Canada

  1. Juno Awards Ratings Jump 56%

    April 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT With eclectic singer Feist taking home three Juno Awards during the televised portion of the Canadian music showcase (and five overall), the CTV television network saw its ratings skyrocket, up 56% from the year previous. CTV says the program, air ...

  2. Leonard Cohen Set For First Tour In 15 Years

    March 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Leonard Cohen is embarking on his first tour in 15 years this summer, beginning with a June 6-7 stand in Toronto. The 73-year-old artist, who was inducted last night (March 10) into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, will be backed on th ...

  3. Canadian Music Week Kicks Off

    March 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST The opening day of Canadian Music Week saw heated discussion on who should pay for losses incurred by record companies due to piracy, with many suggesting Internet service providers are central to a solution. A standing-room only crowd watched a g ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Canadian Music Industry Perseveres In Challenging Times

    February 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST With CD sales falling faster than digital sales rise and with layoffs at Canada's major labels, many executives in the country's music business are worried about the implications of a continued decline in the music industry. Much of the ...

  6. Canadian Music Week Takes On Challenges Of Changing Industry

    February 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST Canadian Music Week (CMW) will focus on new concepts and alternative revenue streams that artists and labels can pursue, event founder/ president says Neill Dixon, while speakers like Research in Motion co-CEO Jim Balsillie will discuss the possib ...

  7. France Investigates Warner's Bronfman

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group Corp chief executive Edgar Bronfman Jr. has been placed under formal investigation by French authorities as part of a probe into insider trading at Vivendi, Warner said on Thursday. Bronfman was formerly a director of Vivendi an ...

  8. Canadian Creatives Call For Copyright Reform

    January 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST Canadian lobbying group the Creators Copyright Coalition (CCC) is demanding government action to reform the country's copyright laws. In a "public platform" statement published today (Jan. 21), the CCC calls on the Canadian governme ...

  9. Lawsuits Not The Solution, Says Quebec's ADISQ

    October 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A top executive with Quebec's music industry arm ADISQ this week suggested that the industry refrain from taking a hardline stance with illegal downloaders. The organization's executive director, Solange Drouin, admitted the local legal ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. Canadian Music Cafe Kicks Off

    September 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Canadian Music Café, a concert series designed to showcase top Canadian musical talent and coincide with the Toronto International Film Festival, kicked off yesterday. The showcase, which is tagged as "where film meets music," has af ...

  12. Canadian Biz Looks East With Japan Trade Mission

    August 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Canada's independent recording companies are heading to Japan in November for a trade mission that will see some of the country's top acts play for Japanese industry leaders. The trade mission, which is being undertaken in association wi ...

  13. Musicrypt Inc Rebrands, Widens Scope

    July 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Digital media distributor Musicrypt Inc. has been renamed Yangaroo Inc. and is widening its scope beyond the music industry. "Our new brand is the result of increasing demand for our solutions in many areas beyond the music industry," sa ...

  14. Canadian Wireless Operator Preps Download Service

    July 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Canadian wireless operator MTS Allstream is launching a full-song music download service with technology provider Groove Mobile, the same company behind the Sprint Music Store. The Allstream service includes the IODA Free Track Chart, which offers ...

  15. Performers Confirmed For MuchMusic Video Awards

    May 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Avril Lavigne, Hilary Duff, Fergie, Finger Eleven, Alexisonfire, Maroon 5, Belly, The Used and Toronto rock band Billy Talent have been confirmed as performers for the 18th Annual MuchMusic Video Awards, to be held June 17 in Toronto. "We ...

  16. Closing Time For Flagship Sam The Record Man Outlet

    May 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Toronto flagship of former Canadian music retail giant Sam the Record Man will close for good June 30. The Sniderman brothers, Sam and Sidney, started selling records in 1937 as Sniderman's Music Hall on Toronto's College Street. The ...

  17. Warner Music's Bronfman Sued For $100M

    April 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group Corp. chief executive Edgar Bronfman Jr. was sued on Monday for $100 million by a former CEO of publisher Simon & Schuster who claims Bronfman failed to compensate him for conceiving the 2003 buyout of Warner. Former CEO Dic ...

  18. Canada's Astral Strikes Standard Radio Deal

    April 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT At a Toronto news conference held Thursday (April 12) to announce Astral Media's formal agreement to buy most of the assets of Standard Radio, Astral CEO Ian Greenberg hailed the purchase as "the birth of a new national leader in Canadia ...

  19. Warner's Bronfman Sues Over Vivendi Pension

    April 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group chief executive Edgar Bronfman is suing his former employer Vivendi S.A. for cutting his pension payments by about 65%, according to a complaint filed in a U.S. District Court in Manhattan on Tuesday. Bronfman resigned from Vive ...

  20. Court Awards k.d. lang $1.9M

    April 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A California court has awarded k.d. lang $1.9 million in a default judgment against her former business manager, Annabel Lapp. The Grammy-winning singer sued Lapp and her Annabel Lapp Group in 2005 , claiming that the business manager misappropria ...

  21. SXSW Day II: Deerhunter, Besnard Lakes Steal The Night

    March 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The psychedelic rock of Deerhunter and the classic rock stylings of Besnard Lakes were centerpieces on the second night of music showcases at the South by Southwest (SXSW) music conference in Austin, Texas. As crowds descended upon Sixth Street -- ...

  22. CRTC To Review Broadcast Diversity

    March 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), the Canadian government broadcast regulator, intends that the growing rate of media concentration in Canada merits public debate. The CRTC announced on Tuesday (March 13) that ...

  23. Canada's Astral Media To Buy Standard Broadcasting

    February 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST After months of talks, Montreal-based Astral Media Inc. has reached an agreement to purchase Standard Broadcasting Corp., Canada's largest privately owned broadcaster. The purchase price was not disclosed but it could be worth more than $1.1 ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. Canada's CRTC Rules On Content Quotas

    December 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Following its review of commercial radio and hearings last May in Ottawa, Canada's broadcast regulator the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) unveiled on Dec. 15 a decision that sided with Canadian broadcasters ...

  26. Jann Arden Cleans Up At SOCAN Awards

    November 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST With awards for seven of her compositions, Universal Music's Jann Arden was the big winner Wednesday night (Nov. 22) at the 17th annual SOCAN Awards gala presentation in Toronto. With awards for seven of her compositions, Universal Music' ...

  27. Canadian Minister Oda In Fundraiser Row

    November 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Canadian heritage minister Bev Oda is being accused of a "conflict of interest" for raising C$15,000 ($13,267) at a fundraiser organized by three top Canadian broadcasting industry leaders in May 2005 Canadian heritage minister Bev Oda i ...

  28. McLachlan, Lavoie To Be Honored

    October 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT CAB Gold Ribbon Awards set for Nov. 7. Canadian singer/songwriters Sarah McLachlan and Daniel Lavoie will be inducted into the Canadian Association of Broadcasters' Broadcast Hall of Fame in the music star category at the 2006 CAB Convention. ...

  29. Canadian Cops Arrest DVD Counterfeiters

    August 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Raids reveal largest label in Canada. Authorities seized about 20,000 pirated films during raids Aug. 28 at a counterfeit DVD lab in Canada. The Toronto-based facility operated with two retail units and a basement unit equipped with 142 data burne ...

  30. Canadian Country Artists Headed To Hall

    July 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Ceremony part of Country Music Week. Landmark Canadian country artists and the forces behind their success will be honored this September with induction into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame. The inductions and award presentations will take ...

  31. Bell Globemedia To Buy CHUM?

    July 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Trading in stock of Canadian entertainment conglomerate CHUM Ltd. was halted yesterday (July 12) on the Toronto Stock Exchange amid speculation that the Toronto-base firm is about to be purchased by B Trading in stock of Canadian entertainment con ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. Bronfman To Deliver Music Matters Keynote

    April 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group chairman/CEO Edgar Bronfman Jr. has been confirmed as keynote speaker at the inaugural Music Matters Conference, to be held May 10-11 in Hong Kong. Warner Music Group chairman/CEO Edgar Bronfman Jr. has been confirmed as keynote ...

  34. Canada's Standard Eyeing Up IPO?

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Canadian media conglomerate Standard Broadcasting Corp. has hired investment banks to advise it on a potential initial public offering that could value the company, sources say, at C$1 billion ($870,0 Canadian media conglomerate Standard Broadcast ...

  35. Canadian Indies Exit CRIA

    April 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Artists represented include Sum 41, Rush. Six leading Canadian independent labels have resigned from Canada's music trade association, the Canadian Recording Industry Assn. (CRIA). The six companies are: Anthem Records, True North Records, Li ...

  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 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 ...

  38. Adams To Be Inducted To Canadian Hall

    February 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Honor to take place at the 2006 Juno Awards. Singer Bryan Adams will be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at the 2006 Juno Awards April 2 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Adams will also perform during the awards as well. With worldwide record ...

  39. Bell Canada Launches Mobile Music Store

    December 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Carrier charging $2.58 per full-song download. Bell Canada has introduced a full-song download mobile music store, becoming the second Canadian operator to do so this year. Groove Mobile, the same provider behind the recently launched Sprint mobil ...

  40. CAB Requests A Review Of Copyright Board

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Broadcasters fight against tariff boost. In a filing to the Federal Court of Canada in Toronto yesterday (Nov. 14), the Canadian Association of Broadcasters requested a judicial review of Copyright Board of Canada's Oct. 14 decision on commer ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. Former Guess Who Members To Receive Honor

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Canadian Assn. Inducts Them To Hall Of Fame. Former Guess Who members, guitarist Randy Bachman and singer Burton Cummings, will be recognized by Canada's private broadcasters at this years' Canadian Association of Broadcasters Annual Con ...

  43. Malaysia To Set One-Stop Licensing Shop

    October 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Aims to simplify process for content providers. Malaysian labels plan to simplify digital distribution of music by setting up a "one-stop" digital licensing center. Recording Industry Association of Malaysia (RIM) chairman Sandy Monteiro ...

  44. 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 ...

  45. 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 ...

  46. Mediation Set For CBC dispute

    August 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Canadian federal government is appointing a special mediator to restart negotiations between the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. and its locked-out unionized workers, union officials said Aug. 24. TORONTO (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The Canadian f ...

  47. Live At The Orange Debuts

    August 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Series kicks off with Divine Brown. Universal Music Canada and Bell Canada have launched "Live At The Orange Lounge," a multi-format series featuring weekly interviews and music by Universal artists in Toronto's Orange Studio. The s ...

  48. Leonard Cohen Sues Business Manager

    August 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Complaint states Lynch 'stole' over $5M. Leonard Cohen sued his longtime business manager Monday (Aug. 15) for allegedly defrauding the legendary composer of at least $5 million. The complaint filed in Los Angeles Superior Court seeks da ...

  49. 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 ...

  50. 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 at a Toronto press conference. The Canadian Live 8 concert will be held at Molson Park in Barrie, Ontario on Jul ...

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