President of Morning Music Ltd. since 1988 and one of its founders in 1971, Mark Altman is a veteran of music publishing in Canada. He has contributed to the continuous growth of Morning Music, publishing works by many noted Canadian composers including Stompin’ Tom Connors, Ian Tyson, The Canadian Brass, Liona Boyd and Rita MacNeil. He has also performed on keyboards, and arranged, composed, conducted and produced a number of commercial recordings.
As a publisher, Altman has been a driving force in the process of copyright revision and is past president of the three major industry organizations – the Canadian Music Publisher Association (CMPA), SOCAN, and the Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency Limited (CMRRA). He’s the only person in Canada to have achieved such honours.