Vivian Barclay, the Toronto-based General Manager of Warner Chappell Music Canada Ltd., has wide-ranging experience in most areas of the music and broadcast industries. At Warner/Chappell, she works directly with a diverse roster of Canadian songwriters including Barenaked Ladies, Jully Black, Saukrates, Micheal Bernard Fitzgerald, and Gordon Lightfoot, and is also responsible for the administration of the 200-year-old company’s global catalogue, which includes George and Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter, Radiohead, Jay Z, Michael Bublé and Party Next Door.
A Radio and Television grad from Ryerson University, she joined the radio station CKLN-FM in production before taking to the airwaves as host of her own show as well as three years as Program Director of the station before leaving to work with Toronto-based Jones & Jones Productions, a company that offers a wide range of event and entertainment services.
Vivian joined Warner Chappell in 2001, and then spent two years at the head office in Los Angeles before returning to Toronto to head up the company in Canada. As a music publisher, she rose through the ranks with stints in royalties accounting, copyright, song plugging and music supervision, experience which she has shared in teaching classes on music publishing at Metalworks Institute, Ryerson University and at the Trebas Institute in Toronto.
Barclay currently sits on the boards of the CMRRA, Canadian Music Publishers Association, SOCAN and the Phemphat Entertainment Group, producers of the annual all-female Honey Jam Showcase. Vivian is active in community development projects with Habitat for Humanity as Toronto Woman Build Ambassador and is on the Toronto council for National Association of Black Female Executives in Music & Entertainment (NABFEME)
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