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Michael Wekerle Announced as CMW 2016 Opening Keynote

TORONTO, ON – (October 6) - Canadian Music Week is pleased to announce Michael Wekerle as our 2016 opening keynote on Thursday May 5 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel. Michael is a rock star in the world of Canadian finance, known for his shrewd value spotting in the fields of tech, biotech and media. As the founder and […]

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J. Robert Wood Announced as 2016 Recipient of Allan Waters Broadcast Lifetime Achievement Award

J. Robert Wood Announced as 2016 Recipient of Allan Waters Broadcast Lifetime Achievement Award   TORONTO, ON – (September 30) - Canadian Music Week is pleased to announce J. Robert Wood as the 2016 inductee to the Canadian Broadcast Industry Hall of Fame. An innovator and veteran of the industry for more than five decades, Wood will be honoured for […]

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Bell Media’s Video Streaming Service Launches as CraveTV

Kevin Crull, President, Bell Media introduced Canada to CraveTV, the company’s next-generation subscription on-demand video streaming service launching Thursday, Dec. 11. Costing about as much as a latte, CraveTV brings simplicity, ubiquity, accessibility, and premium content to Canadian TV lovers at an unbeatable value. With a singular focus on delivering the best TV content of […]

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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 that Christmas music isn’t only songs from the 1950s. Read the full story: Mashable

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John Cassaday Announced As 2015 Canadian Broadcast Industry Hall Of Fame Inductee

TORONTO, ON – (October 30, 2014) - Canadian Music Week is pleased to announce John Cassaday as the 2015 inductee to the Canadian Broadcast Industry Hall of Fame. Cassaday will be honoured at the Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards gala on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at the Sheraton Centre Hotel in Toronto. John Cassaday has enjoyed a decorated career in the broadcast industry for […]

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Don Shafer Announced as 2015 Recipient of Allan Waters Broadcast Lifetime Achievement Award

TORONTO, ON – (October 28, 2014) - Canadian Music Week is pleased to announce Don Shafer as the 2015 inductee to the Canadian Broadcast Industry Hall of Fame. An innovator and veteran of the industry for more than five decades, Shafer will be honoured for his achievements and longstanding career in broadcasting with the Allan Waters […]

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Apple iTunes sees big drop in music sales

Digital music sales at Apple Inc.’s iTunes store have fallen 13% to 14% world-wide since the start of the year, according to people familiar with the matter, underscoring the fragility of the music industry’s nascent recovery. The dive in download sales is stark compared with a much shallower dip last year. Global revenue from downloads […]

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Deezer bets podcasts will make its music service better

Deezer’s streaming service may not have a reputation in the US to match others like Spotify, Beats and Rdio, but the “first truly worldwide digital music streaming service” is expanding by acquring the podcast app Stitcher. The company tells TechCrunch that about 1 million people are using Stitcher currently, and with 39 million Americans having tuned into a […]

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SiriusXM Loses Another Big Round In Battle To Get Heritage Artists Paid Fairly

SiriusXM has lost another round in their battle to not pay royalties on music recorded prior to 1972.  This time, in a lawsuit brought by the RIAA on behalf of member labels, another California judge, who had previously signaled she would side with SiriusXM, concurred with arecent ruling in that class-action suit brought by The Turtles’ […]

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Advertisers latest players to join fight against piracy

The entertainment industry has been up in arms over the issue of digital piracy for years. Now, there’s a new ally in the fight: advertisers. Last week, three associations representing the advertising industry banded together in the United States to launch an initiative to combat advertising that – often inadvertently – ends up on piracy […]

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Fraser Institute Essay Says More Regulation is Not the Answer

The current dispute between Netflix and the CRTC, which may ultimately be decided in court, highlights the need for the deregulation of Canada’s broadcasting industry, finds a new essay released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank. “With the rising popularity of Netflix and other online broadcasters, Canada needs to […]

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Nielsen Music 360 Study Finds Continued Heavy Music Listening

The just released Music 360 2014 study, NIELSEN’s third annual research of the tastes, habits and preferences of U.S. music listeners, found that 93% of the country’s population listens to music, spending more than 25 hours each week tuning into their favorite tunes. The 75% of respondents who said they actively chose to listen to […]

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U.S. Music Sales Drop 5%, as Habits Shift Online

As the music industry evolves, there has been no doubt that online streaming services like Spotify, Pandora and YouTube are growing fast, and generating more revenue for artists and record companies. The question is whether that growth is enough to offset dropping sales of CDs and downloads. The latest report on music sales indicates that, […]

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SiriusXM Copyright Battle: What Does the Latest Ruling Mean for Digital Music

The U.S. Federal Court decision that SiriusXM violated the Turtles‘ pre-1972 master copyrights by playing their music without licensing it or paying performance royalties is a big win for the music industry, but does it have meaning beyond California where the legal battle took place? Like all lawsuit decisions, the ruling may have legal implications for other ongoing […]

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Podcasting is bigger than you think (Edison Research)

Podcast listening is a big deal — that’s the key message from Edison Research as it continues to divulge new aspects of its “Share of Ear” study, released to subscribers in May. (See these new metrics revealed by Edison president Larry Rosin at RAIN Summit Indy.) In the original Share of Ear study, which sought to quantify […]

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Harper backs pick-and-pay TV options

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has waded into the debate over the future of Canada’s television industry, using a high-profile speech to press for pick-and-pay options that would let viewers buy only the channels they choose. In an election-style address to Conservative supporters marking the return of Parliament on Monday, Mr. Harper said his government is […]

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Clear Channel Becomes iHeartMedia

This is a major name change for a heritage radio company, but, as the press release indicates, it reflects the company’s belief that it’s become a “one-of-a-kind multi-platform media company” that has moved beyond just radio.  Chairman and CEO Bob Pittman states, “iHeartMedia reflects our commitment to being the media company that provides the most entertainment to […]

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Pandora Signs Music Rights Deal With BMG

The latest step in the music industry’s slow-motion revolution over licensing came on Thursday, when Pandora Media announced that it had struck a direct deal for music rights with BMG, the world’s fourth-largest music publisher. BMG’s deal with Pandora is for the portions of its catalog that have been represented by Ascap and BMI, the […]

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Ian Greenberg To Be Inducted Into Canadian Broadcast Industry Hall Of Fame at CMW 2014

TORONTO, ON- (MARCH 7, 2014)- Canadian Music Week is pleased to announce that on Thursday, May 8, 2014, Ian Greenberg will be inducted into the Canadian Broadcast Industry Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will take place during the Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards gala being held at the Kool Haus (132 Queens Quay […]

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Rogers Media’s Paul Ski Announced as 2014 Recipient of Allan Waters Broadcast Lifetime Achievement Award

TORONTO, ON – (September 18, 2013) – Canadian Music Week is pleased to announce broadcasting veteran Paul Ski will be inducted into the Canadian Broadcast Industry Hall of Fame on Thursday, May 8, 2014. Ski’s achievements and longstanding career will be honoured with the Allan Waters Broadcast Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his outstanding […]

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In Conversation With Hollywood Entertainment Manager Lee Trink at CMW2014

When Kid Rock revealed his $20-ticket tour in the spring, it was with the support of this man. When Christian rock bands P.O.D. and Skillet were the first to meet with mainstream success, it was thanks to this man. In a special presentation at Canadian Music Week 2014, In Conversation with Hollywood Entertainment Manager Lee […]

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CMW at Reeperbahn

CMW is off to Hamburg next week for the Reeperbahn Festival. First off, we’ll be hosting a Social Hour reception for Reeperbahn delegates to present our Spotlight on Germany (May 7-10 in Toronto during CMW 2014). Taking place Thursday, September 26, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., at Horsaal Cocktail Bar, the reception will commence with […]

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Rogers Media’s Paul Ski Announced as 2014 Recipient of Allan Waters Broadcast Lifetime Achievement Award

TORONTO, ON – (September 18, 2013) – Canadian Music Week is pleased to announce broadcasting veteran Paul Ski will be inducted into the Canadian Broadcast Industry Hall of Fame on Thursday, May 8, 2014. Ski’s achievements and longstanding career will be honoured with the Allan Waters Broadcast Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his outstanding […]

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First Music Supervisors Announced for CMW 2014

We are pleased to announce the first set of music supervisors confirmed for the 2014 Global Synch & Consumer Brands Summit – Saturday May 10th at Canadian Music Week. Presented in association with A&R Worldwide, these individuals are just the beginning of what promises to be an impressive line up – and the largest gathering – […]

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Glee Music Supervisor PJ Bloom to Speak at CMW2014

Canadian Music Week is pleased to welcome top music supervisor PJ Bloom in an exclusive fireside chat at CMW2014 on Saturday, May 10 at the Marriott Toronto Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel. Delegates will have a chance to look into Bloom’s extraordinary success with the hit series Glee and hear his views on the role of music in the visual arts. PJ Bloom is one […]

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Deadmau5 at CMW

Deadmau5 at CMW 2014 * Friday May 9th: 4:00pm TORONTO, ON – (September 3, 2013) - Internationally renowned EDM superstar deadmau5 will take the seat at Canadian Music Week 2014 in a keynote interview with the host of CBC’s Q, Jian Ghomeshi. On Friday, May 9, 2014 at the Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel in Toronto – the hub of CMW’s conference […]

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CMW Honours Bruce Cockburn with Allan Slaight Humanitarian Award

Canadian Music Week Honours Iconic Musician And Composer Bruce Cockburn With Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award Canadian Music Week is pleased to announce acclaimed Canadian music icon Bruce Cockburn as the 2014 recipient of the Allan Slaight Humanitarian Spirit Award. The award – bestowed to the singer/songwriter in recognition of his social activism and benevolent support of humanitarian interests […]

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CMW Co-chairs for 2014 Announced

We are pleased to announce the following Co-chairs for Canadian Music Week 2014 Elliott Lefko, Goldenvoice Concerts Elliott Lefko is vice president of Goldenvoice Concerts in Los Angeles. He has promoted tours for Leonard Cohen and Nick Cave. He is responsible for booking concerts in Southern California, Alaska, Hawaii and Canada. Among the recent concerts […]

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Canadian Music Week Names John Kastner To Festival Programming Position

TORONTO, ON – (August 9, 2013) – Canadian Music Week is pleased to announce the addition of John Kastner as Festival Programmer to its team. Kastner will spearhead the festival’s marquee shows, oversee talent acquisition and contribute to the expansion of Canadian Music Week’s live component. “We are thrilled to have John Kastner join our […]

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CMW Escapes to the UK

Since CMW 2013 came to a close, we’ve been craving a little oversees adventure.  So we’re off to the UK for one of Europe’s leading new music festivals – The Great Escape. CMW Festival Director – Cameron Wright – will be soaking in the conference, showcases, and of course meeting with as many industry folks […]

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