News Story

News Story

David Basskin
May 25, 2015
by David Farrell

The latest Canadian Music Publishers newsletter patches us in on a debate about the value of Big Data and the extraordinary amount of detail that can be parsed from it.

May 25, 2015
by David Farrell

Ian Tyson has been announced as the University of Lethbridge Senate’s fourth 2015 Honorary Degree recipient. Fellow southern Alberta country entertainer Corb Lund will read Tyson’s citation at the official ceremony.

May 24, 2015
by David Farrell

Republic Live, producers of the WayHome Music & Arts Festival and Boots & Hearts at the Burl's Creek Event Grounds outside of Orillia, ON, have announced plans to bring mega-concerts to the site. 

Nickelback wanted poster
May 23, 2015
by David Farrell

The Queensland Police Service have joined in on the internet’s love-to-hate relationship with Canadian band Nickelback by issuing a Facebook BOLO alert.

The cast of La Voix III
May 21, 2015
by David Farrell

The purchasing power of Quebec lifts La Voix III (Universal) to the top of the Nielsen SoundScan Albums chart in its first week of release. Featuring performers from the most recent season of the Quebec TV music competition, the collection debuts with 15,300 sales.

May 21, 2015
by David Farrell

Pandora has acquired music industry analytics firm Next Big Sound. NBS gathers data from social media, sales, and streaming to help artists understand how social media, marketing, and promotional events affect revenue. 

Ed Sheehan
May 19, 2015
by David Farrell

Ed Sheeran's sophomore x album — released in June 2014 — has been certified triple platinum  (240,000 sales) by industry trade org Music Canada.

Justin Bieber
May 19, 2015
by David Farrell

Justin Bieber won the Top Social Artist trophy at Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards

Starbucks Spotify
May 19, 2015
by David Farrell

After dumping in-store CD sales earlier this year, Starbucks will be heavily promoting Spotify in its barista bars starting this fall.

Beats Music and Apple
May 19, 2015
by David Farrell

BEATS MUSIC, the much talked about Apple music streaming service, is expected to be officially announced at the tech firm's World Wide Developers Conference in San Francisco on June 8th.

Geddy Lee of Rush
May 14, 2015
by David Farrell

The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (CARAS) is working on a double strategy: to become more responsive to its constituency; and to reach out to the music community at large.

Bob Ezrin, Gordon Lightfoot and Gary Slaight
May 11, 2015
by David Farrell

SLAIGHT MUSIC’s annual CMW luncheon was an event to be invited to on Saturday at the event hotel, mixing great music with networking opportunities and a couple of newsworthy announcements.