Universal Music Canada

  1. Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards Honor Quincy Jones, Arts & Crafts, HMV Canada, More

    May 13, 2014 11:58 AM EDT The Canadian music industry gathered at Toronto’s soon-to-close Kool Haus over Canadian Music Week to honor more than 40 businesses and individuals at the 2014 Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards, covering labels, agencies, management, ...

  2. Serena Ryder, Arcade Fire, Drake, Tegan and Sara Win 2014 Juno Awards

    March 30, 2014 3:33 AM EDT Serena Ryder won Artist of the Year at the first night of the 43rd annual Juno Awards honoring Canadian music, Saturday night in Winnipeg, beating out category-mates  Drake, Michael Bublé, Robin Thicke and Céline Dion. The majority of the 41 award ...

  3. Backbeat: Bon Jovi Inaugurated to ACC's Hall of Fame with Record-Breaking 17 Performances

    November 08, 2013 1:53 PM EST Bon Jovi received the inaugural induction into the Air Canada Centre’s Hall of Fame in Toronto, selected because the New Jersey rockers have played the arena a record-breaking 17 times. No other act comes close. The ceremony took place late afte ...

  4. Exclusive: PledgeMusic Partners with Universal Music Canada

    June 17, 2013 5:53 PM EDT Universal Music Canada has partnered with PledgeMusic to give its artists access to the direct-to-fan platform and its team. The deal is the first between a major music company and this type of direct-to-fan service.   Universal and its distri ...

  5. Carly Rae Jepsen, Justin Bieber Lead List of JUNO Nominees

    February 19, 2013 12:56 PM EST Carly Rae Jepsen tops the lists of nominees for the 2013 JUNO Awards, to be held over two nights in Regina, SK, with the gala dinner April 20 and televised show on the 21st, The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced at ...

  6. Updated: Layoffs, New Appointments at Universal-EMI Canada

    November 28, 2012 4:25 PM EST Layoffs took place this week at EMI Music Canada and Universal Music Canada in the wake of the approval of Universal's purchase of EMI in September. The number of people let go was unconfirmed at press time, but a source told Billboard.biz th ...

  7. Jake Gold, Graham Henderson To Be Honored at 2013 Canadian Music Week

    November 14, 2012 9:43 AM EST Canadian music industry veterans Jake Gold and Graham Henderson will both be recognized for their major contributions to the music industry over the decades at two separate events taking place during Toronto's Canadian Music Week, March 19 -2 ...

  8. EMI Music Canada President Deane Cameron Steps Down

    October 11, 2012 12:09 PM EDT EMI Music Canada's long-serving president Deane Cameron stepped down last week after 35 years with the company, 24 at the helm. Cameron, who made history in 1988 when he became the youngest Canadian president of a major record label, has been ...

  9. Twitter 140: Page 4

    July 26, 2012 5:19 PM EDT « PREVIOUS | NEXT » RETURN TO INDEX John Darnielle Lead Singer, Mountain Goats @Mountain_Goats Unlike the deeply personal, often emotionally draining songwriting in his long-running Mountain Goats project, indie rock troubadour John Darnielle uses ...

  10. Adele, Feist, Melanie Fiona, Gary Slaight Honored at Juno Awards Gala Dinner

    March 31, 2012 10:45 PM EDT For the second time in the Juno Awards 41-year history, the annual celebration of Canadian music was held in the nation's capital of Ottawa, beginning with the private gala dinner at the Ottawa Convention Centre on Saturday evening at which t ...

  11. Backbeat: Live Nation Canada's Riley O'Connor Inducted Into Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame

    March 28, 2012 3:24 PM EDT Riley O'Connor was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at the Canadian Music Awards and Gala Dinner in Toronto last week. (Photo: Grant W. Martin) During Live Nation Canada chairman Riley O'Connor 's induction into the Can ...

  12. Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards Honor Live Nation Chairman Riley O'Connor, Others

    March 23, 2012 10:26 AM EDT People were still finding their seats in the massive ballroom at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel last evening (March 23) when the 30th annual Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards and Gala Dinner got underway in Toronto. The most important ...

  13. Backbeat: Bob Ezrin, Crowbar, Kardinal Offishall Honored @ Canada's SOCAN Awards

    November 28, 2011 7:00 AM EST The best speech of the night at Canada's 22nd annual SOCAN Awards in Toronto on November 21 came from Crowbar , best known for "Oh What A Feeling," a song honoured by the performing rights organization that evening with the SOCAN Cl ...

  14. Ted Mico Leaving Interscope

    October 21, 2011 4:30 PM EDT Interscope/Geffen/A&M Executive Vice President Ted Mico, one of the company's key digital executives, has taken another job and will be leaving the company within the next couple of weeks, a source confirmed to Billboard.biz Friday. Mico ...

  15. From Canada To L.A.: Meet Jeremy Summers, Interscope Geffen A&M's New Chief Marketing Officer

    October 21, 2011 2:51 PM EDT Toronto's Jeremy Summers doesn't need to tackle LA traffic when he starts his new job as executive vice president and chief marketing officer of Interscope Geffen A&M on Monday. "I'm literally staying at an apartment across ...

  16. Jeremy Summers Named Executive VP/Chief Marketing Officer of Interscope Geffen A&M

    September 21, 2011 11:30 AM EDT Interscope Geffen A&M has named Jeremy Summers its EVP/Chief Marketing Officer. Summers formerly served as the senior VP of Marketing for Universal Music Canada, a position he held since autumn 2010. He had been a part of the sales department ...

  17. Ron Fair, Former Geffen Chairman, To Judge 'Cover Me Canada' TV Music Competition

    September 01, 2011 8:37 AM EDT Veteran music executive and former Geffen Chairman Ron Fair knows all about hit cover songs. He co-produced the three-million-seller "Lady Marmalade" for Christina Aguilera, Pink, Mya and Lil' Kim and he will put those skills to use ...

  18. Billboard's Twitter 140: Music-Industry Characters You Need To Follow

    March 18, 2011 10:30 AM EDT Billboard's Twitter 140: It's not about how many followers. It's not about the quantity of tweets/retweets. It's about quality. Personality. Excellent linkage. These people are followed by those who work the smartest. Whether i ...

  19. Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards Winners List

    March 11, 2011 11:15 AM EST Canadian Music Week held its 29th annual Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards in Toronto Thursday. The dinner and awards ceremony, honoring every sector of the Canadian music business, included performances by Bachman & Turner and Sa ...

  20. Universal Music Canada Lays Off 20 Staffers

    January 27, 2011 5:52 PM EST On the heels of last week's layoffs at Universal Music Group in the U.S ., Universal Music Canada was hit with about 20 staff cuts, today and yesterday, according to sources close to the situation. While no official statement or acknowledgeme ...

  21. Canadian Labels Agree to Pay Songwriters $47.5 Million

    January 11, 2011 12:00 AM EST Canada's four major record labels have agreed to pay $47.5 million (U.S. $48 million) in damages to songwriters for copyright infringement and overdue royalties, the Toronto Sun reports . As part of their settlements the labels also agree to ...

  22. Business Matters: Simon Cowell, S-Curve, Eminem and more

    August 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis on the day's music business news. Simon Cowell Using SEO To Improve Image? -- Is Simon Cowell using search engine optimization (SEO) to improve his image? From the NY Daily News: “Cowell's U.K. spokeswoman Ann-Marie ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. UMPG Inks Deal With Stephan Moccio

    March 05, 2010 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Publishing Group has signed an exclusive worldwide publishing agreement with songwriter/artist Stephan Moccio. The deal includes "I Believe," a No. 1 single on iTunes in Canada and CTV's official Winter Olympics them ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. Universal Canada, Victory Extend Distro Deal

    July 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Canada announced it has inked an extension of its distribution deal with Chicago-based Victory Records in Canada. Universal Music Canada president Randy Lennox credited Victory founder Tony Brummel with making the deal a reality. & ...

  28. K-os Embraces 'Name-Your-Price' Strategy For Tour

    April 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Toronto-based hip hop artist k-os will do for live concerts what Radiohead did for recorded music sales. Backed by an idea developed by his manager, Nettwerk Music Group chief executive Terry McBride, k-os will start a 10-date Canadian tour kickin ...

  29. Bruce Allen Adds Jann Arden To Management Roster

    March 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Canadian singer-songwriter Jann Arden has been added to the stable of artists managed by Bruce Allen, who also represents Anne Murray, Michael Buble and Bryan Adams. Arden, a Universal Music Canada artist, has released seven studio albums and won ...

  30. Simmons, Lefsetz To Debate At Canadian Music Week

    March 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Industry pundit Bob Lefsetz and outlandish Kiss bassist/gadfly Gene Simmons were poised to square off in a battle royale of massive egos at Canadian Music Week after the pair exchanged e-mail insults on the first day of the conference. Both Simmon ...

  31. Canadian Music Week Kicks Off

    March 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Canadian Music Week conference kicked off today (March 12) with industry leaders debating the role Internet service providers will play in the Canadian music business, as well as having Kiss bassist Gene Simmons flex his promotional muscle for ...

  32. Overall Canadian Sales Slip By 8.5%

    January 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST Overall Canadian music sales declined by 8.5% in 2008, according to the latest figures from Nielsen SoundScan Canada released today, as even an 58% increase in digital sales could not offset with a 6 million album drop in catalog sales. Total albu ...

  33. Universal Music Canada To Distribute SPV

    January 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST The fallout from the financial turmoil surrounding Quebec distributor Fusion 3 continues, with Universal Music Canada announcing a deal to distribute SPV. SPV, which has acts such as Sepultura, Alice Cooper, Eric Burdon, Whitesnake, Motörhead, Ski ...

  34. Simmons Plots Revival of His Canadian Label

    November 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST Kiss bassist and entrepreneur Gene Simmons is relaunching his label Simmons Records with Universal Music Canada and auto-parts baroness Belinda Stronach with the goal to sign, develop and merchandise three Canadian acts per year. "This is goi ...

  35. Universal Music Canada Cuts 19 Jobs

    January 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Canada announced 19 job cuts last Friday (Jan. 11), as well as the departure of senior executives, as the company attempts to cope with sagging compact disc sales in the Canadian market. The job cuts were from administrative positi ...

  36. Radiohead Gives MapleMusic 1st Canadian No. 1

    January 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Independent distributor and label MapleMusic has scored its first No. 1 album in Canada with Radiohead's "In Rainbows" (ATO). The album tops the current chart, dated Jan. 19. "We're thrilled to have our first ever number N ...

  37. Universal, Victory Extend Canadian Deal

    December 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Canada (UMC) has extended its exclusive distribution deal with Chicago-based Victory Records. UMC will continue to be the sole distributor of Victory's roster, which includes artists such as Silverstein, Hawthorne Heights, Aid ...

  38. SpiralFrog Inks Deals With UMPG, Universal Canada

    August 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ad-supported free music service SpiralFrog landed music licensing deals with Universal Music Publishing and Universal Music Canada, adding to an existing relationship with Universal Music Group. SpiralFrog currently is in an invite-only beta mode, ...

  39. HMV Canada Drops Prices

    August 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT HMV Canada, the country’s leading music retailer with more than 104 stores, revealed today that it was cutting its catalogue pricing by up to 33%. "Lowering prices will lead to greater value and offer more to our consumers," said Humphre ...

  40. Universal Music Canada Names Media VP

    July 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Promotes Tyson Parker to role. Tyson Parker has been promoted to VP of media & artist relations at Universal Music Canada (UMC). He reports directly to Randy Lennox president/CEO of UMC and is based in Toronto. Most recently, Parker served as ...

  41. Canadian Indies Exit CRIA

    April 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Artists represented include Sum 41, Rush. Six leading Canadian independent labels have resigned from Canada's music trade association, the Canadian Recording Industry Assn. (CRIA). The six companies are: Anthem Records, True North Records, Li ...

  42. Bell Canada Acquires Puretracks Interest

    March 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Stakes also held by Universal, Sony BMG, EMI. Media giant Bell Canada today (March 2) acquired a majority interest in the Canadian digital music service provider Puretracks for an undisclosed sum. Launched in 2003, Toronto-based Puretracks is lice ...

  43. Ironworks Signs With Universal For Canada

    March 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Debut release scheduled for March 21. Ironworks Music, an independent Los Angeles-based record label owned by Canadian actor Kiefer Sutherland and singer/songwriter/producer Jude Cole, has signed an exclusive licensing deal for Canada with Univers ...

  44. Little Dog, Universal Canada Enter Pact

    February 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST First release to be Curt Kirkwood's 'Snow.' Little Dog Records has entered into an exclusive licensing agreement with Universal Music Canada. The Burbank, Ca. label, operated by producer/guitarist Pete Anderson, hasn't been pre ...

  45. Uni Canada Launches Royalty Recovery Plan

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Canada has introduced a royalty recovery program for songwriters and song copyright owners who have had works recorded and released by Universal Music Canada. TORONTO -- Universal Music Canada has introduced a royalty recovery prog ...

  46. Uni Canada Launches Royalty Recovery Plan

    September 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Historical mechanical royalties addressed. Universal Music Canada has introduced a royalty recovery program for songwriters and song copyright owners who have had works recorded and released by Universal Music Canada. The program, headed by former ...

  47. Uni Canada Launches Royalty Recovery Plan

    September 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Historical mechanical royalties addressed. Universal Music Canada has introduced a royalty recovery program for songwriters and song copyright owners who have had works recorded and released by Universal Music Canada. The program, headed by former ...

  48. Uni Canada Launches Royalty Recovery Plan

    September 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Historical mechanical royalties addressed. Universal Music Canada has introduced a royalty recovery program for songwriters and song copyright owners who have had works recorded and released by Universal Music Canada. The program, headed by former ...

  49. Universal, Bell Canada Roll Out 'Orange Lounge'

    August 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Canada and Bell Canada have launched a series featuring weekly interviews and music by the major's artists. Universal Music Canada and Bell Canada have launched a series featuring weekly interviews and music by the major' ...

  50. Live At The Orange Debuts

    August 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Series kicks off with Divine Brown. Universal Music Canada and Bell Canada have launched "Live At The Orange Lounge," a multi-format series featuring weekly interviews and music by Universal artists in Toronto's Orange Studio. The s ...

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