Music Canada

  1. 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 ...

  2. Labels Facing $5.7 Billion Canadian Copyright Lawsuit

    December 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST A lawsuit seeking class action status launched by the estate of jazz musician Chet Baker against Canadian major labels and publishers is seeking damages for unpaid royalties. The claim could reach $6 billion Canadian ($5.7 billion) for 300,000 wor ...

  3. IsoHunt Opts For Trial To Establish Legal Status

    November 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST Canadian BitTorrent site isoHunt is taking legal action against the Canadian Recording Industry Association and its major label members in an attempt to establish the legality of its service. "We must fight the increasing noise we are drowned ...

  4. P2P isoHunt Loses Appeal

    July 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Peer-to-peer site isoHunt, one of the largest on the Internet, has lost the second round in its legal battle to be declared legal in Canada. The service, run by Richmond, B.C.-based Gary Fung, had sought to have a British Columbia court rule that ...

  5. CRIA Not Suing Torrent Site

    November 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Canadian Recording Industry Association is not suing torrent site isoHunt.com as reported on various Internet sites and by the torrent site’s founder. Gary Fung, the Vancouver-based creator of isoHunt, a torrent site that has come under fire f ...

  6. CRIA Reveals New Ringtones Awards

    April 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Canadian Recording Industry Association has unveiled a new awards program for ringtones. The awards, which recognize platinum certification of ringtones that have been sold more than 40,000 times, and gold certification for those sold more tha ...

  7. Canadian Music Industry Perseveres In Challenging Times

    February 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST With CD sales falling faster than digital sales rise and with layoffs at Canada's major labels, many executives in the country's music business are worried about the implications of a continued decline in the music industry. Much of the ...

  8. Canadian Collective Won't Appeal MP3 Tariff Decision

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Canadian Private Copying Collective (CPCC) says it will not appeal a recent Federal Court of Appeal decision that turned down an application to add a tariff to MP3 players. The levy of up to C$75 ($74) on MP3 players received approval from the ...

  9. CRIA Against Blank Media Levy

    September 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In an unexpected move, the Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA) has come out against a levy on blank media in a court filing, arguing the fees paid appear to allow for the justification of free downloading on peer-to-peer networks. CRIA, ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. Canadian Labels Call For Tougher Piracy Laws

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In the wake of an Australian court ruling that the operators of P2P service Kazaa authorized copyright infringement, Canadian music labels on Sept. 6 urged Ottawa to toughen this country's Internet pi TORONTO (The Hollywood Reporter) -- In th ...

  13. Universal, Bell Canada Roll Out 'Orange Lounge'

    August 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Canada and Bell Canada have launched a series featuring weekly interviews and music by the major's artists. Universal Music Canada and Bell Canada have launched a series featuring weekly interviews and music by the major' ...

  14. Live At The Orange Debuts

    August 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Series kicks off with Divine Brown. Universal Music Canada and Bell Canada have launched "Live At The Orange Lounge," a multi-format series featuring weekly interviews and music by Universal artists in Toronto's Orange Studio. The s ...

  15. Behind the Deal: Canadian Levy On MP3 Players

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The music industry's fight against peer-to-peer copyright infringers is gathering strength in courts around the world. Yet some tech-oriented lawyers and others who disagree with the labels' legal str The music industry's fight agai ...

  16. Toronto Court Upholds File-Sharer Identity Protection

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Decision offers future disclosure opportunities. While the Federal Court of Appeal in Toronto today (May 19) upheld a 2004 Federal Court decision denying the Canadian Recording Industry Assn. (CRIA) request for the identities of the 29 alleged lar ...

  17. Rogers Offers Full Song Downloads To Mobile

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT UMG, WMG have licensed music. Canada's largest wireless operator, Rogers Wireless, became the first carrier in North America to offer full-song, wireless music downloads to their mobile phones with the introduction of its Rogers MusicStore se ...

  18. Universal Rings Up Bell Canada Deal

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Canada has formed a partnership with Bell Canada to deliver master ringtones and ringtunes to the telecom company's customers. TORONTO -- Universal Music Canada has formed a partnership with Bell Canada to deliver master ringt ...

  19. Universal Rings Up Bell Canada Deal

    March 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Canada has formed a partnership with Bell Canada to deliver ringtones and a caller ringtune service to the telecom company's customers. Universal Music Canada has formed a partnership with Bell Canada to deliver master rington ...

  20. Universal's Henderson To Take CRIA Helm

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Graham Henderson, senior VP of business affairs and e-commerce at Universal Music Canada, will replace Brian Robertson as president of the Canadian Recording Industry Assn. (CRIA), effective Nov. 15. Graham Henderson, senior VP of business affairs ...

  21. Universal's Henderson To Take CRIA Helm

    September 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Graham Henderson, senior VP of business affairs and e-commerce at Universal Music Canada, is to replace Brian Robertson as president of the Canadian Recording Industry Assn. (CRIA), effective Nov. 15. Graham Henderson, senior VP of business affair ...

  22. Universal's Henderson To Take CRIA Helm

    September 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Graham Henderson, senior VP of business affairs and e-commerce at Universal Music Canada, is to replace Brian Robertson as president of the Canadian Recording Industry Assn. (CRIA), effective Nov. 15. Graham Henderson, senior VP of business affair ...

  23. Canadian Biz Files Arguments Vs. Ruling On ISPs

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Canadian Recording Industry Assn. (CRIA) on July 12 filed arguments in its appeal over the March 31 ruling that Internet service providers could not be forced to reveal the identities of subscribe TORONTO -- The Canadian Recording Industry Ass ...

  24. Phil Spector Sues Robert Shapiro Over $1.5M Retainer

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Producer Phil Spector has filed suit against his former attorney and longtime friend Robert Shapiro, in an attempt to reclaim a $1.5 million retainer Shapiro took when he represented Spector in his on Phil Spector Sues Robert Shapiro Over $1.5M Re ...

  25. Canadian ISPs Win Court Ruling Over Royalties

    July 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Internet service providers may not have to pay royalties to the music industry for files downloaded by their customers, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled June 30. TORONTO -- Internet service providers may not have to pay royalties to the music ind ...

  26. ISPs Win Canadian Downloading Case

    June 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Canada's Supreme Court ruled today (June 30) that Internet service providers do not have to pay royalties to composers and artists for music downloaded by Web customers. Canada's Supreme Court ruled today (June 30) that Internet service ...

  27. ISPs Win Canadian Downloading Case

    June 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Canada's Supreme Court ruled today (June 30) that Internet service providers do not have to pay royalties to composers and artists for music downloaded by Web customers. Canada's Supreme Court ruled today (June 30) that Internet service ...

  28. Canadian Download Store Launches

    May 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Canadian phone giant BCE Inc. began offering about 250,000 songs for downloading on its Sympatico.ca Web site yesterday (May 13). Canadian phone giant BCE Inc. began offering about 250,000 songs for downloading on its Sympatico.ca Web site yesterd ...

  29. Canadian Download Store Launches

    May 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Canadian phone giant BCE Inc. began offering about 250,000 songs for downloading on its Sympatico.ca Web site yesterday (May 13). Canadian phone giant BCE Inc. began offering about 250,000 songs for downloading on its Sympatico.ca Web site yesterd ...

  30. Canadian Biz Files Appeal In ISP Case

    April 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Canadian Recording Industry Assn. (CRIA) filed an appeal today (April 13) of the Federal Court of Canada's recent ruling that Internet Service Providers did not have to reveal the identitities of The Canadian Recording Industry Assn. (CRI ...

  31. Canadian Biz Files Appeal In ISP Case

    April 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Canadian Recording Industry Assn. (CRIA) filed an appeal today (April 13) of the Federal Court of Canada's recent ruling that Internet Service Providers did not have to reveal the identitities of The Canadian Recording Industry Assn. (CRI ...

  32. CRIA To Appeal ISP Ruling

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Canadian Recording Industry Assn (CRIA) plans to appeal a recent decision by the Toronto federal court that blocks CRIA from obtaining the names of alleged illegal file-sharers. TORONTO--The Canadian Recording Industry Assn (CRIA) plans to app ...

  33. Canada Court Nixes File-Sharing Motion By Biz

    March 31, 2004 12:00 AM EST Canada's Federal Court in Toronto today (March 31) ruled against a motion by the Canadian Recording Industry Assn. (CRIA) that would have allowed the body to begin suing individuals who upload unautho Canada's Federal Court in Toronto to ...

  34. Canadian ISPs Asked To Disclose File-Sharer Identities

    February 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Canadian Recording Industry Assn. (CRIA) has filed motions in the Federal Court of Canada to require five Canadian Internet service providers to disclose the identities of large-scale pirates who TORONTO--The Canadian Recording Industry Assn. ...

  35. Canadian Biz Seeking User IDs From ISPs

    February 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Canadian Recording Industry Assn. (CRIA) has filed motions in federal court to require five Canadian Internet service providers to disclose the identities of large-scale pirates who the organizati The Canadian Recording Industry Assn. (CRIA) h ...