Ron Rogers has 25 years experience in the music industry in Canada. His career began at former industry trade journal RPM, where as news editor he covered music business trends and events, and interviewed many of the top artists and executives in music. He has also written freelance articles, promotional materials and advertorials for a variety of companies and media outlets, including Billboard Magazine, Sun Media and Canadian Music Week.
Ron later joined The Children’s Group, one of Canada’s leading independent record labels, as their Director of Publicity and Promotion. Ron subsequently left The Children’s Group to become Head of the Entertainment Management Program at a noteworthy private career college, where he developed curriculum, cultivated and coordinated a faculty of industry professionals, and developed and taught courses in music business, communications and career planning.
In addition to his work at Metalworks, Ron also designed a Music Business certificate program for George Brown College’s Continuing Education School in Toronto. For more than a decade he was a juror with the Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent on Recordings (FACTOR), and is also a former member of CARAS (the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences).