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  1. Agency Group Restructures In North America

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST International booking agency the Agency Group has unveiled a new North American management structure that will see Steve Herman, the current president of Canadian operations, take the helm as CEO of N International booking agency the Agency Group ...

  2. Canadian Retailer A&B Sound Files For Bankruptcy

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Venerable Western Canadian music and consumer electronics retailer A&B Sound filed for bankruptcy protection Jan. 19 under Canada's Companies Creditors Arrangement Act. The company has announced t TORONTO -- Venerable Western Canadian ...

  3. Agency Group Restructures In North America

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Steve Herman upped to N.A. CEO. International booking agency the Agency Group has unveiled a new North American management structure that will see Steve Herman, the current president of the agency's Canadian operations, take the helm as the C ...

  4. Universal Gets Concord, Distort In Canada

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Canada has picked up two labels for distribution. TORONTO -- Universal Music Canada has picked up two labels for distribution. U.S. jazz label Concord Records has switched its Canadian distribution from Koch Entertainment Canada to ...

  5. Tax Change Prompts Film Production Fight in Canada

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST A tax-break battle has broken out in Canada over millions of dollars in Hollywood film deals, after Ontario boosted incentives for movie makers in a bid to offset pressure from a soaring Canadian doll VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Reuters) -- A tax ...

  6. Bryan Adams Leads 'Canada For Asia'

    January 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Benefit raises millions for tsunami victims. The "Canada for Asia" benefit concert Thursday night (Jan. 13) raised $4 million Canadian ($3.29 million) for victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami, according to the Canadian Broadcasting Corp., ...

  7. Slaight Tipped For Special Juno Award

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Canadian broadcaster Allan Slaight will receive the Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award during the 2005 Juno Gala Dinner & Awards ceremony April 2 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Canadian broadcaster Allan Slaight will receive the Walt Grealis S ...

  8. Bloomberg Signs Production Tax Cut Law

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Jan. 3 signed into law New York City's 5% tax credit for qualified film and television productions as part of its "Made in New York" incentive program. NEW YORK (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Mayor Michael Bl ...

  9. Universal Gets Concord, Distort In Canada

    January 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Canada has picked up two labels for distribution. Universal Music Canada has picked up two labels for distribution. U.S. jazz label Concord Records has switched its Canadian distribution from Koch Entertainment Canada to Universal, ...

  10. Universal Gets Concord, Distort In Canada

    January 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Canada has picked up two labels for distribution. Universal Music Canada has picked up two labels for distribution. U.S. jazz label Concord Records has switched its Canadian distribution from Koch Entertainment Canada to Universal, ...

  11. Livent Co-Founder Drabinsky Due In Fraud Trial

    January 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST A three-month long preliminary hearing in the fraud trial of Toronto-based Live Entertainment of Canada co-founder and former CEO Garth Drabinsky begins today (Jan. 10) in Toronto. A three-month long preliminary hearing in the fraud trial of Toron ...

  12. Canadian Court Nixes "iPod" Tax

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST Canada's Federal Court of Appeal in Toronto ruled Dec. 16 that the application of a private copying levy to digital audio recorders, such as the iPod, is invalid. The court held that the Canadian Copy TORONTO -- Canada's Federal Court of ...

  13. Canadian Court Nixes 'iPod' Tax

    December 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Canada's Federal Court of Appeal in Toronto ruled yesterday (Dec. 16) that the application of a private copying levy to digital audio recorders, such as the iPod, is invalid. The court says that the C Canada's Federal Court of Appeal in ...

  14. Canadian Court Nixes 'iPod' Tax

    December 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Judge: Copyright Board had no jurisdiction. Canada's Federal Court of Appeal in Toronto ruled yesterday (Dec. 16) that the application of a private copying levy to digital audio recorders, such as the iPod, is invalid. The court says that the ...

  15. Artemis Switches Canadian Distribution

    December 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST Effective Jan. 1, 2005, New York-based Artemis Records will switch its distribution in Canada to Koch Entertainment Canada. The label had been previously handled in Canada by RED Distribution Canada. TORONTO -- Effective Jan. 1, 2005, New York-bas ...

  16. Producer Ezrin To Speak At Symposium

    December 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Veteran Canadian producer Bob Ezrin will be among the speakers at a Canadian Music Publishers Association (CMPA) symposium. Veteran Canadian producer Bob Ezrin will be among the speakers at a Canadian Music Publishers Association (CMPA) symposium. ...

  17. Seven Set For Canadian Song Hall Induction

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Seven Canadian songwriters and 22 songs will be honored at the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame (CSHF) 2nd Annual Gala to be held Feb. 8 in Toronto. Seven Canadian songwriters and 22 songs will be honored at the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame ...

  18. Eagles Tickets Fly For Spring N.A. Tour

    November 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Initial on-sales for the first dates of the Eagles spring 2005 tour of the Northeastern U.S. and Canada blew out, with all shows at or near sellout. Initial on-sales for the first dates of the Eagles spring 2005 tour of the Northeastern U.S. and C ...

  19. Vallance Big Winner At Canada's SOCAN Awards

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada feted the country's songwriters and music publishers at its 15th annual awards last night (Nov. 15) in Toronto. The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada ...

  20. Vallance Big Winner At Canada's SOCAN Awards

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada feted the country's songwriters and music publishers at its 15th annual awards last night (Nov. 15) in Toronto. The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada ...

  21. CCE Vets Holman, Fogel Take New Titles

    November 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Execs to oversee N.A., int'l touring. As part of Clear Channel Entertainment's ongoing reorganization of its music operations, Jane Holman and Arthur Fogel have new titles, Billboard.biz has learned. The North American touring division w ...

  22. Sony BMG Names Canada Execs

    November 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Lisa Zbitnew, president of Sony BMG Music Canada, has announced the company's management structure. Meanwhile, as many as 60 of the 235 Sony and BMG Canadian staffers have been pink-slipped, and more Lisa Zbitnew, president of Sony BMG Music ...

  23. Sony BMG Names Canada Execs

    November 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Lisa Zbitnew, president of Sony BMG Music Canada, has announced the company's management structure. Meanwhile, as many as 60 of the 235 Sony and BMG Canadian staffers have been pink-slipped, and more Lisa Zbitnew, president of Sony BMG Music ...

  24. Cinram Catches Fox Deal For DVDs, VHS

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Cinram International has signed exclusive, multi-year agreements with Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment to manufacture and distribute DVDs and VHS cassettes in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Fran TORONTO -- Cinram International has signed exc ...

  25. Cinram Catches Fox Deal For DVDs, VHS

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Cinram International has signed exclusive, multi-year agreements with Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment to manufacture and distribute DVDs and VHS cassettes in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Fran Cinram International has signed exclusive, mul ...

  26. Cinram Catches Fox Deal For DVDs, VHS

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Cinram International has signed exclusive, multi-year agreements with Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment to manufacture and distribute DVDs and VHS cassettes in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Fran Cinram International has signed exclusive, mul ...

  27. Agency Group Shutters Nashville Office

    October 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Agency Group (TAG) is closing its Nashville office, which opened just 17 months ago. The Agency Group (TAG) is closing its Nashville office, which opened just 17 months ago. The Nashville TAG office, which will close in November, has been head ...

  28. Canadian Videogame Firms To Self-Regulate Sales To Kids

    October 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Stung by criticism that they are marketing adult-oriented videogames to children, Canadian retailers and gaming software makers on Oct. 14 unveiled a self-regulating initiative. TORONTO (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Stung by criticism that they are ...

  29. Doug & The Slugs' Bennett Dies At 52

    October 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Doug Bennett, actor, video director and lead singer of the Canadian "party" band Doug and Slugs, died Saturday (Oct. 16) in Calgary, Alberta. He was 52. Bennett was admitted to hospital on Oct. 9, suf Doug Bennett, actor, video director ...

  30. Buffalo Springfield's Bruce Palmer Dies

    October 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Buffalo Springfield bassist Bruce Palmer died earlier this month of a heart attack in Bellville, Ontario. He was 58. Buffalo Springfield bassist Bruce Palmer died earlier this month of a heart attack in Bellville, Ontario. He was 58. Palmer began ...

  31. Wind-up Opens In Canada, Inks Warner Deal

    October 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ron Morse to oversee Toronto venture. Ron Morse to oversee Toronto venture. News Ron Morse ...

  32. Wind-up Opens In Canada, Inks Warner Deal

    October 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New York-based Wind-up Records is setting up shop in Canada. The Toronto-based operation, Wind-up Entertainment Canada, has inked a distribution deal with Warner Music Canada. New York-based Wind-up Records is setting up shop in Canada. The Toront ...

  33. Wind-up Opens In Canada, Inks Warner Deal

    October 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New York-based Wind-up Records is setting up shop in Canada. The Toronto-based operation, Wind-up Entertainment Canada, has inked a distribution deal with Warner Music Canada. New York-based Wind-up Records is setting up shop in Canada. The Toront ...

  34. Sony BMG Names Additional Execs

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT <b>Lisa Weiss</b> has been named senior VP/general counsel/secretary of Sony BMG Music Entertainment, reporting to CEO Andrew Lack. Legal: Lisa Weiss has been named senior VP/general counsel/secretary of Sony BMG Music Entertainment, r ...

  35. Zbitnew Named Sony BMG Canada Prez

    September 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Lisa Zbitnew, who has been president of BMG Canada since 1998, has been named president of Sony BMG Music Canada. She will report to Tim Bowen, who heads Sony BMG's operations in the United Kingdom, C Lisa Zbitnew, who has been president of B ...

  36. Zbitnew Named Sony BMG Canada Prez

    September 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Lisa Zbitnew, who has been president of BMG Canada since 1998, has been named president of Sony BMG Music Canada. She will report to Tim Bowen, who heads Sony BMG's operations in the United Kingdom, C Lisa Zbitnew, who has been president of B ...

  37. Canadian Country Group Names Prez

    September 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jan Cody has been named president of the Canadian Country Music Assn. (CCMA), which organizes the annual Canadian Country Music Awards. Jan Cody has been named president of the Canadian Country Music Assn. (CCMA), which organizes the annual Canadi ...

  38. Canadian Country Group Names Prez

    September 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jan Cody has been named president of the Canadian Country Music Assn. (CCMA), which organizes the annual Canadian Country Music Awards. Jan Cody has been named president of the Canadian Country Music Assn. (CCMA), which organizes the annual Canadi ...

  39. Etheridge Heading To The Small Screen

    September 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Melissa Etheridge is crossing over to television as the star of an ABC sitcom. After competitive bidding among several networks, the project from 20th Century Fox TV and studio-based Brad Grey TV land Melissa Etheridge is crossing over to televisi ...

  40. Universal's Henderson To Take CRIA Helm

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Graham Henderson, senior VP of business affairs and e-commerce at Universal Music Canada, will replace Brian Robertson as president of the Canadian Recording Industry Assn. (CRIA), effective Nov. 15. Graham Henderson, senior VP of business affairs ...

  41. Universal's Henderson To Take CRIA Helm

    September 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Graham Henderson, senior VP of business affairs and e-commerce at Universal Music Canada, is to replace Brian Robertson as president of the Canadian Recording Industry Assn. (CRIA), effective Nov. 15. Graham Henderson, senior VP of business affair ...

  42. Universal's Henderson To Take CRIA Helm

    September 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Graham Henderson, senior VP of business affairs and e-commerce at Universal Music Canada, is to replace Brian Robertson as president of the Canadian Recording Industry Assn. (CRIA), effective Nov. 15. Graham Henderson, senior VP of business affair ...

  43. Digital Piracy Shifts To Radio

    September 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Technologies that let people record satellite and Internet radio broadcasts digitally are opening a new front in the recording industry's war on music piracy. LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Technologies that let people record satellite and Internet radi ...

  44. Satellite, Web Radio Emerge As New Piracy Front

    September 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Technologies that enable digital recording of satellite and Internet radio broadcasts are opening a new front in the recording industry's war on music piracy. Technologies that enable digital recording of satellite and Internet radio broadcas ...

  45. K-OS Tops Canadian Urban Noms

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Show set for Oct. 21 in Toronto. With three nominations, EMI Music Canada rapper K-OS leads the contenders for the 2004 Canadian Urban Music Awards. The awards show, organized by the Urban Music Assn. of Canada (UMAC), will take place Oct. 21 at t ...

  46. Madonna Website To Offer Mobile Content

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Madonna and m-Qube have made it possible for the star's North American fans to download polyphonic ring tones and other licensed mobile content from her official Web site, across most major carriers a Madonna and m-Qube have made it possible ...

  47. Madonna Website To Offer Mobile Content

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Madonna and m-Qube have made it possible for the star's North American fans to download polyphonic ring tones and other licensed mobile content from her official Web site, across most major carriers a Madonna and m-Qube have made it possible ...

  48. Brushfire Artists Team For Tour

    August 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Brushfire Records artists Jack Johnson, G. Love &amp; Special Sauce and Donavon Frankenreiter will embark on a four-week tour beginning Aug. 25 at Harvey's Amphitheatre in Lake Tahoe, Nev. Brushfire Records artists Jack Johnson, G. Love & ...

  49. Roadrunner Picks Up Nightwish Albums

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Roadrunner Records has licensed Finnish metal band Nightwish's international breakthrough album "Once" for the United States, New Zealand and Australia. The agreement also includes Nightwish's next al Roadrunner Records has lic ...

  50. Roadrunner Picks Up Nightwish Albums

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Roadrunner Records has licensed Finnish metal band Nightwish's international breakthrough album "Once" for the United States, New Zealand and Australia. The agreement also includes Nightwish's next al Roadrunner Records has lic ...

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