Toronto Star

  1. Greg Quill, Australian-Born Musician and Toronto-Based Music Journalist, Dies Aged 66

    May 06, 2013 11:54 AM EDT Esteemed journalist and musician Greg Quill, one-time Toronto Star music critic and a '70s music icon in Australia, died Sunday afternoon in his sleep due to pneumonia and a recently diagnosed case of sleep apnea, his family said in a messa ...

  2. Karen Bliss, Billboard Canada Correspondent, Wins Music Journalist/Blogger Award

    March 25, 2013 1:13 PM EDT Karen Bliss, Billboard's Canada correspondent, won the Music Journalist/Blogger of the Year at the 32nd edition of the Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards last week during Canadian Music Week. The awards are considered Canada� ...

  3. Morning Fix: Live Nation Going to Russia; Pandora Stocks Plummet; UMG/EMI Outline Germany Plans

    December 05, 2012 8:45 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix email and our other free music-business newsletters LIVE NATION EXPANDING TO RUSSIA: Like Apple iTunes , Live Nation Entertainment has announced it plans to expand operations to the Russian li ...

  4. Woman Dead After Collapsing at Vans Warped Tour in Toronto

    July 15, 2012 5:24 PM EDT A young woman died after collapsing today at the Toronto stop of Vans Warped Tour, held at The Flats @ Molson Amphitheatre. News reports estimate she collapsed near the stage at around 12:40 p.m. Doors had opened at 12 p.m. The Toronto Star says t ...

  5. Radiohead's Ticker Tape Touring One of Four Companies Under Investigation In Stage Collapse

    June 19, 2012 9:40 AM EDT The Ontario Ministry of Labour , the Canadian government department that develops and enforces workplace health and safety standards, is looking at the roles of at least four companies involved in the staging and staffing of Saturday's stage ...

  6. One Dead, Three Injured in Stage Collapse Before Radiohead Show in Toronto

    June 16, 2012 5:06 PM EDT Helicopter views of the collapsed stage at Downsview Park in Toronto Saturday (Video: Associated Press) A stage at Toronto's Downsview Park collapsed hours before a scheduled Radiohead concert, killing one person and injuring at least three, ...

  7. Business Matters: In Sign of the Times, Columbia House CD/DVD Club Closes in Canada

    December 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST Record Clubs Take Another Step Toward Extinction -- Once a major force in music sales, the record club has taken another step toward extinction. CD and DVD mail order company Columbia House and book-of-the-month club Doubleday Canada (not to be co ...

  8. Ontario Bans Ticketing Firms From Re-Selling

    December 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Legislative Assembly of Ontario has passed Bill 172, the Ticket Speculation Amendment Act, prohibiting any ticket sales and distribution company from diverting tickets to a related re-seller. In the Bill's explanatory note, it states that ...

  9. Business Matters: Apple, Lala, Vevo, Rock Hall Of Fame

    December 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- An analyst at UBS Investment Research believes Apple's purchase of Lala ties into the company's $1 billion data server farm project i ...

  10. Original Rush Drummer Rutsey Dies

    May 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT John Rutsey, founding member of the seminal Canadian prog-rock band Rush, has died, his family announced. He was 55. Rutsey played drums with Rush from 1968 to 1974, as well as on the band's eponymous debut album, but departed soon afterwards ...

  11. Lovett U.K. Dates Canned

    August 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The planned U.K. tour by U.S. singer-songwriter Lyle Lovett this October, which would have contributed to a major international comeback after a three-year lull, has been canceled. According his U.K. The planned U.K. tour by U.S. singer-songwriter ...

  12. Lovett U.K. Dates Canned

    August 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The planned U.K. tour by U.S. singer-songwriter Lyle Lovett this October, which would have contributed to a major international comeback after a three-year lull, has been canceled. According his U.K. The planned U.K. tour by U.S. singer-songwriter ...