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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. Business Matters: Why Spotify Royalties Are Greater Than Radio Royalties

    December 27, 2011 4:48 PM EST Why Spotify Royalties Are Bigger Than Radio Royalties -- Because of its large audience, radio is a more valuable revenue stream than on-demand subscription services. But when compared a revenue-per-listen basis, Spotify royalties exceed those paid ...

  3. 2013 Juno Awards To Be Held in Regina, Saskatchewan

    September 15, 2011 12:57 PM EDT Canada's Juno Awards, now heading into its 41st year, have been moving city to city each year since 2002, and even with the next one scheduled for Ottawa, ON, on April 1, The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) has announc ...

  4. Juno Awards To Be Held in Ottawa

    July 13, 2011 3:07 PM EDT Canada's Juno Music Awards and Juno Week events are returning to Ottawa, March 26-April 1, 2012, the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) has announced. 

 The country's premiere music awards show, honoring a ...

  5. Coheed and Cambria's Michael Todd Arrested for Armed Robbery

    July 11, 2011 10:32 AM EDT Police have arrested Coheed and Cambria bass player Michael Todd for allegedly robbing a pharmacy. The Attleboro, Mass., police department said they responded to a report of a robbery around 1 p.m. Sunday at a Walgreens. "Upon arrival, it was ...

  6. Canadian Radio Stations, Fans Blast Ban of Dire Straits' 'Money for Nothing'

    January 14, 2011 12:00 AM EST News of the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council's decision to ban Dire Straits' 1985 classic "Money for Nothing" has become headline news and water-cooler conversation in Canada. All these years after the song's release, ...

  7. Business Matters: Court Votes Down 'Three Strikes,' AEG, Metallica and more

    October 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. Court Rules 'Three Strikes' Law Not Enforceable -- UPC, the Irish ISP, won a legal victory when an Irish court ruled that laws to identify and punish users suspected of copyright infring ...

  8. Zakk Wylde Launching Black Label Berzerkus Tour This Fall

    June 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Metal guitarist Zakk Wylde will launch the Black Label Berzerkus this fall, headlined by Wylde's Black Label Society. The two-month North American tour will feature Clutch, Children Of Bodom and 2Cents, with the first two bands sharing the ma ...

  9. Canadian Music Week: Dave Stewart, Paul Williams Talk Songwriting

    March 14, 2010 12:00 AM EST Canadian Music Week came to a conclusion with Eurythmics guitarist Dave Stewart talking about songwriting and acts including Arkells, Metric and Joel Plaskett taking home prizes at the Indie Awards. Stewart, who gave a sometimes provocative, and o ...

  10. April Wine To Be Inducted Into Canadian Music Hall Of Fame

    February 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences today announced that Canadian classic rock band April Wine will be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at the Juno Awards on April 18. “With the release of their debut album in 1971, Ap ...

  11. Red Hot Chili Peppers To Reunite In October

    July 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT With another Chickenfoot tour and the first release of his instrumental side band Chad Smith's Bombastic Meatbats looming, the drummer has October circled on his calendar for the Red Hot Chili Peppers' return to active duty. "That&# ...

  12. Brad Paisley To Kick Off Tour In June

    January 26, 2009 12:00 AM EST Brad Paisley will begin his 41-city American Saturday Night tour, with special guests Dierks Bentley and Jimmy Wayne, June 5 in Charlotte, N.C. Booked by Rob Beckham at the William Morris Agency, Paisley has become one of country's biggest to ...

  13. Joel Plaskett Emergency Big Winner At Canadian East Coast Awards

    February 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Halifax's Joel Plaskett Emergency was the notable winner at the Canadian East Coast Music Awards on Sunday, taking six ECMAs at the event gala in Fredericton, N.B. Dave Gunning, The Rankin Family and Jamie Sparks each took two awards, while G ...

  14. Embrace's McNamara Joins Big Life Roster

    September 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Big Life Management has signed Embrace guitarist and songwriter Richard McNamara to its roster of producers. EMI Music Publishing writer McNamara has several production credits for his own band's work in the past decade, including the 2005 si ...

  15. Patrick Watson Takes Polaris Music Prize

    September 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Montreal's Patrick Watson beat out higher profile contenders like Arcade Fire and Feist on Monday night to take the second annual Polaris Music Prize at the Phoenix Concert Theatre. "Close to Paradise," the album by Patrick Watson, ...

  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. White Stripes To Visit Uncharted Territory

    April 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The White Stripes have locked down plans for a 27-date summer trek that will take the duo into select North American markets for the first time, beginning June 24 in Burnaby, B.C. "For the 10th anniversary of this band, we're going to pl ...

  18. Knitting Factory Boosts Sound, Lighting

    January 31, 2007 12:00 AM EST As New York City's Knitting Factory celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, the 400-capacity venue has recently made enhancements to its sound and lighting equipment. "We just put in a brand new PA and lighting system in our main spac ...

  19. Mamas And The Papas' Doherty Dies At 66

    January 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST Canadian singer Denny Doherty, a member of the Mamas and the Papas, died today (Jan. 19) at his home in the Toronto suburb of Mississauga. The singer/songwriter died after suffering from a long-time illness. He was 66. While John Phillips was the ...

  20. Canada's 'Godfather Of Celtic Music' Cameron Dies

    November 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Canadian "godfather of Celtic music," singer/guitarist/songwriter John Allan Cameron, died on Wed. (Nov. 22) following a five-year battle with cancer. He was 67. The Canadian "godfather of Celtic music," singer/guitarist/so ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. 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. ...

  23. Rolling Stones Set For North American Return

    July 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Second leg will launch Sept. 20 in Boston. The Rolling Stones will return to North American for another leg of their A Bigger Bang tour, which is destined to be the top-grossing trek in history. The second North American leg, which follows a run o ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. Bublé Wins Big At Canada's Junos

    April 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Vancouver crooner Michael Bublé cleaned up at last night's (April 2) 35th Juno Awards, held at the Halifax Metro Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Vancouver crooner Michael Bublé cleaned up at last night's (April 2) 35th Juno Aw ...

  26. Bublé Wins Big At Canada's Junos

    April 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Vancouver crooner Michael Bublé cleaned up at last night's (April 2) 35th Juno Awards, held at the Halifax Metro Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Vancouver crooner Michael Bublé cleaned up at last night's (April 2) 35th Juno Aw ...

  27. Pamela Anderson To Host Junos

    February 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Gala takes place April 2 in Halifax. Gala takes place April 2 in Halifax. News ...

  28. Pamela Anderson To Host Junos

    February 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Gala takes place April 2 in Halifax. Canada's Pamela Anderson returns home to host the 2006 Juno Awards taking place April 2 in Halifax Nova Scotia. The actress/model, raised in Ladysmith, British Columbia, will host the two-hour awards broad ...

  29. Juno Awards Nominations Unveiled

    February 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Albertan rockers Nickelback dominate nods. With six nominations Albertan rockers Nickelback dominated the nomination list for the 2006 Juno Awards announced today (Feb. 15) in Toronto. Nickelback (EMI Canada) garnered nominations for top group, fa ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. Veteran Manager To Be Honored By CARAS

    January 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Finkelstein named 2006 recipient of Walt Grealis Award. Veteran Canadian manager and label head Bernie Finkelstein has been named the 2006 recipient of the Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award by The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Scienc ...

  32. Saskatoon Chosen As 2007 Juno Awards Host

    December 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST event to take place April 2 in Halifax. Joni Mitchell's Canadian hometown of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan has been named as host of the 2007 Juno Awards by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, and Canadian broadcaster CTV toda ...

  33. Saskatchewan Raises Film, TV Tax Credit

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Canadian province of Saskatchewan on Nov. 3 said it was raising its refundable tax credit to as high as 55% for each film or TV project, foreign or domestic, shot locally. TORONTO (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The Canadian province of Saskatchew ...