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  1. Gwen Stefani Unveils Solo Tour Dates

    December 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST As expected, Gwen Stefani will embark on a two-month North American tour next spring, beginning April 21 in Phoenix. The vocalist will play arenas and outdoor amphitheatres through a June 22 finale in Irvine, Calif. Dates in Australia, Asia, Europ ...

  2. Jann Arden Cleans Up At SOCAN Awards

    November 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST With awards for seven of her compositions, Universal Music's Jann Arden was the big winner Wednesday night (Nov. 22) at the 17th annual SOCAN Awards gala presentation in Toronto. With awards for seven of her compositions, Universal Music' ...

  3. Canadian Songwriters Mitchell, Carter To Be Feted

    November 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Canadian music legend Joni Mitchell and country pioneer Wilf Carter are among the songwriters to be inducted Jan. 28, 2007 into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame in Toronto. Canadian music legend Joni Mitchell and country pioneer Wilf Carter a ...

  4. Jazz Trumpeter Ferguson Dies

    August 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT He was 78. Jazz trumpeter and big-band leader Walter "Maynard" Ferguson, famed for his screaming solos and ability to hit blisteringly high notes, has died at age 78, associates said on Thursday. The Montreal-born Ferguson died on Wednes ...

  5. Deja Musique Head Becomes Sole Owner

    June 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Duquette acquires all outstanding shares. Janie Duquette now fully owns and runs the company she built, Montreal-based entertainment firm Deja Musique. Duquette, president of Deja Musique, has acquired the outstanding shares of the company previou ...

  6. Radiohead Sets June Tour Dates

    May 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Opening acts have not yet been named. Radiohead has announced a set of June tour dates consisting of two-show theater stints in North American nine cities. The run will open with a June 1-2 stand just outside of Philadelphia at the Tower Theatre a ...

  7. Canadian Indies Exit CRIA

    April 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Artists represented include Sum 41, Rush. Six leading Canadian independent labels have resigned from Canada's music trade association, the Canadian Recording Industry Assn. (CRIA). The six companies are: Anthem Records, True North Records, Li ...

  8. Madonna Tour Selling Out

    April 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Shows added in several cities. Initial on-sales for Madonna's upcoming Confessions tour were predictably huge, with shows added in several cities and virtually all dates selling out. The tour, which begins May 21 in Los Angeles, has sold out ...

  9. Radiohead Eyeing Multiple Night Stands

    April 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Possible cities include Montreal, Philly, Chicago. Possible cities include Montreal, Philly, Chicago. News ...

  10. Radiohead Eyeing Multiple Night Stands

    April 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Possible cities include Montreal, Philly, Chicago. Radiohead is eyeing multiple-night stands in Montreal, Toronto, Philadelphia and Chicago as part of its summer North American tour, which will get underway in June, Billboard.biz has learned. Date ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. Toronto's Vortek Hit With CD-R Penalties

    March 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Federal Court of Canada in Toronto has handed down a substantial penalty on to a Montreal-based computers and software manufacturer that did not pay federally-mandated private copying levy. The Federal Court of Canada in Toronto has handed dow ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. Stones Take In $162M With '05 Trek

    December 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST The first leg wrapped Dec. 3 in Memphis. The Rolling Stones' A Bigger Bang tour exploded in 2005, moving 1.2 million tickets and ringing up $162 million in grosses from 42 North American shows on the tour's first leg. The first leg wrapp ...

  16. Dualtone Lands Canadian Distribution Deal

    November 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST Nashville-based indie previously with RED. Nashville-based indie label Dualtone Music Group has signed a deal with Montreal-based distributor Fusion III for Canadian distribution of Dualtone product. Fusion III is already distributing several Dual ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. Singer Berry Sues Karaoke Distributors

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rock 'n' roll pioneer Chuck Berry has sued three leading karaoke music distributors, claiming they sold sing-along versions of his most popular hits without paying royalties or obtaining licenses. (Reuters) -- Rock 'n' roll pio ...

  19. Sirius Canada, Astral Mdia Radio Form Pact

    November 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Deal will produce two stations on satcaster's service. Sirius Canada and Montreal-based Astral Média Radio have inked a deal to provide two French-language Canadian-based music stations for Sirius Canada's satellite radio service. The tw ...

  20. Canadian Media's Lockout Coming To An End

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Details of proposal being ironed out. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and the Canadian Media Guild are now hammering out details of a proposal to get workers back on the job this week after a seven-week lockout. The two sides met briefly wit ...

  21. Canadian Music Industry Wants Sat-Radio Review

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The future of satellite radio in Canada remains unclear as a coalition of Canadian music industry organizations on Aug. 31 called on the federal government to proceed with a review of the June 16 deci TORONTO -- The future of satellite radio in Ca ...

  22. EMI Publishing Strikes Deal With Media 8

    September 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Agreement covers all music, past and future prods. EMI Music Publishing has landed a worldwide administration deal with Montreal, Canada-based Media 8 Entertainment, a leading film entertainment company. The agreement covers all music from past an ...

  23. Canadian Music Industry Wants Sat-Radio Review

    August 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Feds previously granted three licenses. The future of satellite radio in Canada remains unclear as a coalition of Canadian music industry organizations called today (Aug. 31) on the federal government to proceed with a review of the June 16 decisi ...

  24. Voivod's 'Piggy' D'Amour Dies

    August 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Guitarist was 45. Voivod guitarist Denis D'Amour, better known to fans as Piggy, died Friday (Aug. 26) at a Montreal hospital after a battle with colon cancer. He was 45. Although it was the group's futuristic lyrics on which fans most f ...

  25. Coldplay Enter 8th Week On Top In Europe

    August 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay's "X&Y" (Parlophone) extends its reign on European Top 100 Albums to eight weeks. The British band's third studio set continues to enjoy robust European sales, climbing back 3-2 in the U Coldplay's "X ...

  26. Coldplay Enter 8th Week On Top In Europe

    August 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 'Back to Bedlam' moves into second spot. Coldplay's "X&Y" (Parlophone) extends its reign on European Top 100 Albums to eight weeks. As the British band continues its North American tour, with shows last night in Montre ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. Methe Tapped To Run Cirque Unit

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Canadian live theater producer Cirque du Soleil on June 20 said it has hired veteran producer Jacques Methe as the new head of its Cirque du Soleil Images division, responsible for the Cirque's TV, fi TORONTO (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Canad ...

  29. Ryko Distribution Inks Two

    June 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Chicago's Bloodshot Records joins Ryko fold. New York-based Ryko Distribution has reached an exclusive U.S. distribution agreement with Chicago roots label Bloodshot Records, Billboard.biz has learned. Bloodshot, which has released albums fro ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. Former BMG Chief Joins St. Clair

    May 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bob Jamieson named to board of directors. Bob Jamieson, the former chairman/CEO of RCA Music Group, has joined the board of directors of St. Clair Entertainment Group. The label is based in Montreal but also has offices in Princeton, N.J. Prior to ...

  32. Karaoke Producer Sues Competitors

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Karaoke music producer Sybersound Records has filed suit in the United States and Canada against a number of other karaoke record manufacturers, alleging unfair competition, unfair trade practices and NEW YORK -- Karaoke music producer Sybersound ...

  33. Giampaolo Joins Cirque

    March 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST Tour vet named GM of Theatre Shows. Veteran live entertainment executive Aldo Giampaolo has been named head of Cirque du Soleil's new business unit, Theatre Shows. As GM, Giampaolo will manage operations and develop commercial activities of t ...

  34. UMI Licenses Cirque Du Soleil For Europe

    March 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Universal Music International has struck a pan-European licensing deal with Cirque du Soleil Musique, the label from the renowned Montreal-based performance group. Universal Music International has struck a pan-European licensing deal with Cirque ...

  35. UMI Licenses Cirque Du Soleil For Europe

    March 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Universal Music International has struck a pan-European licensing deal with Cirque du Soleil Musique, the label from the renowned Montreal-based performance group. Universal Music International has struck a pan-European licensing deal with Cirque ...

  36. U2 To Reveal Fall N.A. Tour Dates

    March 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Vertigo on track to gross $300M. U2 will announce the fall North American leg of its Vertigo tour today (March 7). The tour will include about 40 dates, beginning Sept. 12 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto and wrapping Dec. 19 at the Rose Garden ...

  37. Canadian Cabler Shaw Launches Phone Service

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Canadian cablecaster Shaw Communications on Feb. 14 launched a phone service in Calgary using Internet technology, becoming the latest cablecaster here to fend off competition from dominant phone gian TORONTO (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Canadian c ...

  38. Tax Change Prompts Film Production Fight in Canada

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST A tax-break battle has broken out in Canada over millions of dollars in Hollywood film deals, after Ontario boosted incentives for movie makers in a bid to offset pressure from a soaring Canadian doll VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Reuters) -- A tax ...

  39. Canadian Manager Gets Jail For Sexual Assault

    December 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Quebec-based impresario Guy Cloutier, 64, was sentenced Monday (Dec. 20) in a federal court in Montreal to 26 months in prison for sexual assault. Quebec-based impresario Guy Cloutier, 64, was sentenced Monday (Dec. 20) in a federal court in Montr ...

  40. Canadian Manager Gets Jail For Sexual Assault

    December 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Quebec-based impresario Guy Cloutier, 64, was sentenced Monday (Dec. 20) in a federal court in Montreal to 26 months in prison for sexual assault. Quebec-based impresario Guy Cloutier, 64, was sentenced Monday (Dec. 20) in a federal court in Montr ...

  41. Eagles Tickets Fly For Spring N.A. Tour

    November 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Initial on-sales for the first dates of the Eagles spring 2005 tour of the Northeastern U.S. and Canada blew out, with all shows at or near sellout. Initial on-sales for the first dates of the Eagles spring 2005 tour of the Northeastern U.S. and C ...

  42. Cirque Du Soleil Turns RED

    August 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Distrib deal to birth compilation releases. Quebec-based Cirque du Soleil Musique, Inc., a newly-formed label associated with the renowned Montreal-based Cirque du Soleil, has signed an exclusive U.S. distribution deal with RED Distribution, effec ...

  43. Roadrunner Picks Up Nightwish Albums

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Roadrunner Records has licensed Finnish metal band Nightwish's international breakthrough album "Once" for the United States, New Zealand and Australia. The agreement also includes Nightwish's next al Roadrunner Records has lic ...

  44. Roadrunner Picks Up Nightwish Albums

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Roadrunner Records has licensed Finnish metal band Nightwish's international breakthrough album "Once" for the United States, New Zealand and Australia. The agreement also includes Nightwish's next al Roadrunner Records has lic ...

  45. Quebec's CHOI Loses Radio License

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Broadcasting regulator the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) on July 13 denied an application by Montreal-based Genex Communications for the renewal of its licence for TORONTO -- Broadcasting regulator the Canadian ...

  46. Songwriter Sues EMI Pub For Withholding Royalties

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Songwriter Giuseppe "Beppe" Canterelli has filed a class-action lawsuit against EMI Music Publishing, alleging that the company engages in unfair business practices by failing to promptly pay out uncl Songwriter Sues EMI Pub For Withhold ...

  47. Quebec's CHOI Loses Radio License

    July 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Broadcasting regulator the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) yesterday (July 13) denied an application by Montreal-based Genex Communications for the renewal of its li Broadcasting regulator the Canadian Radio-tele ...

  48. Merge Signs Four Acts

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Noted indie label Merge Records has added four new acts to its roster. Noted indie label Merge Records has added four new acts to its roster. The Chapel Hill, N.C.-based label will release in June a 7" vinyl single featuring a new track each ...

  49. Universal Canada, Distributor Form Pact

    April 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Canada and DEP Distribution Exclusive have entered a joint-venture relationship in which Universal Music Canada assumes a minority shareholding interest in the 8-year-old Montreal-base Universal Music Canada and DEP Distribution Ex ...

  50. Canada's Roger Desjardins Dies

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Longtime Canadian label executive Roger Desjardins died yesterday (April 25) of unknown causes at his home in Toronto. He was 61. Longtime Canadian label executive Roger Desjardins died yesterday (April 25) of unknown causes at his home in Toronto ...

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