News about media and the regulatory environment both inside and beyond Canada's borders.
YouTube has a pile of dosh up for grabs if you are a singer/songwriter, music publisher and have a copyright interest in material viewed on the Goo
They say the cream rises to the top, but Globe & Mail culture critic Kate Taylor questions whether the trope holds water in today’s di
A parade of up-and-coming musicians from Universal Music took the stage at the Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles Saturday in a pre-Grammy Awards pe
Performing rights org SOCAN -- now billing itself as "the largest organization in the Canadian music industry" -- today announced another record ye
In the wake of HMV Canada's imminent demise, there's at least one positive development floating around the music industry: the Independent Digital
...While in a nascent market there’s been a strong argument from consumer services that features, not content, differentiate free from paid, consum
It's a bold move as the company is caught in regulatory limbo over its practice of allowing its premium-plan mobile subscribers to stream 17 music streaming services without data caps.
While the streaming revenues for artists, music publishers and record labels are increasing, the stability of the income providers themselves remains a murky patch indeed...
It was meant to be the counter-attack by musicians and for musicians raging against the machine; instead, the music streaming company heralded by Jay Z and offering lossless audio and hi-def video is awash in red ink and hungry for cash.
Over 50 new Single certifications are named in the first round. Laudably, 10 artists have now received their first Canadian certifications and Dean Brody is one of six to earn distinction with a Platinum award. Coleman Hell leads the homegrown list, however; "2 Heads" is now a certified Triple Platinum hit.
An extensive recent feature in Billboard addressed the hot theme of the day, streaming exclusives. We excerpt some of the piece here. Photo: Frank Ocean.