W. Tom Berry
Entrepreneurial skills and a vast knowledge of the Entertainment industry gained from direct experience over 40 years in the business….
What I do outside of my volunteer work at JAZZ.FM91:
Tom Berry has been actively engaged in the music business since 1974. He is a pioneer in the Canadian Independent Record business starting up two highly respected and successful independent record labels including Anthem in the mid-seventies and subsequently, his own label, Alert Music
Inc in 1984. Both remain vital and vibrant to this day. He has had a significant hand in the highly successful careers of countless acts including Holly Cole, Kim Mitchell, RUSH, Bet.e and Stef,
Michael Kaeshammer and many others. He has sat on the Board of Directors at FACTOR and his artists have won numerous Juno Awards, sold countless multiplatinum recordings and toured very successfully both nationally and internationally.
Today, through Alert Music, Berry spends most of his time managing the highly successful ongoing careers of Mitchell and Cole, relationships that go back decades. Recently he has been consulting with Marc Jordan who has a terrific new recording coming out in 2019. Oh yes and finally, Berry has been a proud listener and supporter of JAZZ.FM91 since the 90s.
Why I Support JAZZ.FM91:
For all the obvious reasons – great music, great conversation and most importantly for its large commitment to and involvement with culture and the community at large.
How I plan to support JAZZ.FM91 through my Board contribution:
To expand on the above.