6th Annual Honour Roll: SMASHING SUCCESS

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6th Annual MMF Honour Roll Reception and Dinner a Smashing Success!

Toronto, Ontario – Thursday, March 29, 2012 – On Friday March 23, at Bymark Restaurant in Toronto, music industry luminaries gathered to celebrate the accomplishments and careers of Larry Wanagas, Donald K. Tarlton and Terry Flood at the 6th Annual MMF Honour Roll Reception and Dinner. This lavish event and highlight of Slacker Canadian Music Week was attended by over 130 leaders of the music and management industries. Industry leader Larry Wanagas of Bumstead Productions was presented with his Honour Roll Award, joining the ranks of Bernie Finkelstein, Bruce Allen, Ray Danniels, Sam Feldman and Terry McBride. Donald K. Tarlton and Terry Flood received their Pioneer Awards, an award created by MMF Canada to celebrate the contributions of those who were instrumental in building the artist management industry in Canada.

Wanagas was inducted into the ranks by Bob Hunka (SOCAN LA) who delivered a heartfelt tribute to his long-time friend and colleague. Wanagas personally accepted this honour and did so surrounded by friends and family. Honour Roll attendees were also treated to an acoustic performance by Prince Edward Island singer/songwriter Tim Chaisson.


2012 MMF Canada Honour Roll Recipient Larry Wanagas with Sheryl Wanagas

Photo credit: Phil Brennan

In addition to the Honour Roll Presentation, MMF Canada also chose this evening to present the third Pioneer Award to both Donald K Tarlton and Terry Flood. “Parkside” Mike Renaud (President of Hidden Pony Records/Upper Management) was on hand to present this honour to his mentors, and did so with style and wit.

Terry Paul Donald Ralph

L-R: Terry Flood (2012 Pioneer Award Recipient), Paul Williams (Songwriter), Donald K. Tarlton (2012 Pioneer Award Recipient), Ralph Murphy (ASCAP)

Photo credit: Phil Brennan

“The 6th Annual Honour Roll Reception was an exceptionally special event. An affection for peers and partners that have grown up together in this industry could be felt throughout the room. The tributes brought rounds of laughter – and even tears as genuine admiration for the Honourees was expressed by each of the speakers. What a night!” said Ryhna Thompson, MMF Canada President.


6th Annual MMF Canada Honour Roll Honourees

L-R: Donald K. Tarlton, Larry Wanagas, Terry Flood

Photo credit: Phil Brennan

Select photos of the event are available above or by contacting:

Jamie New Johnson at MMF Canada: 416.462.9160/jamie@musicmanagersforum.ca

or, Dawn Dwyer at D2 communications: 416.540.3411/dawn@d2communications.ca