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  1. Carly Rae Jepsen Wins Big At Canada's Juno Awards

    April 22, 2013 6:23 AM EDT Carly Rae Jepsen added two more Junos on Sunday night, one of seven trophies given out at Canada’s 42nd annual Juno Awards, which was televised live on CTV from Brandt Centre in Regina. The pop singer had already won an award at the previous da ...

  2. Carly Rae Jepsen, Rush, Leonard Cohen, Weeknd, Grimes Among 2013 Juno Award Winners

    April 21, 2013 10:20 AM EDT Rush, Leonard Cohen, Carly Rae Jepsen, Metric and The Weeknd were among the winners at the 2013 Juno Gala Dinner & Awards in Regina, Sask., last night (April 20), during a private, untelevised, non-webcast evening attended by 1,150 members o ...

  3. SiriusXM Indie Awards: Japandroids, Carly Rae Jepsen, and Metric Win Big During Canadian Music Week

    March 25, 2013 10:32 AM EDT Canada’s SirusXM Indie Awards, held each year in Toronto as part of Canadian Music Week, honoured some rather big names Friday night (March 22) -- for an awards ceremony that strictly honors independent artists -- including Taylor Swift, Carly R ...

  4. Chart Moves: 'Pitch Perfect' & 'Perks of Being a Wallflower' Soundtrack Albums Debut on Billboard Charts

    October 04, 2012 6:39 PM EDT The Billboard 200: It was all about the triumph of Mumford & Sons' Babel this week on the chart, as the British band's sophomore set crashed in at No. 1 with a whopping 600,000 sold (according to Nielsen SoundScan). Not only did it r ...

  5. Backbeat: Metric Celebrates Fifth Studio Album 'Synthetica' With Private KROQ Gig in Los Angeles

    June 26, 2012 1:25 PM EDT Metric guitarist James Shaw and vocalist Emily Haines hit the stage at KROQ's Red Bull Sound Space in L.A. (Photo: Catie Laffoon) Metric made the rounds while in LA. First it was a sold out show at the El Rey where the crowd included A-lister ...

  6. Album Reviews: The Smashing Pumpkins, The dB's, Metric, Brian Culbertson

    June 20, 2012 1:10 PM EDT ROCK The Smashing Pumpkins Oceania Producers: Billy Corgan, Bjorn Thorsrud Martha's Music/EMI Label Services/Caroline Distribution Release Date: June 19 When Billy Corgan sings he's "wasted along the way to reach you," one can& ...

  7. Exclusive: (RED), Red Hot Teaming For '(RED) Hot + Fela' Compilation

    May 31, 2012 5:00 PM EDT (RED) and the Red Hot Organization are teaming up for the first time on (RED) Hot + Fela , a tribute compilation to Fela Kuti tentatively due this fall, a follow-up to 2002's Red Hot + Riot . The first single, a cover of Kuti's "Lad ...

  8. Polaris Music Prize Short List Announced; .Biz Interviews Award Founder Steve Jordan

    July 06, 2011 4:54 PM EDT Canada's juried Polaris Music Prize Short List nominees were announced today in Toronto. 213 members of the Canadian music media vote on the ten albums, up for the $30,000 (CAD) grand prize. On September 19th in Toronto, a small sequestered j ...

  9. Reinventing Music Biz Panel @ MIDEM Says Industry Failing Up-and-Coming Artists

    January 22, 2011 12:00 AM EST CANNES, France -- small and emerging music companies accused the more established music industry of failing up-and-coming acts during a session at this year's MidemNet, the digital-music forum held at Cannes Jan. 22-26 during international MI ...

  10. ole Prez Hits Out At Canada's Bill C-32

    November 30, 2010 12:00 AM EST The president of ole, Canada's largest independent music publisher with more than 40,000 songs and 35,000 hours of television music, has criticized the current proposed legislation to modernize the nation's Copyright Act. In a statement, ...

  11. Muse, Metric Offer App Auditions

    November 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST Mobile communications trade body the GSMA has teamed with the U.K.'s Featured Artists Coalition and Music Managers Forum on a competition for app designers to develop innovative new mobile applications for four participating acts: rock bands ...

  12. Spotify Teams With Metric, Responds To Gaga Reports

    April 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT European streaming service Spotify has partnered with Canadian rock act Metric on a promotion for the band's album and tour. The promotion includes a 25% discount on Metric shows for Spotify users, and an offer to buy the current album " ...

  13. Gene Simmons Makes Good On Label Threat

    March 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST Sixteen months after announcing the reformation of Simmons Records in partnership with Universal Music Canada, Kiss bassist Gene Simmons has finally inked a deal, signing Toronto rock band The Envy. The signing is a joint venture with Montreal-bas ...

  14. Business Briefs: Last.fm, Trans World, AOL, Duff McKagan

    April 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- In an LA Times article about the Canadian band Metric, a few interesting facts are given about the band's latest album. "Fantasies" has sold 9,000 digital albums in its first three weeks of release, and has sold an additional 15, ...

  15. Portishead, Johnson, Waters To Headline Coachella

    January 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST Jack Johnson and former Pink Floyd principal Roger Waters will headline the 2008 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 25-27 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. Also near the top of the bill are the Verve, Kraftwerk, Death ...

  16. Smashing Pumpkins, Killers Anchoring Virgin Festival

    March 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Smashing Pumpkins have confirmed their first North American appearance of 2007 at Toronto's Virgin Festival, set for Sept. 8-9 on Toronto Island. The band will headline the second evening while Bjork will headline the first night. Other a ...

  17. Exclusive: Kanye, Tribe To Rock Bumbershoot

    April 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Event will be held Sept. 2-4 in Seattle. Kanye West, A Tribe Called Quest, AFI, Hawthorne Heights and Yellowcard are among the first acts confirmed for the 2006 edition of Bumbershoot: Seattle's Music & Arts Festival, Billboard.biz can re ...

  18. 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 ...