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Press Release

July 2007

Music Publishers Take Note of CHRC's New Resource

Ottawa - The Cultural Human Resources Council (CHRC) continues to expand its suite of tools and resources for workers in the cultural sector with the release of a Competency Chart and Profile for Music Publishers.

These valuable tools were compiled by practicing Music Publishers: individuals who take responsibility for exploiting, administering and protecting the repertoires of musical works that they own, or control, on behalf of others.

The Chart and Profile will assist Music Publishers and those with an interest in the field to evaluate their own skills and determine whether additional training is required. This material can also be applied in developing competency development programs, negotiating and customizing training programs, developing/reviewing career planning programs, creating recruitment profiles, and writing individual position descriptions.

The Chart and Profile can be found on the CHRC website.

CHRC has also undertaken a comprehensive Training Gaps Analysis (TGA) based on the skills identified in the Chart, which includes recommendations related to training.

Music Publishing is one of five core functions identified by CHRC's Music Steering Committee within the music industry, where formal training and professional development are needed. The other four areas are artist management; development, marketing and distribution; live music production; and recorded audio producing. Occupations that perform these functions include Record Label Managers, Artist Managers, Booking Agents, Music Producers, Promoters, and Music Publisher etc.

Also available to those working in Music and Sound Recording is CHRC's on-line interactive Now Hear This! - Career's in Music and Sound Recording as well as the Competency Charts and Profiles for Record Label Managers and Music Artist Managers are also available on the website.

The Cultural Human Resources Council (CHRC) strives to be at the centre of vision and forward thinking in the area of cultural human resources development. CHRC brings together representatives of arts disciplines and cultural industries in the cultural sector to address the training and career development needs of cultural workers - artists, creators, technical staff, managers and all others engaged professionally in the sector, including the self-employed. To become a member of CHRC please visit our website.

For further information please contact Megan Guy (613-562-1535 x 31;