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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Radiohead's Ticker Tape Touring One of Four Companies Under Investigation In Stage Collapse

    June 19, 2012 9:40 AM EDT The Ontario Ministry of Labour , the Canadian government department that develops and enforces workplace health and safety standards, is looking at the roles of at least four companies involved in the staging and staffing of Saturday's stage ...

  4. Backbeat: Live Nation Canada's Riley O'Connor Inducted Into Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame

    March 28, 2012 3:24 PM EDT Riley O'Connor was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at the Canadian Music Awards and Gala Dinner in Toronto last week. (Photo: Grant W. Martin) During Live Nation Canada chairman Riley O'Connor 's induction into the Can ...

  5. Canadian Government Reintroduces Copyright Modernization Act

    September 29, 2011 9:19 PM EDT In what is being painted as a controversial move by the Canadian press, the Canadian government reintroduced the Copyright Modernization Act on Thursday (Sept. 29), which provides a broad revamp of copyright law in that country. Among the most con ...

  6. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper Re-Elected, Arts Groups Concerned About Funding

    May 03, 2011 2:39 PM EDT When the results of Canada's federal election were in last night, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his Conservative party won a majority government and history was made when the New Democrat Party (NDP) became Official Opposition for the fir ...

  7. Business Matters: Copyright Debate, Nielsen, WMG

    August 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- News of it has gone almost unnoticed in the U.S., so you may not know the Canadian government is consulting on copyright in advance of new copy ...

  8. Canadian Govt Set To Consult On Copyright Act

    June 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Canadian government is expected to start a consultation process on changes to the country's Copyright Act in mid-June, with the goal of introducing a new bill by the end of the year, sources say. The consultation process is expected to al ...

  9. U.S. Trade Report Adds Canada To IP Deadbeat List

    April 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A report today by the U.S. government added Canada to a list of countries that fail to protect intellectual property. Canada joins the likes of Algeria, China, Russia, Pakistan, Indonesia and Venezuela as countries with significant violations of c ...

  10. IFPI's Kennedy: Canadian Gov't Not Interested In IP

    March 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Canada’s continued development of world-class musicians is in jeopardy as the country is mired in sky-high piracy rates and lack of cooperation between Internet service providers and music companies, John Kennedy, chairman of the International Fed ...

  11. Canada To Investigate Ticketmaster Complaints

    March 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Canadian government has asked the Competition Bureau to investigate complaints that Ticketmaster diverts tickets to its reselling subsidiary, which then sells them for far higher prices. "The government will not stand idly by when there i ...

  12. Latest News: Live Nation, Ticketmaster Merger

    February 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST Billboard.biz Op-Ed: LiveStub CEO Questions TM-LN Merger Complaints March 11, 2009 The CEO of secondary ticket site LiveStub asks regulators to get answers on key questions before approving the Ticketmaster-Live Nation merger. Canada To Investigat ...

  13. Canadian Indies Voice Concern Over Govt Cuts

    August 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Cuts to a federal Canadian government funding program will hurt the ability of Canadian musicians to make contacts outside of the country, according to the head of the country's independent labels. "More and more, Canadian musicians and ...

  14. Mixed Feelings About New Canadian Copyright Legislation

    June 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Canadian government tabled new copyright legislation today (June 12), and while some in the entertainment industry applauded it, others said they would take a wait-and-see approach. The new law will allow consumers to freely transfer purchased ...

  15. Montreal Concert Producer Sam Gesser Dies

    April 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Montreal concert producer Sam Gesser, best known for bringing names like Janis Joplin, Joan Baez and Pete Seeger to the city, died yesterday of cancer. He was 78. Harry Belafonte once described Gesser as the best impresario in North America, his c ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. CRIA: Digital Gains Lag U.S.

    January 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Despite a 73% gain in single digital track sales in 2007, the Canadian Recording Industry Association says digital sales still lag woefully behind that of the U.S. Graham Henderson, president of the Canadian Recording Industry Association, said ju ...

  19. File Sharing Expert Rebuts Study

    November 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST File sharing expert Stan Liebowitz issued a rebuttal yesterday to a recent Canadian government study that indicated there was no discernable connection between file sharing and compact disc sales. The study, commissioned by Industry Canada and rel ...

  20. Report: No Connection Between File-Sharing, CD Sales

    November 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST A new Canadian government study concludes there is no discernable connection - either positive or negative - between free sharing of music files on the Internet and the purchasing of compact discs. The study was conducted by University of London d ...

  21. China, Russia Top USTR Piracy List

    April 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. Trade Representative's office released its annual Special 301 report today, which targets countries that are failing to meet certain standards for intellectual property rights (IPR) protection. Joining China and Russia on the priorit ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. Canadian Gov't Makes Landmark Music Royalty Ruling

    March 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Canadian government has made its first ruling calling for mandatory payments to rights holders for the use of music on the Internet. In a landmark move that sets a standard for royalties owed to songwriters, Canada's federal agency, the C ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. Bell Globemedia Takeover A Success

    September 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Nearly all CHUM shares tendered. Canada's Bell Globemedia Inc. has succeeded in its $1.4 billion (Canadian) takeover of Toronto-based broadcaster CHUM Ltd. announced last month. CHUM Ltd. is operator of stations including CHUM-AM and CHUM-FM ...

  26. Canada Music Sales Hit By P2P Swapping

    March 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Net music sales in Canada declined in 2005 by C$23 million ($20.3 million), or 4%, to $608.7 ($553.4 million) million, the Canadian Recording Industry Assn. reported today (March 2). Net music sales in Canada declined in 2005 by C$23 million ($20. ...

  27. Intellectual Property Rights Campaign Launched

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT he Canadian Recording Industry Assn. in Toronto launched a national campaign Sept. 29 to protect and promote respect for intellectual property. The plan comes in advance of public hearings later this TORONTO -- The Canadian Recording Industry Assn ...

  28. Intellectual Property Rights Campaign Launched

    September 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT National plan in preparation for fall hearings. The Canadian Recording Industry Assn. in Toronto launched a national campaign today (Sept. 29) to protect and promote respect for intellectual property. The plan comes in advance of public hearings l ...

  29. Canadian Gov't Eyes Changes To Copyright Act

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST In a move welcomed by music labels, the Canadian government on March 24 proposed amendments to the federal Copyright Act designed to strengthen copyright protection in the digital age and clarify the TORONTO (The Hollywood Reporter) -- In a move w ...

  30. Canada Closer To Updating Copyright Act

    March 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST WIPO treaty ratification expected. The Canadian government is moving forward with plans to introduce legislation to modernize the country's Copyright Act. A bill is expected to be introduced to Parliament this spring. A statement from Industr ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. Canadian Biz Back Calls to Overhaul C'right Law

    May 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Canada's music industry is welcoming a Canadian House of Commons committee report which calls for an immediate overhaul of the country's copyright law. Canada's music industry is welcoming a Canadian House of Commons committee repor ...

  33. Canadian Biz Back Calls to Overhaul C'right Law

    May 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Canada's music industry is welcoming a Canadian House of Commons committee report which calls for an immediate overhaul of the country's copyright law. Canada's music industry is welcoming a Canadian House of Commons committee repor ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. Indecency Fines Set To Escalate

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT WASHINGTON--Word on the Hill is that indecency fines are set to shoot through the roof soon. With public grousing and election-year politicking guiding Federal Communications Commission thinking, the Immediatek To Buy DiscLive Clear Channel Trial ...