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  1. Musicrypt Inc Rebrands, Widens Scope

    July 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Digital media distributor Musicrypt Inc. has been renamed Yangaroo Inc. and is widening its scope beyond the music industry. "Our new brand is the result of increasing demand for our solutions in many areas beyond the music industry," sa ...

  2. Toronto Law Enforcement Raids Alleged Counterfeiting Operation

    July 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Following a six-month investigation, Metropolitan Toronto Police filed three criminal charges on July 13 against an alleged counterfeiter of music, movies, video games, electronic equipment and apparel. Owen Brown, owner of I-Man Muzik, was arrest ...

  3. Gibson Acquires Garrison Guitars, Pushes Further In Canadian Market

    July 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Gibson Guitars in Nashville has acquired Garrison Guitars in St. John's, Newfoundland. The acquisition is expected to further Gibson's expansion in the acoustic guitar market offering a new series of Gibson branded acoustic guitars. The ...

  4. The Cure Touring North America, Wrapping New CD

    June 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With a new Suretone/Geffen album arriving sometime this fall, the Cure will hit the Road in North America for month-long tour beginning Sept. 13 in Tampa, Fla. Tickets begin going on sale June 28. 65 Days Of Static will open. The Cure's prese ...

  5. Billy Talent, Lavigne Win Big At MuchMusic Video Awards

    June 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Toronto rock group Billy Talent was the big winner at the 18th Annual MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto on Sunday (June 17), taking home three trophies. The WEA band, which had led the nominations with five nods, won honors for top video, the Much ...

  6. Hippiefest Returns For Second Year

    June 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the 1967 "Summer of Love," the Turtles, Felix Cavaliere's Rascals and the Zombies have signed on to headline the second annual Hippiefest, starting July 25 at the Molson Amphitheatre in Toro ...

  7. Silverstein Aims To Keep Climbing With New Album

    June 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT When his hard rock band Silverstein was still in its infancy, singer Shane Told had a chance to take the easy way out. Just after the turn of the century, the suburban Toronto musician had been offered a gig to play bass in Avril Lavigne's ba ...

  8. Anúna Preps North American Push

    May 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Irish vocal group Anúna, led by twin brothers Michael and John McGlynn, is gearing up for a fall tour that will hit 1,800- to 3,000 capacity theaters and performing arts centers across North America. The approximately 35-city outing supports the a ...

  9. Performers Confirmed For MuchMusic Video Awards

    May 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Avril Lavigne, Hilary Duff, Fergie, Finger Eleven, Alexisonfire, Maroon 5, Belly, The Used and Toronto rock band Billy Talent have been confirmed as performers for the 18th Annual MuchMusic Video Awards, to be held June 17 in Toronto. "We ...

  10. Closing Time For Flagship Sam The Record Man Outlet

    May 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Toronto flagship of former Canadian music retail giant Sam the Record Man will close for good June 30. The Sniderman brothers, Sam and Sidney, started selling records in 1937 as Sniderman's Music Hall on Toronto's College Street. The ...

  11. MuchMusic Noms Announced

    May 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With five nominations each, Warner Music band Billy Talent and Roadrunner’s Nickelback lead the pack of Canadian nominees at the 18th Annual MuchMusic Video Awards. The event, to be held June 17 at MuchMusic's landmark headquarters in downtow ...

  12. AOL Launches Canadian Offering

    May 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT AOL Canada today launched AOL Music Canada, a free music channel featuring audio clips, previews and videos. For the kick-off, AOL Music Canada is featuring an in-studio concert with Arts & Craft artist Feist performing live versions of songs ...

  13. Linkin Park's Projekt Revolution Ready To Roll

    May 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Linkin Park's Projekt Revolution tour with My Chemical Romance will get underway July 25 in a city to be announced, according to organizers. The trek will run through Sept. 3 in Englewood, Colo., and feature Taking Back Sunday, HIM, Placebo a ...

  14. White Stripes To Visit Uncharted Territory

    April 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The White Stripes have locked down plans for a 27-date summer trek that will take the duo into select North American markets for the first time, beginning June 24 in Burnaby, B.C. "For the 10th anniversary of this band, we're going to pl ...

  15. Man Allegedly Threatens Hilary Duff

    April 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Police officers in Toronto moved quickly on Tuesday to tackle a man who allegedly threatened to kill singer/actress Hilary Duff during her appearance on a Canadian television program. Duff was in Toronto promoting her latest release "Dignity. ...

  16. Canada's Astral Strikes Standard Radio Deal

    April 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT At a Toronto news conference held Thursday (April 12) to announce Astral Media's formal agreement to buy most of the assets of Standard Radio, Astral CEO Ian Greenberg hailed the purchase as "the birth of a new national leader in Canadia ...

  17. Sounds Of The Underground Line-Up Revealed

    April 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The third edition of the Sounds of the Underground tour will feature performances by GWAR, Chimaira, Every Time I Die, Necro and Job For A Cowboy, among others. The 25-city North American trek starts July 6 at the Palladium Ballroom in Dallas and ...

  18. 'Hockey Theme' Goes Digital

    April 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Beginning Tuesday, "The Hockey Theme" one of the longest running theme songs in Canadian broadcasting history, will be made digitally available from Warner Music Canada to all major Canadian digital music stores as a download, and mobile ...

  19. Furtado, Billy Talent Win Big At Juno Awards

    April 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With five major wins, Canadian pop star Nelly Furtado swept Canada's Juno Awards over the weekend. A total of 39 Juno trophies were handed out over two nights, Saturday (March 31) and Sunday (April 1) in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Furtado, host ...

  20. Korn, Evanescence Team For Family Values Tour

    March 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Korn and Evanescence will co-headline this year's Family Values tour, which will visit 31 North American cities starting July 16 in St. Louis. Sharing the main stage on this year's Live Nation-produced festival are Atreyu, Flyleaf, Helly ...

  21. Musiq Ushers Six Big Debuts Onto Album Chart

    March 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Six new albums debut in the top 10 slots of The Billboard 200, with R&B artist Musiq Soulchild's "Luvanmusiq" new at No. 1. The Atlantic set sold 149,000 copies in the United States according to Nielsen SoundScan. Soulchild also ...

  22. Canadian Gov't Makes Landmark Music Royalty Ruling

    March 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Canadian government has made its first ruling calling for mandatory payments to rights holders for the use of music on the Internet. In a landmark move that sets a standard for royalties owed to songwriters, Canada's federal agency, the C ...

  23. Smashing Pumpkins, Killers Anchoring Virgin Festival

    March 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Smashing Pumpkins have confirmed their first North American appearance of 2007 at Toronto's Virgin Festival, set for Sept. 8-9 on Toronto Island. The band will headline the second evening while Bjork will headline the first night. Other a ...

  24. Genesis Bringing Reunion Tour To North America

    March 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST As expected , the reunited Genesis will visit North America on a fall tour that begins Sept. 7 in Toronto, the group announced this morning (March 7) at a media event in New York. So far, 13 dates have been announced through Oct. 12 in Los Angeles ...

  25. The Police Quickly Sell Out Stadium Shows

    February 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST The parade of Police sellouts continues, with shows in Denver, Seattle and Oakland selling out over the weekend, and Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., selling out today (Feb. 26). On Saturday, Pepsi Center in Denver sold out, with a second ...

  26. BlackBerry Creator Targets Music Industry

    February 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST BlackBerry creator Jim Balsillie believes the mobile email device he invented will soon take the music industry by storm. The chairman and CEO of Research in Motion (RIM) is on a mission to make the "Crackberry" as addictive to music-lov ...

  27. McKennitt Readies First Tour Since 1998

    February 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Canadian singer/instrumentalist Loreena McKennitt will begin a North American tour April 15 in Toronto, her first since 1998. It follows a previously announced 21-date European tour that begins March 11 in Stuttgart, Germany, and finishes April 6 ...

  28. Sony BMG Canada Cuts Staff

    February 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Toronto headquarters of Sony BMG Music Canada closed Monday (Feb. 19) as an estimated 15 employees were dismissed. According to sources, staffers were notified late last week that the head office would be closed and that all positions were und ...

  29. Police Dates Sell Out, More Shows Added

    February 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST As expected, initial on-sales for the upcoming Police reunion tour sold out in minutes and more shows were added. The band will also announce soon shows for Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles for June 23, and McAfee Stadium in Oakland for June 13. On S ...

  30. McKennitt To Tour U.S. And Canada

    February 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Canadian singer/instrumentalist Loreena McKennitt will begin a North American tour in April with 21 U.S. dates and five Canadian dates. The trek is in support of her debut, "An Ancient Muse" (Verve/Quinlan Road). The jaunt, which kicks o ...

  31. Exclusive: Police Visiting Bonnaroo, Fenway On Reunion Tour

    February 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST In what is destined to be an historic run, the Police will embark on their first tour in 23 years, beginning May 28 at the GM Arena in Vancouver, Billboard.biz can exclusively reveal. As part of a tour that will play arenas and stadiums internatio ...

  32. CPCC Introduces Private Copying Tariff

    February 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Canadian Private Copying Collective (CPCC) today (Feb. 9) proposed a new private copying tariff for 2008 and 2009 to the Canadian Copyright Board, which has the authority to set tariff rates in Canada. The current private copying tariff expire ...

  33. M. Ward To Discover New Audience Through Jones

    February 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Opening for such acts as the White Stripes, Cat Power, Bright Eyes and My Morning Jacket is nothing new for indie rock singer/songwriter M. Ward. But being handpicked to warm the stage for Grammy-winner Norah Jones is something different. This spr ...

  34. Nominees Announced For 2007 Juno Awards

    February 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Leading this year's Juno Award nominee list with five nominations each are Geffen Records' Nelly Furtado -- who will host this year's annual Canadian awards show -- EMI Canada rapper K-os and Atlantic/WEA rock band Billy Talent. The ...

  35. Mitchell, Ferland Inducted Into Canadian Hall of Fame

    January 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST Canadian singer/songwriters Joni Mitchell and Jean-Pierre Ferland were inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame last night (Jan. 28) at Toronto's John Bassett Theatre. Revered Montreal-born Quebec legend Ferland was recognized in p ...

  36. Mamas And The Papas' Doherty Dies At 66

    January 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST Canadian singer Denny Doherty, a member of the Mamas and the Papas, died today (Jan. 19) at his home in the Toronto suburb of Mississauga. The singer/songwriter died after suffering from a long-time illness. He was 66. While John Phillips was the ...

  37. Canada Bluesman Recovering From Surgery

    January 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Jeff Healey, Canada's premier blues artist, is recovering from surgery to remove cancerous tissue from his lungs. The blind musician who records for Canada's Stony Plain Records in Edmonton, Alberta, underwent an operat ...

  38. Furtado To Host Junos

    January 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST Nelly Furtado has been picked to host the 2007 Juno Awards, the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) revealed today (Jan. 16). The annual awards will be held April 1. Nominees for the event will be announced at media conference ...

  39. Nielsen, SOCAN Forge Data Deal

    January 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Nielsen Entertainment and the Society of Composers Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) have struck a data and information services agreement. Effective immediately, Nielsen BDS data has been integrated into SOCAN's performance anal ...

  40. SpiralFrog, CSI Strike Licensing Pact

    December 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST New York-based SpiralFrog, an upcoming, advertiser-supported download store, has finalized a licensing agreement with CSI, a joint venture involving Canadian publishing collectives. CSI represents the Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency (C ...

  41. Meat Loaf Taking 'Bat' Trilogy On Tour

    December 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST As expected, Meat Loaf will hit the road next spring to present highlights from his "Bat Out of Hell" trilogy. The trek begins Feb. 23 in Pala, Calif., and will wrap April 12 at New York's Theater at Madison Square Garden. The tour ...

  42. Fintage's Lampcov Goes West

    December 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Fintage Music executive VP Bruce Lampcov has relocated from London to L.A. in a move which triggers the financial services firm's expansion into the West Coast. Fintage has existing representation in North America, through Nashville-based Pau ...

  43. Gwen Stefani Unveils Solo Tour Dates

    December 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST As expected, Gwen Stefani will embark on a two-month North American tour next spring, beginning April 21 in Phoenix. The vocalist will play arenas and outdoor amphitheatres through a June 22 finale in Irvine, Calif. Dates in Australia, Asia, Europ ...

  44. Canada's Marquis Pacts With Koch In U.S.

    November 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Classical catalog label distributed by EMI in Canada. Canada's Marquis label has signed an American distribution deal with Koch Entertainment, effective Jan. 1, 2007. The 25-year-old Marquis -- with an extensive classical catalog as well as j ...

  45. Jann Arden Cleans Up At SOCAN Awards

    November 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST With awards for seven of her compositions, Universal Music's Jann Arden was the big winner Wednesday night (Nov. 22) at the 17th annual SOCAN Awards gala presentation in Toronto. With awards for seven of her compositions, Universal Music' ...

  46. Canada's Marquis Pacts With Koch In U.S.

    November 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Canada's Marquis label has signed an American distribution deal with Koch Entertainment, effective Jan. 1, 2007. Canada's Marquis label has signed an American distribution deal with Koch Entertainment, effective Jan. 1, 2007. The 25-year ...

  47. Bloc Party Cancel North America Dates

    November 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST British alternative rock group Bloc Party have cancelled the remaining 19 dates of their current North America tour in light of a serious injury to drummer Matt Tong. Tong was admitted into an Atlanta British alternative rock group Bloc Party have ...

  48. Bloc Party Cancel North America Dates

    November 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST British alternative rock group Bloc Party have cancelled the remaining 19 dates of their current North America tour in light of a serious injury to drummer Matt Tong. Tong was admitted into an Atlanta British alternative rock group Bloc Party have ...

  49. Canadian Minister Oda In Fundraiser Row

    November 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Canadian heritage minister Bev Oda is being accused of a "conflict of interest" for raising C$15,000 ($13,267) at a fundraiser organized by three top Canadian broadcasting industry leaders in May 2005 Canadian heritage minister Bev Oda i ...

  50. Canadian Songwriters Mitchell, Carter To Be Feted

    November 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Canadian music legend Joni Mitchell and country pioneer Wilf Carter are among the songwriters to be inducted Jan. 28, 2007 into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame in Toronto. Canadian music legend Joni Mitchell and country pioneer Wilf Carter a ...

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