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  1. Confirmed Dates For 2010 Lilith Tour

    March 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Dates and venues have been confirmed for eight of the 2010 Lilith Tour shows in North America this summer. The Live Nation produced touring festival will reach a total of 36 North American cities. Las Vegas, Cleveland and Kansas City have been con ...

  2. Brazilian Singer Roberto Carlos Plots Second Tour Leg

    March 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Brazilian singer Roberto Carlos, a crooner whose renditions in Spanish made him a rare Brazilian superstar in the Latin realm, is celebrating his 50 years in the music industry with an extensive world tour. It began in Brazil and Latin America and ...

  3. The Eagles, Dixie Chicks, Keith Urban Plan Summer Run

    March 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Eagles will team up with the Dixie Chicks and Keith Urban for a run of North American stadium shows promoted by Live Nation. The tour begins June 8 in Toronto; while only eight dates are being announced, it is possible that more may be added. ...

  4. The Union Acquires REMG Entertainment

    March 14, 2010 12:00 AM EST Calgary-based concert promoter the Union Ltd. has announced the acquisition of REMG Entertainment Corp. and the opening of a Toronto office. Terms of the acquisition were not announced, but the deal makes the Union Canada's largest independen ...

  5. Canadian Music Week: Dave Stewart, Paul Williams Talk Songwriting

    March 14, 2010 12:00 AM EST Canadian Music Week came to a conclusion with Eurythmics guitarist Dave Stewart talking about songwriting and acts including Arkells, Metric and Joel Plaskett taking home prizes at the Indie Awards. Stewart, who gave a sometimes provocative, and o ...

  6. Dave Stewart Keynote: Sponsors, Nazis, Ice Cream, Vibrators

    March 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST Eurythmics guitarist Dave Stewart used his keynote address on the second day of Canadian Music Week to paint an audacious and occasionally confusing picture of the music business going forward. His presentation, which involved heavy use of visual ...

  7. @Canadian Music Week: Lilith Tour Details Revealed

    March 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST Specific tour dates for the relaunched Lilith Fair tour will be announced on Tuesday, Nettwerk Music Group chief executive Terry McBride said today at Canadian Music Week. McBride, who was involved in a mentoring session at the conference, says th ...

  8. Conan O'Brien Shakes Off "Tonight Show," Hits The Road

    March 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST Former late-night talk show host Conan O'Brien on Thursday unveiled plans to poke fun at being barred from television in a live comedy show that will tour U.S. and Canadian theaters starting next month. The 30-city tour, titled "Legally ...

  9. Gene Simmons Makes Good On Label Threat

    March 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST Sixteen months after announcing the reformation of Simmons Records in partnership with Universal Music Canada, Kiss bassist Gene Simmons has finally inked a deal, signing Toronto rock band The Envy. The signing is a joint venture with Montreal-bas ...

  10. Buble Tops Juno Award Nominations

    March 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST Michael Bublé led the Canadian Juno Award today with six nominations, while rockers Billy Talent, rising hip-hop star Drake and country act Johnny Reid all scored multiple nominations. Bublé’s nominations stem from his 2009 release “Crazy Love,” a ...

  11. Xerox, Starwood Hotels Back Upcoming Sting Tour

    March 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST Sting’s world tour with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra will feature Xerox as presenting sponsor and Starwood Hotels and Resorts as the official hotel partner. The tour will find Sting performing his most well-known songs re-tooled for sy ...

  12. Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Announce New Album, Tour

    February 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will release "Mojo," their first album in eight years, this spring, the band announced today. The venerable heartland rockers also unveiled dates for a North American summer tour, which kicks off May 6 in ...

  13. Olympic Anthem Tops Billboard Canadian Hot 100

    February 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST Teen singer Nikki Yanofsky's "I Believe" (Decca/Universal Music), which is the official Winter Olympics theme used in broadcaster CTV's coverage, has moved 44-1 on the Billboard Canadian Hot 100. "I Believe" topped th ...

  14. Drake Teams With Sprite For Worldwide Campaign

    February 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST The release date of Drake 's highly-anticipated debut album may still be up in the air but he is still making his presence felt in other ways. The Toronto rapper has teamed up with Sprite for the first commercial of its recently launched &quo ...

  15. Toronto Set To Host Junos In 2011

    January 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST Toronto will host next year’s Juno Week celebrations, the 40th anniversary of Canada’s top music award, the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences has announced. The awards will be held from March 21-27. The televised portion of the show ...

  16. Randy Lennox To Be Honored At Canadian Music Week

    January 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Canada president Randy Lennox will be inducted into the Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Hall of Fame in March as part of Canadian Music Week. The induction will take place on March 11 during Canadian Music Week in Toronto. An ...

  17. Nettwerk One Inks Deal With Upper Class

    January 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST Nettwerk One Music, the publishing arm of Vancouver's Nettwerk Music Group, has announced it is representing the publishing works of Upper Class Recordings worldwide. Acts on Upper Class, which is based in Toronto, include Canada's Russi ...

  18. Ole, Chris Wallin Sign Deal

    January 05, 2010 12:00 AM EST Ole, the Toronto-based independent music publisher, has concluded a catalogue acquisition and multi-year, worldwide, co-publishing deal with hit songwriter, Chris Wallin. The catalog includes hits such Wallin penned songs as Toby Keith's &quo ...

  19. Sarah McLachlan, Mary J. Blige To Headline 2010 Lilith Tour

    December 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST Sarah McLachlan will headline the main stage at Lilith 2010, the reborn touring music festival which highlights women in music that she co-founded in the 1997. Among the artists joining Mclachlan on the road will be Mary J. Blige, Sheryl Crow, Ery ...

  20. Judge Issues Interim Ruling In Death Row Case

    December 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST A New York Supreme Court judge issued an interim ruling today (Dec. 8) overturning a temporary restraining order sought by the former chief executive of iconic gangsta rap label Death Row Records. Last month, Lara Lavi, a music lawyer who had been ...

  21. Grammy Nominations: 10 Things You Didn't See On T.V.

    December 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST At Los Angeles' Conga Room following the Grammy Nominations Concert Live! Wednesday (Dec. 2), artists and musicians said what they think of the nominess and what they expect from this year's show. 1. In the pressroom at L.A.'s Conga ...

  22. Black Eyed Peas Announce The E.N.D. World Tour Dates

    December 01, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Black Eyed Peas announced an ambitious 100-dates world tour, including a series of 2010 shows in North America, the popular hip-hop group's first full-scale tour of the U.S. and Canada in nearly four years. The North American leg of " ...

  23. Feist, Rush Win At SOCAN Awards

    November 24, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Society of Composers Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) held its annual awards gala on Monday, handing out prizes to Rush, Stompin' Tom Connors, Gordon Lightfoot and Finger Eleven. The gala, held in Toronto, included awards fo ...

  24. Jacksoul's Haydain Neale Succumbs To Cancer

    November 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST Haydain Neale, a singer/songwriter with the Canadian group jacksoul, and former president of the Songwriters Association of Canada, died today at the age of 39. Neale, who suffered serious injuries when his Vespa scooter collided with a car in Tor ...

  25. Lilith Fair Announces Charity Partners

    November 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Lilith Fair, the concert festival featuring female artists that is being relaunched in 2010 by Nettwerk Music Group chief executive Terry McBride, will contribute $1 from every ticket sold and a portion of sponsorship proceeds to charitable partne ...

  26. MapleCore Acquires TicketBreak Corp.

    November 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST MapleCore Ltd., which operates the Toronto-based MapleMusic label and Fontana North distributor, has acquired full-service ticketing company TicketBreak Corp. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Toronto-based TicketBreak has a client r ...

  27. Publishing Briefs: EMI, UMPG, Bug Music, DaBet

    November 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST -- EMI Music Publishing has named Barbara Sedun to lead its Canadian business, reporting to president of North American creative, Big Jon Platt. Sedun, who will be based in Toronto and hold the title of senior VP of EMI Music Publishing Canada, pr ...

  28. Updated: Lilith Fair To Return In 2010

    October 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Lilith Fair will re-launch with a tour in 2010, according to an announcement from the Nettwerk Music Group. The festival will visit cities including New York, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Toronto and Chicago, among others. Dates for the shows have not ...

  29. Live Nation In Partnership With Scene

    October 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The entertainment rewards program created by Canadian bank Scotiabank and movie giant Cineplex Entertainment today announced a strategic partnership with concert producer Live Nation. The program, called Scene, will allow members to redeem loyalty ...

  30. Bon Jovi Announces Meadowlands Concerts, World Tour

    October 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi, the enduring rock band with a name that's synonymous with its home state of New Jersey, today (Oct. 22) announced a two year 2010-11 world tour at a press conference and concert performance at the Meadowlands Entertainment Complex. ...

  31. Madonna, U2, AC/DC Among '09 Billboard Touring Awards Finalists

    October 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Madonna, U2 and AC/DC are among the top tours, venues and companies recognized as finalists for the 2009 Billboard Touring Awards , which will be handed out at a special reception in New York on Nov. 5. The finalists for the Top Tour and Top Draw ...

  32. Lady Gaga Unveils 'Monster Ball' Tour Dates, 'The Fame Monster' Tracklist

    October 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Two weeks after the cancellation of her "Fame Kills" tour with Kanye West, Lady Gaga has announced the details of a solo tour and revealed the tracklist for "The Fame Monster," the re-release of her debut album due Nov. 23. Des ...

  33. Grammys Go Digital Via Canadian Technology

    October 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The organizers of the Grammys are going digital to allow U.S. voting members to stream and judge music online. Toronto-based Yangaroo signed a multi-year agreement with The Recording Academy that will see its encryption technology distribute music ...

  34. Taylor Swift Announces Second Leg Of 'Fearless' Tour

    October 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Taylor Swift's Fearless tour -- one of the year's most successful treks and another boost to the teen country star's rising profile -- will be extended through spring 2010, the singer announced today (Oct. 8). The new leg will take ...

  35. Kylie Minogue Kicks Off First U.S. Tour

    October 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Australian pop star Kylie Minogue kicked off her first-ever American tour with a driving disco beat, a bevy of well-muscled dancers, and a lot of leg, hoping to finally crack the lucrative U.S. market. The pop diva, no stranger to spectacle, made ...

  36. Hardcore Band Wins Polaris Music Prize

    September 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Of the all the acts on the shortlist for Canada's Polaris Music Prize, Toronto hardcore band Fucked Up seemed the least likely to take the $20,000 award. But that's exactly what happened as a jury of 10 Canadian music journalists, blogge ...

  37. Will Kanye West's VMAs Outburst Hurt His Upcoming Tour?

    September 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT After crashing the stage during Taylor Swift's acceptance speech at the MTV Video Music Awards last weekend and numerous apologies for his outburst - stating he would "take some time off" to reflect - Kanye West will instead join La ...

  38. Devo Inks 360-Deal With Warner Brothers

    September 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Devo is headed back to the future thanks to new 360-deal with Warner Bros. Records, the group's original major label, and a series of concerts celebrating a pair of older albums. The company will internationally service all aspects of the ban ...

  39. U.S. Music Supervisors Descend On Toronto Festival

    September 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Away from the red carpet in Toronto, local bands are tuning up their instruments to impress U.S. music supervisors and film directors at the Canadian Music Café’. The 5th installment of the musical showcase from Sept. 15 to 17 will see U.S. music ...

  40. Strong Global Demand For Beatles Reissues

    September 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Beatles are set to dominate the charts at home in Britain and globally, based on strong first-day sales of the remastered CDs - although supplies of the box sets may be an issue in some territories. "The Beatles Rock Band" game for v ...

  41. Daughtry Arena Tour Dates Unveiled

    August 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Chris Daughtry and the rock band that bears his name are only halfway through a string of summer club dates celebrating the chart-topping album "Leave This Town," but the next extended jaunt through North American arenas is already set. ...

  42. Revived Death Row Expands Into Movies

    August 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Newly resurrected rap label Death Row Records is expanding into film production. Death Row Records CEO Lara Lavi said her new Death Row Films division is set to shoot "Sons 2 The Grave" in Toronto this October, with Tonya Lee Williams, D ...

  43. Pierre Tremblay Departs Nettwerk

    August 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Pierre Tremblay has left his role as SVP at Canada's Nettwerk Music Group, claiming the company has "lost focus." Tremblay has taken Toronto band Billy Talent with him for his new venture, Vancouver-based Hive Management. The rock a ...

  44. Last Night Of The Proms To Hit Cinemas Worldwide

    August 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Last Night of the Proms, one of the most famous classical music events in the world, is to be broadcast live via satellite from London's Royal Albert Hall to cinemas across the world next month. BBC Worldwide Music, part of the commercial ...

  45. Drake Signing Sparks Skirmish At Universal

    August 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT There's a glitch in the Universal matrix and it involves Drake. Earlier this summer, Billboard.biz reported that while sources predicted the Toronto-raised rapper was likely to sign with Universal Motown, 22-year-old Drake inked a deal direct ...

  46. Maxwell Extends 'BLACKsummers'night' Tour

    August 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Following a sold-out summer tour, Maxwell will hit the road again this fall in support of his hit comeback album, "BLACKsummers'night." The Live Nation-produced trek, which upgrades from theaters to larger-capacity arenas, begins at ...

  47. Drake Signs To International Creative Management

    July 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Chart-topping rapper/singer Drake has signed to International Creative Management (ICM) to handle his tour booking and branding moving forward. The ICM deal follows Drake’s recent signing to Young Money Entertainment, with distribution through Uni ...

  48. Ole Inks Children Programming Deals

    July 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Ole, the Toronto-based music publisher, continues to be hungry for acquisitions as it just bought a stake in the music catalog of Cookie Jar Entertainment, a producer of children's TV programming and consumer products. In a separate deal, Ole ...

  49. Polaris Prize Co-Founder Defends Familiar Nominees

    July 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Steve Jordan, co-founder of the Polaris Music Prize, has defended this year's shortlist for the Canadian album honor. Six of the 10 nominees were previously-nominated acts. But Jordan says any criticism stems from a misunderstanding of what t ...

  50. Canadian Copyright Act To Be Reworked

    July 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Canada is expected to kick off the reworking of its Copyright Act next week, a process that will include a series of public consultations across the country, according to sources familiar with the plan. The Canadian Conservative government had pre ...

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