With over four decades in the entertainment industry Glen Tilley has an impressive and award winning background in music, drama, comedy and documentary as Producer, Director, Writer, Musician, Recording Engineer and Host.
As the senior music producer for CBC Radio/Television he produced and recorded many of the top acts in Canadian contemporary music including Ron Sexsmith, Sarah Slean, hey Rosetta!, Great Big Sea, Amelia Curran, Ron Hynes, Matt Mayes, Duane Andrews, Rose Cousins, Joel Plaskett, Jully Black, The Dardanelles and The Once; and International artists such as traditional Scottish and U.S. superstars, Alistair Fraser and Natalie Haus, Irish traditional singer Sean Keane, Irish fiddle virtuoso Liz Carroll and guitarist John Doyle, Uakti from Brazil, Master Drummers from Gambia and Cassiber from Germany.
He has also produced and arranged over seventy sound tracks for CBC Drama.
He has recorded and worked with practically everyone in our regional arts scene from legendary artists such as Emile Benoit, Rufus Guinchard, Minnie White, CODCO, Figgy Duff, Ron Hynes and The Wonderful Grand Band through to Great Big Sea, hey Rosetta, The Once, Amelia Curran and everyone in between.
As the Executive Producer for CBC Arts and Entertainment he brokered the deal that brought the ECMA’s to CBC Television and then produced the first three televised East Coast Music Award Shows. A long time champion of songwriters he created many singer songwriter series and negotiated agreements that bought the Juno, ECMA and MusicNL Songwriter Circles to national audiences.
As a director his work has won awards at the prestigious Prix Italia Radio Drama Awards in Italy, the International Peabody Awards, the New York International Radio Awards, The Gabrials ,The Gracies and the Academy of Canadian Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA)
As an independent music producer he has recorded over 40 CDs and hundreds of sessions and soundtracks with artists such as Dave Liebman, John Abercrombie, Kenny Wheeler, Patrick Boyle, John Taylor, Mike Murley, David Braid, Barry Elmes, Jeff Johnston, Ed Bickert, and John Nugent. His work in Canadian Jazz has been recognized with 2 Juno nominations. He has won 2 East Coast Music Awards as producer for Roots/Traditional Recording of The Year. In 2003 he was awarded Music NL’s Music Industry Professional of the Year and in 2004 he was honored by Factor and The East Coast Music Association with their Industry Builder Award. In 2017 he was received the prestigious Life Time Achievement Award from MusicNL and in 2018 he was inducted into the Wreckhouse Jazz and Blues Hall of Fame.
Recent CD Production:
Jim Vivian/John Abercrombie Quartet: Producer
After Forgetting: Patrick Boyle Quatret: Producer:
Songs From My Father’s House: Jacobs Cattle: Producer
Returning: Jeff Johnston Trio”: Producer
Back To The Water: Kim Stockwood: Producer: (ECMA Roots/Traditional Album of The Year )
Recent Live Sound Engineer Credits at the Rochester International Jazz Festival:
Bill Frisell, Bad Plus, Scottish National Jazz Orchestra , Jazzmeia Horn, Joey Alexander Trio, Robben Ford, Joey DeFrancesco, Omar Hakim and Ozmosys, Jane Bunnett & Maqueque, Jerry Granelli Band, Sultans of String, Mike Murley Trio, Yellowjackets, Catherine Russell, Candance Springs.
1981-1985: Producer/Director, CBC Radio Arts and Music
1985-2015: Executive Producer/Director, CBC Radio Arts and Music
2004 National Director CBC Radio Arts and Entertainment
1980-Present: Independent Music and Event Producer
2010-2015: Host/Producer, The Performance Hour, CBC Radio
2004-Present Co Owner Producer/ Director Ruby Line Productions
2010-Present Media workshop facilitator and on air talent coach
Selected Boards and Juries:
Board Member: Resource Centre for the Arts/LSPU Hall
Board Member: National Radio Producers Association
Board and Founding Member: MusicNL
Board and Charter Member of Local 820 AFM
Board member and former Chair of East Coast Music Association
Jury member: Factor (Foundation To Assist Canadian Talent on Recording)
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Jury menber: CARAS (Canadian Association of Recording Arts and Sciences)
Jury member: MusicNL
Jury member: ECMA (East Coast Music Awards)