Terry McBride (CEO)
|Born||December 4, 1960
Vancouver, British Columbia
|Occupation||CEO, Nettwerk Music Group|
Terry McBride (born 1960 in Vancouver, British Columbia) is the current CEO and one of three founders of the Nettwerk Music Group, which includes Nettwerk Productions (independent record label), Nettwerk Management (artist and producer management), Nettwerk One (publishing), and Artwerks (graphic and fashion design). Founded in McBride's apartment in 1984, Nettwerk has corporate offices in Vancouver, Boston, Los Angeles, Nashville, New York, Hamburg and London. Nettwerk Management’s clients include Stereophonics, K-os, Lissie and Katherine Jenkins. Since 1984, Nettwerk has released over 500 albums and sold over 150 million copies worldwide.
In recent years McBride has often spoken publicly about advances in digital technology, intellectual property rights and the future of music distribution. In 2008, McBride co-authored a paper for the British University of Westminster’s “Musictank” entitled “Meet the Millennials” 
In 2008, he re-launched Nutone Music. Its repertoire includes devotional chant, World Music, and Mantra Music, designed to fit well into the modern day Yoga studio, various wellness practices, and everyday enjoyment of music.
McBride’s latest endeavor, Polyphonic, founded in partnership with the MAMA Group (Franz Ferdinand, Kaiser Chiefs) and ATC (Radiohead, Supergrass) will invest directly into artist businesses, offering an alternative to the traditional label-driven investment model of the music industry. Launched with an initial capitalization of $20 million, Polyphonic will seek to partner with artists and their management, providing the capital to enable them to operate their own businesses, retain their own copyrights and take a fair share of any profits that are generated.
At the 2003 Juno Awards Terry received the Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award, recognizing an outstanding individual who has contributed to the growth and advancement of the Canadian music industry.
- Stone, Brad (2009-07-22). "Artists Find Backers as Labels Wane". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-05-25.
- Leblanc, Larry (11 November 2000). "Canadian Exec McBride Expands His Nettwerk". Billboard. p. 74.
- Terry McBride's Blog
- Nettwerk Management Roster
- Wired Magazine: No Suit Required
- Wall Street Journal Blog: Record Exec Says Music's Future Is in the Clouds
- Canadian Business Q&A: Nettwerk Music Group's Terry McBride
- Terry McBride Blog Post: So What Is A Song?
- Nutone Music
- Interview, HitQuarters May 2007