Canada

  1. EchoStar Names New Prez

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Satellite TV provider EchoStar Communications strengthened its executive suite, naming former Bell Canada executive Michael Neuman its new president/COO and appointing Carl Vogel, who recently joined NEW YORK (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Satellite ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Toby Lands Hat Endorsement Deal

    May 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Toby Keith has signed a three-year endorsement deal with Dorfman Pacific, the Stockton, Calif.-based manufacturer of hats and handbags. Toby Keith has signed a three-year endorsement deal with Dorfman Pacific, the Stockton, Calif.-based manufactur ...

  5. Toby Lands Hat Endorsement Deal

    May 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Keith will create signature Dorfman Pacific line. Toby Keith has signed a three-year endorsement deal with Dorfman Pacific, the Stockton, Calif.-based manufacturer of hats and handbags. He is expected to have his own signature line of hats, which ...

  6. ContentFilm Lands Library From CanWest

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Canadian broadcaster CanWest Global Communications Corp. has reached an agreement for ContentFilm International Ltd. to buy its international film and TV program library for $29 million. TORONTO (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Canadian broadcaster Can ...

  7. Universal Rings Up Bell Canada Deal

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Canada has formed a partnership with Bell Canada to deliver master ringtones and ringtunes to the telecom company's customers. TORONTO -- Universal Music Canada has formed a partnership with Bell Canada to deliver master ringt ...

  8. Universal Rings Up Bell Canada Deal

    March 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Canada has formed a partnership with Bell Canada to deliver ringtones and a caller ringtune service to the telecom company's customers. Universal Music Canada has formed a partnership with Bell Canada to deliver master rington ...

  9. Canadian Cabler Shaw Launches Phone Service

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Canadian cablecaster Shaw Communications on Feb. 14 launched a phone service in Calgary using Internet technology, becoming the latest cablecaster here to fend off competition from dominant phone gian TORONTO (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Canadian c ...

  10. Guess Who Duo In Canadian Writers Hall

    February 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Beau-Marks, others also inducted. Canadian rock icons Randy Bachman and Burton Cummings of the Guess Who joined a list of inductees into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame last night (Feb. 8) in Toronto. Bachman and Cummings, who performed an e ...

  11. Avril Tops Juno Noms

    February 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Canadian honors set for April 3. With five mentions, singer/songwriter Avril Lavigne leads the nominations for Canada's 2005 Juno Awards, which will take place April 3 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Lavigne is nominated for artist and songwriter of t ...

  12. Slaight Tipped For Special Juno Award

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Canadian broadcaster Allan Slaight will receive the Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award during the 2005 Juno Gala Dinner & Awards ceremony April 2 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Canadian broadcaster Allan Slaight will receive the Walt Grealis S ...

  13. Canadian Manager Gets Jail For Sexual Assault

    December 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Quebec-based impresario Guy Cloutier, 64, was sentenced Monday (Dec. 20) in a federal court in Montreal to 26 months in prison for sexual assault. Quebec-based impresario Guy Cloutier, 64, was sentenced Monday (Dec. 20) in a federal court in Montr ...

  14. Canadian Manager Gets Jail For Sexual Assault

    December 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Quebec-based impresario Guy Cloutier, 64, was sentenced Monday (Dec. 20) in a federal court in Montreal to 26 months in prison for sexual assault. Quebec-based impresario Guy Cloutier, 64, was sentenced Monday (Dec. 20) in a federal court in Montr ...

  15. Seven Set For Canadian Song Hall Induction

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Seven Canadian songwriters and 22 songs will be honored at the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame (CSHF) 2nd Annual Gala to be held Feb. 8 in Toronto. Seven Canadian songwriters and 22 songs will be honored at the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame ...

  16. Vallance Big Winner At Canada's SOCAN Awards

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada feted the country's songwriters and music publishers at its 15th annual awards last night (Nov. 15) in Toronto. The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada ...

  17. Vallance Big Winner At Canada's SOCAN Awards

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada feted the country's songwriters and music publishers at its 15th annual awards last night (Nov. 15) in Toronto. The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada ...

  18. Universal Malaysia's Monteiro To Chair RIM

    October 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music (Malaysia) managing director Sandy Monteiro has been elected chairman of local labels body the Recording Industry of Malaysia (RIM) for a two-year term. Monteiro replaces Darren Choy, Universal Music (Malaysia) managing director Sa ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. K-OS Tops Canadian Urban Noms

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Show set for Oct. 21 in Toronto. With three nominations, EMI Music Canada rapper K-OS leads the contenders for the 2004 Canadian Urban Music Awards. The awards show, organized by the Urban Music Assn. of Canada (UMAC), will take place Oct. 21 at t ...

  21. Opposing Groups Present Changes To Induce Act

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Consumer Electronics Assn. and 10 other groups that oppose the pending Induce Act have hammered out alternative language for the legislation and presented it to Senate leaders on Aug. 25. WASHINGTON -- The Consumer Electronics Assn. (CEA) and ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. Quebec's CHOI Loses Radio License

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Broadcasting regulator the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) on July 13 denied an application by Montreal-based Genex Communications for the renewal of its licence for TORONTO -- Broadcasting regulator the Canadian ...

  24. Canadian Biz Files Arguments Vs. Ruling On ISPs

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Canadian Recording Industry Assn. (CRIA) on July 12 filed arguments in its appeal over the March 31 ruling that Internet service providers could not be forced to reveal the identities of subscribe TORONTO -- The Canadian Recording Industry Ass ...

  25. Quebec's CHOI Loses Radio License

    July 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Broadcasting regulator the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) yesterday (July 13) denied an application by Montreal-based Genex Communications for the renewal of its li Broadcasting regulator the Canadian Radio-tele ...

  26. Ontario Man Charged In Bootleg Case

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Royal Canadian Mounted Police have charged a Hamilton, Ontario, resident with five counts of copyright infringement stemming from a June seizure of several hundred counterfeit copies of live conce TORONTO -- The Royal Canadian Mounted Police ( ...

  27. Ontario Man Charged In Bootleg Case

    July 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Police seized thousands of pirated recordings. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) have charged a Hamilton, Ontario, resident with five counts of copyright infringement stemming from a June seizure of several hundred counterfeit copies of liv ...

  28. Ontario Man Charged In Bootleg Case

    July 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Police seized thousands of pirated recordings. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) have charged a Hamilton, Ontario, resident with five counts of copyright infringement stemming from a June seizure of several hundred counterfeit copies of liv ...

  29. Canadian ISPs Win Court Ruling Over Royalties

    July 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Internet service providers may not have to pay royalties to the music industry for files downloaded by their customers, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled June 30. TORONTO -- Internet service providers may not have to pay royalties to the music ind ...

  30. Movies & Music

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The 2004 Los Angeles Film Festival raises its musical profile by choosing Neil Young as its artist in residence. Read Carla Hay's column. The 2004 Los Angeles Film Festival raises its musical profile by choosing Neil Young as its artist in re ...

  31. Sam Roberts Tops MuchMusic Video Award Noms

    May 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Sam Roberts leads this year's crop of nominees for the MuchMusic Video Awards. The 15th annual gala will be held June 20 in Toronto. Singer/songwriter Sam Roberts leads this year's crop of nominees for the MuchMusic Vid ...

  32. Universal Canada, Distributor Form Pact

    April 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Canada and DEP Distribution Exclusive have entered a joint-venture relationship in which Universal Music Canada assumes a minority shareholding interest in the 8-year-old Montreal-base Universal Music Canada and DEP Distribution Ex ...

  33. Canadian Biz Files Appeal In ISP Case

    April 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Canadian Recording Industry Assn. (CRIA) filed an appeal today (April 13) of the Federal Court of Canada's recent ruling that Internet Service Providers did not have to reveal the identitities of The Canadian Recording Industry Assn. (CRI ...

  34. Canadian Biz Files Appeal In ISP Case

    April 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Canadian Recording Industry Assn. (CRIA) filed an appeal today (April 13) of the Federal Court of Canada's recent ruling that Internet Service Providers did not have to reveal the identitities of The Canadian Recording Industry Assn. (CRI ...

  35. Canadian Film Honcho Backs CAA Pact

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Canadian film czar Richard Stursberg supports a deal between the Canadian government and Creative Artists Agency that aims to help Canadian film producers attract talent and obtain financing for their TORONTO (Hollywood Reporter)--Canadian film cz ...

  36. CRIA To Appeal ISP Ruling

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Canadian Recording Industry Assn (CRIA) plans to appeal a recent decision by the Toronto federal court that blocks CRIA from obtaining the names of alleged illegal file-sharers. TORONTO--The Canadian Recording Industry Assn (CRIA) plans to app ...

  37. Canadian Manager/Producer Cloutier Arrested

    March 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Canadian entertainment mogul Guy Cloutier was arrested Thursday (March 25) at his Montreal home. The theatrical/TV producer and artist manager pleaded not guilty to charges of indecent assault, rape, Canadian entertainment mogul Guy Cloutier was a ...

  38. Canadian ISPs Asked To Disclose File-Sharer Identities

    February 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Canadian Recording Industry Assn. (CRIA) has filed motions in the Federal Court of Canada to require five Canadian Internet service providers to disclose the identities of large-scale pirates who TORONTO--The Canadian Recording Industry Assn. ...

  39. Canadian Biz Seeking User IDs From ISPs

    February 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Canadian Recording Industry Assn. (CRIA) has filed motions in federal court to require five Canadian Internet service providers to disclose the identities of large-scale pirates who the organizati The Canadian Recording Industry Assn. (CRIA) h ...

  40. Andy Williams Postpones Asia Tour Over Bird Flu

    January 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Veteran American singer Andy Williams has postponed a concert tour of Asia because of the spread of a deadly bird flu, a concert promoter said today (Jan. 29). Veteran American singer Andy Williams has postponed a concert tour of Asia because of t ...

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