President and Founder, Chapter 2 Productions (Cymba Music Publishing) (CA)
Vincent Degiorgio is the president and founder of Chapter 2 Productions Inc., which houses the publishing entities CYMBA Music Publishing, InterCym Music and The Billy Ray Louis Music Publishing Company. In his former role as Vice-President of International A&R at RCA, Degiorgio was responsible for signing NSYNC in the US and is the owner and operator of the oldest dance music label in English speaking Canada, Power Records Inc., further cementing his place as one of Canada’s music industry stalwarts. His passion has always been a great song, and his formation of CYMBA Music Publishing is what he calls ‘a determined defiance to conventional publishing’. CYMBA, an acronym for ‘Crushing Your Music Business Apathy’ houses a unique, boutique roster of some of Canada’s most creative and artful professionals, including platinum songwriter Davor Vulama, award-winning singer/songwriter Dennis Ellsworth, EDM topliner and pop vocalist Amy Kirkpatrick, hip hop track-master B. Morales and the catalogue of the prolific Juno nominated producer, Ari Rhodes. To date, Cymba has secured over 150 synch licenses. Cymba’s newest addition is soulful songstress Reeny Smith. Cymba represents companies from France, Germany, Scandinavia and Italy in Canada. Vincent’s own collaborations have been recorded in 14 different languages in innumerable countries around the world. Ranging from Canada all the way to Korea, Sweden and South Africa, he has amassed sales in the millions of units. He has written for international superstars including Caro Emerald, on both her blockbuster debut album ‘Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor’, and the # 1 follow up album, “The Shocking Miss Emerald”. “Deleted Scenes” is the longest running # 1 album in the history of the Netherlands, spending over 100 weeks on the album chart. He has done more work in Asia than any other Canadian publisher having secured placements for his entire roster. He is currently in his second term as chair of the Canadian Music Publishers Association, and is a board member on the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.