Jim Norris

President, Canadian Musician

Jim Norris was born in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. Born to musical parents, he became heavily involved in music during high school, playing trumpet and then drums. He studied music at University of Toronto and then played professionally for 7 years, recording and touring with bands Taxi, Tote Family and Seadog. In 1979, he launched Canadian Musician magazine in Toronto. NWC also publishes Canadian Music Trade, Professional Sound and Professional Lighting & Production, provides Marketing Services and operates Music Books Plus He has taught courses at Mohawk College and Metalworks Institute and has conducted seminars and webinars on Advertising, the Internet, the Music Business, Self Promotion. Career Planning and Database Marketing at trade shows in Canada and the U.S. and online.

Jim is speaking at

April 21, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm


  • Jim Norris (Speaker) President, Canadian Musician
  • Darryl Hurs (Speaker) Owner / Partnerships / Programmer, Indie Week Canada
Sponsored By:
Canadian Musician


Whether you’re an artist or industry pro, you’ll find this session essential to your success. To get from where you are now to where you want to be in the future, you need a well-developed career plan. Canadian Musician publisher and NWC president Jim Norris will teach you how to set and achieve goals, keep yourself motivated, and constructively deal with setbacks and disappointment.

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