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  1. Morning Fix: Apple iPad Mini Date; Genre Chart Feedback; Rihanna Skyrocketing on Social Media

    October 12, 2012 8:25 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters BILLBOARD'S GENRE CHART POLICY CHANGES Yesterday Billboard unveiled a new methodology for tabulating i ts genre charts to include digital download sales and streaming ...

  2. Raylene Rankin, Member Of Celtic Folk Group The Rankin Family, Dead At 52

    October 01, 2012 1:04 PM EDT Raylene Rankin of top-selling Celtic-folk group The Rankin Family, died Sunday after a long battle with cancer. She was 52. The Rankin Family sold more than two million albums, won 15 East Coast Music Awards, six Juno Awards, four SOCAN Awards and ...

  3. Sam Sniderman, Founder of Legendary Canadian Record Stores, Dead at 92

    September 24, 2012 10:05 AM EDT Iconic Canadian record retailer Sam Sniderman, whose Sam The Record Man store started in 1937 and grew to 140 stores nationwide at its peak, died Sunday in Toronto. He was 92. Sniderman opened the first record department with his brother, Sid, ins ...

  4. Taylor Swift, Dean Brody Take Home Canadian Country Music Association Honors

    September 10, 2012 10:33 AM EDT While Toronto has been buzzing with the 37th Toronto International Film Festival and music stars from Selena Gomez to Rob Zombie and Natalie Maines descending on the city to help promote certain films, two provinces west in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan ...

  5. Weight, Time Constraints May Have Contributed to Radiohead Stage Collapse

    June 21, 2012 12:24 PM EDT Weight and time constraints might have played a part in Saturday's stage collapse at Toronto's Downsview Park that killed Radiohead drum tech Scott Johnson, 33, when the top of the structure came crashing down prior to the gates opening ...

  6. One Dead, Three Injured in Stage Collapse Before Radiohead Show in Toronto

    June 16, 2012 5:06 PM EDT Helicopter views of the collapsed stage at Downsview Park in Toronto Saturday (Video: Associated Press) A stage at Toronto's Downsview Park collapsed hours before a scheduled Radiohead concert, killing one person and injuring at least three, ...

  7. Drake, Grimes, Feist Among Polaris Music Prize Best Album Nominees

    June 14, 2012 3:22 PM EDT As Toronto has been buzzing with performances by 780 bands throughout the city for North By Northeast (NXNE), on the quieter west coast, for the first time in the Polaris Music Award's seven-year history, the 2012 Long List was announced live ...

  8. New Canadian Music Site Launches In The Wake of FYIMusic's Shuttering

    April 04, 2012 12:17 PM EDT Screenshot of the FYIMusic.ca site that now redirects users to the newly launched NewCanadianMusic.ca site. Canada's only dedicated music industry news source, FYIMusic.ca, has shut down. In its place FYIMuisc publisher David Farrell [a forme ...

  9. Drake to Perform at NHL All-Star Game

    January 24, 2012 11:47 AM EST Drake, the hip-hop pride of Toronto, will toast the Canadian pastime of choice when he performs at the 2012 Tim Hortons NHL All-Star Game, which will be held in Ottawa, Ontario on Sunday (Jan. 29). The rapper will be joined by New York singer-rapp ...

  10. Arcade Fire Wins 2011 Polaris Prize (Video)

    September 20, 2011 7:20 AM EDT After taking home the Grammy award and Juno award for Album of the Year, Arcade Fire's "The Suburbs" has been named the best Canadian album of the past 12 months by earning the 2011 Polaris Music Prize, it was announced on Monday (S ...

  11. Johnny Reid, Dean Brody, Terri Clark Big Winners at 2011 Canadian Country Music Awards

    September 14, 2011 1:24 PM EDT Toronto has been abuzz with the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) which ends Sept. 18, but over the weekend a 45-minute drive west in Hamilton, ON, the Canadian country music industry was having a hoot for the four-day Canadian Country Mu ...

  12. Ex-Geffen Chairman Ron Fair on Judging 'Cover Me Canada' TV Show

    September 13, 2011 11:00 AM EDT Former Geffen chairman Ron Fair has been recruited to judge a Canadian TV show. Former Geffen chairman Ron Fair has been recruited for a Canadian television show "Cover Me Canada" in which eight artists perform classic Canadian cover son ...

  13. Sirius, XM To Merge In Canada

    November 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST More than two years after Sirius Satellite Radio and XM Radio merged in the United States to form Sirius XM Inc., Canadian Satellite Radio Holdings Inc., XM Canada’s parent company, has announced a definitive agreement to combine Sirius Canada Inc ...

  14. Business Matters: Court Votes Down 'Three Strikes,' AEG, Metallica and more

    October 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. Court Rules 'Three Strikes' Law Not Enforceable -- UPC, the Irish ISP, won a legal victory when an Irish court ruled that laws to identify and punish users suspected of copyright infring ...

  15. Aerosmith's Steven Tyler Falls Onstage Again

    August 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler may be "American Idol"-bound , but he's taken another tumble on stage -- this time in Toronto. Aerosmith was performing Tuesday night at Toronto's Air Canada Center when, according to local media ...

  16. Johnny Reid Wins 5 CCMA Awards

    September 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Ontario singer Johnny Reid took five awards, including male artist of the year, at the Canadian Country Music Association awards in Vancouver last night (Sept. 13). Reid's other wins included video of the year, fans' choice award, songwr ...

  17. Ole Signs Global 'Super WHY!' Deal

    May 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Canadian indie publisher Ole has secured worldwide administration rights for the music from the "Super WHY!" animated pre-school TV series. The show is broadcast domestically on CBC and in the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia. S ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. Jazz Pianist Oscar Peterson Dies

    December 25, 2007 12:00 AM EST Oscar Peterson, whose early talent, speedy fingers and musical genius made him one of the world's best known jazz pianists, has died. He was 82. Peterson died at his home in the Toronto suburb of Mississauga on Sunday, said Oliver Jones, a fa ...

  20. Emerson Drive, Terri Clark Big Winners At CCMA

    September 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Pop-country group Emerson Drive was the bigger winner at this year's Canadian Country Music Awards, which were held Sept. 10 at the Brandt Centre in Regina, Saskatchewan. The band picked up single video and group or duo of the year nods. It&# ...

  21. Canyon, Yellowbird Top Nominees For CCMA Awards

    August 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT George Canyon and Shane Yellowbird lead the nominees for the Canadian Country Music Association Awards with five apiece. Paul Brandt, Doc Walker, Emerson Drive, Brad Johner and Carolyn Dawn Johnson garnered four nominations each. Canyon's fiv ...

  22. Mitchell, Ferland Inducted Into Canadian Hall of Fame

    January 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST Canadian singer/songwriters Joni Mitchell and Jean-Pierre Ferland were inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame last night (Jan. 28) at Toronto's John Bassett Theatre. Revered Montreal-born Quebec legend Ferland was recognized in p ...

  23. Mamas And The Papas' Doherty Dies At 66

    January 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST Canadian singer Denny Doherty, a member of the Mamas and the Papas, died today (Jan. 19) at his home in the Toronto suburb of Mississauga. The singer/songwriter died after suffering from a long-time illness. He was 66. While John Phillips was the ...

  24. Canadian Country Music Awards Nominations Revealed

    August 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Aaron Pritchett leads the list of nominees. With six nominations British Columbia's Aaron Pritchett leads the list of nominees for the 2006 Canadian Country Music Awards. Nominees were revealed today (Aug. 2) at simultaneous press conferences ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. Ex-Johnny Cash Manager Saul Israel Holiff Dies

    March 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Also guided Tommy Hunter, Statler Bros. NANAIMO, British Columbia (AP) -- Saul Israel Holiff, a former concert promoter and Johnny Cash's manager for 17 years, has died at the age of 80. Holiff, who also managed Tommy Hunter and the Statler B ...

  28. Canada's Billion-Dollar Culture Deficit Requires New Policy Approach

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Canadian artists have enjoyed unprecedented international critical and commercial success in recent years. From Avril Lavigne to Yann Martel to Denys Arcand, Canadians have won Grammys, Bookers and Os Michael Geist is the Canada Research Chair in ...