SOCAN Reports A Record Breaking Year

Canadian rights organization SOCAN published their preliminary results for 2018, revealing that the year was a record-breaker for the Canadian music industry. The PRO recorded record total revenues of $374. Continue reading

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RPM Music Distribution Shuts Down Without Warning

RPM music distribution has shut down without warning. The Concord, Ontario based company whose distribution and one-stop clients include independent labels Concord, eOne, Drag City and Rough Trade. A letter. Continue reading

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Kobalt’s AWAL Adds Toronto Team

AWAL, Kobalt’s indie label and label services arm, will add a Tronto office early in 2019. New hires will be made in marketing, client relations and A&R.  

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Canada’s Two Top Indie Distributors Merge

Two of Canada’s leading independent distributors, Toronto’s Outside Music and Montreal’s Distribution Select have today announced that they will merge effective December 1st.

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iHeartRadio MMVAs 2018 – Fill Winners List

The 2018 iHeartRadio MMVAs were held Sunday night in the heart of downtown Toronto. Hosted by YouTube star and actress Awkwafina, the show featured a star-studded lineup.

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Don’t Wait For U.S. Music Modernization Act: What All Artists Performing In Canada Can Do Now To Get Paid More

With the future of the Music Modernization Act looking uncertain, and things generally not looking great for artists in the performance rights in general, Shawn Wilson offers some advice on. Continue reading

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Polaris Music Prize Short List 2018

Ten albums have been named to the Polaris Music Prize short list for Canadian album of the year. “These 10 titles traverse language and culture and highlight the beauty and richness. Continue reading

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Indie Stony Plain Records Partners With Linus Entertainment

Edmonton-based independent Stony Plain Records, one of Canada’s oldest indie roots labels, has struck an administration deal for their catalog with a new division of Canadian distributor Linus Entertainment.

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SOCAN Reports Record Royalty Distribution, Digital Up 44%

SOCAN collected a record $352-million in total royalties in fiscal year 2017, continuing a seven-year trend. The Canadian PRO said the jump was driven by a 44%  increase in revenue. Continue reading

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Arcade Fire, Sloan Among Polaris Music Prize Nominees

The Polaris Music Prize announced its ‘long list’ of nominations for 2018, with artists such as Arcade Fire, Gordon Downie, Sloan and U.S. Girls making the cut. 225 albums were. Continue reading

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