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  1. Rolling Stones Tour: Who Will Produce, If It Happens After All?

    February 02, 2011 4:58 PM EST Talk of a Rolling Stones tour this year has heated up in the wake of details from former Live Nation Chairman Michael Cohl's lawsuit against the company hitting the Internet. But we stick by our assertion that if the Stones were to tour it wo ...

  2. W. Va. Country Music Singer Doc Williams Dies

    February 02, 2011 5:55 AM EST Country music singer Doc Williams became a big star in small places through the power of radio. In the years before World War II, his Wheeling, W.Va.-based radio show built him a following in Maine, Vermont and the Canadian provinces -- places whe ...

  3. Drake, Arcade Fire, Bieber Top Juno Award Nominations, Neil Young to Make Appearance

    February 01, 2011 2:05 PM EST Drake tops the list of nominees for the upcoming 40th anniversary of the Juno Awards, March 27, at Toronto's Air Canada Centre, it was announced this morning at a press conference at the Royal York Hotel. The Toronto-born rapper received six ...

  4. Katy Perry to Kick Off 'California Dreams' U.S. Tour in June

    January 19, 2011 12:00 AM EST Katy Perry announced the North American dates for her California Dreams 2011 world tour during a live chat on Facebook Wednesday afternoon (Jan. 19). The pop star will bring her "Teenage Dream" and "One of the Boys" hits to the ...

  5. Windish Agency Opening L.A. Office

    January 18, 2011 12:00 AM EST The Windish Agency today announced it is opening West Coast headquarters in Los Angeles' Hancock Park neighborhood. The booking agency, which operates out of Chicago with satellite offices in Toronto and New York, is known for its large and e ...

  6. Bernie Finkelstein Resigns As MuchFACT Chair

    January 18, 2011 12:00 AM EST After 27 years, Toronto's Bernie Finkelstein has resigned as chair of MuchFACT (formerly known as VideoFACT), the Canadian music-video-funding organization he co-founded with Moses Znaimer and launched in tandem with Canada's first music ...

  7. Canadian Radio Stations, Fans Blast Ban of Dire Straits' 'Money for Nothing'

    January 14, 2011 12:00 AM EST News of the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council's decision to ban Dire Straits' 1985 classic "Money for Nothing" has become headline news and water-cooler conversation in Canada. All these years after the song's release, ...

  8. Kenny Chesney Announces New Tour Dates

    January 13, 2011 12:00 AM EST After taking 2010 off from touring, Kenny Chesney will return to the road in a big way in 2011 -- the singer announced 41 new arena and amphitheatre dates on his Goin' Coastal tour. These dates, along with 10 previously announced stadium show ...

  9. Rod Stewart, Stevie Nicks To Tour North American Arenas In March

    January 12, 2011 12:00 AM EST Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks will come together for the upcoming the Heart and & Soul Tour, a series of North American arena performances scheduled to begin March 20 at the Bank Atlantic Center in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Thirteen dates had been c ...

  10. Aretha Franklin: Health Problem 'Has Been Resolved'

    January 06, 2011 12:00 AM EST Aretha Franklin has granted another brief interview about her unspecified illness that required surgery last month, telling JET magazine that the health problem, while still undisclosed, "has been resolved." "I am not one to do a lo ...

  11. Lauryn Hill Announces 'Intimate' Winter Shows

    December 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST Lauryn Hill will embark on an intimate North American tour, it was announced on Wednesday (Dec. 22). Kicking off at New York City's Highline Ballroom on Dec. 27 -- one of six local shows at multiple venues including legendary jazz club The Bl ...

  12. 'Spider-Man' Musical Resuming Wednesday with New Safety Measures

    December 21, 2010 12:00 AM EST The producers of the troubled "Spider-Man" musical on Broadway said they have enacted new safety measures ordered by the government and will resume performances on Wednesday night. A spokesman for "Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark,&quo ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. Drake To Host Juno Awards

    December 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST Toronto rapper Drake has accepted the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences invitation to host the 40th anniversary of the Juno Awards. It will be held in his home city March 27 at the Air Canada Centre and broadcast live on CTV. "I ...

  15. ole Prez Hits Out At Canada's Bill C-32

    November 30, 2010 12:00 AM EST The president of ole, Canada's largest independent music publisher with more than 40,000 songs and 35,000 hours of television music, has criticized the current proposed legislation to modernize the nation's Copyright Act. In a statement, ...

  16. Deane Cameron To Receive Junos Honor

    November 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST EMI Music Canada president Deane Cameron, who has been integral to the success of artists including Anne Murray, Nickelback, k-os, Serena Ryder and Tom Cochrane, will receive the Walt Grealis special achievement award at the 40th anniversary of Ca ...

  17. SOCAN Honors Canadian Songwriters In Toronto

    November 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Society of Composers Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) honored Guess Who's Burton Cummings, Chilliwack's Bill Henderson, Theory of a Deadman and Karl Wolf at the 21st annual SOCAN Awards. Hosted in three separate segment ...

  18. Copyright Reform Progresses In Canada

    November 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST Bill C-32, Canada's copyright reform bill, has entered an important stage in Parliament in the capital city of Ottawa. Earlier this month, it got past a second hearing and yesterday (Nov. 18) a Committee of the Whole was formed, which will no ...

  19. Ron Sexsmith Returns

    November 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST Canadian singer songwriter Ron Sexsmith will release his 11th album "Long Player, Late Bloomer" in February/March 2011. Sexsmith achieved a wider audience when he appeared on "Whatever It Takes," the closing track on Michael Bu ...

  20. Michael Jackson Cirque Du Soleil Tour Will Be 'A Celebration,' Says Director

    November 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson is going on the road in 2011 -- even if the late Jackson isn't there to be part of it. Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour, a Cirque du Soleil production based on Jackson's music and career, begins its North American ...

  21. Juno Awards To Stage Anniversary Gigs

    October 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Canada's Juno Awards will celebrate its upcoming 40th anniversary by staging a series of live concerts and tied-in events in the run-up to next year's ceremony. Beginning Dec. 4 at Toronto's Horseshoe Tavern venue, Canadian indie la ...

  22. Canadian Radio DJ Slammed For Insulting Justin Bieber Fans

    October 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Don't mess with teen titan Justin Bieber and his fans, Canada's broadcast censor has told Toronto radio shock jock Dean Blundell. The Canadian Broadcast Standards Council (CBSC) told the CFNY-FM morning host that he wrongly sexualized ch ...

  23. MMF Canada To Honor Terry McBride

    October 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Nettwerk Music Group's Terry McBride will receive the 2011 MMF Honour Roll Award from Music Managers Forum Canada. The presentation will take place March 1 at Toronto's Bymark restaurant, during Canadian Music Week 2011. McBride is the C ...

  24. Rush, Jack Johnson To Receive Billboard Touring Honors

    September 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Powerhouse rock trio Rush will be named this year's Legend of Live at the 2010 Billboard Touring Awards in New York on Nov. 4. The Legend of Live honors groups or individuals who have made significant and lasting contributions to live music a ...

  25. Karkwa Wins Polaris Music Prize

    September 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Montreal indie rock act Karkwa took home the Polaris Music Prize for its fourth album, "Les Chemins de Verre" or "The Glass Paths" (Audiogram). The ceremony was held last night (Sept. 20) at CTV's Concert Hall at the Mason ...

  26. Billions Corporation, Constant Artists Touring Merge

    September 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Boutique booking agencies the Billions Corporation and Constant Artists Touring have merged. Beginning Sept. 13, Los Angeles-based Constant Artists founder Ben Dickey will begin working as a booking agent for Billions. Dickey brings with him an ei ...

  27. Warner/Chappell Extends Roger Waters Deal

    August 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Warner/Chappell Music has extended its worldwide publishing administration deal with Pink Floyd founder member Roger Waters. The deal includes songs that Waters composed and co-wrote during his time in Floyd, including "Shine On You Crazy Dia ...

  28. Aerosmith's Steven Tyler Falls Onstage Again

    August 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler may be "American Idol"-bound , but he's taken another tumble on stage -- this time in Toronto. Aerosmith was performing Tuesday night at Toronto's Air Canada Center when, according to local media ...

  29. Roger Waters: Band Can Rewrite Pink Floyd Song As Anthem

    August 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Pink Floyd founder Roger Waters has no qualms about giving a Canadian band permission to tinker with his band's classic "Another Brick in the Wall" for use as an anthem for young Iranians. Toronto-based band Blurred Vision, fronted ...

  30. David Gilmour To Join Roger Waters On Lone 'Wall' Date

    July 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT After having performed together last weekend for just the second time since a bitter split in the early 1980s, Pink Floyd principals Roger Waters and David Gilmour are planning to collaborate again on stage at least once more. The recent reunion a ...

  31. U2 Tour Dates Rescheduled

    July 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The 16 U2 360° tour dates in the U.S. previously postponed due to Bono's back surgery have been rescheduled for Spring/Summer 2011, with all tickets being valid at the rescheduled performances. The 2010 European tour, which was not been affec ...

  32. Business Matters: Freemium, 'Idol,' Twitter, MySpace and more

    July 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT THE FREEMIUM DEBATE -- Writer/educator/consultant Clay Shirkey says sites with paywalls will underperform. Plus, he’s worried that content behind paywalls will not be part of public discourse. “When we talk about newspapers, we talk about them bei ...

  33. Caribou, Broken Social Scene Make Polaris Prize Shortlist

    July 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The 10 Canadian albums that made the shortlist for the annual Polaris Music Prize have been unveiled. Five previous nominees make the shortlist - the Besnard Lakes, Broken Social Scene, Caribou, Owen Pallett and Shad. Pallett won in 2006 as Final ...

  34. Business Matters: Sony, Jonas Bros, 'Idol,' HMV and more

    July 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A LOOK AT SONY'S STRATEGY, REVENUE AND PROFIT -- The 360 deal is on a publicity tour. A week after Fast Company highlighted Warner Music Group ’s adaptation to a changed music industry through multi-rights deals, the New York Times does the s ...

  35. Canadian Copyright Reform Debate Turns Nasty

    June 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Canadian federal politician James Moore has lashed out at opponents of his made-in-U.S.A. copyright reform package as "radical extremists." "They will find any excuse to oppose this bill, to drum up fear, to mislead, to misdirect an ...

  36. FACTOR CEO Retires

    June 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Heather Ostertag, president and CEO of FACTOR (the Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent On Recordings), announced her retirement at the Canadian music body's annual general meeting. "I have been proud and privileged to have had the oppor ...

  37. Justin Bieber, Hedley Win 3 MuchMusic Awards

    June 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Justin Bieber took home three trophies at his introduction to the MuchMusic Video Awards and performed to screaming fans at the ceremony in Toronto. Bieber, who sang "Baby" and "Somebody To Love," won for international video of ...

  38. Zakk Wylde Launching Black Label Berzerkus Tour This Fall

    June 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Metal guitarist Zakk Wylde will launch the Black Label Berzerkus this fall, headlined by Wylde's Black Label Society. The two-month North American tour will feature Clutch, Children Of Bodom and 2Cents, with the first two bands sharing the ma ...

  39. Virgin Festival Canada On Hold Till 2011

    June 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Organizers have confirmed that Virgin Festival Canada is to be put on ice until 2011. The announcement was made yesterday (June 3) via the official Virgin Festival Canada Facebook page, which contained a link to an exclusive interview with Virgin ...

  40. Drake Leads MuchMusic Video Awards Nods

    May 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Drake has received a field-leading seven nominations for the MuchMusic Video Awards. Drake received a nod for best hip-hip video for the song "Successful," and separate best international video nods for the singles "Over" and & ...

  41. Beatles 1966 Press Conference Tapes For Auction In L.A.

    May 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The only known audio recording of a 1966 Beatles press conference, in which John Lennon is grilled about saying the band was more popular than Jesus, is expected to sell for about $20,000 at auction in June. Auction house Bonhams & Butterfield ...

  42. Publishing Briefs: Ole Unveils New Online Tools, BMI Moves

    May 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- Ole , the independent music publisher, has enhanced its online tools for its songwriters and other rights holders doing business with the Toronto-based firm. It has introduced adminnow, an online e-tool characterized as a portal that allows son ...

  43. Inaugural Cool Tour To Kick Off In July

    April 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The inaugural Cool Tour will feature As I Lay Dying, Underoath, Between the Buried and Me, Blessthefall, the Acacia Strain, Architects, Cancer Bats, and War Of Ages. The large club/theater tour, which begins July 12 in Orlando, Fla., is presented ...

  44. Gallagher Attacker Sentenced To House Arrest

    April 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A 48-year-old man who pleaded guilty to attacking Noel Gallagher on stage in Toronto has been sentenced to 12 months' house arrest. During the Virgin Music Festival in September 2008, Daniel Sullivan invaded the stage and pushed the Oasis son ...

  45. Michael Buble Dominates Juno Awards

    April 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Michael Bublé took home three Juno Awards during a televised show from St. John's, Newfoundland, adding to the single award he received on the untelevised portion of the awards. Bublé took home album of the year for "Crazy Love," as ...

  46. MTV To Collaborate With Yangaroo

    April 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks' music group has recruited Canadian content distributor Yangaroo to build a secure digital bridge between record labels and its music-driven TV channels. As part of a multi-year deal to be unveiled Thursday, MTV Networks has agre ...

  47. Miley Cyrus To Host Canada's MuchMusic Video Awards

    April 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Teen superstar Miley Cyrus will co-host the 2010 MuchMusic Video Awards, the station announced today. The 17-year-old, who has sold more than 15 million albums worldwide, will host the show--which airs in Canada on June 20. The show is broadcast l ...

  48. Roger Waters Takes 'The Wall' On The Road

    April 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT As rumored in recent months, Roger Waters is taking Pink Floyd's "The Wall" on the road this fall for a 36-date North American tour starting Sept. 15 in Toronto and wrapping Dec. 13 in Anaheim. Prior to this, the 1979 concept album ...

  49. Death Row Court Fight Heads To NY In May

    April 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The battle over Death Row Records continues, with the Mississauga, Ont. firm that bankrolled the acquisition going to court in New York seeking on the grounds that the label's former CEO made “materially false statements.” The latest salvo in ...

  50. Noel Gallagher Describes On-stage Attack

    March 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT In a victim's impact statement read in Toronto court, former Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher said he felt he had been "hit by a bus" when pushed from behind at the Virgin Music Festival in 2008. Gallagher's statement was read at ...

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