News Story

News Story

Soundcloud, Merlin, Independent labels
June 17, 2015
by David Farrell

A new deal with Merlin guarantees that Soundcloud will be paying royalties to independent artists for streams.

Arkells
June 17, 2015
by David Farrell

It's been quite the year for Hamilton's favourite rock band and the news just keeps on getting better.

June 17, 2015
by Anonymous (not verified)

A new program puts the spotlight on tour successses. Matt Andersen, Big Wreck and USS are the first recipients of the Road Gold Award.

Alvvays
June 17, 2015
by David Farrell

This year's Long List includes 18 returning and 22 new nominees and barely a smattering of anyone heard outside of campus or CBC Radio.

Polaris Music Prize
June 17, 2015
by David Farrell

The 40 Long List includes undiscovered gems, names to make you scratch your head and ask 'who?' and others that you may have discovered by listening to the CBC.

Rush, Rolling Stone magazine
June 17, 2015
by Anonymous (not verified)

A miracle of miracles. First Rush is finally inducted into the R&R Hall of Fame and now the trio is on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

Left to right: Tavish Crowe, Johsh Ramsey, Carly Rae Jepsen and SOCAN CEO Eric Baptiste.
June 17, 2015
by David Farrell

New media licensing income from online firms such as Netflix and YouTube push income to record high as TV and radio income dips.

Indie music, CIMA
June 16, 2015
by David Farrell

Canada’s independent music industry celebrated its past and looked into the future at a sit-down gala at The Great Hall in Toronto last night. L - R: CIMA Chair Shauna de Cartier (Six Shooter Records), Founder Award recipient Bernie Finkelstein, moderator Denise Donlon, and association Vice-Chair Jake Gold (The Management Trust) pose at The Great Hall Monday night in Toronto. (Photo: DavidLeyes.com)


Numeris, audience measurement surveys
June 16, 2015
by David Farrell

Canadian broadcasters agree to temporary halt an expensive gadget that some argue tampers with audience ratings surveys.

June 15, 2015
by David Farrell

Wealth and education shape our musical tastes, according to a new study on such matters.

Stiart Johnston
June 15, 2015
by David Farrell

Association head  peels a strip off Apple for its outrageous "arrogance" in asking for a royalty payment holiday for its new music service.

Luc Phaneuf
June 15, 2015
by David Farrell

63 year-old entertainment czar is credited with having launched the careers of some of Quebec's biggest stars.