Live Nation Canada

  1. Quincy Jones, Deadmau5 Keynote, SFX's Shelly Finkel: Canadian Music Week Preview

    May 05, 2014 1:01 PM EDT Snow and sub-zero temperatures are not on the schedule for the first time in Canadian Music Week’s 32-year history. The annual music industry conference and festival, held in Toronto, has moved from March to May (6-10). Jammed with 397 speakers (p ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Canadian Music Week President Neill Dixon On Why CMW 2012 is Bigger & Better Than Ever

    March 22, 2012 4:05 PM EDT The popularity of Canadian Music Week (CMW), the Toronto-based music industry conference now in its 30th year, could easily have waned as the major labels consolidated during the past decade-plus. Instead, what's now tagged as "Canada� ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Madonna's Free Pass for Quebec Concert Site Draws Controversy

    March 14, 2012 4:28 PM EDT Officials for Quebec City's historic Plains of Abraham has relaxed its rule about for-profit concerts on the park grounds and made an exception for Madonna. Madonna Announces 2012 World Tour Dates -- Her Biggest Tour Yet Live Nation Entertain ...

  6. Live Nation Canada Debuts Electronic Music Division

    November 07, 2011 5:41 PM EST Live Nation Entertainment has hired veteran Canadian electronic music producer Ryan Kruger as managing director of a new Electronic Nation Canada division. Kruger joins Live Nation after running since 1992 Destiny Productions, where he produced ov ...

  7. Rogers Wireless Links With Live Nation

    June 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Telecommunications giant Rogers Wireless has entered into an agreement that allows customers of its "wireless box office," to purchase tickets through Live Nation without service charges. The deal with Live Nation, which was announced th ...

  8. Sirius Canada Named Live Nation Satellite Radio Partner

    February 25, 2009 12:00 AM EST Digital radio broadcaster Sirius Canada has announced a deal with Live Nation to become the concert giant's official Canadian satellite radio partner. The partnership gives Sirius customers access to live broadcasts featuring Canadian artists ...

  9. Pemberton Festival Taking Hiatus In 2009

    January 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Pemberton Festival, a Live Nation-promoted event that launched last July in British Columbia, will not be staged in 2009, according to the company. "We will not produce the Pemberton Festival this summer due to the fact that the necessary ...

  10. Coldplay, Petty, Jay-Z Onboard For Pemberton

    March 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Jay-Z and Nine Inch Nails will headline the first-ever Pemberton Festival, set for July 25-27 in Pemberton, B.C., Billboard.biz has learned. The festival is produced by Live Nation and Good Boy Producti ...

  11. Canada's Touring Market Remains Strong From Coast To Coast

    February 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Canadian touring market is still on fire. "Maybe you need to talk also to some of my colleagues in the other provinces as well, but by current accounts, Canada is still selling tickets and the traffic is still on the road," says Patt ...

  12. Live Nation Restructures Canadian Team

    July 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation Canada has reorganized its executive team, appointing Riley O'Connor as chairman of Live Nation Canada. O'Connor, a Canadian music industry vet who most recently served as senior VP of talent at House of Blues Concerts Canada ...