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  1. 1 Dead, 75 Injured In Canada Stage Collapse

    August 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Organizers on Sunday canceled the closing day of a country music festival in central Alberta a day after a fierce thunderstorm caused an outdoor stage to collapse, killing one person and injuring about 75 others. Thousands of fans were camped out ...

  2. Johnny Reid Leads Canadian Country Music Nods

    July 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Johnny Reid leads with six nominations for the Canadian Country Music Association Awards, while George Canyon followed up with five nods for the show, which is scheduled for Sept. 13 in Vancouver. Reid nominations include single of the year, album ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Radiohead Co-Manager Joins Mama, Nettwerk On Artist Venture

    July 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Brian Message, a partner in Courtyard Management, which represents Radiohead, has launched a new artist venture with the London-based Mama Group and Vancouver-based Nettwerk Music Group that will allow artists to retain copyright. Message is repre ...

  5. Sunny Day Real Estate Classic Lineup Reunites For Tour

    June 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Pioneering Seattle rock band Sunny Day Real Estate will return to the road with its four original members this fall and will reissue its first two Sub Pop albums on Sept. 15. These will be the band's first shows of any kind since November 200 ...

  6. Lil Wayne, Young Jeezy, Drake Reveal 'Young Money' Tour

    June 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Lil Wayne, Young Jeezy, Soulja Boy Tell'Em and Drake will go on an official tour this summer, and the dates have just been confirmed. The "Young Money Presents: Americas Most Wanted Music Festival" trek will start on July 27 at the ...

  7. Rogers Wireless Links With Live Nation

    June 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Telecommunications giant Rogers Wireless has entered into an agreement that allows customers of its "wireless box office," to purchase tickets through Live Nation without service charges. The deal with Live Nation, which was announced th ...

  8. M.I.A. Protege Rye Rye To Join A-Trak Tour

    June 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT M.I.A. protégé Rye Rye will go on tour for A-Trak's "Hamburger" tour, taking off in Shangai, China, on May 28 and capping off at Hard Festival in Los Angeles August 8. "I was out one day and [DJ] Blaqstarr called me saying I sh ...

  9. Nickelback, Danny Fernandes Lead MuchMusic Nominations

    May 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Canadian music television station MuchMusic announced nominations for its 2009 video awards today (May 27), with Canadian rockers Nickelback and pop singer Danny Fernandes leading the way. Nickelback received five nominations, tying with Danny Fer ...

  10. Blink-182 Announces Nearly 50-Date Summer Tour

    May 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT If it hadn't been for drummer Travis Barker's near-fatal airplane crash last year, Blink-182 might not be touring this summer. But after a five-year hiatus, Blink-182 members Mark Hoppus, Travis Barker and Tom DeLonge will embark on a ne ...

  11. Corus Stations Segue With iTunes

    May 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Toronto-based radio giant Corus Entertainment has announced that 11 of its radio stations will integrate iTunes into their Web sites. Stations including 102.1 the Edge and Q107 in Toronto, and 99.3 the Fox in Vancouver will integrate Apple Compute ...

  12. Virgin Music Fest To Hit Ontario, Alberta, Nova Scotia, B.C.

    May 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Virgin Music Festival will hit five Canadian cities this summer, including Montreal, the event’s organizers announced today. The festival, which launched in 2006, is sponsored by Virgin Mobile Canada, which was fully acquired by Canadian telec ...

  13. Snoop Dogg, Slightly Stoopid, Stephen Marley Team For Summer Bill

    April 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Snoop Dogg, Slightly Stoopid and Stephen Marley have teamed up for this summer's Blazed and Confused tour. The month-long trek will begin July 10 in Primm, N.V., and head across the country to Denver, Portland, Salt Lake City and Atlanta befo ...

  14. Green Day Announces Summer Tour

    April 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Green Day has announced a slate of 38 summer dates that begins July 3 in Seattle and marks the chart-topping rock band's first full North American tour in more than three years. The summer trek, which will support the trio's May 15 album ...

  15. Live Nation: Stateside U2 Sales Strong

    March 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT With sales this morning (March 30) of more than 82,000 tickets sold in New York, 72,000 in Boston and 65,000 in Chicago, the U2 360° Tour will set the largest single-day attendance record in each city, according to tour producer Live Nation. In Lo ...

  16. Nickelback Triumphs At Junos

    March 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Nickelback has reigned over Canada's charts in recent years and last night the Vancouver rock band ruled the Juno Awards, winning in three categories at the Canadian record industry's annual gala. The band, whose album "Dark Horse&q ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. Jonas Brothers Roll Out Tour Plans

    March 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Nearly two weeks after the premiere of Disney's "Jonas Brothers: The 3-D Concert" film, the siblings have unveiled dates to their upcoming world tour. The 44-date North American leg begins June 20 at the Dallas Cowboys New Stadium i ...

  19. Canada's Transmission Conference Heads To Victoria

    March 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Canada's Transmission music conference is moving from Vancouver to Victoria, the event's organizer has disclosed. Transmission, created by Vancouver entrepreneur Tyl van Toorn, said the event will run from Sept. 22 to 26 at Victoria' ...

  20. U2 Unveils 18 Stadium Shows

    March 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U2 and Live Nation have confirmed the first tranche of stadium dates on the band's global "360°" tour. As first revealed on Billboard.biz on Friday (March 6), the tour, produced by Live Nation Global Touring and sponsored by "s ...

  21. Bryan Adams, Nickelback Among Junos Performers

    March 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST CTA and The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences have announced the full line up of performers at the Juno Awards in Vancouver on March 29. Among those who will be playing the show are 18-time Juno winner Bryan Adams, as well as Canadia ...

  22. The Fray Announces Summer Tour Dates

    March 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Fray will headline a 35-city summer tour which kicks off June 12 in Atlanta and extends to August 7, when it wraps in Spokane, Wash. Jacks Mannequin is scheduled to open on all dates. The Fray's second album, "The Fray," was rel ...

  23. Spinal Tap Trio Announce "Unwigged" Tour

    March 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer are leaving the costumes and wigs at home but will still play the music of their cinematic alter egos Spinal Tap, as well as the Folksmen from "A Mighty Wind" on a 30-date concert tour ...

  24. R&B/Hip-Hop Briefs: India.Arie, SoBe Entertainment, 'Unsung'

    February 26, 2009 12:00 AM EST -- India.Arie launches her 2009 Soulbird Tour in April with a series of West Coast dates: Berkeley, Calif. (April 1), Portland, Ore. (April 3), Seattle (April 4), Vancouver, (April 5), Los Angeles (April 15), San Diego (April 18) and Anaheim, Cali ...

  25. No Doubt Unveils Summer Tour

    February 25, 2009 12:00 AM EST No Doubt announced a 45-city summer tour, which begins May 3 at the Bamboozle Festival in East Rutherford, N.J., and runs through August 1 in Irvine, Calif. As previously reported, the band will be supported by Paramore, and joined on select dates ...

  26. Leonard Cohen Dazzles At New York Tour Warm-Up

    February 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST Tuning up for a spring North American tour, Leonard Cohen played his first show on American soil in 15 years last night (Feb. 19) at New York's Beacon Theatre. The three-hour performance featured all of Cohen's classics, including " ...

  27. Touring Briefs: Ultra Music Festival, ICM, Celtic Thunder

    February 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST - The Black Eyed Peas, MSTRKRFT, Shiny Toy Guns, Sneaky Sound System, Josh Wink, Stanton Warriors, Heidi, BT, the Bloody Beetroots, Riton and Rye Rye, among others, have been added to the 2009 Ultra Music Festival , to be held March 27-29 at Bicen ...

  28. Nickelback Leads Juno Awards Nods

    February 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST Nominees for Canada's Juno awards were announced today with Nickelback leading the way with five nominations, followed by roots rocker Sam Roberts with four and Céline Dion and Hedley with three a piece. The winners will be announced at a two ...

  29. Sources: Lavigne Breaks Ties With Nettwerk

    December 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST Canadian pop star Avril Lavigne is splitting ties with Nettwerk management, sources at the company confirm to Billboard.biz. Her departure was announced internally last week. Vancouver-based Nettwerk CEO Terry McBride did not immediately return ca ...

  30. Britney Spears Plots 'Circus' Tour

    December 02, 2008 12:00 AM EST As first tipped here in October, Britney Spears will embark on her first arena tour in five years next spring. The "Circus Starring Britney Spears" jaunt begins March 3 in New Orleans, with support from the Pussycat Dolls. Spears will st ...

  31. A&B Sound Files For Bankruptcy Protection

    November 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST Vancouver-based A&B Sound, once a retail fixture in Western Canada, has filed for bankruptcy protection. The chain, which was once among the largest in Western Canada with 21 stores, was down to three when it filed on Nov. 7. It closed its bes ...

  32. CRIA Not Suing Torrent Site

    November 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Canadian Recording Industry Association is not suing torrent site isoHunt.com as reported on various Internet sites and by the torrent site’s founder. Gary Fung, the Vancouver-based creator of isoHunt, a torrent site that has come under fire f ...

  33. Polaris Music Prize Hits The Small Screen

    November 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Canada's album of the year award, the Polaris Music Prize, is to be screened on TV. The Sept. 29 award ceremony will hit Canadian television tomorrow (Nov. 8) courtesy of the Citytv channels. The show, a condensed version of the awards event ...

  34. Producer Mutt Lange Returns With Nickelback

    October 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Working with Mutt Lange on Nickelback's new album, "Dark Horse," was "a dream come true" for Chad Kroeger, the group's frontman songwriter. And the reality, he adds, was "a great learning experience." " ...

  35. Weakerthans Win Big At Western Canadian Music Awards

    October 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Winnipeg's The Weakerthans were the big winners when the Western Canadian Music Awards were handed out Monday night in Edmonton. The literate rockers, who have been touring to support their "Reunion Tour" album, took home awards for ...

  36. Rejects No More

    October 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT About two months before the release of their third studio album, "When the World Comes Down," due Dec. 16 via Interscope, All-American Rejects singer/bassist Tyson Ritter is spending most of his free time drinking beer and engaging in ki ...

  37. Caribou's 'Bedroom' Set Wins Polaris Prize

    September 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Caribou's "Andorra," an album creator Dan Snaith said he made "at home in a bedroom," has won the third Canadian Polaris Music Prize. The gala, which was held in Toronto at the Phoenix Concert Theatre last night (Sept. 29) ...

  38. Janet Jackson Parts Ways With Island Def Jam

    September 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After just 14 months on Island Def Jam, Janet Jackson announced today (Sept. 22) her departure from the label. According to Jackson's publicist, the label agreed to dissolve their relationship with the artist at her request. After a long stin ...

  39. AC/DC Reveals Fall Tour Plans

    September 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In support of its forthcoming studio album, AC/DC will launch its Black Ice World Tour on Oct. 28 at the Wachovia Center in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. The 24-date North American leg of the arena jaunt is scheduled to wrap Dec. 18 at the Time Warner Cable A ...

  40. New Nickelback Album Due In November

    September 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Nickelback's next studio album will arrive Nov. 18 via Roadrunner, just in time for the holiday retail season. First single "If Today Was Your Last Day" will hit U.S. radio outlets Sept. 30. The Canadian rock outfit is recording the ...

  41. Black Mountain, Kathleen Edwards To Play Polaris Gala

    August 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The gala for the Polaris Music Prize, an annual award presented to the best Canadian album, will take place on Sept. 29 with live performances by nominees including Vancouver psych rockers Black Mountain and Ottawa alt-country singer Kathleen Edwa ...

  42. The Police Call It A Career At New York Show

    August 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The reunited Police took a final bow Thursday night (Aug. 7) at New York's Madison Square Garden, capping a 151-show tour that will finish as the third highest-grossing of all time with $358,825,665 at the box office, according to Billboard B ...

  43. Canada's Maximum Launches Digital Label

    July 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Vancouver-based label and artist management company Maximum Music Group has launched a digital download-only imprint called Maximum Digital. The label's first release, available now, is "Dirty Dubs," a 10-track "best-of" b ...

  44. Howes Stays with EMI Music Pub

    June 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Publishing has extended its global co-publishing agreement with hit Canadian producer and songwriter Brian Howes. EMI will represent Howes' interests in an extensive catalog of songs, including those he recently co-wrote with Puddle ...

  45. Madonna's Upcoming Tour Garners Strong On-Sales

    May 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT On-sales for Madonna's upcoming Sticky & Sweet tour continue to sizzle in many markets. In Europe, high demand for tickets in Paris for Madonna's scheduled Sept. 20 performance led to a second show added the following night. The Zuri ...

  46. Janet Jackson Kicking Off Tour In September

    May 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Though going out on tour means connecting with fans, it can also mean long hours, high stress, and sleepless nights. Janet Jackson says she's looking forward to all of it. "I love all of that, all of that pressure, I really do," Jac ...

  47. McBride Goes Tribal For 'Millennial' Project

    May 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Know your tribe. And play to the beat of your own drum. That's just one of the points underscored in a new thought-provoking essay on the current face of the musicians' industry, in the eyes and mind of Terry McBride, CEO of Vancouver, C ...

  48. Top Five Tours To See

    May 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT While all the attention is focused on the superstar megatreks, there are always some tours that rise up and makes a lasting impression. These "sleeper" tours can take place at any level, indoors or out, clubs, arenas, theaters, ballrooms ...

  49. Coldplay Sets Dates for Extensive "Viva La Vida" Tour

    May 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay's "Viva La Vida" world tour -- which will land in North America, Europe and Japan -- is set to begin at Philadelphia's Wachovia Center on June 29 and extend well into next year, Billboard.biz can reveal. Save for the P ...

  50. Madonna Plots Upcoming 'Sticky & Sweet' Tour

    May 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Madonna is set to embark on a world tour beginning Aug. 23 in Cardiff, Wales with dates through the end of the year. Billed as the Sticky & Sweet tour, the trek will span three continents and include between 50-60 shows total, Billboard.com ha ...

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