Speaker Profiles

Graham Henderson

Graham Henderson

President & CEO

Music Canada

Graham Henderson is President of Music Canada and a long standing member of Toronto’s music community. Graham is active in policy development and is a frequent speaker on music and intellectual property issues.

Currently Graham is leading Music Canada in an effort to unite a broad coalition of industry members to identify ways to stimulate the growth and promotion of the music cluster in Toronto, Ontario and Canada. Music Canada has identified 5 key strategies to grow the music industry: music tourism, music education, digital innovation, export expansion and tax credits.

In 2013 Graham was inducted into the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame and was presented the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. He has been working with artists for 25 years, first as a lawyer specializing in music law and later as Senior Vice-President, Business Affairs and eCommerce at Universal Music Canada. There, Graham managed Universal’s e-commerce strategy and was instrumental in the launch of Puretracks.com, Canada’s first legal digital music download service. In 2004, he joined Music Canada.

Graham contributes his time on the Boards of Directors of The Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce and Re:Sound. He holds a double major in English Literature and Fine Art History from Guelph University. Graham also holds a Master of Arts degree in English Literature and a law degree, both from the University of Toronto. He lives in Toronto with his wife Margo Timmins of Cowboy Junkies and their son Ed.

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