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.
Apple has made a move to quell the uproar over the pennies artists receive from streaming companies by tendering a new payment formula that will be put before the US Copyright Board. But there's a catch...
King of the hill in the first half of 2016 is Drake, whose Views ranks as the top album while his “One Dance” is the most consumed song of the year in a six-month survey of US music trends.
Apple has been quietly funding videos and tour docs for some of pop music’s biggest stars including Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, M.I.A. and Drake—all with the aim of winning exclusive content for Apple Music.
Miserable payments by the Google-owned streaming giant have been increasingly under attack from musicians and now with Taylor Swift as their champ, YouTube must know it's time to buck up or face the music from lawmakers...