Music industry

Ottawa Music Industry Coalition CEO Takes New Role

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Jamie Kwong, Executive Director of the Ottawa Music Industry Coalition, is stepping down early next month to pursue a new opportunity.

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In a statement from the coalition board of directors, Chairman Steve Foley said Kwong led them through “the most debilitating time for the music industry” by navigating the “unprecedented challenges” brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Among other accomplishments during his tenure, Kwong expanded the organization’s strategic partnerships with business and government, organized and hosted the second annual Capital Music Awards, presented a series of independent music business seminars, and assisted to create paid opportunities for dozens of local musicians and music industry professionals. . It also expanded the membership of the organization.

“It has been a pleasure to serve our local music community and help create a thriving music economy in Ottawa,” Kwong said in the statement, adding that she was optimistic the industry “will rebound and prosper.”

The board of directors will soon announce a succession plan to replace Kwong.

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