News Story

News Story

NME mag logo
July 8, 2015
by David Farrell

The NME hopes to mirror the success of Time Out, which relaunched as a free title. But, did you know one of its earliest editors of the NME was once a popular radio host on CFRB in Toronto?

Rdio
July 8, 2015
by David Farrell

In Canada, these new channels will feature programming from well-known labels like Arts & Crafts, Dine Alone, and Maple Music, as well as brands such as CFOX Exclaim! and Yelp Toronto.

July 8, 2015
by David Farrell

Music licensing is about to become a whole easier for brands, streaming companies and media in the US as Sesac, a boutique rights group backed by private equity, has agreed to buy the Harry Fox Agency, a major clearinghouse of songwriting rights, the two groups. In Canada it's still a game of catch-up.

July 8, 2015
by David Farrell

The Montreal-based company recently concluded an IPO that netted $94.8 million. The service has approximately 110 million household subscribers around the world.

Breakout West
July 8, 2015
by David Farrell

The annual set in Victoria has released the names of 60+ performers who will be playing on various stages around the BC capital in September.

Liner notes
July 8, 2015
by David Farrell

Today's collection of news about people, places and events and tastefully garnished with a selection of ear-tempting music videos to brighten your day.

Washboard Union
July 7, 2015
by David Farrell

Among the schedule of new album releases this week are sophomore sets from The Washboard Union and Luke Nicholson, while Douglas Cameron returns after a 30-plus year absence with a collection inspired by his Riverdale neighbourhood.

Jerry Weintraub
July 7, 2015
by David Farrell

Jerry Weintraub — the man behind Karate Kid and Ocean’s Eleven, who also promoted concerts for Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, and Bob Dylan — has died of a heart attack in California at age 77.

Panamania
July 7, 2015
by David Farrell

You don't have to be a sports fan to enjoy the Pan Am Games extravaganza. The city is hosting a 35-day celebration of Toronto's arts and culture scene, with free concerts, exhibitions, and a one night celebration created by Cirque du Soleil.

records, albums
July 7, 2015
by David Farrell

Music sales are tanking. That's the generally agreed on line of conversation, but hold on. A new read of US stats from the first of 2015 suggests the CD isn't over and that vinyl sales continue to trend up.

Ed Sheehan MMVAs
July 7, 2015
by David Farrell

The Much Music Video Awards was a big event and the figures prove it. The annual shindig, co-hosted this year by Ed Sheeran, earned some staggering numbers, including notching up an incredible 2 billion social media impressions.

July 7, 2015
by David Farrell

The Long List of 40 will be scaled back to 10 with the winner to be announced September 21 at The Carlu in Toronto and will be broadcast live via AUX TV.