News Story

News Story

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.

MAGIC! post awards (photo © Bill King)
May 11, 2015
by David Farrell

MAGIC! rudely stole the thunder at CMW’s 18th annual Canadian Radio Music Awards, winning in all 5 nominated categories and wowing the gala luncheon crowd with a performance of their other 2014 global crossover hit, “No Way No.”

CMW's Neill Dixon and Toronto Mayor John Tory
May 10, 2015
by David Farrell

Following John Tory’s opening remarks at CMW’s Global Forum: International Networking Breakfast on Friday, Canadian Music Week President Neill Dixon presented the Toronto Mayor with the inaugural International Festival City of the Year award.

Indies logo
May 10, 2015
by David Farrell

Alvvays, Caribou, The Weeknd, and Death From Above 1979 were among the nominees who took home top honours Friday night at the 15th annual Independent Music Awards. Winners were recognized across 37 categories at the Grand Ballroom of the Sheraton Centre Hotel last night.

Sticky Fingers cover
May 5, 2015
by David Farrell

Sticky Fingers, the Rolling Stones' classic 1971 album, is to be reissued, finally, with its famous zipper cover.

Joni Mitchell
May 5, 2015
by David Farrell

JONI MITCHELL's medical crisis is still a mystery, and a court hearing Monday in LA did not clear up the matter. 

TURF Festival Lineup Poster
May 5, 2015
by David Farrell

Ron Sexsmith, Royal Canoe, Kiesza, Jann Arden, and Joel Plaskett among the names added to two Toronto summer fests.