EMI Music Canada

  1. Updated: Layoffs, New Appointments at Universal-EMI Canada

    November 28, 2012 4:25 PM EST Layoffs took place this week at EMI Music Canada and Universal Music Canada in the wake of the approval of Universal's purchase of EMI in September. The number of people let go was unconfirmed at press time, but a source told Billboard.biz th ...

  2. EMI Music Canada President Deane Cameron Steps Down

    October 11, 2012 12:09 PM EDT EMI Music Canada's long-serving president Deane Cameron stepped down last week after 35 years with the company, 24 at the helm. Cameron, who made history in 1988 when he became the youngest Canadian president of a major record label, has been ...

  3. How Colin James Came To Rock the 19th Floor of The Royal York Hotel

    October 04, 2012 12:30 PM EDT Colin James rocking Toronto's Royal York Hotel (Photo: Michel Roy/Digital Direct) If you happen to be a loyal Fairmont Hotels & Resorts guest, you just might be eligible for a private concert by an EMI artist like Corinne Bailey Rae, Emel ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Johnny Reid Leads Canadian Country Music Awards; Miranda Lambert, Jason Aldean to Perform

    July 20, 2012 12:52 PM EDT The 30th annual Canadian Country Music Awards nominations were announced yesterday with Johnny Reid, Dean Brody, Gord Bamford and Jason Blaine leading the pack. The awards will be handed out on Sept. 9 which cap-off Canada's Country Music Wee ...

  7. Adele, Feist, Melanie Fiona, Gary Slaight Honored at Juno Awards Gala Dinner

    March 31, 2012 10:45 PM EDT For the second time in the Juno Awards 41-year history, the annual celebration of Canadian music was held in the nation's capital of Ottawa, beginning with the private gala dinner at the Ottawa Convention Centre on Saturday evening at which t ...

  8. Canadian Music Week: 15 Things You Should Know About the Canadian Music Business

    March 21, 2012 12:50 PM EDT Canada is hot. The market north of the border continues to yield talent that scales the Billboard charts and drives sales worldwide, from Justin Bieber to Michael Bublé, Drake to Deadmau5, Avril Lavigne to Arcade Fire. These acts, among many other ...

  9. Backbeat: Amy Lee Attends EMI Canada's Evanescence Listening Party

    August 25, 2011 4:30 PM EDT Amy Lee was on hand for an invitation-only playback of five new Evanescence songs at Toronto's Liberty Studios on August 22. Hosted by EMI Music Canada, and attended by about 30 people, mainly label staff and media, radio and retail, Paul Sha ...

  10. Johnny Reid Leads 2011 Canadian Country Music Award Nominations

    July 28, 2011 6:30 AM EDT Johnny Reid, who last year sold more albums in Canada than Michael Buble, leads all 2011 Canadian Country Music Award (CCMA) nominees with a six nods, it was announced today, July 27. The awards show, celebrating the best in Canadian country music ...

  11. Music Canada, Slaight Music Pledge to Unison, a Music Industry Benevolent Fund

    July 15, 2011 3:42 PM EDT Music Canada and Slaight Music have each pledged $250,000 (CAD) to the newly created Unison Benevolent Fund , which will become operational once $1 million (CAD) has been raised. Music Canada (until recently called the Canadian Recording Industry ...

  12. Canadian Recording Industry Association Changes Name

    July 08, 2011 1:49 PM EDT The Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA), which formed in 1964, has officially changed its name to Music Canada. The non-profit trade organization based in Toronto will continue to represent the interests of Canada's major labels, E ...

  13. Arcade Fire, Justin Bieber Win at Canada's Junos, But Not Drake

    March 28, 2011 7:45 AM EDT As expected after their Grammy win and banner year, Arcade Fire took home the most Juno Awards in Toronto over the weekend, in part of a 40th anniversary celebration of the Canadian awards show that included Shania Twain, Neil Young and many other ...

  14. Canadian Labels Agree to Pay Songwriters $47.5 Million

    January 11, 2011 12:00 AM EST Canada's four major record labels have agreed to pay $47.5 million (U.S. $48 million) in damages to songwriters for copyright infringement and overdue royalties, the Toronto Sun reports . As part of their settlements the labels also agree to ...

  15. Deane Cameron To Receive Junos Honor

    November 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST EMI Music Canada president Deane Cameron, who has been integral to the success of artists including Anne Murray, Nickelback, k-os, Serena Ryder and Tom Cochrane, will receive the Walt Grealis special achievement award at the 40th anniversary of Ca ...

  16. Big Ratings For Olympics Finale, Performers Benefit

    March 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST Canadian acts involved in the Winter Olympics closing ceremony in Vancouver have received a big boost in sales. "Sounds of Vancouver 2010: Opening Ceremony," an album by EMI Music Canada that featured the music from the opening ceremony ...

  17. EMI Music Canada Partners With Stingray Digital

    December 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST EMI Music Canada has inked a multi-year, multi-platform deal with Montreal-based Stingray Digital to add content its Galaxie Music Video on Demand service. Galaxie Music Videos on Demand service was launched on Rogers Digital Cable in September, a ...

  18. Digital Briefs: Kadoink, EMI, Twitter, Imeem

    May 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Kadoink , a company that creates mobile widgets used to promote music and artist-fan interaction, has shut down service two weeks after it was taken over by its primary investor, Hercules Technology growth Capital. The company, which raised $7 ...

  19. EMI Signs Distribution Deal With Secret City

    February 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST EMI Music Canada has inked a distribution deal with indie label Secret City Records, home to acts such as Patrick Watson and Miracle Fortress, the label announced today. Secret City was founded in 2006 by Justin West and Andrew Rose, but ran into ...

  20. Bankruptcy Protection For Canada’s Fusion III

    December 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST Montreal-based Fusion Distribution III has been placed into bankruptcy protection and slashed its staffing levels as the company, which distributes several hundred labels, fights to survive. Founded almost three decades ago by Jim West, Fusion dis ...

  21. Highnote Seeks Investment For Streaming Model

    November 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST Key executives from Internet startup Highnote pitched investors in Toronto on a service the company says could do for music what Google did for the Internet search. The Nashville-based company, which is currently running beta tests at www.gethighn ...

  22. Jeff Healey Family: Don't Buy New Album

    October 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The family of late blues guitarist Jeff Healey have lashed out at a label it claims released a double-CD of early singles and unreleased live material that they did not authorize. The album, titled “The Jeff Healey Band – Legacy: Volume One,” was ...

  23. EMI Canada, Fusion Strike Deal

    July 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Canada has inked a deal with Montreal-based Distribution Fusion III Inc. that both companies say will target "growth, customer service and enhancement to artist and label services." The deal will see EMI assume fulfilment respo ...

  24. EMI Canada Reissues Stompin' Tom Sets

    July 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Canada has just issued five albums by veteran folk singer Stompin' Tom Connors in digital format for the first time. The albums issued include "Bud The Spud" (1970), "Live At The Horseshoe" (1971), "My Stomp ...

  25. Clark Joins Hip Digital's Advisory Board

    May 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Tim Clark, co-founder of ie:music, the U.K. artist management firm which guides the career of Robbie Williams, has joined the advisory board of digital music marketing firm Hip Digital Media. "As a highly respected innovator and leader in the ...

  26. Piibe Joins EMI Digital As Senior Legal VP

    November 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST Mark Piibe has been named senior VP of business affairs for EMI Music North America's digital unit. He starts Dec. 1 and will report to Lauren Berkowitz, senior VP of the company. He is based in New York. Most recently, Piibe was senior VP an ...

  27. EMI Canada Launches 'Green' CD Series

    November 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Canada has unveiled its "platinum collection," a new brand of releases housed in environmentally-friendly packaging. The new series, launched on Tuesday, offers albums from the EMI, Capitol and Virgin labels. Artists such as Cr ...

  28. MySpace Launches Canadian Site

    May 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Social networking site MySpace, a unit of Fox Interactive Media Inc., has launched MySpace Canada, available in both French and English languages. Jane Tattersall, the company’s first Canadian hire, has been appointed director of marketing and wil ...

  29. Distribution Fusion III To Oversee EMI French Catalog

    April 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Montreal-based Distribution Fusion III will begin handling the promotion, marketing and distribution of EMI Music France's French-language repertoire in Canada, effective May 28th. The catalog had been distributed in Canada by EMI Music Canad ...

  30. Canada's Marquis Pacts With Koch In U.S.

    November 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Classical catalog label distributed by EMI in Canada. Canada's Marquis label has signed an American distribution deal with Koch Entertainment, effective Jan. 1, 2007. The 25-year-old Marquis -- with an extensive classical catalog as well as j ...

  31. Canada's Marquis Pacts With Koch In U.S.

    November 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Canada's Marquis label has signed an American distribution deal with Koch Entertainment, effective Jan. 1, 2007. Canada's Marquis label has signed an American distribution deal with Koch Entertainment, effective Jan. 1, 2007. The 25-year ...

  32. Canada's Sonic Unyon, EMI Form JV

    October 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Labwork Music to launch Oct. 31. Canadian-based independent label Sonic Unyon Records will launch a new affiliated label Labwork Music Oct. 31 in a joint effort with EMI Music Canada. Labwork Music, based in Hamilton, Ontario, will be distributed ...

  33. Bell Canada Acquires Puretracks Interest

    March 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Stakes also held by Universal, Sony BMG, EMI. Media giant Bell Canada today (March 2) acquired a majority interest in the Canadian digital music service provider Puretracks for an undisclosed sum. Launched in 2003, Toronto-based Puretracks is lice ...

  34. Sony BMG Canada To Distribute Nettwerk

    November 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Vancouver-based Nettwerk Music Group has tapped Sony BMG Music Canada to handle its domestic distribution. The label makes the move after seven years with EMI Music Canada. Vancouver-based Nettwerk Music Group has tapped Sony BMG Music Canada to h ...

  35. K-os, Jully Black Lead Canadian Urban Noms

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Artists grab five nods each. With five nominations each, rapper k-os and R&B chanteuse Jully Black lead the list of nominees for the 2005 Canadian Urban Music Awards. The event, organized by the Urban Music Association of Canada, will take pla ...

  36. MapleNationwide Strikes New Deals

    July 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fall releases scheduled. Toronto-based distributor MapleNationwide has picked up Canadian distribution of Los Angeles-based Domo Records and its affiliate Kanpai Records imprint, both of which have been distributed in Canada by Trend Music Group i ...

  37. 'Long John' Baldry Dies At 64

    July 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT British R&B singer "Long John" Baldry died last night (July 21) in Vancouver after battling a chest infection for four months. He was 64. British R&B singer "Long John" Baldry died last night (July 21) in Vancouver ...

  38. K-OS Wins Big At MuchMusic Video Awards

    June 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Performers included the Killers, Black Eyed Peas. Toronto hip hopper K-OS, whose real name is Kevin Brereton, was the big winner last night (June 19) at the 2005 MuchMusic Video Awards held at the CHUM Ltd. headquarters in downtown Toronto. The th ...

  39. Reggae Label VP Shifts To Universal In Canada

    April 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT U.S. arrangement in flux. New York-based reggae label VP Records has shifted its Canadian distribution to Universal Music Canada from EMI music Canada. In the United States, VP has self-distributed some releases; others have gone through Navarre a ...

  40. Universal Gets Concord, Distort In Canada

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Canada has picked up two labels for distribution. TORONTO -- Universal Music Canada has picked up two labels for distribution. U.S. jazz label Concord Records has switched its Canadian distribution from Koch Entertainment Canada to ...

  41. Universal Gets Concord, Distort In Canada

    January 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Canada has picked up two labels for distribution. Universal Music Canada has picked up two labels for distribution. U.S. jazz label Concord Records has switched its Canadian distribution from Koch Entertainment Canada to Universal, ...

  42. Universal Gets Concord, Distort In Canada

    January 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Canada has picked up two labels for distribution. Universal Music Canada has picked up two labels for distribution. U.S. jazz label Concord Records has switched its Canadian distribution from Koch Entertainment Canada to Universal, ...

  43. Sony BMG Names Additional Execs

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT <b>Lisa Weiss</b> has been named senior VP/general counsel/secretary of Sony BMG Music Entertainment, reporting to CEO Andrew Lack. Legal: Lisa Weiss has been named senior VP/general counsel/secretary of Sony BMG Music Entertainment, r ...

  44. Zbitnew Named Sony BMG Canada Prez

    September 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Lisa Zbitnew, who has been president of BMG Canada since 1998, has been named president of Sony BMG Music Canada. She will report to Tim Bowen, who heads Sony BMG's operations in the United Kingdom, C Lisa Zbitnew, who has been president of B ...

  45. Zbitnew Named Sony BMG Canada Prez

    September 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Lisa Zbitnew, who has been president of BMG Canada since 1998, has been named president of Sony BMG Music Canada. She will report to Tim Bowen, who heads Sony BMG's operations in the United Kingdom, C Lisa Zbitnew, who has been president of B ...

  46. 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 ...