Larry LeBlanc is widely recognized as one of the leading music industry journalists in the world.
Before joining CelebrityAccess in 2008 as senior editor, he was the Canadian bureau chief of Billboard from 1991-2007 and Canadian editor of Record World from 1970-80.
He was also a co-founder of the late Canadian music trade, The Record.
Over a five decade career Larry has acted as a consultant for The Canadian Competition Bureau, The Canadian Private Copying Collective, The Canadian Association of Broadcasters, The National Music Centre, Metrolyrics, Heritage Canada, Musicians’ Rights Organization Canada, Astral, CHUM Ltd., and the Neighbouring Rights Collective of Canada.
He has been extensively quoted on music issues in hundreds of news outlets including: Canadian Press, The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, and Calgary Herald in Canada; The New York Times, Time, AP and Forbes in the U.S.; and The Times, and Reuters in the UK.
Larry is co-author of the 2010 book “Music From Far And Wide: Celebrating 40 Years Of The Juno Awards.”
He is the recipient of the 2013 Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award, recognizing individuals who have made an impact on the Canadian music industry.