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Loyalist College to Host Canadian Music Industry Legend Bernie Finkelstein on February 10 at 4:30

January 30, 2015

Members of the media and the public are invited to join students, faculty and staff for a guest lecture by Canadian music executive and talent manager Bernie Finkelstein, as part of a new General Education course at Loyalist called ‘Music as a Change Agent.’ For more than 45 years, Bernie has been an industry leader, creating True North Records and True North Publishing as well as managing high profile musicians such as Bruce Cockburn, Murray McLauchlan, Dan Hill, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings and Barney Bentall. Bernie was the founder of MuchFACT (formerly known as Video Fact) and the Canadian Independent Music Association. In 2003, he was inducted into the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame, and at the 2006 Juno Awards, the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (CARAS) presented him with the Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award. The following year he received the Order of Canada.

Bernie’s book, True North and Bruce Cockburn’s landmark memoir Rumours of Glory will be available for sale.

What: Guest Lecture – Music as a Change Agent
Who:   Bernie Finkelstein
When:   Tuesday, February 10
Where: Alumni Hall
Kente Building, Loyalist College
4:30 – 6:30 pm

For more information please contact Professor Joe Callahan at

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