Professor, Entertainment Management Administration
Rick Levine Bio 2022
Rick Levine, founder of ICEBOX Music, is a long-time music industry expert, entrepreneur, singer/songwriter, publisher, guitarist and recording artist. Rick’s career in music started on the Jersey Shore in the mid-eighties as the Promotions Director and on-air personality for WHTG AM/FM, broadcasting to the New York City market. Rick then moved to Toronto in the early 1990s. Rick holds a place as one of the pioneer broadcasters on Canada’s first Internet radio station, Virtually Canadian.
He is also one of the founders of the acoustic guitar duo, Fridge Magnets, performing over 300 times over 12 years including at the Canadian Film Centre and on Breakfast Television. Levine established ICEBOX Music in 2000 to manage Fridge Magnets’ business affairs, taking on the roles of music producer, publicist promotions, public relations, and marketing. ICEBOX Music began its publishing services in 2005, representing the 50,000-piece catalog of Casablanca Media.
Since 2012, Rick has been an educator at The Trebas Institute, instilling music business literacy in emerging Canadian indie artists. In 2018, Rick was awarded the coveted Career Colleges Ontario Award For Excellence in Teaching. Currently, Rick is providing music business administration services for musicians wanting to learn business principles to better manage their careers.