Fonds AFC 370 - Deane Cameron fonds

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Deane Cameron fonds

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  • Multiple media

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CA ON00353 AFC 370

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  • [192-]-2013, predominant 1970-2013 (Creation)
    Cameron, Deane

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200 cm of textual records
310 published volumes
total audio items, estimated 2457 hours 48 minutes 12 seconds
total video items estimated 349 hours 6 minutes 6 seconds
total mixed media items, estimated 159 hours 33 minutes 42 seconds
354 artefacts
30 articles of clothing
150 graphic material items
441 photographs

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(ca. 1954 - 2019)

Biographical history

In 1977 Deane Cameron became a manager for talent acquisition at EMI Music Canada. Ten years later he became president of the company, a position he held until 2012. He was instrumental to the success of many Canadian artists, some of which include Tom Cochrane, Anne Murray, and Stompin' Tom Connors. In 2010 he was appointed to the Order of Canada and in 2011 he received the Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award at the Juno Awards. Cameron lobbied for anti-piracy and copyright policies on behalf of record labels and artists and participated in the development of the Canadian music education charity MusiCounts. He also served on various music industry executive committees’, such as the Board for Music Canada, the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, and the Canadian Country Music Association, among others. He was appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall, in Toronto, in 2015.

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The fonds consists of materials related to Deane Cameron’s professional career in the Canadian music industry ,predominantly as President of EMI Canada and as a member of various national music associations and committees. It also consists of material relating to Cameron’s personal life, including correspondence, photographs and ephemera, much of which involves musicians or individuals in the music industry.

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All material was acquired from Deane Cameron in 2013 and 2014.


The fonds is arranged into the following series:
Series 1--EMI corporate
Series 2--Music industry and committees
Series 3--Research and reference files and publications
Series 4--Publicity, promotion and advertising
Series 5--Artists and Repertoire
Series 6--Personal correspondence, artefacts and papers
Series 7--Tom Cochrane
Series 8--Kate Bush
Series 9--The Beatles
Series 10--Pre-masters, unpublished audiovisual and demos
Series 11--Merchandise
Series 12--Awards and gifts
Series 13--Other graphic

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  • English
  • French

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All requests for access must be approved by the archivist.

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