Bernie Finkelstein’s Book Launch Party
Photo Credits: Michelle Foran
As the Canadian anthem says ‘Oh What a Feeling’ and oh what a feeling it was in the room. It was a wonderful evening of hugs, smiles and stories for the ones that attended the official book launch of entrepreneur extraordinaire, Bernie Finkelstein’s ‘True North – A Life in the Music Business’.
All sides were in attendance; industry execs Gord Dimitrioff (Aporia Records) Neill Dixon (CMW) Jake Gold (Management Trust) Stuart Johnson (CIMA) Richard Flohill (Flohill & Associates) David Farrell (New Canadian Music) to name a few. Even True North artist Murray McLaughlan showed up with Finkelstein quipping from the stage ‘He wrote the intro for my back for nothing. Like all the other times I couldn’t pay him.’
As Finkelstein said ‘this is not a story about the Canadian music industry. This is my story about my time in the business. If you want a book about the Canadian music history, write one yourself.’
The book is a wonderful description of what the early days of Toronto and the Yorkville days were all about, mixed in with the youthful days of Finkelstein, and his wheeling and dealing that got him where he is today – retired, satisfied and happy with his life. It is also about the music, because after all, that is what Bernie Finkelstein’s love was all about – the music.
True North - A Life in the Music Business by Bernie Finkelstein is available in fine book stores everywhere.