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  1. Neil Diamond Extends North American Tour

    September 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Neil Diamond has added 13 new dates to his North American tour in support of the album "Home Before Dark." The freshly added shows begin Nov. 22 in Grand Forks, N.D., and wrap Jan. 8 in Portland, Ore. As usual, Diamond is doing huge busi ...

  2. Black Mountain, Kathleen Edwards To Play Polaris Gala

    August 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The gala for the Polaris Music Prize, an annual award presented to the best Canadian album, will take place on Sept. 29 with live performances by nominees including Vancouver psych rockers Black Mountain and Ottawa alt-country singer Kathleen Edwa ...

  3. Canadian Fest Heads To London

    May 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A concert including alt-country singer Kathleen Edwards and rock band The Trews will hit Trafalgar Square in London, U.K., on the evening of June 30. The concert, called "Canada Rocks Trafalgar Square," is free and is being held in celeb ...

  4. Coldplay Sets Dates for Extensive "Viva La Vida" Tour

    May 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay's "Viva La Vida" world tour -- which will land in North America, Europe and Japan -- is set to begin at Philadelphia's Wachovia Center on June 29 and extend well into next year, Billboard.biz can reveal. Save for the P ...

  5. The Police Announce Last Show Ever

    May 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Police will perform their final concert ever in New York on a date to be announced in August. The show, which was announced by the band and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg in Times Square today (May 6), will be a fundraiser with proceeds ...

  6. Police Reunion Trek Enters Final Phase

    May 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Police began the final leg of their reunion tour last night in Ottawa, the first of 47 shows this summer in amphitheaters, arenas and stadiums primarily in North America and Europe. Most stops are in markets not played in 2007, when the Police ...

  7. RZA Returns To Bobby Digital For 'Digi Snax'

    April 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Wu-Tang founder RZA is returning for a third time to his Bobby Digital alter ego for the album "Digi Snax," due July 1 via Koch. The album's first single is "You Can't Stop Me now," featuring Inspectah Deck. "Thi ...

  8. Juno Awards Ratings Jump 56%

    April 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT With eclectic singer Feist taking home three Juno Awards during the televised portion of the Canadian music showcase (and five overall), the CTV television network saw its ratings skyrocket, up 56% from the year previous. CTV says the program, air ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Summer Run To Be The Police's Final Tour

    February 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Police will take one more victory lap through North America on their massively successful reunion tour before calling it quits for good, sources close to the tour tell Billboard.biz. The Police -- Sting, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland -- wi ...

  11. Anka, Others Honored At 2008 Canadian Hall Of Fame

    November 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST Crooner Paul Anka is among four songwriters to be inducted into the 2008 Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, during a March 1 ceremony at the Toronto Centre for the Arts. Ottawa-born Anka became a teen star in the 1950s with hits like "Put You ...

  12. Broadcasters Oppose 'Abusive' Royalty Structure

    November 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB) today called for a resolution to oppose a new royalty structure proposed by Canada's record labels. The resolution, adopted at the organization's annual meeting in Ottawa, states that, " ...

  13. Bon Jovi To Embark On World Tour

    October 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi will embark on a world tour of more than 10 countries, beginning with the United States and Canada this fall. "We're starting in New Jersey and then taking it to the world," lead singer Jon Bon Jovi announced at last night& ...

  14. Springsteen Hitting North America, Europe This Fall

    August 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will tour North America and Europe before the end of the year in support of their new album, "Magic." The trek begins on street date for the Columbia set (Oct. 2) in Hartford, Conn., w ...

  15. Canadian MP3 Tariff Fee To Be Reintroduced

    July 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Canadian Private Copying Collective (CPCC) won a decision on July 19 from the Copyright Board of Canada to reintroduce a controversial tariff fee into the sale price of MP3 players in Canada. The CPCC, the Toronto-based non-profit collective o ...

  16. Billy Talent, Lavigne Win Big At MuchMusic Video Awards

    June 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Toronto rock group Billy Talent was the big winner at the 18th Annual MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto on Sunday (June 17), taking home three trophies. The WEA band, which had led the nominations with five nods, won honors for top video, the Much ...

  17. White Stripes To Visit Uncharted Territory

    April 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The White Stripes have locked down plans for a 27-date summer trek that will take the duo into select North American markets for the first time, beginning June 24 in Burnaby, B.C. "For the 10th anniversary of this band, we're going to pl ...

  18. Dylan Dials In Summer North American Tour

    April 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan will embark on his traditional summer North American tour beginning with a June 22-23 stand at the Borgata in Atlantic City, N.J. Dates are on tap through July 28 in Kelseyville, Calif., and include festival appearances on July 4 in Mont ...

  19. ole Buys Bear Rights

    January 30, 2007 12:00 AM EST Canadian indie publisher ole has purchased worldwide music rights in the animated children's program, "The Secret World of Benjamin Bear," which airs in more than 80 countries. Currently in its third season, the show has 39 half-hou ...

  20. CRTC Appoints Von Finckenstein Chairman

    January 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST Canadian Federal Court Judge Konrad von Finckenstein has been named chairman of Canada's broadcast regulator, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission in Ottawa. "Mr. von Finckenstein's credentials will bring ...

  21. Canada's CRTC Rules On Content Quotas

    December 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Following its review of commercial radio and hearings last May in Ottawa, Canada's broadcast regulator the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) unveiled on Dec. 15 a decision that sided with Canadian broadcasters ...

  22. Meat Loaf Taking 'Bat' Trilogy On Tour

    December 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST As expected, Meat Loaf will hit the road next spring to present highlights from his "Bat Out of Hell" trilogy. The trek begins Feb. 23 in Pala, Calif., and will wrap April 12 at New York's Theater at Madison Square Garden. The tour ...

  23. Death Cab Lines Up Fall Tour

    September 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Atlantic act Death Cab For Cutie will begin a North American headlining theater tour on Oct. 26 in Philadelphia. The fall tour follows a successful summer playing large festivals and a co-headlning to Atlantic act Death Cab For Cutie will begin a ...

  24. Canadian Country Artists Headed To Hall

    July 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Ceremony part of Country Music Week. Landmark Canadian country artists and the forces behind their success will be honored this September with induction into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame. The inductions and award presentations will take ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. Sat Services Bow To Canadian Content Requirements

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Two U.S. satellite radio services on Sept. 6 told Canada's broadcast regulator they can live with Canadian-content obligations imposed on their upcoming rollouts of Canadianized services. TORONTO (The Hollywood Report) -- Two U.S. satellite r ...

  27. Springsteen Stays Solo For Summer Run

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Opening July 13 in Ottawa. Bruce Springsteen has confirmed a slate of 17 North American summer tour dates that will open July 13 in Ottawa. Continuing in the vein of his spring U.S. tour and his current European run, the shows will find the artist ...

  28. Sony BMG Canada Signs Tom Green

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As-yet-untitled album slated for fall. Sony BMG Music Canada has signed rapper/actor/director/comedian Tom Green. His as-yet-untitled album, produced by Mike Simpson of the Dust Brothers (Beastie Boys, Beck, Biz Markie), is slated for a fall relea ...

  29. Rolling Stones Reveal U.S. Tour Dates

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Tickets on sale this weekend, shows begin Aug 21. The Rolling Stones announced a world tour today (May 10) at a press conference at New York’s Juilliard School of Music. The trek will be produced worldwide by Michael Cohl, under his Concert Produc ...

  30. Canada Shifts On Tax Credits

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Canada's tax department said March 31 that it will deny about CAN$140 million ($114.7 million) in deductions claimed by a popular tax shelter for investments in U.S. movies shot here in 2001. TORONTO (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Canada's ...

  31. Canadian Gov't Eyes Changes To Copyright Act

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST In a move welcomed by music labels, the Canadian government on March 24 proposed amendments to the federal Copyright Act designed to strengthen copyright protection in the digital age and clarify the TORONTO (The Hollywood Reporter) -- In a move w ...

  32. Montreal Fest Flap A Legal Matter

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Serge Losique, the embattled founder and president of the Montreal World Film Festival, has launched a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against the rival New Montreal Film Festival and its operator, L'Equi OTTAWA (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Serge ...

  33. Canadian Artists Bring Biz Issues To Gov't

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music in Canada Coalition to meet with MPs. Blue Rodeo frontman Jim Cuddy and singer/songwriters Tom Cochrane, Gilles Valiquette and Amy Sky are among the musician members of the Music in Canada Coalition who will head to Ottawa tomorrow (Nov. 24) ...

  34. Canadian Biz Back Calls to Overhaul C'right Law

    May 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Canada's music industry is welcoming a Canadian House of Commons committee report which calls for an immediate overhaul of the country's copyright law. Canada's music industry is welcoming a Canadian House of Commons committee repor ...

  35. Canadian Biz Back Calls to Overhaul C'right Law

    May 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Canada's music industry is welcoming a Canadian House of Commons committee report which calls for an immediate overhaul of the country's copyright law. Canada's music industry is welcoming a Canadian House of Commons committee repor ...

  36. Yep Roc Inks Dave Alvin

    April 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Graham, N.C.-based indie Yep Roc Records has inked a multi-album deal with roots-rocker Dave Alvin. The first release under the deal, "Ashgrove," is due June 15. It and Alvin's next album will be dist Graham, N.C.-based indie Yep Ro ...

  37. Alanis To Host Junos

    February 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST Ottawa native Alanis Morissette will host the 2004 Juno Awards, set for April 4 in Edmonton, Alberta. Ottawa native Alanis Morissette will host the 2004 Juno Awards, set for April 4 in Edmonton, Alberta. As previously reported , Barenaked Ladies, ...

  38. McLachlan, Furtado Top Juno Noms

    February 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST With five nominations each, singer/songwriters Sarah McLachlan and Nelly Furtado will battle each other at the 2004 Juno Awards. The pair head the list of nominees for 38 Juno categories, revealed thi With five nominations each, singer/songwriters ...

  39. McLachlan, Furtado Top Juno Noms

    February 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST With five nominations each, singer/songwriters Sarah McLachlan and Nelly Furtado will battle each other at the 2004 Juno Awards. The pair head the list of nominees for 38 Juno categories, revealed thi With five nominations each, singer/songwriters ...

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