Our Q&A with May speaker Terry McBride who will be talking on the topic of Creativity and Serendipity.

Terry McBride is the CEO and co-founder of Nettwerk Music Group, which includes Canada’s largest independent record label, artist management, and music publishing company. Founded in McBride’s apartment in 1984, Nettwerk has corporate offices worldwide in Vancouver, London, Hamburg, Boston, Los Angeles and New York. Since its inception, Nettwerk has released over 700 different albums and sold over 170 million albums worldwide with renowned artists such as Coldplay, Fun, Mike Posner, Passenger, Dido, and Sarah McLachlan. McBride has spoken at dozens of international conferences about the social landscape, digital branding, intellectual property rights and the future of music consumption. In 2008 he co-authored a broad reaching futuristic paper on the Millennial Generation for the University of Westminster in London, UK. He is a two-time recipient of the Pollstar Manager of the year for his work with Avril Lavigne, Coldplay, and Sarah Mclachlan. He is also a recipient of the Juno Awards “ Special achievement award” for the growth and advancement of the Canadian Music Industry.

In 2006, McBride co-founded a chain of wellness centers called YYoga and fitness. It’s McBride’s vision for YYoga Studios to evolve into social third spaces, focusing on health, fitness, and wellness for the body, mind, spirit, and the community. Terry is also a long-time supporter, E-Series speaker, and recipient of the 2015 FWE Mentor Award.

How do you define creativity and apply it in your life and career?
Listening to my intuition which I do in busy and quiet times

Where do you find your best creative inspiration or energy?
On a yoga mat

What’s one piece of creative advice or a tip you wish you’d known as a young person?
Intuition is always right

Who (living or dead) would you most enjoy hearing speak at CreativeMornings?
Genghis Khan

Where is your favourite place to escape?
Into the silence of my mind

If you had fifteen extra minutes each day, what would you do with them?
Talk to my kids