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  1. Foreign Musicians Touring in Canadian Live Venues Face New Application Fee

    August 30, 2013 5:45 PM EDT TORONTO -- Ottawa is picking the pockets of American and other foreign musicians performing in Canadian clubs and bars. New federal regulations has booking agents and promoters bringing international artists and bands into the country having to ...

  2. Legitmix Founder Omid McDonald Explains His Plan to Make Sample-Based Music Perfectly Legal, Equitable (Q&A)

    May 28, 2013 10:44 AM EDT In October 2011, New York rapper El-P released a track titled "Rush Over Bklyn" – a remix of his own song, "Drones Over Bklyn" – freshened up with a giant sample from Rush’s "Tom Sawyer," long a hip-hop DJ favorite ...

  3. Barbra Streisand Tops Hot Tours Chart Followed by Andre Rieu, Jennifer Lopez

    November 20, 2012 4:04 PM EST Barbra Streisand reigns atop the weekly Hot Tours ranking with ticket revenue reported from arena performances on her trek through North American markets during October and November. The Live Nation-produced concerts generated more than $31.3 mill ...

  4. Justin Bieber, Bruce Springsteen Top This Week's Hot Tours

    October 30, 2012 9:30 AM EDT Justin Bieber lands at No. 1 in this week's ranking of top-grossing tours with ticket sales reported from seven sold out performances on the Believe Tour's trek through the U.S. and Canada. The tour began in Phoenix at the end of Septemb ...

  5. Bon Jovi Announce 'Because We Can' Tour

    October 25, 2012 10:36 AM EDT Bon Jovi will embark on a world tour of stadiums and arenas next year with the "Because We Can" tour, set to begin with a Canadian leg Feb. 13 in Montreal. The first dates announced include Toronto, Edmonton, Ottawa, Calgary and Winnipeg ...

  6. Bon Jovi Announce 'Because We Can' Tour

    October 25, 2012 10:36 AM EDT Bon Jovi will embark on a world tour of stadiums and arenas next year with the "Because We Can" tour, set to begin with a Canadian leg Feb. 13 in Montreal. The first dates announced include Toronto, Edmonton, Ottawa, Calgary and Winnipeg ...

  7. Justin Bieber's 'Believe' Tour Shoots To No. 1 on Hot Tours Chart

    October 15, 2012 8:19 AM EDT Hanging Out: Justin Bieber performing at the MGM Grand Garden Arena aon Sept. 30, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada (Photo: Bryan Steffy/Getty Images) With the launch of the Believe Tour, Justin Bieber earns the No. 1 ranking on this week's slate of ...

  8. Taylor Swift, Dean Brody Take Home Canadian Country Music Association Honors

    September 10, 2012 10:33 AM EDT While Toronto has been buzzing with the 37th Toronto International Film Festival and music stars from Selena Gomez to Rob Zombie and Natalie Maines descending on the city to help promote certain films, two provinces west in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan ...

  9. The Who Announce 'Quadrophenia' (Plus Hits) Tour

    July 18, 2012 4:30 PM EDT The Who are heading back on the road after a four-year break and bringing their 1973 rock opera "Quadrophenia" with them. Surviving original members Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey announced the tour -- a 36-date romp through North Amer ...

  10. Owl City's 'Good Time' Attracts Carly Rae Jepsen for a Summer Duet

    July 12, 2012 6:35 PM EDT After each artist's debut entry topped the Billboard Hot 100, Adam Young's electronica project Owl City and pop singer Carly Rae Jepsen have now netted their second top 20 hit - with the same song. "Good Time," the pair's ...

  11. Ottawa Bluesfest Cleared in 2011 Cheap Trick Concert Stage Collapse Probe

    July 10, 2012 7:00 AM EDT TORONTO -- Organizers of the Ottawa Bluesfest have welcomed media reports that the main stage collapse during a Cheap Trick concert at its July 2011 edition was caused by a freak weather event. "While we have no direct knowledge of the findin ...

  12. Justin Bieber, Carly Rae Jepsen Combine For Canadian Rule Atop Billboard 200, Hot 100 Charts

    July 02, 2012 3:38 PM EDT How appropriate that on Canada Day yesterday, Canadians Justin Bieber (London/Stratford, Ontario) and Carly Rae Jepsen (from Mission, British Columbia) made their country proud with their double U.S. chart domination. Bieber's Believe bounded ...

  13. Rolling Stones' Tour Producer Finds Success With Stage Shows, 'Spider-Man'

    June 21, 2012 4:30 PM EDT Michael Cohl is a merry old soul these days. Cohl earned his most widespread acclaim as producer of six Rolling Stones tours, from 1989's Steel Wheels show through the most recent, the $558 million-grossing (according to Billboard Boxscore) A ...

  14. Feist, Michael Buble, Sheepdogs Top Canada's Juno Awards

    April 02, 2012 9:10 AM EDT William Shatner, who hosted this year's Juno awards, performed a spoken word medley and strapped on a Les Paul that he never actually strumed. (CARAS/iPhoto) A Christmas album by Michael Bublé took home Album of the Year; Hedley broke its Sus ...

  15. Adele, Feist, Melanie Fiona, Gary Slaight Honored at Juno Awards Gala Dinner

    March 31, 2012 10:45 PM EDT For the second time in the Juno Awards 41-year history, the annual celebration of Canadian music was held in the nation's capital of Ottawa, beginning with the private gala dinner at the Ottawa Convention Centre on Saturday evening at which t ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. Simple Plan to Receive Humanitarian Honor at 2012 Juno Awards

    February 27, 2012 11:10 AM EST The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) has decided to honor Montreal pop-rock band Simple Plan with the 2012 Allan Waters Humanitarian Award at the 2012 JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards March 31 in Ottawa, Canada's capital.Ã ...

  18. Drake, Feist, Nickelback Lead 2012 Juno Award Nominations

    February 07, 2012 1:16 PM EST Nickelback, Drake, Hedley, Feist, Dan Mangan, and City and Colour are the top nominees for the 2012 Juno Awards with four apiece, The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) revealed during a press conference in Toronto this mornin ...

  19. Madonna Announces 2012 World Tour Dates -- Her Biggest Tour Yet

    February 07, 2012 3:00 AM EST Fresh of her halftime performance at Super Bowl XLVI (which was viewed by 114 million people) comes details of the Madonna 2012 World Tour. The trek will begin May 29 in Tel Aviv, Israel, and will be her most extensive tour ever in terms of number ...

  20. Drake to Perform at NHL All-Star Game

    January 24, 2012 11:47 AM EST Drake, the hip-hop pride of Toronto, will toast the Canadian pastime of choice when he performs at the 2012 Tim Hortons NHL All-Star Game, which will be held in Ottawa, Ontario on Sunday (Jan. 29). The rapper will be joined by New York singer-rapp ...

  21. Van Halen Is Back: Announce Nation-Wide Tour, New Album, Play NYC's Cafe Wha?

    January 06, 2012 8:52 AM EST They'll be playing arenas when they tour next month, but on Thursday night, a regrouped Van Halen provided thrills in a tiny club where a VIP crowd stood elbow to elbow as the storied band played some of their greatest hits including "Ju ...

  22. Deadmau5, Feist Announced for 2012 Juno Awards, Airing April 1

    December 15, 2011 5:04 PM EST Deadmau5, the Canadian electronic/dance music producer who received as many Grammy 2012 nominations as fellow Canadian Drake, will be performing on the 2012 Juno Awards, television broadcaster CTV and The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sci ...

  23. Gary Slaight of Slaight Communications To Be Honored At 2012 Juno Awards

    December 01, 2011 12:59 PM EST Gary Slaight, whose family built a radio empire in Canada and has donated millions to various music, youth and arts initiatives, will be honoured with the 2012 Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award, The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Scie ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. Cheap Trick Demands Answers in Ottawa Stage Collapse

    July 29, 2011 6:50 AM EDT Following the scary set collapse during a performance in Ottawa, Ontario on July 17, Cheap Trick is still looking for answers. "We simply want to know: what are the companies and organizers doing to protect the next act and the next audience? ...

  26. Stage Collapses During Cheap Trick Set in Ottawa, 8 injured (Watch Video)

    July 18, 2011 7:37 AM EDT TORONTO (AP) - The main stage at Ottawa Bluesfest collapsed Sunday night during a Cheap Trick concert as a severe thunderstorm sent the musicians and thousands of fans running for cover. At least five people were injured, one seriously. Cheap Tric ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper Re-Elected, Arts Groups Concerned About Funding

    May 03, 2011 2:39 PM EDT When the results of Canada's federal election were in last night, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his Conservative party won a majority government and history was made when the New Democrat Party (NDP) became Official Opposition for the fir ...

  29. Canadian C-32 Copyright-Reform Bill Dies (Again) With Election Call

    March 28, 2011 4:45 PM EDT Canada's copyright reform bill is defunct again. Bill C-32, which had gotten past the second hearing in November, afterprevious bills failed to move beyond the first stage in 2006 and 2008, died when a general election was called for May 2. P ...

  30. Canada Reconsiders Usage-Based Billing For Internet Users

    February 04, 2011 6:55 AM EST Canada's Netflix debate is over, and so too is mandatory usage-based billing of Internet users. Well, nearly. The CRTC, the country's broadcast regulator, late Thursday bowed to pressure from Ottawa and signaled a retreat on plans to end ...

  31. Katy Perry to Kick Off 'California Dreams' U.S. Tour in June

    January 19, 2011 12:00 AM EST Katy Perry announced the North American dates for her California Dreams 2011 world tour during a live chat on Facebook Wednesday afternoon (Jan. 19). The pop star will bring her "Teenage Dream" and "One of the Boys" hits to the ...

  32. 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, ...

  33. Copyright Reform Progresses In Canada

    November 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST Bill C-32, Canada's copyright reform bill, has entered an important stage in Parliament in the capital city of Ottawa. Earlier this month, it got past a second hearing and yesterday (Nov. 18) a Committee of the Whole was formed, which will no ...

  34. Super D Acquires Infinity Resources

    November 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Wholesaler Super D has acquired Infinity Resources, which should add about $80 million to the company’s yearly revenue, and make the company the second largest U.S. one-stop. Infinity Resources owns the Collector's Choice record label, the de ...

  35. Michael Jackson Cirque Du Soleil Tour Will Be 'A Celebration,' Says Director

    November 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson is going on the road in 2011 -- even if the late Jackson isn't there to be part of it. Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour, a Cirque du Soleil production based on Jackson's music and career, begins its North American ...

  36. Canadian Copyright Reform Debate Turns Nasty

    June 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Canadian federal politician James Moore has lashed out at opponents of his made-in-U.S.A. copyright reform package as "radical extremists." "They will find any excuse to oppose this bill, to drum up fear, to mislead, to misdirect an ...

  37. Amendments To Canadian Copyright Bill Tabled

    June 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Canadians will be allowed to copy legally acquired music to their iPods and computers but will be barred from getting around digital locks, according to draft copyright legislation proposed by the country's minority Conservative government. T ...

  38. 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 ...

  39. Lady Gaga Unveils 'Monster Ball' Tour Dates, 'The Fame Monster' Tracklist

    October 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Two weeks after the cancellation of her "Fame Kills" tour with Kanye West, Lady Gaga has announced the details of a solo tour and revealed the tracklist for "The Fame Monster," the re-release of her debut album due Nov. 23. Des ...

  40. 24-7 Entertainment Enters Canadian Market

    September 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT European digital entertainment technology provider 24-7 Entertainment has entered the Canadian market in partnership with CD Warehouse/MyMusic.com. The first collaboration is the launch of a Rhino Records direct-to-consumer (D2C) store, www.rhinor ...

  41. Ciara Replaced By Jordin Sparks In Britney Spears Tour

    August 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Jordin Sparks will be replacing Ciara on the second leg of Britney Spears' "The Circus Starring Britney Spears" tour, reps at Jive Records, both Sparks and Ciara's label, have confirmed. Although asked, Jive Records didn't ...

  42. Canadian Copyright Act To Be Reworked

    July 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Canada is expected to kick off the reworking of its Copyright Act next week, a process that will include a series of public consultations across the country, according to sources familiar with the plan. The Canadian Conservative government had pre ...

  43. M.I.A. Protege Rye Rye To Join A-Trak Tour

    June 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT M.I.A. protégé Rye Rye will go on tour for A-Trak's "Hamburger" tour, taking off in Shangai, China, on May 28 and capping off at Hard Festival in Los Angeles August 8. "I was out one day and [DJ] Blaqstarr called me saying I sh ...

  44. Green Day Announces Summer Tour

    April 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Green Day has announced a slate of 38 summer dates that begins July 3 in Seattle and marks the chart-topping rock band's first full North American tour in more than three years. The summer trek, which will support the trio's May 15 album ...

  45. Jonas Brothers Roll Out Tour Plans

    March 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Nearly two weeks after the premiere of Disney's "Jonas Brothers: The 3-D Concert" film, the siblings have unveiled dates to their upcoming world tour. The 44-date North American leg begins June 20 at the Dallas Cowboys New Stadium i ...

  46. Leonard Cohen Dazzles At New York Tour Warm-Up

    February 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST Tuning up for a spring North American tour, Leonard Cohen played his first show on American soil in 15 years last night (Feb. 19) at New York's Beacon Theatre. The three-hour performance featured all of Cohen's classics, including " ...

  47. CAB President O'Farrell To Step Down

    December 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST Glenn O'Farrell, the longtime president of the Canadian Association of Broadcasters, has announced he will be stepping down after six years. O'Farrell, who joined the CAB in 2002 after leaving an executive post at the Global Television N ...

  48. Fleetwood Mac Returning To The Road In '09

    December 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST As expected, Fleetwood Mac will embark on its first tour in five years next spring, beginning March 1 in Pittsburgh. Tickets for the Live Nation-produced "Unleashed" tour begin going on sale Dec. 15. So far, 16 dates are on tap through M ...

  49. Canadian Copyright Board Opens Hearing On Music Tariffs

    December 02, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Canadian Copyright Board kicked off a large-scale hearing today in Ottawa over arguments about multiple tariffs that cover everything from performing rights in songs to mechanical reproduction rights. "It's sure to be a landmark hear ...

  50. Motley Crue Gears Up For North American Tour

    November 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Mötley Crüe will follow up this past summer's Crüe Fest amphitheater tour with a North American arena trek, beginning Feb. 2, 2009, at Cox Arena in San Diego and wrapping March 18 at the Cumberland County Civic Center in Portland, Maine. Alon ...

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