous times for his outstanding contributions to the music and live event industry. His dossier reads like an encyclopedia of stars, working with some of the world’s biggest names in music, including The Rolling Stones, Queen, The Eagles, Bob Dylan, U2, Jeff Beck, Madonna, Bruce Springsteen, The Bee Gees, Oasis, Diana Ross, Coldplay, Pink Floyd, Luciano Pavarotti and Elton John.


Harvey’s passion for charitable contributions turned 1985’s Live Aid and 1978’s The Concert for Kampuchea into historic events raising millions to benefit victims of terror and famine. He was the mastermind and producer that brought us Led Zeppelin’s reunion show in 2007 at London’s O2 Arena.


In 2008 Harvey took over the management of legendary guitarist Jeff Beck.


In April 2010 Goldsmith was presented with the International Music Person of The Year award to commemorate his outstanding contributions to the Music Industry at the MUSEXPO by the City of West Hollywood. The following year, he was awarded an Honorary Fellowship from Ravensbourne in recognition of his contribution to the institution’s musical education and presented with The Freedom of The City by The Lord Mayor of London.


Goldsmith is currently the Chairman of experiential marketing company Ignite – an industry leader in brand activations at events all over the globe. The 2009 winner of the Best Targeted Brand Experience award, the agency has escalated to new heights throughout 2011 and into the New Year under his lead and Harvey was named as the Event 100 Club’s most influential person in the Events business in December 2011.


To hear Goldsmith’s insights into what it takes to be a prominent producer and concert promoter, visit to register as a delegate.


About Slacker Canadian Music Week

Celebrating 30 years, Canadian Music Week is Canada’s leading annual entertainment event dedicated to the expression and growth of the country’s music, media and entertainment industries.  Combining four information-intensive conferences; a trade exposition; a film festival; a comedy festival; four awards shows and the nation’s largest New Music Festival – Canadian Music Fest – CMW spans a five-day period from March 21 to March 25, 2012 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel and over 60 various downtown Toronto venues, attracting participants from across the globe.  For more information, visit


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