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Former Warner Music Canada Pres . Steve Kane Joins Make Music Matter as Director of Business Development & Industry Affairs
Kane joined Warner Music Canada in 2001 as SVP and managing director and was appointed president in January 2004 . Prior to his time at Warner , he was the SVP of Universal / Island / DefJam Canada ( 1998 – 2001 ) and SVP of Polygram Records in Canada ( 1997 ). He has also held positions in marketing and promotions at independent label I . R . S . and A & M Records , before becoming GM of Virgin Records . In 2015 , Kane was inducted into the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame .
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STEVE KANE
Canadian-based international non-profit Make Music Matter ( MMM ) has appointed music industry veteran Steve Kane as director of business development and industry affairs .
Kane , the former president of Warner Music Canada , steps into the role after serving on the MMM board of directors since August 2021 . In his new position , he will work closely with Board Chair David Bottrill and founder and CEO Darcy Ataman to develop new partnerships in the music and corporate sectors and build organizational capacity .
MMM is dedicated to helping trauma survivors through the Healing in Harmony program – a unique form of group therapy that combines traditional psychotherapy with lyric-writing , musical composition , and professional music production . Most recently , MMM launched a mobile version of its music therapy studio in the Democratic Republic of Congo with the support of Grand Challenges Canada , allowing them to bring mental health services to remote and conflict-ridden communities . CANADIAN MUSICIAN 15