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Slaight Music
June 30, 2015
by David Farrell

The new initiative has Slaight Music teaming up with the Academy behind the Juno Awards and Coalition Music to create a free program for winners that is intended to help them become next year's Juno contenders.

Adam Cohen
June 30, 2015
by David Farrell

Adam Cohen performed at the Glastonbury Festival Sunday night with attendance pegged at more than 100,000 people, and last night he played under starlight in an ancient Athenian theatre... with a 62 piece orchestra. 

June 30, 2015
by David Farrell

New Vancouver radio station gears up in anticipaton of Fall launch of hybrid FM format that offers community access using a commercial advertising model.

Jian Ghomeshi, Maclean's magazine
June 30, 2015
by David Farrell

For those who have missed the fact, Jian Ghomeshi is the featured

CRTC
June 30, 2015
by David Farrell

The Vancouver radio market is competitive and the ad dollars available are huge. The commission is calling for applicants and notes that ethnic communities are under-served so expect to see a line-up of Indo-Chinese submissions in the role call.

Marvin Gaye, Blurred Lines, Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke
June 30, 2015
by David Farrell

You thought the legal wranging over the Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke song was done and over? The songwriters want the verdict overturned and Marvin Gaye's children want the millons owed them from a March 10 trial win.

Apple Music
June 30, 2015
by David Farrell

The music industry worldwide waits anxiously to find out if the Cupertino-based firm can ignite a wave of interest in paid music streaming; meantime, the millions of people using Android mobile phones must wait until the Fall to peel back the wrapper on the Apple venture.

Chris Squire, Yes
June 30, 2015
by David Farrell

Chris Squire  — the c o-founder of the prog rock group Yes whose bass playing moulded their unique sound — died Saturday night at his home in Arizona (June 27). He was 67 years old.

The Weeknd, BETS Awards
June 29, 2015
by David Farrell

The Weeknd is having the most perfect year since House of Balloons dropped in 2011. His single "The Hills" hit the Top 10 on the Hot R&B Songs chart and he earned four awards, two for "Often" and two for "Earned It." And of course there are the two Juno Awards he earned earlier this year.

Spotify
June 29, 2015
by David Farrell

Streaming service picks 16 "promising" Canadian artists it feels are going to be big this year. The list contains a mix of established and less familiar names that promise to reach the mainstream in 2015.

Steph Cameron, Pheremone Records
June 25, 2015
by David Farrell

New videos explain why the former prairie busker's debut album has won wide acclaim and makes this year's Polaris Music Prize list.

Donald Trump and Neil Young
June 25, 2015
by David Farrell

The Donald says Neil protests too much, plus some more on his twitter feed.