1. MuchMusic, Canada's First Music Video Channel, Lays Off 91, Cancels Music Shows

    July 11, 2014 5:46 PM EDT Bell Media, the media conglomerate headquartered in Toronto and which owns one-time music video stations Much and M3, has cut 91 positions from its in-house production division and cancelled music shows "Today’s Top 10s," "Video on ...

  2. How the F--- Do You Market a Band Called F-----d Up?

    May 16, 2014 12:45 PM EDT This is an extended version of an article first published in the May 24th issue of Billboard Magazine . Many bands second-guess their names, especially when the musicians have matured beyond the juvenile or inebriated inspiration that first sparke ...

  3. Backbeat: Turbo Fruits Storm Knitting Factory, Ready New Album Produced by Spoon's Jim Eno

    June 18, 2012 1:21 PM EDT (L-R): Turbo Fruits manager David Newgarden of Manage This!, Turbo Fruits publicist Shira Knishkowy of Big Hassle, Turbo Fruits drummer Matt Hearn, frontman Jonas Stein, bassist Dave McCowen, and guitarist Kingsley Brock all hang out backstage aft ...

  4. NXNE Co-Founder Andy McLean On 2012's Interdisciplinary Fest: From Raekwon to Irvine Welsh to Rocket Hub

    June 11, 2012 5:00 PM EDT The interdisciplinary-minded NXNE co-founder Andy McLean on the pitch. Since its start 18 years ago in Toronto, North By Northeast (NXNE) has developed into a fully-integrated music, film and interactive conference that works as a platform for the ...

  5. Arcade Fire & the Weeknd Lead Polaris Prize Nominees, Founder Comments on Picks

    July 07, 2011 1:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Yesterday (July 6), the short list of nominees for the coveted Polaris Music Prize, an award that honors the best album of the year made by a Canadian artist, were officially announced. The list of albums includes Destroyer's acclaimed "Ka ...

  6. SXSW Day 2 Brings STP, Cheap Trick Performances, Alex Chilton Tributes

    March 19, 2010 1:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 The music kicked into high gear on the second full day of the South By Southwest Music Festival + Conference in Austin, TX, though the celebrations were tempered by sadness as fans and fellow musicians reacted to the death of Alex Chilton . Big Star ...

  7. F---ked Up Wins Polaris Music Prize

    September 22, 2009 10:53 AM EDT 0 0 0 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, bloggers ...

  8. 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 ...