The IFPI (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry) released their annual music industry report earlier this week, only this time -unlike a number of years prior- there was an overall sense of good news for the music community.
Vancouver’s breakout pop star Carly Rae Jepsen leads the way at this year’s Juno Awards with five nominations, while names like Leonard Cohen, Justin Bieber, and Celine Dion are all up for multiple nominations.
The artist of the year category includes […]
Great news coming out of Queens Park (actually announced at the Horseshoe Tavern)!
The Honorable Michael Chan, Minister of Tourism, Culture, and Sport announced yesterday that the Ontario government is developing a live music strategy that will “strengthen the […]
Ready to play the Grammy’s? CIMA (Canadian Independent Music Association) is accepting applications to play at their pre-Grammy showcase at Couture in Hollywood on February 7th.
(From the SOCAN website)
Two emerging acts will be selected to play at the […]
The music industry’s leading data providers, Nielsen Soundscan (recorded music sales) and Nielsen BDS (radio play & music streams) released their report for 2012 that -amongst plenty of interesting info- shows that overall music sales rose by 3.1% this past […]
The highly controversial leader of the torrent world, The Pirate Bay (TPB), have launched a new website dedicated to helping promote musicians, filmmakers, and other content creators. Called The Promo Bay, the website is an offshoot of the torrent provider […]
On Wednesday, the music industry hit Capitol Hill in Washington DC for the first round of congressional hearings regarding the highly controversial Internet Radio Fairness Act (IRFA).
To over simplify, IRFA is a bill spearheaded by digital music services (Pandora at […]
Raise a Glass is where we grab our figurative Mojitos in a toast to some of the awesome things that our artist friends have been up to lately. From prime-time radio performances to Canadian Stage productions, we would like to […]
Western Canadian string quartet, The Fretless, led the pack at this year’s Canadian Folk Music Awards, taking home two trophies for Instrumental Group of the Year, and Ensemble of the Year.
The awards, held in St John, NB featured […]