1. Backbeat: Sony, iTunes Execs Hit the Scene, the Stranglers Rock the Spoke Club, DJs Spin Atop a Crane at Toronto's NXNE, MuchMusic Events

    June 21, 2013 10:15 AM EDT Toronto has been crazy busy the past two weeks with North By Northeast, Luminato (still going), the MuchMusic Video Awards and piggybacking parties and events. Billboard.biz squeezed in a few, starting with the NXNE kick-off at Toronto’s Drake ...

  2. Karen Bliss, Billboard Canada Correspondent, Wins Music Journalist/Blogger Award

    March 25, 2013 1:13 PM EDT Karen Bliss, Billboard's Canada correspondent, won the Music Journalist/Blogger of the Year at the 32nd edition of the Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards last week during Canadian Music Week. The awards are considered Canada� ...

  3. Backbeat: Slash Promotes Album in Canada, Learns Lessons About Earthquakes

    March 26, 2012 3:48 PM EDT Slash in conversation with 102.1 The Edge's Dave "Bookie" Bookman at CMW's "Celebrity Interview." (Photo: Luther Mallory) Slash was in Toronto for a few days to do press for his upcoming album, Apocalyptic Love , out ...

  4. The Year In International Music Biz: Our New (Interconnected) World Order

    January 10, 2012 2:00 PM EST Perhaps nothing speaks more to our increasingly interconnected globe then a look back at the year in international music business news. Here, flash mobs in Rio sing K-Pop songs; a spirited debate at a music conference in Singapore is re-tweeted in ...

  5. Backbeat: Music Execs Go Dog Sledding, Eat Bison During Canada's Breakout West

    October 31, 2011 8:25 AM EDT Top L to R: Brian Hetherman (president, Cerberus Management and Consulting); Bob D'Eith (president, Music BC); Amine Ramer (music supervisor, States of Sound); Natasha Duprey (director of music supervision, S.L. Feldman & Associates); Sam ...

  6. Billboard Bits: Justin Bieber Asks for Birthday Charity Donations, Slayer Singer Hospitalized

    February 28, 2011 7:20 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Justin Bieber Asks for Charity Donations for Birthday To celebrate his 17th birthday, Justin Bieber is asking his diehard fans to direct their good will toward Charity: W ...