About Terry McBride
Terry McBride is the CEO and co-founder of Nettwerk Music Group, which includes Canada’s largest independent record label, artist management and music publishing company. Founded in McBride’s apartment in 1984, Nettwerk has corporate offices worldwide in Vancouver, London, Hamburg, Boston, Nashville, Los Angeles and New York. Since its inception, Nettwerk has released over 600 different albums and sold over 160 million albums worldwide with renowned artists such as Coldplay, Fun, Passenger, Dido, and Sarah McLachlan. McBride has spoken at dozens of international conferences about social marketing, digital branding, intellectual property rights and the future of music consumption. In 2008 he coauthored a broad reaching futuristic paper on the Millennial Generation for the University of Westminster in London, UK. He is a two time recipient of the Pollstar Manager of year for his work with Avril Lavigne, Coldplay and Sarah McLachlan. He is also a recipient of the Juno Awards “Special achievement award” for the growth and advancement of the Canadian Music Industry.
In 2004, McBride stepped onto a yoga mat for the first time by way of recommendation from a friend, and it wasn’t long before he realized that yoga offered him more than just a flexible body and mind.
Acting on this realization, McBride along with his friend and yoga instructor, Lara Kozan, cofounded a chain of wellness centers called YYoga. It’s McBride’s vision for YYoga Studios to evolve into social third spaces, focusing on health, fitness and wellness for the body, mind, spirit and the community. Terry is also a long-time supporter, E-Series speaker, and recipient of the 2015 FWE Mentor Award.