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  1. 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 ...

  2. Live Nation, HOB Deal Cleared By DOJ

    October 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sources at Live Nation confirm the Department of Justice has cleared Live Nation's $350 million acquisition of House Of Blues Entertainment. CEO Michael Rapino sent out an email to all Live Nation emp Sources at Live Nation confirm the Depart ...

  3. Jet Postpones Part Of Euro Tour

    October 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Jet, the Australian rock group from Melbourne, has had to postpone a significant section of its current European tour after lead singer Nic Cester was diagnosed with nodules on his vocal chords, follo Jet, the Australian rock group from Melbourne, ...

  4. CPI Touring Names Global Touring President

    October 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Upped from executive VP of new media. Mark Norman has been appointed president of global touring for Concert Productions International (CPI) in Toronto, effective immediately. He had been executive VP of new media and special projects for CPI. He ...

  5. MySpace Hosting Concerts For Sudan Relief

    October 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Site will organize 20 concerts. The online hangout MySpace.com will organize 20 concerts featuring bands promoted on its site as part of a campaign to raise awareness and money for humanitarian relief in Sudan. The site, which grew in popularity t ...

  6. MuchMusic Launches Digital Download Store

    October 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT A first for a Canadian broadcaster. Toronto-based MuchMusic has partnered with download service provider Puretracks, to launch a digital download store ( shop.muchmusic.com ). The online service, which is a first for a Canadian broadcaster, went l ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Bell Globemedia Takeover A Success

    September 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Nearly all CHUM shares tendered. Canada's Bell Globemedia Inc. has succeeded in its $1.4 billion (Canadian) takeover of Toronto-based broadcaster CHUM Ltd. announced last month. CHUM Ltd. is operator of stations including CHUM-AM and CHUM-FM ...

  9. Canadian Cops Arrest DVD Counterfeiters

    August 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Authorities seized about 20,000 pirated films during raids Aug. 28 at a counterfeit DVD lab in Canada. Authorities seized about 20,000 pirated films during raids Aug. 28 at a counterfeit DVD lab in Canada. The Toronto-based facility operated with ...

  10. Canadian Cops Arrest DVD Counterfeiters

    August 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Raids reveal largest label in Canada. Authorities seized about 20,000 pirated films during raids Aug. 28 at a counterfeit DVD lab in Canada. The Toronto-based facility operated with two retail units and a basement unit equipped with 142 data burne ...

  11. Evanescence Feeling No Pressure On New Album

    August 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT After selling nearly 14 million copies worldwide of its 2003 debut, "Fallen," and winning two Grammy Awards, Evanescence knows there are great expectations for its new album, "The Open Door," which co After selling nearly 14 mi ...

  12. Canadian Country Music Awards Nominations Revealed

    August 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Aaron Pritchett leads the list of nominees. With six nominations British Columbia's Aaron Pritchett leads the list of nominees for the 2006 Canadian Country Music Awards. Nominees were revealed today (Aug. 2) at simultaneous press conferences ...

  13. Universal Music Canada Names Media VP

    July 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Promotes Tyson Parker to role. Tyson Parker has been promoted to VP of media & artist relations at Universal Music Canada (UMC). He reports directly to Randy Lennox president/CEO of UMC and is based in Toronto. Most recently, Parker served as ...

  14. Muse Holds Onto European Chart No. 1

    July 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Yorke's 'Eraser' opens at No. 2. Muse retain top place on European Top 100 Albums with "Black Holes and Revelations" (Helium 3/A&E/Warner Bros.). It's No. 1 for a second week in the United Kingdom, Switzerland and ...

  15. Muse Holds Onto European Chart No. 1

    July 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Muse retain top place on European Top 100 Albums with "Black Holes and Revelations" (Helium 3/A&E/Warner Bros.). It's No. 1 for a second week in the United Kingdom, Switzerland and the Belgian reg Muse retain top place on Eu ...

  16. Bell Globemedia To Buy CHUM?

    July 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Trading in stock of Canadian entertainment conglomerate CHUM Ltd. was halted yesterday (July 12) on the Toronto Stock Exchange amid speculation that the Toronto-base firm is about to be purchased by B Trading in stock of Canadian entertainment con ...

  17. Keane's 'Sea' Sails Away With Euro No. 1

    July 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In an unchanged top four on European Top 100 Albums, Keane's "Under The Iron Sea" (Universal Island) leads the survey for a third week. In the United Kingdom, it falls 1-2 but sells a further 45,000 u In an unchanged top four on Eur ...

  18. Update: Live Nation To Buy HOB

    July 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Only weeks after HOB CEO Greg Trojan told Billboard that he did not see a sale of his company happening, Live Nation has entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire HOB Entertainment, Inc. f Only weeks after HOB CEO Greg Trojan told Bill ...

  19. Branson Bringing Virgin Festival To North America

    June 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Event scheduled for Sept. 9-10 in Toronto. Event scheduled for Sept. 9-10 in Toronto. News ...

  20. Branson Bringing Virgin Festival To North America

    June 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Virgin Mobile Canada has partnered with Toronto-based concert production firm Emerge Entertainment to produce a branded festival on Sept. 9 and 10. Virgin Mobile Canada has partnered with Toronto-based concert production firm Emerge Entertainment ...

  21. Mariah Carey Tour Dates Shuffled

    June 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Three dates cancelled, four added to route. Live Nation, promoters of Mariah Carey’s summer tour, have pulled the plug on three dates and added four more to the route. Off the route because of soft ticket sales are shows in Hershey, Pa. at the Gia ...

  22. Offishall Leads MuchMusic Awards

    June 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Event held June 18 in Toronto. Event held June 18 in Toronto. News ...

  23. Rapper Offishall Wins Big At MuchMusic Awards

    June 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Canadian rapper Kardinal Offishall led all winners, taking home three honors, at the 17th Annual MuchMusic Video Awards last night (June 18) in Toronto. The event featured performances by Nelly Furtad Canadian rapper Kardinal Offishall led all win ...

  24. Fierce Panda Canada Pacts With Fontana North

    June 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The deal includes releases by Hot Puppies, iLiKETRAiNS. Fierce Panda Canada, a newly-launched division of the London, UK indie label of the same same, has pacted today (June 13) with Toronto-based Fontana North for distribution in Canada. The deal ...

  25. UPDATED: Chicks' Ticket Sales Below Expectations

    June 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT At least four shows cancelled. Out-of-the-gate ticket sales for the Dixie Chicks' upcoming Accidents & Accusations tour are far below expectations and several dates will likely be cancelled or postponed. Initial ticket counts for the 20-p ...

  26. XM Canada Motors On With Toyota Deal

    June 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Canadian satellite radio service XM Canada, operated by Canadian Satellite Radio Holdings, has formed an alliance with Toyota Motor Sales Canada to install XM Canada receivers in Toyota and Lexus auto Canadian satellite radio service XM Canada, op ...

  27. Live Nation Makes Move For CPI

    May 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation has acquired a controlling interest in the touring division of Toronto-based Concert Productions International and a 50% interest in CPI’s Grand Entertainment division. Live Nation has acquired a controlling interest in the touring div ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. Canada's Standard Eyeing Up IPO?

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sources say firm exploring strategic options. Canadian media conglomerate Standard Broadcasting Corp. has hired investment banks to advise it on a potential initial public offering that could value the company, sources say, at C$1 billion ($870,00 ...

  30. Canada's Standard Eyeing Up IPO?

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Canadian media conglomerate Standard Broadcasting Corp. has hired investment banks to advise it on a potential initial public offering that could value the company, sources say, at C$1 billion ($870,0 Canadian media conglomerate Standard Broadcast ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. O'Brien Joins BMG Publishing Canada

    April 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Aideen O'Brien has been named direction of music publishing at BMG Music Publishing Canada, effective immediately. Aideen O'Brien has been named direction of music publishing at BMG Music Publishing Canada, effective immediately. In her ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. 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 ...

  36. Pearl Jam Gets Intimate For London Show

    March 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Pearl Jam will play its first U.K. show in six years on April 20, when it will drop by the 1,600-capacity Astoria. Tickets go on sale tomorrow (March 31) in the United Kingdom; a limited amount of tic Pearl Jam will play its first U.K. show in six ...

  37. Ashcroft, Kobalt Reach Exclusive Admin Deal

    March 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST English modern rock singer-writer Richard Ashcroft has signed an exclusive worldwide administration pact with London-based independent music publisher Kobalt Music Group. English modern rock singer-writer Richard Ashcroft has signed an exclusive w ...

  38. Ashcroft, Kobalt Reach Exclusive Admin Deal

    March 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST English modern rock singer-writer Richard Ashcroft has signed an exclusive worldwide administration pact with London-based independent music publisher Kobalt Music Group. English modern rock singer-writer Richard Ashcroft has signed an exclusive w ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. Destiny Media Files Suit Against Musicrypt

    March 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Move is to resolve a Canadian patent fight. Destiny Media Technologies filed a legal claim against Musicrypt today (March 7) to resolve a Canadian patent fight. It centers on technology that allows music to be transferred digitally over the Intern ...

  41. Pearl Jam Reveals First Leg Of Summer Tour

    March 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Trek begins May 9 in Toronto. Trek begins May 9 in Toronto. News ...

  42. Pearl Jam Reveals First Leg Of Summer Tour

    March 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Pearl Jam will return to the road May 9 in Toronto, a week after the release of its eighth studio album. As previously reported, the self-titled set will be the band's first for J Records. First singl Pearl Jam will return to the road May 9 i ...

  43. 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 ...

  44. Canadian Publishing Vet Bird Dies

    March 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Leading Canadian music publishing figure John Bird died at his Toronto home on Sunday (Feb. 26). He was 83. Leading Canadian music publishing figure John Bird died at his Toronto home on Sunday (Feb. 26). He was 83. Born in Belgaum, India, Bird wa ...

  45. Canadian Publishing Vet Bird Dies

    March 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Leading Canadian music publishing figure John Bird died at his Toronto home on Sunday (Feb. 26). He was 83. Leading Canadian music publishing figure John Bird died at his Toronto home on Sunday (Feb. 26). He was 83. Born in Belgaum, India, Bird wa ...

  46. Canadian Music TV Vet Martin Dies

    February 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST John Martin, widely regarded as Canada's father of music video programming, died Thursday morning (Feb. 23) in his sleep at Toronto's East General Hospital following a lengthy battle with cancer. He w John Martin, widely regarded as Cana ...

  47. Canadian Music TV Vet Martin Dies

    February 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST John Martin, widely regarded as Canada's father of music video programming, died Thursday morning (Feb. 23) in his sleep at Toronto's East General Hospital following a lengthy battle with cancer. He w John Martin, widely regarded as Cana ...

  48. MTV Canada Gets Ready To Launch

    February 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST As MTV Canada prepares to launch in Canada, construction crews have begun erecting the music TV broadcaster's world-famous signature sign on Toronto's landmark Masonic Temple. As MTV Canada prepares to launch in Canada, construction crew ...

  49. MTV Canada Gets Ready To Launch

    February 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST As MTV Canada prepares to launch in Canada, construction crews have begun erecting the music TV broadcaster's world-famous signature sign on Toronto's landmark Masonic Temple. As MTV Canada prepares to launch in Canada, construction crew ...

  50. 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 ...

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