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  1. 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 ...

  2. Pierre Juneau, Champion of Canadian Music Talent, Juno Awards Namesake, Dead at 89

    February 22, 2012 1:13 PM EST Pierre Juneau, for whom Canada's national Juno Awards is named, died Tuesday at the age of 89. He is often credited with starting the boom of Canadian artists that started in the 70s and brining internatinal respect to the country's dome ...

  3. Canada Reconsiders Usage-Based Billing For Internet Users

    February 04, 2011 6:55 AM EST Canada's Netflix debate is over, and so too is mandatory usage-based billing of Internet users. Well, nearly. The CRTC, the country's broadcast regulator, late Thursday bowed to pressure from Ottawa and signaled a retreat on plans to end ...

  4. Canadian Censor to Revisit Ban on Dire Strait's 'Money For Nothing'

    January 21, 2011 1:58 PM EST Canada's TV regulator has ordered the country's radio censor to reconsider its ban on the Dire Straits song "Money For Nothing" on local airwaves. The CRTC did not parse its decision Friday, unlike the Canadian Broadcast Standa ...

  5. MuchMusic Loses Bid To Cut Music Videos

    November 26, 2010 12:00 AM EST MuchMusic, Canada's specialty music TV station, has been denied its request to play fewer music videos, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission announced Nov. 25. The station launched in 1984 as "the nation's ...

  6. CIRPA: Report Shows 'Deep-Rooted' Problem With Airplay

    February 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST A Canadian government study of the amount of airplay given to new musicians by Canadian radio demonstrates a deep-rooted problem, the head of the Canadian Independent Record Production Association says. "The situation is even worse than we ex ...

  7. Canadian Report Calls For 'Emerging Artists' Definition

    September 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A review of radio in Canada has recommended that the national radio broadcasting and music industries develop a framework to encourage airplay for new talent. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, which regulates radio i ...

  8. CRTC Appoints Von Finckenstein Chairman

    January 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST Canadian Federal Court Judge Konrad von Finckenstein has been named chairman of Canada's broadcast regulator, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission in Ottawa. "Mr. von Finckenstein's credentials will bring ...

  9. Canada Moves Forward With Radio Reg Review

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Canadian federal government is going ahead with a planned review of its commercial radio regulations, despite an earlier call by domestic broadcasters for a delay amid the pending arrival of U.S. TORONTO (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The Canadia ...

  10. Sirius Canada, Astral Mdia Radio Form Pact

    November 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Deal will produce two stations on satcaster's service. Sirius Canada and Montreal-based Astral Média Radio have inked a deal to provide two French-language Canadian-based music stations for Sirius Canada's satellite radio service. The tw ...

  11. Canadian Gov't Dismisses Sat-Radio Review

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Canada's Liberal Party government cabinet has turned down a request by cultural and trade groups to review the federal broadcast regulator's granting of subscription-radio licenses to satellite radio TORONTO -- Canada's Liberal Part ...

  12. Sat Services Bow To Canadian Content Requirements

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Two U.S. satellite radio services on Sept. 6 told Canada's broadcast regulator they can live with Canadian-content obligations imposed on their upcoming rollouts of Canadianized services. TORONTO (The Hollywood Report) -- Two U.S. satellite r ...

  13. Canadian Gov't Dismisses Sat-Radio Review

    September 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Canada's Liberal Party government cabinet has turned down a request by cultural and trade groups to review the federal broadcast regulator's granting of subscription-radio licenses to satellite radio Canada's Liberal Party governmen ...

  14. Canadian Music Industry Wants Sat-Radio Review

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The future of satellite radio in Canada remains unclear as a coalition of Canadian music industry organizations on Aug. 31 called on the federal government to proceed with a review of the June 16 deci TORONTO -- The future of satellite radio in Ca ...

  15. Canadian Music Industry Wants Sat-Radio Review

    August 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Feds previously granted three licenses. The future of satellite radio in Canada remains unclear as a coalition of Canadian music industry organizations called today (Aug. 31) on the federal government to proceed with a review of the June 16 decisi ...

  16. Canadian Groups Protest Sat Radio Decision

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A coalition of Canadian content creators on June 27 formally asked the federal cabinet to overturn a June 16 decision by Canada's broadcast regulator that allows U.S.-based rivals XM Satellite Radio H TORONTO (The Hollywood Reporter) -- A coa ...

  17. XM, Sirius OK'd For Canada Launch

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Without a Canadian satellite capable of delivering pay radio, Canada's broadcast regulator on June 16 licensed U.S. rivals XM Satellite Radio Holdings and Sirius Satellite Radio to launch subscription TORONTO (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Witho ...

  18. Canadian Subscription Radio Licenses Granted

    June 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Three services approved for fall launch. Canada's federal broadcast regulator, the Canadian Radio Television and Telecommunications Commission today (June 16) granted three subscription radio licenses in preparation for the fall launch of sub ...

  19. Canadian Broadcaster Fights For License

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A Quebec FM radio station that had its broadcast license pulled by Canada's broadcast watchdog for its Howard Stern-style morning show on May 26 began a legal appeal to stay on air. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- A Quebec FM radio station that h ...

  20. More Foreign Nets Seek Canada Air

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Canadian cablecasters said Feb. 16 that they will ask the country's TV regulator to admit three new foreign-language services onto Canadian TV schedules. TORONTO (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Canadian cablecasters said Feb. 16 that they will as ...

  21. Tuned In: Radio

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT CRTC refuses license renewal to Genex Communications' CHOI-FM, claiming it did not comply with Canadian radio regulations. Read Marc Schiffman's column. CRTC refuses license renewal to Genex Communications' CHOI-FM, claiming it did ...