Category: Industry News

Canadian Music Week First Major Music Festival LICENSED TO PLAY with SOCAN

Toronto, April 21, 2015 – With festival season fast approaching, Canadian Music Week (CMW) and SOCAN have partnered to achieve a first for Canada by awarding the major music conference and festival with a special LICENSED TO PLAY designation. After…More »


AWARDS TO BE HANDED OUT MAY 9TH AT THE GRAND BALLROOM, SHERATON CENTRE IN TORONTO  Canadian Music Week is proud to announce the nominees for the 2015 SiriusXM Indies – 15th Annual Independent Music Awards. ALVVAYS, Caribou, Mac DeMarco and Death From Above 1979 are…More »

Billy Talent Headlines 2015 Indies

Additional performers include: Alvvays, The Glorious Sons, Broncho and Miracles Saturday, May 9, 2015 | Grand Ballroom – Sheraton Centre (123 Queen St. W.) Doors: 7:00pm | Show: 8:00pm | Ticket price: $39.50 (plus taxes & SC)    Canadian Music…More »

CMW Announces Additional Headliners: Joey Bada$$, Mick Jenkins and more!

Canadian Music Week is thrilled to announce the second round of 2015 festival headliners, including Joey Bada$$, Swervedriver, Lucki Eck$, The Psychedelic Furs, Mick Jenkins, Death Cab for Cutie, Leon Bridges, JMSN and more (see below). The new additions join…More »

Canadian Music Week Announces Headlining Performers Featuring The Jesus And Mary Chain, Faith No More, Kiesza, GoldLink, Billy Talent, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and more!

    Canadian Music Week Announces Headlining Performers Featuring: The Jesus And Mary Chain, Faith No More, Kiesza, GoldLink, Billy Talent, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and more! – May 1-10, 2015 – Canadian Music Week (CMW) announces a stellar…More »

Drake Leads Canada’s Profile at 2015 GRAMMYs

Canada’s standing at the 57th annual is spartan given the awards program nominates five entrants each across 82 categories (yes, you read that correctly: 82). Rudely, MAGIC’s summertime hit “Rude” fails to make the cut, but Drake, the Arcade Fire and…More »

BMG and Round Hill sue US net provider for failing to act over file-sharing users

Just ahead of last week’s Thanksgiving festivities of turkey guzzling and mad midnight shopping sprees, BMG and Round Hill Music filed a lawsuit Stateside that could prove to be an important test case under American copyright law of the obligations,…More »

35 Christmas songs to officially kick off the holidays

Once the clock strikes midnight on Nov. 28, we can officially wrap the turkey in tin foil and break out the Christmas music without judgment. In this holiday playlist, there’s a little mix of Bing Crosby, ‘N Sync and Sufjan Stevens to remind us…More »