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News Story

Dallas Smith
July 21, 2015
by David Farrell

Call it the summer doldrums as the various artists' collection, Just the Hits 2015 (Sony), lands at No. 1 in its 10th week on the chart, and multiple CCMA Awards nominee Dallas Smith is the lone Canadian to debut in the Hot 100.

Yoan, Yoan Garneau
July 21, 2015
by David Farrell

This weekend, platinum-selling Country singer Yoan opens a 36-date tour of festivals and theatres in Quebec. Outside the province, a small team has been assembled to launch him nationwide.

July 21, 2015
by David Farrell

The Palais Royale in Toronto has been home to great musicians such as Count Basie and Duke Ellington over its 92 year history. Last Thursday, the Toronto Blues Society held its 30th anniversary gala at the venue and played tribute to the late, great Ray Charles.

Chloe Charles
July 21, 2015
by Bill King

In case you hadn't noticed, the 27th annual Beaches International Jazz Festival is playing across Toronto. We have the pictures to prove it!

Austin, Live Music Capital
July 21, 2015
by David Farrell

Rising rents are closing down clubs, and a growing percentage of audiences are averse to paying door charges.

July 21, 2015
by David Farrell

YouTube is now bigger than any individual US cable network for the key demographic of 18-49 year olds.

Music neon sign
July 20, 2015
by David Farrell

Music licensing is right up there with string theory when it comes to understanding the nuances and intricacies of who owes what to whom.

British Parliament
July 20, 2015
by David Farrell

Permissive legislation that enabled online piracy to flourish undeterred is getting a rewrite in the UK. Home copying is now made taboo.

John Taylor
July 20, 2015
by Anonymous (not verified)

British jazz pianist John Taylor died suddenly Friday night while performing in Stephane Kerecki's band, after suffering a heart attack while performing at the Saveurs Jazz Festival in Segré, France

Buddy Buie, Atlanta Rhythm Section
July 20, 2015
by Anonymous (not verified)

Buddy Buie — the co-writer-producer behind Atlanta Rhythm Section and hits like “So Into You” and “Spooky” — died Saturday at an Alabama hospital. He was 74.

Buffy Sainte Marie
July 17, 2015
by Kerry Doole

Fred Penner is revealed as the surprise host of this year's annual and Buffy Sainte-Marie makes the cut with Power In the Blood.

Sam Roberts Band
July 17, 2015
by David Farrell

The deal includes access to headliners appearing in the Garibaldi mountain town between July 16th – 19th, and promises subscribers special performances.