Terry O’Brien

Terry O’Brien is the Education and Outreach Manager for the West Coast Division of SOCAN – the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada. He is based in Vancouver, BC.

Terry has over 35 years experience in various sectors of the music industry as a music publisher, composer, musician, recording artist, producer, DJ, consultant, teacher and wholesale/retail music sales.

Prior to joining SOCAN in 2000, Terry spent 10 years at BMG Music Publishing Canada Inc. where he held the position of Vice President and General Manager.

As well, he has been a Director of the Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency (CMRRA), BMG Ricordi Canada and a member of the Executive Board of the Canadian Music Publishers Association (CMPA). He has also served as a board member of Music BC.

As to his creative side, he is a composer, recording artist and producer of ambient soundscape music and is releasing his sixth album in the Fall of 2013.