Music Industry Revenues on the Rise (& What That Means For Your Career)

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.

Global […]

By | February 27th, 2013|General|0 Comments

Juno Awards Announce 2013 Nominees

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 […]

By | February 19th, 2013|General|0 Comments

How Does Spotify Compare To Pandora (Infographic)

The folks over at The Music Bed (via Hypebot) put together an awesome infographic that looks at some of the differences between music streaming services Spotify and Pandora. Though the services are […]

By | February 7th, 2013|General|0 Comments

Joshua Van Tassel’s Awesome Teaser Video

Music master Joshua Van Tassel just released an awesome new teaser video for his upcoming album, Dream Date.

The video features the lovely Megan Bonnel. Dream Date will be out on Backwards Music on March 26th, 2013. You can hear a sample […]

By | February 6th, 2013|General|0 Comments

Ontario Gov’t Launching a Live Music Strategy to Support Industry

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 […]

By | January 24th, 2013|General|0 Comments

Apply To Play At The CIMA Pre-Grammy Showcase


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 […]

By | January 14th, 2013|General|0 Comments

Nielsen 2012 Music Report Shows Music Sales On The Rise

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 […]

By | January 8th, 2013|General|0 Comments

The Promo Bay: Pirate Bay Offshoot Helps Promote Artists

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 […]

By | December 13th, 2012|General|0 Comments

Testimony Time: Making Sense Of The Fight For Internet Radio Fairness

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 […]

By | November 28th, 2012|General|0 Comments

Raise a Glass: Cheers to The Elwins, Trent Severn, The Measure, & Christine Bougie!

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 […]

By | November 23rd, 2012|General|0 Comments

Congrats to The Fretless & All Winners of the Canadian Folk Music Awards!

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 […]

By | November 19th, 2012|General|0 Comments

Rebound: Canadian Music Sales On The Rise

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According to a study released by Music Ally, Canadian music sales in […]

By | November 16th, 2012|General|0 Comments