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Alfred Celebrates the Life and Legacy of Gwen Bailey-Harbour

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Alfred Music Publishing is deeply saddened to announce the passing of our Senior Vice President and friend, Gwen Bailey-Harbour, on August 12, 2011. Gwen began working at Alfred Music Publishing over 23 years ago, and she had a tremendous positive impact on all who worked with her in her roles in marketing, sales, operations, and as a leader and friend in this industry.

“We were blessed to have Gwen come to Alfred Music on June 13, 1988,” said Ron Manus, Alfred’s CEO. “Many of us knew her a long time. Over the last year, we have watched Gwen battle cancer.  How she faced adversity with strength, conviction, class and character continues to be an inspiration for me. I know she is now at peace after a valiant battle. We are all mourning this incredibly tragic loss and we will celebrate her life and legacy as we pay tribute to this remarkable woman and dear, dear friend who we love so much.”

Gwen is survived by her husband, Rod Harbour, and their two boys: Ethan Harbour (age 12) and Sean Harbour (age 8).

A 529 College Fund as well as a Gwen Bailey-Harbour Memorial Fund have been set up to help with family expenses. For more information and to make a contribution, visit