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News Story

Arcade Fire
July 16, 2015
by David Farrell

Arcade Fire's first feature film 'The Reflektor Tapes' will screen in cinemas in September.

July 16, 2015
by David Farrell

Gord Bamford and Dean Brody are leading the pack with five Canadian Country Music Award nominations apiece. Pictured l - r: Gord, Dean and Interactive Artist nominee Brett Kissel at a recent Juno Fan Fare.

July 16, 2015
by David Farrell

It's hard to believe a multi-billion dollar industry that trades in songs like banks trade money has no database of who owns what. The result is billions of dollars go unaccounted for.

July 16, 2015
by David Farrell

Ron Kitchener's Open Road Recordings and Mike Denney's MDM Recordings are frontrunners in the race to the CCMA Awards with 19 and 16 CCMA nominations apiece this year.

The Weakerthans
July 16, 2015
by David Farrell

Nominated for three Juno awards and short-listed for a Polaris Music Prize, Winnipeg's Weakerthans have called in their demise in a tweet.

July 16, 2015
by David Farrell

Neil Young has another bonkers fit and says he's yanking his music from streaming sites, Richard Flohil writes in from the road with the Jerry Cans, Quebec City newspaper Le Soleil pulls a fast one on the Foo Fighters, the Stones wrap their Zip Code tour in Quebec City, and Netflix puts Spotify to shame.

Drake, Aubrey "Drake" Graham
July 15, 2015
by David Farrell

Aubrey "Drake" Graham is a success. No surprise there. The scope of his success is what is surprising. He tied a Beatles record earlier this year by posting 14 hits on the Billboard 100 at the same time — basically his entire mixtape.

Berklee School of Music
July 15, 2015
by David Farrell

A tangle of licensing bodies, antiquated copyright mechanisms, a lack of international standards and few financial incentives to do the right thing hinder creators getting their fair share of ballooning global digital income.

Liner Notes
July 15, 2015
by David Farrell

Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke win a small victory, a US founding father goes hip hop and hits Broadway, ole signs up another Nashville Top Gun, Zep's enhanced catalogue reissue programme reaches its coda, and The Trews' Sean Dalton quits the sticks to become a family man.

Lady Gaga
July 15, 2015
by David Farrell

Toronto City Hall is willing to pay as much as $250 to have people listen to your music when they call 311 and are put on hold. If you're a musician and hard up for cash, get out the pencil and paper and start writing those follow-ups to "Call Me" and "634-5789."

Julie Snyder and husband Pierre Karl Péladeau
July 15, 2015
by David Farrell

Is Pierre Karl Péladeau's house of cards falling down? His longtime partner, Julie Snyder, announced Tuesday that she is abandoning her long career in TV production because her company has been stripped of provincial tax credits.

Bruno Gerussi's Medallion
July 15, 2015
by David Farrell

Longstanding west coast scribbler Tom Harrison was hired by the Geor­gia Straight to fill a hole cre­ated by Bob Geldof in 1975. He has been writing about the city's music scene ever since and has just published an e-book about the city's musical history. Pictured here, second from left, in another life as the singer in Bruno Gerussi's Medallion.