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Mel Shaw Music Industry Credentials

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  • The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
    Founding President (1975, 1976, 1977)

    CARAS is the Canadian recording industry body that controls and presents CANADA’S MUSIC AWARDS, The Junos, telecast each year on the CTV Television Network.
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  • CARAS, Executive Producer for the first three Juno Awards telecasts on the CBC Television Network.
    1975 Host Paul Anka: . Performers included Terry Jacks, Andy Kim, Anne Murray, The Stampeders, Diane Leigh, Susan Jacks, and Carroll Baker.
    1976 Host John Allan Cameron. Performers included Michel Pagliaro, Hagood Hardy, Dan Hill, Suzanne Stevens, Dan Hill, Valdy, Blood, David Clayton Thomas, Gino Vannelli and Bachman, Turner, Overdrive.
    1977 Host David Steinberg. Performers included artists Ian Tyson, Patsy Gallant, Andre Gagnon, Lavender Hill Mob, Al Cherney, Colleen Peterson and Keath Barrie.
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Daisy Falle, Pres of CARAS

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Mel, Fran & Family

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Mel & Bruce Allen

  • Canadian Music Hall of Fame Member.         
    Inducted in the "Walt Grealis" industry builder side of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1991 by Bruce Allen in Vancouver at the Juno Awards. The same year on the recording artist side, Leonard Cohen was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.
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  • Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada,
    Chairman of the publishers nominating committee 1992.

    SOCAN is Canada's performance Rights organization collecting royalties for all music publishers and songwriters in Canada. An amalgamation with PRO Canada and CAPAC, SOCAN is Canada's only performance rights organization in Canada.
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  • The Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent on Record,
     former Executive Director.

    FACTOR is a private nonprofit organization created by major Canadian Broadcastors, CHUM Limited, Moffat Communications, Rogers Broadcasting Limited, and through CTL, Standard Broadcasting. In conjunction with CIRPA, CMPA, and the Canadian government Department of Canadian Heritage.
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  • The Canadian Independent Record Production Association,
     Past President and one of the founding members.
     CIRPA is the music trade organization representing the independent sector of the Canadian music and sound recording industry.
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Randy Bachman, Mel Shaw, &
 the Honorable Shelia Feinstein

  • The Canadian Music Publishers Association and The Canadian Mechanical Reproduction Rights Association, Director of the CMPA Copyright Change Committee 1986 -1987

Now in editing.

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  • A Founding Member of the Advisory Board
    Harris Institute For The Arts, Toronto Canada 1989 to present

    Canada’s premier education facility for the music industry.
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 Mel receiving a special award of recognition from CMPA president Greg Hambelton on behalf of the CMPA and CMRRA for leading the successful copyright campaign. Mel in turn surprised the crowd by offering the award on behalf of all who campaigned for copyright change to the Honorable Flora MacDonald for signing the legislation into law.

  • Recipient of the CMPA & CMRRA Award of Achievement for leading the successful copyright campaign.
    Mel Shaw produced a publishing industry video featuring Bryan Adams, David Foster, Dan Hill, Bruce Allen and a dozen top Canadian songwriter/recording artists that was broadcast to the Canadian Government.
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  • JUNO AWARDS RECORD PRODUCER OF THE YEAR 1971
    Multiple Juno Producer award nominee
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  • WALT GREALIS CARAS INDUSTRY ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 1991
    The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences

    Walt Grealis co-founded the Juno Awards with Stan Klees and is responsible for the creation of a 'Star System'. Throughout his Walt Grealis career was the most respected member in the history of the Canadian Music industry
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  • Creator/researcher, “25 year History of Canadian Pop/Rock Music” (CBC RADIO)
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  • Member of the Executive Committee of Billboard Magazine’s INTERNATIONAL TALENT FORUM 1976
    1976: Forum Director,
    Nat Freedland, Talent Editor Billboard Magazine. 1976 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: Chairman Jerry Weintraub, Board Chairman Management 111 : Concert Promotion, Ron Delsner Concert Promoter, New York :Nightclubs, Chuck Morris, Ebbetts Field Denver: Personal Management
    Irv Azoff, President Front Line Management, Los Angeles :Artist Relations: Frank Mancini, Vice President, RCA Records, New York :Booking Agents, Dan Weiner, Montery Peninsula Artists California :Canadian, Mel Shaw, President, Mel Shaw Productions, Toronto Canada. : International, Terry Ellis, President Chrysalis Records. : Legal, Al Sclesinger. Esq. Los Angeles, : Facilities, Joe Cohen, Madison Square Gardens, New York

    BOARD OF ADVISORS 1975:
    Chairman: Doug Weston,Troubadour, Los Angeles Elliot Abbott, Personal Manager, Los Angeles : Frank Barsalona, Premier Talent, New York, : Bill Graham, Filmore Productions, San Francisco, : Jim Halsey, Jim Halsey Co., Tulsa : Bob Regehr, Vice President, Warner Brothers Records, Los Angeles : Tom Wilson Concept 376, Toronto Canada
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  • Member of The Advisory Board Music Theatre Division of Sheridan College, Oakville Ontario Canada (1976-1988)
    Under the leadership of Rod Maxwell
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  • Member of The Advisory Board Music Industry Arts
    Fanshaw College, London Ontario, Canada (1975 -1985)
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  • Edison Award Winner (Netherlands) as Producer of the STAMPEDERS’ album 1972
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  • Judge, THE AMERICAN SONG FESTIVAL
    1975 BLUE RIBBON PANEL OF JUDGES

    Chairman of the Judging panel: Henry Mancini
    Clive Davis President of Arista : Jerry Bradley, President Country Music Association Vice President, RCA Records :Loretta Lynn Recording Artist, MCA Records: Johnny Mathis Recording Artist, Columbia records : Merle Haggard, Recording Artist : Dick James, Dick James Music London England : Walter Lichte, Intersong International Hamburg Germany :Richard Perry, Richard Perry Productions:
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    , Mel Shaw Productions, Toronto Canada :Billy Sherrill, Vice President, A&R, CBS Records : Jim Stafford, Recording Artist, MGM Records :Tennessee Ernie Ford, Recording Artist, Capitol Records : William Golden (The Oak Ridge Boys) Recording Artist, Columbia Records : Jimmy Ienner, Co-Founder, CAM-USA : Marvin Hamlisch, Academy Award songwriter : Kenny Loggins, Recording, Columbia Records:

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