Tony Tobias's details
- Country: Canada
- Region: Toronto
- Studies: President & Executive Producer
- University: Pangaea Media & Music Inc.
- Tony Tobias's presentations
TONY TOBIAS – President & Executive Producer, Pangaea Media & Music Inc.
Tony Tobias has been working in the cultural industries in Canada for over thirty-five years spanning music and media rights management, artist management, and the writing and producing of music videos, film, television and interactive media. Through his company Pangaea Media & Music, he consults to independent creators, media production companies and cultural organizations providing creative business, international marketing and transmedia strategies, rights clearances and licensing. Tony is an award winning documentary film and interactive media producer. He is a regular speaker on the impact of new technology on cultural industries; cultural training; music publishing; copyright and cultural economics. Tony is considered a Canadian pioneer in new media production.
Tony is a culture and new media advisor to the Arts Games project for International Performing Arts for All (IPAFA) and in 2008 he provided cultural and business affairs services to IPAFA at the Beijing Olympics. He has negotiated music deals for digital and mobile in China and is working on arts projects for Brazil. He has been an advisor to federal and provincial governments on several cultural, music and new media initiatives.
Tony’s publishing company The Pangaea Music House is the Canadian sub-publisher for the Harry Belafonte catalogues and for television music such as The Addams Family Theme and Green Acres Theme. Tony co-publishes and publishes the music of multi-award winning songwriter Ken Tobias as well as music by east coast sensation Jessica Rhaye and Toronto writer David Bray.
Tony is Vice President of the Canadian Music Publishers Association (CMPA); Vice Chair of the Canadian Music Reproduction Rights Agency (CMRRA); a member of the board of directors of SOCAN. Over his career Tony has served on the boards of numerous Canadian cultural organizations including Interactive Ontario; BMI Canada; PROCAN; CARAS (Juno Awards); Canadian Independent Record Production Association; as President of the Canadian Music Industry Database; Cultural Human Resources Council;Cultural Careers Council Ontario; Ontario Music Industry Advisory Committee; Humber College Jazz Program; Harris Institute and many others.