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Terry O'Brien, SOCAN Education and Outreach Manager - West Coast, answers the most commonly-asked questions about concert royalties.

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Terry O'Brien, Education and Outreach Manager

Based in Vancouver, Terry O’Brien is Education and Outreach Manager (Membership Department - West Coast Division) for Canada’s Performing Rights Organization, SOCAN – the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada.

Terry has over thirty-five years experience in the music industry as a music publisher, composer, musician and recording artist, producer, consultant, teacher and in wholesale/retail music sales.

Prior to joining SOCAN in 2000, Terry held the position of Vice President & General Manager of BMG Music Publishing Canada Inc. Terry has also been on the executive committee of the Canadian Music Publisher’s Association, a board member of the Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency, BMG Ricordi and most recently, Music BC.

As a musician, composer and producer, Terry has released five independent albums of ambient soundscapes under the artist moniker of Anomalous Disturbances. He is also a member of the ambient- spacemusic group, SADU and lost-world-music duo, Wassonic.

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