Arnold Gosewich

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Arnold Gosewich (b. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian literary agent and book publishing consultant, whose earlier business career was as a record industry executive.


Arnold Gosewich was born in Ottawa, Canada, attending Lisgar Collegiate Institute and the High School of Commerce in that city.[1] He later studied commerce at Clarkson University, graduating with an honors degree in Business Administration,[1] and where one of his classmates was fellow Ottawa native Harvey Glatt.

Gosewich was first involved with the Canadian music industry. In 1957, he was a partner, Harvey Glatt, in the establishment of The Treble Clef music store, the first stand-alone music store in that city, which later grew to a chain of stores in Ottawa and area.[2] Gosewich later became the President of Capitol Records of Canada (1969-1976) and subsequently Chairman of CBS Records of Canada, (1977-1982).[1] He later became involved in the book publishing industry, becoming the Chief Operating Officer of Macmillan Canada in 1982,[1] prior to becoming a literary agent and book publishing consultant, as of 1989. Gosewich's initial activities as a literary agent were through the acquisition, with fellow Macmillan publisher Linda McKnight, of the Colbert Agency, in 1989.[3] As of 1993, Gosewich established his own literacy agency.

During his career, Gosewich has held a number of governance roles in industry and industry-related associations and organizations. Gosewich was the President of the Canadian Recording Industry Association, now known as Music Canada. He was also a director of the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame and of the Ontario Film Development Corporation[1] His awards include the Canadian Recording Industry Association Hall of Fame Award[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Uncredited, About Arnold; Retrieved 2014-02-28, 2014-03-19.
  2. ^ Harvey Glatt, In appreciation of Pete Seeger. Ottawa Citizen, February 14, 2014. Retrieved 2014-02-28.
  3. ^ Uncredited, Two Macmillan of Canada officers acquire Colbert literary agancy. Publishers Weekly, March, 1989, p. 11. Retrieved 2014-02-28.