News Story

News Story

Rush
June 22, 2015
by David Farrell

Ole rights management recently purchased the publisher's share of the Rush song catalogue for a figure rumoured to be in the region of $25-million. No wonder it's all smiles and chuckles backstage at the Air Canada Centre following the band's hometown concert (one of two) last week.

CRTC
June 22, 2015
by David Farrell

Revenues remained relatively stable for commercial radio broadcasters in 2014, but the costs of doing business increased, according to new CRTC report.

Simon Cowell
June 22, 2015
by David Farrell

The reality TV star is to be honoured but he's also behind a new biopic about Beatles' manager Brian Epstein and is launching a new TV show—The F Factor.

Taylor Swift, Apple Music
June 22, 2015
by David Farrell

A storm of controversy couldn't budge Apple but a sweet note from Taylor Swift and the deal's cut for songwriters, musicians and record companies to get paid by the well heeled gadget maker.

Connect, music licensing
June 22, 2015
by David Farrell

New Canadian licensing deal collects royalties for public broadcasts of Canadian music in 13 countries. A big win for copyright holders and recording artists at home.

Glenn Robitaille
June 22, 2015
by Anonymous (not verified)

One of Canada's oldest living radio veterans passed away at age 93 on Sunday night in Kamloops.

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelec
June 22, 2015
by Anonymous (not verified)

George Clinton & His Parliament Funkadelec put on an energetic performance at Nathan City Square in Toronto this past weekend, appearing as part of the TD Jazz Festival.

Music Canada, Graham Henderson
June 22, 2015
by Anonymous (not verified)

“A vibrant music sector delivers an extensive array of social, cultural and economic benefits to its community; from job creation and retention to city identity and music tourism, to social cohesion, music can play an essential role.” Music Canada CEO Graham Henderson

June 22, 2015
by David Farrell

The 15th annual was full of wild and crazy moments, and fans who lined up early to catch the antics on the red carpet were treated to a suitable spectacle.

June 19, 2015
by David Farrell

Iceland's indie folk powerhouse Of Monsters and Men — whose ebullient live shows recently dazzled several Canadian stages, including Massey Hall in May — rule the roost on the Nielsen Canada Album Sales chart this week.

Spotify
June 19, 2015
by Anonymous (not verified)

Spotify is taking Apple Music's launch seriously, and embarrassing the multi-billion dollar gadget maker's plea for a free ride on royalties during its 90 day subscription offer that starts July 1.

Sunrise Records, record stores in Canada
June 19, 2015
by David Farrell

Feisty Canadian-owned record chain just opened its 7th store in Brampton and has plans for more expansion to North Bay. Perhaps the record store isn't as dead as once assumed.