Vivian Barclay

Board of Directors


Vivian Barclay (Warner Chappell Music Canada Ltd.)

Vivian Barclay, the Toronto-based General Manager of Warner Chappell Music Canada Ltd., has wide-ranging experience in most areas of the music and broadcast industries. A classically trained musician, she has composed music for television commercials and won awards for her film sound production and digital audio editing talents. She has worked as a radio programmer and on-air host, in artist management, publicity and promotion and as a programmer for conferences and festivals. 
At Warner/Chappell, she works directly with a diverse roster of songwriters including Faber Drive, Jully Black, Saukrates, Tomi Swick, Jets Overhead and Glenn Lewis, and is also responsible for the administration of the 200-year-old company’s global catalogue, which includes George and Ira Gershwin, Michael Jackson, Radiohead, Lil Wayne, Michael Bublé and Producer T- Minus.
After graduating from Ryerson University with a BAA degree in Radio and Television, she joined the radio station CKLN-FM in production before taking to the airwaves herself as host of her own show. She would subsequently spend three years as Program Director of the station before leaving to work with Toronto-based Jones & Jones Productions, a company that offers a wide range of event and entertainment services. 
Vivian joined Warner Chappell in 2001, and then spent two years at the head office in Los Angeles before returning to Toronto to head up the company as it re-established itself in Canada. As a music publisher, she rose through the ranks with stints in royalties accounting, copyright, song plugging and music supervision, experience which she has shared in teaching classes on music publishing at Metalworks Institute, Ryerson University and at the Trebas Institute in Toronto.
Barclay currently sits on the boards of the Canadian Music Publishers Association (Communications Committee), the Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency (Licensing Rate/MSB Committees), CARAS/MusiCounts (Juno Awards Gala Committee) and the Phemphat Entertainment Group, producers of the annual all-female Honey Jam Showcase, a non-profit organization which also provides mentoring opportunities for artists as well as supporting and promoting women charities such as the YWCA. 
Vivian is active in community development projects with Habitat for Humanity as Toronto Woman Build Ambassador and is on the Toronto council for National Association of Black Female Executives in Music & Entertainment (NABFEME) and a member of the Urban Music Association of Canada (UMAC).