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Larry LeBlanc

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Larry LeBlanc is widely recognized as one of the leading music industry journalists in the world.

Before joining CelebrityAccess/Encore 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 his five decade career Larry has acted as a consultant for The Canadian Competition Bureau, The Canadian Private Copying Collective, The Canadian Association of Broadcasters, Metrolyrics, Heritage Canada, Musicians’ Rights Organization Canada, Astral, CHUM Ltd.,  the Neighbouring Rights Collective of Canada, and an ongoing consultant at the National Music Centre in Calgary.

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, and a recorded songwriter.

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


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