About Us

Slaight Music was started by Gary Slaight and Derrick Ross in 2011 with a mandate to support the Canadian music community through a variety of initiatives, and to develop Canadian talent via strategic partnerships with industry peers. We work with artists from across the country and across the musical spectrum, helping to further careers and get great music heard. We're also invested in the technology sphere, helping Canadian music entrpreneurs develop the next generation of digital platforms and services. And we support a variety of music-related events, causes and charities.

Gary Slaight

Gary is a Canadian businessman, media entrepreneur, patron of the arts and philanthropist, currently serving as the President and CEO of Slaight Communications. He has won numerous broadcast industry awards and in 2005 was inducted into the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame.

In 1977 he joined Toronto’s CILQ-FM, rising to become the station’s program director, and then vice president and general manager. In 1987 he joined Standard Broadcasting as president, assumed the role of CEO in 2000, and oversaw both the growth of the company into one of the largest private multimedia companies in Canada as well as its eventual sale to Astral Media Inc in 2007.

Through the Slaight Family Foundation he has supported a variety of humanitarian and cultural causes, and continues to invest in media and entertainment ventures, through both Slaight Communications and Slaight Music, a division launched in 2009 with a mandate to invest, nurture and develop Canadian artists. In 2014, Gary was appointed a Member Of The Order of Canada.