1. Ontario Government Announces Formation of $45 Million Ontario Music Fund

    May 01, 2013 4:16 PM EDT The day before the Liberals present the 2013 budget to the Ontario Legislative Assembly May 2, Finance Minister Charles Sousa and Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport Michael Chan announced the creation of the Ontario Music Fund. The proposed ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. New Bill Would Force Canada to Review Copyright Law Every Five Years

    July 09, 2012 4:17 PM EDT A little more than a year since the last copyright reform bill (C-32) died when a general election was called, Canada's Conservative government finally committed to update the country's lagging copyright laws. Bill C-11 was the fourth at ...

  4. Canadian Broadcast Corporation Reaches Major Online Licensing Deal With AVLA

    January 25, 2012 3:50 PM EST The Canadian Broadcast Corporation (CBC), the country's oldest public broadcasting network, and Audio-Video Licensing Agency (AVLA) have reached the first negotiated collective license deal in Canada for online streaming and podcasting of rad ...

  5. What Will Canada's New Majority Government Mean for Copyright Reform?

    May 05, 2011 1:02 PM EDT Monday's re-election of Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Conservative government in Canada to a majority stronghold means that there will be fewer impediments to get its legislation passed. One bill, which died March 26 when the general e ...

  6. Canadian C-32 Copyright-Reform Bill Dies (Again) With Election Call

    March 28, 2011 4:45 PM EDT Canada's copyright reform bill is defunct again. Bill C-32, which had gotten past the second hearing in November, afterprevious bills failed to move beyond the first stage in 2006 and 2008, died when a general election was called for May 2. P ...

  7. Copyright Reform Progresses In Canada

    November 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST Bill C-32, Canada's copyright reform bill, has entered an important stage in Parliament in the capital city of Ottawa. Earlier this month, it got past a second hearing and yesterday (Nov. 18) a Committee of the Whole was formed, which will no ...

  8. P2P isoHunt Loses Appeal

    July 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Peer-to-peer site isoHunt, one of the largest on the Internet, has lost the second round in its legal battle to be declared legal in Canada. The service, run by Richmond, B.C.-based Gary Fung, had sought to have a British Columbia court rule that ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. CRIA Reveals New Ringtones Awards

    April 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Canadian Recording Industry Association has unveiled a new awards program for ringtones. The awards, which recognize platinum certification of ringtones that have been sold more than 40,000 times, and gold certification for those sold more tha ...

  11. CRIA: Digital Gains Lag U.S.

    January 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Despite a 73% gain in single digital track sales in 2007, the Canadian Recording Industry Association says digital sales still lag woefully behind that of the U.S. Graham Henderson, president of the Canadian Recording Industry Association, said ju ...

  12. Canada's Copyright Act Revisions Get Shelved

    December 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST Revisions to Canada's Copyright Act, which were expected to be announced today, have been put on hold without any indication of when they might be introduced. The Canadian Conservative government under Industry Minister Jim Prentice had place ...

  13. Canadian Report Calls For 'Emerging Artists' Definition

    September 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A review of radio in Canada has recommended that the national radio broadcasting and music industries develop a framework to encourage airplay for new talent. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, which regulates radio i ...

  14. Canadian Labels Call For Tougher Piracy Laws

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In the wake of an Australian court ruling that the operators of P2P service Kazaa authorized copyright infringement, Canadian music labels on Sept. 6 urged Ottawa to toughen this country's Internet pi TORONTO (The Hollywood Reporter) -- In th ...

  15. Behind the Deal: Canadian Levy On MP3 Players

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The music industry's fight against peer-to-peer copyright infringers is gathering strength in courts around the world. Yet some tech-oriented lawyers and others who disagree with the labels' legal str The music industry's fight agai ...

  16. Canadian Gov't Eyes Changes To Copyright Act

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST In a move welcomed by music labels, the Canadian government on March 24 proposed amendments to the federal Copyright Act designed to strengthen copyright protection in the digital age and clarify the TORONTO (The Hollywood Reporter) -- In a move w ...

  17. Universal's Henderson To Take CRIA Helm

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Graham Henderson, senior VP of business affairs and e-commerce at Universal Music Canada, will replace Brian Robertson as president of the Canadian Recording Industry Assn. (CRIA), effective Nov. 15. Graham Henderson, senior VP of business affairs ...

  18. Universal's Henderson To Take CRIA Helm

    September 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Graham Henderson, senior VP of business affairs and e-commerce at Universal Music Canada, is to replace Brian Robertson as president of the Canadian Recording Industry Assn. (CRIA), effective Nov. 15. Graham Henderson, senior VP of business affair ...

  19. Universal's Henderson To Take CRIA Helm

    September 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Graham Henderson, senior VP of business affairs and e-commerce at Universal Music Canada, is to replace Brian Robertson as president of the Canadian Recording Industry Assn. (CRIA), effective Nov. 15. Graham Henderson, senior VP of business affair ...