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.
The Montreal-based company recently concluded an IPO that netted $94.8 million. The service has approximately 110 million household subscribers around the world.
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.
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.
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 — 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The platinum-selling electronic dance music producer is using his Canadian tour stops to help local youth organizations and raise money for a music school in Africa.