One of the exhibitors at the Baby Show, Name Your Tune, offers personalized children’s CDs. This is such a great idea! For example, you would traditionally sing: Old Macdonald had a farm…. but it would become your child’s name: Oh little Scott had a farm… Get it? This is what happens when you are a mom with a great idea! I love this and might have to buy it for the baby next Christmas!
Name Your Tune Personalized CDs is Created and Executive Produced by Candace Alper. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from McMaster University and a Bachelor of Education degree from OISE/University of Toronto. Candace has been active with children and youth in her community through social programs, summer camps and trips abroad. This project has been a natural progression bringing together her love of music, arts, children and creativity. As mother to seven-year old Hannah, Candace appreciates the impact and joy of music in her child’s every day. It is Candace’s motivation, enthusiasm and vision that have driven this project from its conception through to the hands of each child. Candace is an Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year nominee, and a Top 3 Mompreneur of the Year by Savvy Mom.
Co-Founder Eric Alper is an award-winning Canadian Music Industry veteran for more than 15 years. As Director of Media Relations and Label Acquisitions for eOne Music Canada, Eric brings his sought-after perspective and experience to Name Your Tune. He has handled the PR for such prestigious artists as Sir Bob Geldof, Ringo Starr, Ray Charles, Dan Zanes, Robert Munsch, The Wiggles, and hundreds more. His fundraising efforts through Hear Here, the non-profit charitable organization he co-created to purchase hearing aids for kids in families who can’t afford them, and as a board member of the Canadian Music Therapy Association and Artists Against Racism, have totaled over one million dollars. Name Your Tune proudly donates a portion from our CD sales to support Hear Here.
Jessica Margaritis and Mario Margaritis
Jessica and Mario complete the Name Your Tune management team from their offices in Vancouver, British Columbia. In addition to taking care of customers on the west coast, they maintain the Name Your Tune post-production studio and oversee our digital music programs. With a background in the Lifestyle and Hospitality Industries, and a love of music and computers, audio-production they are bringing Name Your Tune to a new level. In July 2009 they became parents as they welcomed their daughter Beth and now fully understand the joy of music for young children.
Jessica and Candace met on the first day of nursery school when they were three years old and have been best friends for more than 35 years. Now each with daughters of their own, along with their husbands Eric and Mario, they are an example that sometimes it is ok to go into business with your friends.
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