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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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 won the Top Social Artist trophy at Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards
After dumping in-store CD sales earlier this year, Starbucks will be heavily promoting Spotify in its barista bars starting this fall.
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.
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.