Smith says the bot biz has been growing in double-digit percentages every year for the past 10 years in North America, and his company is fighting back.
He is an incredible success story. Self-contained, self-managed, he owns his master recordings, his song publishing and, over the past decade, has gracefully glided from pop crooner to country star to a soul man with more than a wee bit of a brogue.
God knows, it's hard earning a living as a musician these days–but who could have guessed an uneducated feline, who can't tell the difference between a bass clef and a crochet, now threatens to toss a fleet of pianists in the doghouse.
No new money is on the table, but a roadmap for greater cooperation between relevant provincial government departments and presenters is now realized.
"Look, I know trade negotiators aren't in the business of ranking the intangibles of life. But wouldn't it be nice if we could consider the plight of our cultural ambassadors alongside our IT guys and hewers of softwood lumber?"
One of the most beloved films ever, An American In Paris featured Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, and the magical music of Gershwin. A stage version is now running in Toronto, fuelling Bill King's nostalgic reflections.
The 3rd annual, presented by Michael Wekerle’s soon-to-be-relaunched El Mocambo nightclub, is to be held at the Sheraton Centre in May.
Canada's competition watchdog is dogging Ticketmaster and Live Nation over alleged lack of transparency on what actual tickets cost, and the Blue Jays are allegedly enriching themselves by profiting from a questionable ticket sales practice.
With at least one Toronto music festival planned, the global entertainment co. has plans to incorporate merchandise, VIP and ticketing solutions into the mix in year one.
A quarter-century after "Ingénue" made her a mainstream star, she's still a singular figure — a post-modern torch singer working in the country idiom (or maybe next to it) to reflect her life as an openly gay woman.
"... Our business is highly sensitive to rapidly changing public tastes and is dependent on the availability of popular artists and events."
The media is barking up the wrong tree as fans continue to stand by their band. The verdict is until proven guilty this is a tour that is on a roll and thrilling fans.