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  1. Ole, RGK Launch New Publishing Co.

    January 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Will have an office on Music Row in Nashville. Toronto publisher Ole has partnered with the Toronto-based management/publishing RGK Entertainment Group to launch the publishing house Ole/Roots Three Music. The company will have an office on 16th A ...

  2. New Venue Coalition Will Expand Arena Content

    January 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST The joint venture joins Apregan and Paquin Groups. The newly-formed Venue Coalition, a joint venture between Jeff Apregan of the Apregan Group and Gilles Paquin of the Paquin Entertainment Group, will help identify programming opportunities to its ...

  3. CHUM Appoints Donlon To Board

    December 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Toronto-based broadcaster CHUM Limited in Toronto yesterday (Dec. 14) elected Denise Donlon to its board of directors. Toronto-based broadcaster CHUM Limited in Toronto yesterday (Dec. 14) elected Denise Donlon to its board of directors. Donlon wa ...

  4. Canadian Broadcast Pioneer Dies At 84

    December 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST Allan Waters passed away Dec. 3. Canadian broadcast pioneer Allan Waters passed away in hospital Toronto on Saturday (Dec. 3). He was 84. Over five decades Waters built one of Canada's largest media empires consisting of 33 radio stations, 12 ...

  5. Furtado, McLachlan Among Top SOCAN Winners

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Canadian awards held in Toronto. Canadian songwriters, composers, lyricists and publishers were feted at the 16th annual SOCAN Awards in Toronto last night (Nov. 22). The event was hosted by R&B diva Jully Black. Among those songwriters honore ...

  6. U2's Vertigo Tour To End In April

    November 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Details have emerged regarding the fourth and final leg of the U2 Vertigo tour. The band had announced last week on U2.com that more international Vertigo dates would be played in 2006, taking the tot Details have emerged regarding the fourth and ...

  7. Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame To Honor Cohen

    November 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Gala to be held February 2006. Leonard Cohen is among the Canadian songwriters to be honored at the Third Annual Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame gala on Feb. 5, 2006 in Toronto. Other songwriters being honored include classical composer Lionel D ...

  8. Sony BMG Canada To Distribute Nettwerk

    November 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Vancouver-based Nettwerk Music Group has tapped Sony BMG Music Canada to handle its domestic distribution. The label makes the move after seven years with EMI Music Canada. Vancouver-based Nettwerk Music Group has tapped Sony BMG Music Canada to h ...

  9. Canada Moves Forward With Radio Reg Review

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Canadian federal government is going ahead with a planned review of its commercial radio regulations, despite an earlier call by domestic broadcasters for a delay amid the pending arrival of U.S. TORONTO (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The Canadia ...

  10. Saskatchewan Raises Film, TV Tax Credit

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Canadian province of Saskatchewan on Nov. 3 said it was raising its refundable tax credit to as high as 55% for each film or TV project, foreign or domestic, shot locally. TORONTO (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The Canadian province of Saskatchew ...

  11. Live 8 DVDs Poised For Record Sales

    November 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST -DVD box-set released on Nov. 7. EMI Music is preparing for the launch of what is expected to become the biggest selling music DVD of all time. The 4-DVD Live 8 box-set is to be released on Nov. 7 in the world, except for the U.S. where it comes ...

  12. Live 8 DVDs Poised For Record Sales

    November 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST EMI Music is preparing for the launch of what is expected to become the biggest selling music DVD of all time. The 4-DVD Live 8 box-set is to be released on Nov. 7 in the world, except for the U.S. wh EMI Music is preparing for the launch of what ...

  13. Sirius Canada, Astral Mdia Radio Form Pact

    November 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Deal will produce two stations on satcaster's service. Sirius Canada and Montreal-based Astral Média Radio have inked a deal to provide two French-language Canadian-based music stations for Sirius Canada's satellite radio service. The tw ...

  14. Canadian Music Biz Caught In Web

    November 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Canada's recording industry in 2003 faced bleak sales thanks to illegal Internet downloading of music product, Statistics Canada reported Oct. 26. TORONTO (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Canada's recording industry in 2003 faced bleak sales ...

  15. Royalty Fees Rise For Canadian Radio Stations

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Canadian broadcasters have slammed an Oct. 14 decision by the Copyright Board of Canada -- a federal government regulatory tribunal -- that significantly boosts royalty fees that Canadian radio statio TORONTO -- Canadian broadcasters have slammed ...

  16. Lions Gate Buys Redbus For $35 Mil

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Toronto-based Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. said Oct. 18 it has acquired U.K. independent film distributor Redbus Group for $28 million in cash and $7 million in stock. CANNES, France (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Toronto-based Lions Gate Entertain ...

  17. Canada's Sonic Unyon, Caroline Form Pact

    October 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Distribution deal effective Jan. 1. Canadian alternative label Sonic Unyon Records has pacted an exclusive U.S. distribution deal with New York-based Caroline Distribution effective Jan. 1. Sonic Unyon is currently distributed in the U.S. by NAIL/ ...

  18. Canadian Music Scene To Be Featured On BBC Radio

    October 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Two-part series to be broadcast Oct. 29, Nov. 5. DJ/historian Bob Harris will spotlight Canada's music scene in a major two-part series for BBC Radio 2 in the United Kingdom. "The Maple Music Revolution" will be broadcast Oct. 29 an ...

  19. Intellectual Property Rights Campaign Launched

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT he Canadian Recording Industry Assn. in Toronto launched a national campaign Sept. 29 to protect and promote respect for intellectual property. The plan comes in advance of public hearings later this TORONTO -- The Canadian Recording Industry Assn ...

  20. Intellectual Property Rights Campaign Launched

    September 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT National plan in preparation for fall hearings. The Canadian Recording Industry Assn. in Toronto launched a national campaign today (Sept. 29) to protect and promote respect for intellectual property. The plan comes in advance of public hearings l ...

  21. MTV Returns To Canada

    September 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Brand re-introduced via venture with CTV. Canadian media group CTV Inc. and MTV Networks have announced a strategic co-venture to re-introduce the MTV brand in Canada. MTV has been unavailable in Canada since June 30 of this year. The co-venture i ...

  22. CTV Partners With MTV In Canada

    September 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Brand to be re-introduced. CTV and MTV Networks revealed a strategic co-venture to re-introduce the MTV brand in Canada today (Sept. 28). The co-venture, unveiled by Bell Globemedia president/CEO and CTV CEO Ivan Fecan and MTV Networks vice chairm ...

  23. K-os, Jully Black Lead Canadian Urban Noms

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Artists grab five nods each. With five nominations each, rapper k-os and R&B chanteuse Jully Black lead the list of nominees for the 2005 Canadian Urban Music Awards. The event, organized by the Urban Music Association of Canada, will take pla ...

  24. Uni Canada Launches Royalty Recovery Plan

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Canada has introduced a royalty recovery program for songwriters and song copyright owners who have had works recorded and released by Universal Music Canada. TORONTO -- Universal Music Canada has introduced a royalty recovery prog ...

  25. Canadian Gov't Dismisses Sat-Radio Review

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Canada's Liberal Party government cabinet has turned down a request by cultural and trade groups to review the federal broadcast regulator's granting of subscription-radio licenses to satellite radio TORONTO -- Canada's Liberal Part ...

  26. Nelvana, Ole Partner For Distrib Deal

    September 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Leading Canadian film distributor and production house Nelvana has formed a strategic partnership with Toronto-based music publisher ole. Under the six-year deal, ole will administer music from Nelvan Leading Canadian film distributor and producti ...

  27. Linus, Koch Enter Distribution Deal

    September 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Pact covers U.S. Toronto-based Linus Entertainment has aligned with New York-based Koch Records for U.S. distribution. Linus, which has released albums in its native country from such artists as Gordon Lightfoot and Ron Sexsmith, remains distribut ...

  28. Canyon Cleans Up At Canadian Country Awards

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Gala held Sept. 12 in Calgary. With four major wins, country singer George Canyon swept the 2005 Canadian Country Music Awards, held last night (Sept. 12) at the Pengrowth Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta. Last year's rising star winner Canyon, ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. Canadian Gov't Dismisses Sat-Radio Review

    September 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Canada's Liberal Party government cabinet has turned down a request by cultural and trade groups to review the federal broadcast regulator's granting of subscription-radio licenses to satellite radio Canada's Liberal Party governmen ...

  32. Canadian Music Industry Wants Sat-Radio Review

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The future of satellite radio in Canada remains unclear as a coalition of Canadian music industry organizations on Aug. 31 called on the federal government to proceed with a review of the June 16 deci TORONTO -- The future of satellite radio in Ca ...

  33. Canadian Music Industry Wants Sat-Radio Review

    August 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Feds previously granted three licenses. The future of satellite radio in Canada remains unclear as a coalition of Canadian music industry organizations called today (Aug. 31) on the federal government to proceed with a review of the June 16 decisi ...

  34. Mediation Set For CBC dispute

    August 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Canadian federal government is appointing a special mediator to restart negotiations between the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. and its locked-out unionized workers, union officials said Aug. 24. TORONTO (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The Canadian f ...

  35. 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' ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. 306 Records Gets Canadian Distribution

    August 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Country label signs on with Navarre. Navarre Canada has picked up Canadian distribution of the newly-formed Canadian country label 306 Records from Saskatoon, Alberta. The label will issue four albums in the fall, including album from Canadian cou ...

  38. Quebec's ADISQ Steps Up Anti-Piracy Campaign

    August 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Quebec's music industry arm ADISQ is stepping up its fight against music piracy in the Canadian province. TORONTO -- Quebec's music industry arm ADISQ is stepping up its fight against music piracy in the Canadian province. On behalf of 1 ...

  39. Beck Finally Hitting The Road This Fall

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT North American tour begins Sept. 19. Nearly five months since the release of his latest Interscope album, "Guero," Beck has only played sporadic live dates in support of the set. But the artist has finally made plans to go on tour in Nor ...

  40. Michelle Wright Signs With Icon

    August 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 'Everything and More' to be released later this month. Nashville-based Canadian country singer Michelle Wright has signed with Edmonton's Icon Records DG, distributed in Canada by Universal Music Canada. Wright's first release ...

  41. Oscar Peterson To Be Honored By Canada Post

    August 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New postage stamp to celebrate jazz great's life. Canadian jazz pianist Oscar Peterson, who's international career that spans more than 50 years, is being honored by Canada Post in a new postage stamp celebrating his life. The unveiling ...

  42. CCMA Fan Choice Nominees Unveiled

    July 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Awards to be held Sept. 12. Paul Brandt, George Canyon, Terri Clark, Carolyn Dawn Johnson and Jason McCoy are the nominees in the Fans' Choice Award category of the Canadian Country Music Awards. The CCMA Awards will be held September 12 at t ...

  43. MapleNationwide Strikes New Deals

    July 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Fall releases scheduled. Toronto-based distributor MapleNationwide has picked up Canadian distribution of Los Angeles-based Domo Records and its affiliate Kanpai Records imprint, both of which have been distributed in Canada by Trend Music Group i ...

  44. House Of Blues, Dolly Parton Team For 'Vintage'

    July 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT House of Blues will produce the upcoming Dolly Parton: the Vintage Tour trek, which begins at the newly opened House of Blues Atlantic City on Aug.16. The Vintage Tour, which has dates on the books th House of Blues will produce the upcoming Dolly ...

  45. System Of A Down Adds Fall Tour Dates

    July 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Most second leg dates to go on sale July 8 and 9. System of a Down is adding a second leg to its current North American summer tour. The current leg, which closes Sept. 1 at the Air Canada Center in Toronto, will be followed by a set of new dates ...

  46. Canadian Groups Protest Sat Radio Decision

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A coalition of Canadian content creators on June 27 formally asked the federal cabinet to overturn a June 16 decision by Canada's broadcast regulator that allows U.S.-based rivals XM Satellite Radio H TORONTO (The Hollywood Reporter) -- A coa ...

  47. Live 8 Shatters Records

    July 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Records tumbled as an estimated worldwide audience of 2 billion tuned in Saturday (July 2) to Bob Geldof's historic Live 8. AOL says its exclusive Internet feed of the multi-concert event broke all e Records tumbled as an estimated worldwide ...

  48. Live 8 Shatters Records

    July 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Records tumbled as an estimated worldwide audience of 2 billion tuned in Saturday (July 2) to Bob Geldof's historic Live 8. AOL says its exclusive Internet feed of the multi-concert event broke all e Records tumbled as an estimated worldwide ...

  49. Canadian Copyright Act Revisions Introduced

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Canadian Heritage Minister Liza Frulla and Industry Minister David Emerson introduced long-awaited revisions to Canada's Copyright Act in the House of Commons June 20 before parliament broke for summe TORONTO -- Canadian Heritage Minister Liz ...

  50. Methe Tapped To Run Cirque Unit

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Canadian live theater producer Cirque du Soleil on June 20 said it has hired veteran producer Jacques Methe as the new head of its Cirque du Soleil Images division, responsible for the Cirque's TV, fi TORONTO (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Canad ...

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