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  1. All-African Line-up Tapped For SA's Live 8

    June 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Johannesburg's Live 8 concert will feature an all-African line-up of artists, including veteran reggae artist Lucky Dube and African pop group Malaika. A spokesperson today (June 22) confirmed the Jul Johannesburg's Live 8 concert will f ...

  2. All-African Line-up Tapped For SA's Live 8

    June 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Johannesburg's Live 8 concert will feature an all-African line-up of artists, including veteran reggae artist Lucky Dube and African pop group Malaika. A spokesperson today (June 22) confirmed the Jul Johannesburg's Live 8 concert will f ...

  3. Canadian Live 8 To Be At Molson Park, Ontario

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Canadian Live 8 concert will be held at Molson Park in Barrie, Ontario on July 2, Canadian concert promoter Michael Cohl confirmed today (June 21) at a Toronto press conference. The Canadian Live 8 concert will be held at Molson Park in Barrie ...

  4. Canadian Live 8 To Be At Molson Park, Ontario

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Canadian Live 8 concert will be held at Molson Park in Barrie, Ontario on July 2, Canadian concert promoter Michael Cohl confirmed at a Toronto press conference. The Canadian Live 8 concert will be held at Molson Park in Barrie, Ontario on Jul ...

  5. XM, Sirius OK'd For Canada Launch

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Without a Canadian satellite capable of delivering pay radio, Canada's broadcast regulator on June 16 licensed U.S. rivals XM Satellite Radio Holdings and Sirius Satellite Radio to launch subscription TORONTO (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Witho ...

  6. K-OS Wins Big At MuchMusic Video Awards

    June 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Performers included the Killers, Black Eyed Peas. Toronto hip hopper K-OS, whose real name is Kevin Brereton, was the big winner last night (June 19) at the 2005 MuchMusic Video Awards held at the CHUM Ltd. headquarters in downtown Toronto. The th ...

  7. Makuhari Messe To Host Japan's Live 8 Concert

    June 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Japan's Live 8 concert will be held July 2 at the Makuhari Messe convention center, east of Tokyo. Major Japanese acts and possibly some international performers will feature on the bill of 10-20 act Japan's Live 8 concert will be held J ...

  8. Canadian Subscription Radio Licenses Granted

    June 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Three services approved for fall launch. Canada's federal broadcast regulator, the Canadian Radio Television and Telecommunications Commission today (June 16) granted three subscription radio licenses in preparation for the fall launch of sub ...

  9. Live 8 Organizers Plan Three More Concerts

    June 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Tokyo, Toronto and Johannesburg will additionally host concerts under the Live 8 banner, Bob Geldof confirmed today (June 16). Organizers are expected to officially announce the new locations tomorrow Tokyo, Toronto and Johannesburg will additiona ...

  10. Live 8 Organizers Plan Three More Concerts

    June 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Tokyo, Toronto and Johannesburg added. Tokyo, Toronto and Johannesburg will additionally host concerts under the Live 8 banner, Bob Geldof confirmed today (June 16). Organizers are expected to officially announce the new locations tomorrow. Speaki ...

  11. Coldplay Debuts On Top

    June 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay's third studio album becomes the band's first career chart-topper and leads a pack of highly anticipated summer sets arriving on this week's Billboard 200. With U.S. sales of 737,000 copies, Coldplay's third studio alb ...

  12. Foo Fighters, Weezer Eyeing Fall Tour

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Trek expected to be underway in September. Modern rock heavyweights Foo Fighters and Weezer are in talks to team for a fall tour, Foos leader Dave Grohl said this morning (June 14) on "The Howard Stern Show." The trek is expected to get ...

  13. Alanis Morissette Gives Starbucks A Jolt

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Alanis Morissette last night (June 13) performed an intimate show at Starbucks on Astor Place in New York's East Village. The short set coincided with the exclusive release of her new album, "Jagged Alanis Morissette last night (June 13) ...

  14. Alanis Morissette Gives Starbucks A Jolt

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Special performance kicks off acoustic release. Alanis Morissette last night (June 13) performed an intimate show at Starbucks on Astor Place in New York's East Village. The short set coincided with the exclusive release of her new album, &qu ...

  15. HMV Canada Pulls Alanis Records

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Canada's largest music retailer HMV Canada is pulling all Alanis Morissette's products from its shelves today (June 13). The move is in protest to a North American deal that gives Starbucks six-weeks Canada's largest specialist musi ...

  16. HMV Canada Pulls Alanis Records

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Canada's largest music retailer HMV Canada is pulling all Alanis Morissette's products from its shelves today (June 13). The move is in protest to a North American deal that gives Starbucks six-weeks Canada's largest specialist musi ...

  17. CHUM Debuts Razer, PunchMuch

    June 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Lifestyle channels replace MTV, MTV2 in Canada. Canadian broadcaster CHUM Television in Toronto has re-branded its youth lifestyle and pop music video channels as Razer and PunchMuch. Starting June 30, Canadian cable subscribers will receive Razer ...

  18. Toronto Court Orders Payment Of Copyright Levies

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Canadian Federal Court in Toronto on May 31 ordered Computer Warehouse Outlet to pay copyright levies on nearly 400,000 blank CD-Rs. TORONTO -- The Canadian Federal Court in Toronto on May 31 ordered Computer Warehouse Outlet to pay copyright ...

  19. Yaffe Tapped For Alliance Atlantis CEO Post

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Michael MacMillan, co-founder and chairman of Alliance Atlantis Communications, on June 1 made way for Phyllis Yaffe to succeed him as CEO of the Canadian specialty channel broadcaster and co-producer TORONTO (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Michael Ma ...

  20. Row Ent. Completes Koch Ent. Acquisition

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Canadian DVD and CD wholesaler Row Entertainment on June 1 said it had completed an $80 million deal to acquire U.S. independent music and video distributor Koch Entertainment. TORONTO (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Canadian DVD and CD wholesaler Row ...

  21. Toronto Outlet Ordered To Pay Copyright Levies

    June 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Judgement follows a 2004 audit. The Canadian Federal Court in Toronto on May 31 ordered Computer Warehouse Outlet to pay copyright levies on nearly 400,000 blank CD-Rs. The judgment for CAN$83,664 ($67,038) against the Toronto-based outlet resulte ...

  22. Canadian Guitarist Domenic Troiano Dies At 59

    May 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Canadian Hall of Famer’s career spanned 40 years. Canadian guitarist Domenic Troiano died last night (May 25) at his home in Toronto after a long fight with cancer. He was 59. Born in Mondugno, Italy, Troiano was a force in Canadian music for 40 y ...

  23. Toronto Court Outlines Procedures To Identify File-Sharers

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT TORONTO -- While the Federal Court of Appeal in Toronto May 19 upheld a 2004 Federal Court decision denying record labels' request for the identities of 29 illicit file sharers, it clarified the steps TORONTO -- While the Federal Court of App ...

  24. CIRPA Names Top Exec

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Canadian Independent Record Production Assn. (CIRPA) has appointed publicist Cori Ferguson as executive director and president-designate, effective June 6. The Canadian Independent Record Production Assn. (CIRPA) has appointed publicist Cori F ...

  25. Cannes 'Very Tough' On U.S. Rights Sellers, Panel Says

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Members of a heavyweight panel of U.S. players concurred that the Festival de Cannes is a not a good place to sell North American distribution rights and that Sundance and Toronto were the film festiv CANNES (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Members of ...

  26. CIPRA Names Top Exec

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Cori Ferguson takes over in Feb 2006. The Canadian Independent Record Production Association (CIRPA) has appointed publicist Cori Ferguson as executive director and president-designate, effective June 6. Brian Chater will remain president of CIRPA ...

  27. Canadian Music Hall Of Fame Picks Toronto As Home

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New building to be located in heart of downtown. Toronto was selected by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) today (May 17) as the site of the new Canadian Music Hall of Fame (CMHF). A new $38 million (Canadian funds) shopp ...

  28. ROW Acquires Koch Entertainment For $80 Mil

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT ROW Entertainment Income Fund, the Canadian firm that owns the 100-unit CD Plus retail chain, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Koch Entertainment for about CAN$80 million ($63.3 million). NEW YORK -- ROW Entertainment Income Fund, the ...

  29. MTV Canada Off The Air In June

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Broadcaster ended agreement with Craig Media. In the wake its acquisition by Toronto-based CHUM Ltd. earlier this year, MTV Networks International has exercised its right today (May 10) to end its agreement with Canadian broadcaster Craig Media In ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. ROW Acquires Koch Entertainment For $80 Mil

    May 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Koch execs will stay in place. ROW Entertainment Income Fund, the Canadian firm that owns the 100-unit CD Plus retail chain, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Koch Entertainment for about $80 million. ROW also owns wholesalers Record On ...

  32. Clear Channel Launches New Division

    May 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Clear Channel Entertainment unveiled today (May 5) the formation of a new division called Clear Channel Entertainment Productions. Former CCE head of theatrical Scott Zeiger will head the new arm. Clear Channel Entertainment unveiled today (May 5) ...

  33. ContentFilm Lands Library From CanWest

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Canadian broadcaster CanWest Global Communications Corp. has reached an agreement for ContentFilm International Ltd. to buy its international film and TV program library for $29 million. TORONTO (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Canadian broadcaster Can ...

  34. 'Idols' To Be Active This Summer

    April 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Top 10 contestants from Fox series will perform. A 41-city tour of the top 10 contestants from the Fox television series "American Idol" has been planned for the summer. The trek will begin in Sunrise, Fla., at Office Depot Center on Jul ...

  35. Musicrypt Completes Stock Sale

    April 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Media distributor goes for $0.40 a share. Canadian media distributor Musicrypt Inc. completed a stock sale today (April 21) of 7.5 million units at a price of $0.40 per unit (Canadian) for gross proceeds of $3 million. Each unit is comprised of on ...

  36. Lions Gate Spins Off Output Unit

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Canadian film producer Lions Gate Entertainment on April 13 said that it had spun off its Canadian distribution arm to reduce its overhead. TORONTO (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Canadian film producer Lions Gate Entertainment on April 13 said that i ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. Avril Takes Juno Hat Trick

    April 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With three awards, Avril Lavigne led the pack at Canada's 34th Annual Juno Awards, held last night (April 3) at Winnipeg's MTS Centre. Lavigne, who is currently on tour in Asia, won artist of the year With three awards, Avril Lavigne led ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. Universal Rings Up Bell Canada Deal

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Canada has formed a partnership with Bell Canada to deliver master ringtones and ringtunes to the telecom company's customers. TORONTO -- Universal Music Canada has formed a partnership with Bell Canada to deliver master ringt ...

  41. Koch Canada Lines Up Distribution Deals

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Koch Entertainment Canada has finalized agreements to exclusively distribute product for several labels. TORONTO -- Koch Entertainment Canada has finalized agreements to exclusively distribute product for several labels. The new deals cover rights ...

  42. Clear Channel Backs Musicrypt's Delivery System

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Clear Channel Radio in the United States is endorsing Musicrypt's Digital Media Distribution System. TORONTO -- Clear Channel Radio in the United States is endorsing Musicrypt's Digital Media Distribution System. DMDS is a Web-based syst ...

  43. U2 To Reveal Fall N.A. Tour Dates

    March 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Vertigo on track to gross $300M. U2 will announce the fall North American leg of its Vertigo tour today (March 7). The tour will include about 40 dates, beginning Sept. 12 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto and wrapping Dec. 19 at the Rose Garden ...

  44. Clear Channel Backs Musicrypt Delivery System

    March 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Clear Channel Radio in the United States is endorsing Musicrypt's Digital Media Distribution System. DMDS is a Web-based system that delivers music simultaneously to all intended destinations, allowin Clear Channel Radio in the United States ...

  45. Clear Channel Backs Musicrypt's Delivery System

    March 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Clear Channel Radio in the United States is endorsing Musicrypt's Digital Media Distribution System. DMDS is a Web-based system that delivers music simultaneously to all intended destinations, allowin Clear Channel Radio in the United States ...

  46. Koch Canada Lines Up Distribution Deals

    March 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Koch Entertainment Canada has finalized agreements to exclusively distribute product for several labels. Koch Entertainment Canada has finalized agreements to exclusively distribute product for several labels. The new agreements include U.S. video ...

  47. ThinkFilm Launches Kids Division

    February 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST First titles include 'My First Day.' Independent film distributor ThinkFilm is launching the specialty division ThinkFilm Kids. The unit will focus on the home video market with educational product aimed at children up to 9 years old. Th ...

  48. More Foreign Nets Seek Canada Air

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Canadian cablecasters said Feb. 16 that they will ask the country's TV regulator to admit three new foreign-language services onto Canadian TV schedules. TORONTO (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Canadian cablecasters said Feb. 16 that they will as ...

  49. Canadian Cabler Shaw Launches Phone Service

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Canadian cablecaster Shaw Communications on Feb. 14 launched a phone service in Calgary using Internet technology, becoming the latest cablecaster here to fend off competition from dominant phone gian TORONTO (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Canadian c ...

  50. Guess Who Duo In Canadian Writers Hall

    February 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Beau-Marks, others also inducted. Canadian rock icons Randy Bachman and Burton Cummings of the Guess Who joined a list of inductees into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame last night (Feb. 8) in Toronto. Bachman and Cummings, who performed an e ...

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