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  1. Morning Fix: Why Publishers Lost Big to Pandora; Rolling Stones Plot Return to Australia, N.Z.; Kate Bush Announces London Residency; Is Beats Retaining 70% of Trial Users?

    March 21, 2014 8:45 AM EDT Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE WHY PUBLISHERS LOST BIG AGAINST PANDORA (ANALYSIS) In making the decision on March 14 to set Pandora's royalty rate to ASCAP at 1.85% through the end of 2015, Judge Denise Cote rejected practic ...

  2. How Colin James Came To Rock the 19th Floor of The Royal York Hotel

    October 04, 2012 12:30 PM EDT Colin James rocking Toronto's Royal York Hotel (Photo: Michel Roy/Digital Direct) If you happen to be a loyal Fairmont Hotels & Resorts guest, you just might be eligible for a private concert by an EMI artist like Corinne Bailey Rae, Emel ...

  3. Andrew MacNaughtan, Award-Winning Rock Photographer, Dies

    January 27, 2012 9:47 AM EST Award-winning Toronto photographer and video director Andrew MacNaughtan died suddenly Wednesday night of a reported heart attack while in Los Angeles on assignment for rock trio Rush. MacNaughtan shot a who's-who of Canadian talent since he ...

  4. Backbeat: Vagrant Founder Likens Country Music to Punk Rock at Dashboard Confessional Show

    December 14, 2011 11:20 PM EST Thursday's (Dec. 1) Dashboard Confessional show at NYC's Irving Plaza brought out an old-school "emotional" crowd, who belted along to every word of hits like "Vindicated" and "Screaming Infidelities" along ...

  5. This Week in Billboard History: Frank Sinatra's 'Mysterious' Record Label; Live Aid's Bootlegging Scourge

    December 06, 2011 9:30 AM EST Frank Sinatra at a recording studio with coffee and cigarette. (Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty ) 1960: Let's Call the Whole Thing...hmmm? Billboard revealed that the debut of a new label founded by Frank Sinatra was just two months away, though ...

  6. Backbeat: Bob Ezrin, Crowbar, Kardinal Offishall Honored @ Canada's SOCAN Awards

    November 28, 2011 7:00 AM EST The best speech of the night at Canada's 22nd annual SOCAN Awards in Toronto on November 21 came from Crowbar , best known for "Oh What A Feeling," a song honoured by the performing rights organization that evening with the SOCAN Cl ...

  7. K'Naan, Stampeders, Bob Ezrin Honored at SOCAN Awards

    November 22, 2011 11:15 AM EST Hip hop artist K'Naan, legendary country-rockers The Stampeders, Pink Floyd/Alice Cooper producer Bob Ezrin and country band Prairie Oyster all received achievement awards of varying kinds at last night's private SOCAN Awards at Toronto& ...

  8. The .Biz Q&A: NXNE's Managing Director Andy McLean

    June 16, 2011 12:57 PM EDT Three months after the music industry converged on Toronto for the business-heavy Canadian Music Week (CMW), the city is hosting another music festival and conference, North By Northeast (NXNE). Now in its 17th year, the confab has grown to includ ...

  9. What You Didn't Know About Live Nation's Growth in 2010

    March 07, 2011 6:30 AM EST In addition to its merger with Ticketmaster in January 2010 , Live Nation Entertainment aggressively expanded its footprint through 14 other deals last year, according to details listed in the company's 2010 annual report . Not all of the dea ...

  10. ASCAP To Honor Composers Broughton, McCarthy

    May 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Composers Bruce Broughton and Dennis McCarthy will be honored at the 25th annual ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards June 24 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. The event will recognize composers of the most performed film and televisio ...

  11. Pierre Tremblay Departs Nettwerk

    August 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Pierre Tremblay has left his role as SVP at Canada's Nettwerk Music Group, claiming the company has "lost focus." Tremblay has taken Toronto band Billy Talent with him for his new venture, Vancouver-based Hive Management. The rock a ...

  12. Mgmt Firms Merge To Form Cam 8

    July 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT New management firm Cam 8 has announced their inaugural signing, Canadian band Barenaked Ladies. The company was founded by Career Artist Management owner Jordan Feldstein and Hard 8 Management founder, and Vagrant Records president and co-owner, ...

  13. Terry McBride Denies Nettwerk Is For Sale

    March 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Terry McBride, Nettwerk Music Group CEO, tells Billboard.biz that there is no truth to rumors that Nettwerk is for sale, although he says he's always looking for partners that can help it expand. As for recent speculation that he might quit t ...

  14. Lead Singer Quits Barenaked Ladies After Drug Bust

    February 25, 2009 12:00 AM EST The lead singer of popular Canadian band the Barenaked Ladies, who was charged with drugs offenses in the United States last year, is leaving to pursue a solo career, the group said on Wednesday. Steven Page, 38, was arrested in July 2008 and char ...

  15. Barenaked Ladies Assembling Boxed Set

    December 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST After a tumultuous year, particularly for its two lead singers, Barenaked Ladies are understandably "looking forward to seeing the ass end of 2008," according to drummer Tyler Stewart -- and to a 2009 in which the Canadian quintet will c ...

  16. Simple Plan Donates Song Proceeds To Cancer Charities

    October 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT When Simple Plan singer Pierre Bouvier discovered in 2006 that his 28-year-old brother, Jay, was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, the artist turned to songwriting as a method of therapy. "It hit me hard," Bouvier tells Billboard. &qu ...

  17. Getty Images Rolls Out Online Music Licensing Service

    October 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Getty Images, a leading distributor/clearing house of film footage, stock photo images and other digital media, is launching Premium Playlist, a one-stop online service for film makers, advertising agencies and others looking to license music. Pre ...

  18. Barenaked Ladies' Page Arrested

    July 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Steven Page, 37, lead singer of Toronto's Barenaked Ladies, has been arrested and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance after New York State police allegedly found him with cocaine and marijuana. According to police repor ...

  19. BNL, TMBG To Rock Disney 'Block Party' Tour

    May 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Barenaked Ladies, They Might Be Giants, Ralph's World, Imagination Movers, Dan Zanes and Choo Choo Soul, among others, will perform in select cities as part of the Disney Music Block Party tour, set to begin July 25 in Toms River, N.J. The 23 ...

  20. Billboard Q&A: Reverb's Adam Gardner

    March 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Adam Gardner has come a long way since nicknaming his band's tour bus "the Earth Eater." Last October, the Guster guitarist/vocalist, who also co-founded environmental nonprofit Reverb, traveled from his home in Portland, Maine, to ...

  21. Joel Plaskett Emergency Big Winner At Canadian East Coast Awards

    February 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Halifax's Joel Plaskett Emergency was the notable winner at the Canadian East Coast Music Awards on Sunday, taking six ECMAs at the event gala in Fredericton, N.B. Dave Gunning, The Rankin Family and Jamie Sparks each took two awards, while G ...

  22. Ben Folds Sets Sail For Jamaica Cruise

    May 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ben Folds will join the ranks of Lynyrd Skynyrd and Barenaked Ladies by headlining his own musical cruise, the Ben Folds Experience, which sets sail Feb. 21 from the Port of Miami and will stop in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. The event was organized by Six ...

  23. Barenaked Ladies Frontman Pushes Compulsory Licensing

    April 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Barenaked Ladies frontman Steven Page is a strong proponent for compulsory music licensing that will let music fans download, share and otherwise distribute any music they want-currently called "piracy"-in return for a low, simple fee. I ...

  24. Nettwerk Inks Free Mobile Deal

    April 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Nettwerk Music Group has licensed its music video catalog to a service that lets fans view them on mobile phone for free. The Canadian label struck a deal with Mywaves to bring Nettwerk acts such as Barenaked Ladies, Jars of Clay and Avril Lavigne ...

  25. P2P Gets $10 Million Investment

    April 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Intent MediaWorks has raised $10 million in Series B funding from Greycroft Partners, SoftBank Capital, Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments (BDMI) and Allen & Co. The Atlanta-based company specializes in ad-supported peer-to-peer distributio ...

  26. New Agent To MPA/Paradigm

    April 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Monterey Peninsula Artists/Paradigm has hired Beth Hamilton as an agent in the company's fairs and festivals division, where she will be working the Eastern region of the U.S. She will be based in Nashville, reporting to Steve Dahl, MPA/Parad ...

  27. Skynyrd, Barenaked Ladies Keep On Cruisin'

    March 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Atlanta-based cruise company Sixthman has announced the return of three popular music cruises from Lynyrd Skynyrd, Barenaked Ladies and Sister Hazel, which will set sail early next year. Sixthman will launch Lynyrd Skynyrd's Simple Man, the R ...

  28. Midem Day One: DRM Takes Center Stage

    January 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST A buzzing and busy Midem opened for business today (Jan. 21), on what would otherwise have been a sunny, lazy Sunday. The annual music industry convention, now in its 41st year, continued to play host to the MidemNet conference, the specialist tec ...

  29. The Dreams Continue at No. 1

    January 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST The "Dreamgirls" soundtrack continues to reign over The Billboard 200 for a second week ... Disney Channel's "Jump In!" TV movie soundtrack starts at No. 5 on the chart ... Robin Thicke makes a handsome leap, vaulting 35-1 ...

  30. eMusic Nears 100 Millionth MP3 Sale

    November 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST eMusic is nearing the sale of its 100 millionth MP3 download, which is expected in the next few weeks, according to the company. To mark the event, the digital retailer has called on pop group Barenaked Ladies to write and record a personalized so ...

  31. eMusic Nears 100 Millionth MP3 Sale

    November 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Milestone expected in next few weeks. eMusic is nearing the sale of its 100 millionth MP3 download, which is expected in the next few weeks, according to the company. To mark the event, the digital retailer has called on pop group Barenaked Ladies ...

  32. Barenaked Ladies Suit Up For OnTour Initiative

    November 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST PassAlong Networks, a developer of digital media innovations based in Franklin, Tenn, in conjunction with Vancouver-based Nettwerk Music Group have launched a special version of its OnTour software th PassAlong Networks, a developer of digital med ...

  33. Paradigm Acquires Little Big Man

    August 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Paradigm has acquired Little Big Man Booking, the New York-based booking agency which is home to Coldplay, Sarah McLachlan, the Fray, Barenaked Ladies, Franz Ferdinand, Dido, Snow Patrol, Avril Lavign Paradigm has acquired Little Big Man Booking, ...

  34. Canadian Artists Launch Coalition

    April 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT CMCC aims to voice opinions on key issues. A number of Canadian musicians, songwriters and producers have launched the Canadian Music Creators Coalition, with the intent to voice opinions on issues—like the country's copyright laws—other than ...

  35. Canadian Music TV Vet Martin Dies

    February 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST John Martin, widely regarded as Canada's father of music video programming, died Thursday morning (Feb. 23) in his sleep at Toronto's East General Hospital following a lengthy battle with cancer. He w John Martin, widely regarded as Cana ...

  36. Canadian Music TV Vet Martin Dies

    February 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST John Martin, widely regarded as Canada's father of music video programming, died Thursday morning (Feb. 23) in his sleep at Toronto's East General Hospital following a lengthy battle with cancer. He w John Martin, widely regarded as Cana ...

  37. Canadian Music Scene To Be Featured On BBC Radio

    October 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Two-part series to be broadcast Oct. 29, Nov. 5. DJ/historian Bob Harris will spotlight Canada's music scene in a major two-part series for BBC Radio 2 in the United Kingdom. "The Maple Music Revolution" will be broadcast Oct. 29 an ...

  38. Nettwerk, Palm Partner For Mobile Downloads

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT More than 10 Nettwerk acts included. Vancouver-based label Nettwerk Productions and Palm Canada have partnered to bring downloads of digital music, screen images and videos by Nettwerk artists to owners of the Treo 650 Smartphone on the Bell mobil ...

  39. Canadian Live 8 To Be At Molson Park, Ontario

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Canadian Live 8 concert will be held at Molson Park in Barrie, Ontario on July 2, Canadian concert promoter Michael Cohl confirmed today (June 21) at a Toronto press conference. The Canadian Live 8 concert will be held at Molson Park in Barrie ...

  40. Bryan Adams Leads 'Canada For Asia'

    January 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Benefit raises millions for tsunami victims. The "Canada for Asia" benefit concert Thursday night (Jan. 13) raised $4 million Canadian ($3.29 million) for victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami, according to the Canadian Broadcasting Corp., ...

  41. Fox To Tune Up Barenaked Ladies

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Pop group to star in comedy/variety show. Barenaked Ladies' engaging blend of music and comedy is coming to television. Fox Broadcasting Co. has ordered a pilot presentation for a comedy/variety show starring the members of the popular Canadi ...

  42. Sam Roberts Tops Canada's Junos

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With three trophies, Universal Music artist Sam Roberts was the big winner at Canada's Juno Awards, held last night (April 4) at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta. With three trophies, Universal Music artist Sam Roberts was the big winner at ...

  43. Sam Roberts Tops Canada's Junos

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With three trophies, Universal Music artist Sam Roberts was the big winner at Canada's Juno Awards, held last night (April 4) at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta. With three trophies, Universal Music artist Sam Roberts was the big winner at ...