9th Annual MMF Canada Honour Roll
Tuesday May 5, 2015
Bymark Restaurant, Toronto
Honour Roll Inductees: ROB LANNI & ERIC LAWRENCE
Brian Chater Pioneer Award: PEGI CECCONI
HONOUR ROLL INDUCTEES: ROB LANNI & ERIC LAWRENCE
Inducted by Arnold Lanni
“We’ve spent close to 30 years hoping to be recognized by an industry we want no part of…and now the day has come.” – Rob Lanni & Eric Lawrence
Childhood friends, Rob Lanni and Eric Lawrence co-founded Coalition Music in the late 1980’s. A full-service management company with true artist development as the lynchpin to its endeavours, Coalition Music helps artists to build globally successful careers. The current client roster includes the artists Our Lady Peace, Simple Plan, Finger Eleven, USS, Justin Nozuka, The Balconies, Andee, and Ben Caplan. In 2010, Lanni and Lawrence purchased and renovated a 12,000 square foot building in mid-Toronto (a former convent) that houses their management and record label offices, rehearsal and production suites, showcase room, recording studios, education spaces, their not-for-profit arm (Canada’s Music Incubator) and their charity arm (TEMPO).
BRIAN CHATER PIONEER AWARD: PEGI CECCONI
Inducted by Denise Donlon
“So happy I’m not receiving this posthumously.” – Pegi Cecconi
Pegi Cecconi is VP, or more accurately titled to industry folks – the QOFE, at SRO/Anthem, one of Canada’s leading full service entertainment firms that is located in Toronto, representing Rush for the last 40 years as well as artists such as Ian Thomas, Max Webster, Gowan, The Tea Party, Steven Page, Big Wreck, and more. Cecconi got her start as an agent booking bands and started working with Ray Danniels in 1973. Along with Danniels, she helped build the model of SRO/ANTHEM “The Original 360”, into the full service firm that handled all aspects of the artists career – and specifically looked after the independent publishing company and label. Active in the international and national market for over 40 years, Ms. Cecconi draws upon diverse knowledge and experience in the music industry acquired through her involvement in the publishing, legal affairs, touring, merchandising, management, recording and record and video production fields. Ms. Cecconi currently sits on the board of directors for CIMA, CMRRA and IDLA, and was a past Chair of FACTOR.