> 2008

Press Release

The Business of Music - CHRC launches Competency Charts and Profiles for Booking Agents and Recorded Music Producers

The Cultural Human Resources Council (CHRC) is proud to add competency charts and profiles for Booking Agents and Recorded Music Producers to its suite of HR tools for business skills in the music industry.

These competency charts and profiles have been developed by practicing professional booking agents and recorded music producers respectively from across Canada. They can be used by individuals to evaluate their own skills and to determine areas where they should pursue additional training. On a corporate level, this material can be applied in defining job profiles, developing competency-based professional development programs, negotiating and customizing training programs, developing career planning programs, recruitment profiles and individual position descriptions.

Over the past three years, CHRC has been developing resources to help the music industry to respond to urgent training needs in light of the rapid changes it is experiencing because of globalization and new technologies. Among its key initiatives, the Council has developed competency charts and profiles for five business functions where formal training is lacking: Artist Management; Development/Marketing/Distribution; Live Music Production (Booking Agents, Presenters and, in Quebec, Producers); Music Publishing; and Recorded Music Production.

All charts and profiles related to The Business of Music can be found on the CHRC website.

This project is funded by the Government of Canada's Sector Council Program.

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;