Jane McGarrigle is a Canadian songwriter, musician and music publisher.
McGarrigle is the elder sister of Kate and Anna McGarrigle, and has written and performed several songs with the duo. She produced their album Love Over and Over. The song "Love Is", which she co-wrote, has been recorded by Nana Mouskouri, Emmylou Harris, and Renato Russo (who also recorded the co-written "Man Is an Island"). She served as her sisters' music manager for a time, and also managed producers Pierre Marchand (Sarah McLachlan) and Robbi Finkel (Cirque du Soleil) and the group Three O'Clock Train. She also co-composed, with her sisters, the scores to the Canadian film Tommy Tricker and the Stamp Traveller and its sequel, The Return of Tommy Tricker. She served on the board of the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada from 1990 to 2000, and until recently[when?] on the Board of the Songwriters Association of Canada. McGarrigle is also a member of the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Phblishers of Canada (SOCAN). In 2013, she was part of a SOCAN representative group for a streamed panel, "Can the Music Industry be Saved?"
With her sister Anna, she co-authored Mountain City Girls, a family memoir published in 2015 by Random House Canada.
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- "SOCAN representatives weigh in at S.A.C. "Can the music business be saved?" panel". 30 January 2013. Retrieved 9 January 2017.
- Brownstein, Bill (6 November 2015). "Anna and Jane McGarrigle nurture their roots in Mountain City Girls". Montreal Gazette. Retrieved 9 January 2017.
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