Fogel is known as The Man behind some the biggest rockstars – producing some of the most successful tours in history. As part of Live Nation, the largest concert promotion company in the world, he reunited The Police, saved Lady Gaga from bankruptcy, and has managed four of the top five highest-grossing tours in history.
The BBC has reported that the three major labels – Universal, Sony, and Warner — along with other labels have launched a legal in an Los Angeles federal court against the Germany-based operator of YouTube-mp3.org. The website being sued allows users to enter a URL from a YouTube video and receive back an MP3 of the video’s audio that can be downloaded for free.
The labels are seeking $150,000 for every alleged instance of piracy. In the legal papers, the labels claim that “tens, or even hundreds, of millions of tracks are illegally copied and distributed by stream-ripping services each month” and that YouTube-mp3.org has more than 60 million users each month.
150 representatives from chambers of commerce across the country took part in a Music Cities workshop conducted by Graham Henderson on Sept. 19 at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce (CCC) Annual General Meeting in Regina.
Henderson unveiled a Music Cities toolkit that Music Canada custom-built for the CCC’s network of over 450 chambers of commerce and boards of trade, in all regions of the country.
Watch the First Episode of Red Bull Sound Academy’s New Animation Series Featuring Peaches & Chilly GonzalesSeptember 22nd, 2016
Touching down in Montreal from September 24 to October 28, the Red Bull Music Academy pays tribute to this rich cultural history and the current explosion of talented young artists in Montreal with The Junction, a new animated series that sees Canada-based artists tell the funny and often unexpected stories of how they met and the music they created together. The first episode of this series featuring Peaches and Chilly Gonzales has debuted on YouTube today, which you can watch here:
On top of all the performances and speeches during the gala for the 2016 Polaris Music Prize on Monday, including the awarding of the ultimate prize to Kaytranada’s album 99.9%, there was also the reveal of the nominees for the second annual Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize. Read the rest of this entry »
“For me, it’s crazy to get this award,” said Kaytranada. “It’s really, truly, a big honour. It’s amazing. Ceci est pour Montréal, tous mes Montréalais. Shout outs to all of y’all. I want to thank the judges and everybody for voting for me. It’s an honour man, I don’t know what to say.”
A U.S. federal judge has rejected the United States Department of Justice’s (DoJ) decision regarding consent decrees and 100 per cent licensing.
In June 2016, following a two-year review, the DoJ upheld, without any changes, decades old consent decrees that require American performing rights organizations (PROs) ASCAP and BMI to license songs at a fixed rate; furthermore, in a move that the music publishing industry called “punitive,” the DoJ also called for 100 per cent licensing. That means where there is a song that has two or more co-songwriters – with one songwriter represented by BMI and the other with ASCAP – a media company that wants to license that song, under a 100 per cent licensing scheme, only needs to obtain a license from either ASCAP or BMI, not both, even though neither PRO represents all the rights holders of that song. Under the existing system, the company licensing a song would need a license from all PROs whose members have a songwriting credit on the song.
Registration is now open for the 2017 edition of Canadian Music Week’s Music Summit. The CMW Music Summit is a three-day conference, to be held in April 2017 in Toronto, that brings together influential representatives from all areas of the Canadian and international music business to discuss and educate attendees on all areas of the industry.
IFPI has released new consumer research from Ipsos that provides insights into music consumption trends around the world. Ipsos studied thirteen markets, including Canada. Internet users aged 13 to 64 were asked to comment on how they engage with music.
According to this research, Canada stands out as lagging behind other major markets in the consumption of music and adoption of paid services. However, 2015 sales stats released by Music Canada in April show explosive growth in premium subscription services, largely as a result of new entrants into the Canadian market.
The grand prize winner will get $5,000 cash, a round trip flight anywhere in Canada, consultation with global publishing company Peer Music, a Noize Faktory Recording Prize Pack, a Canadian Musician magazine business builder prize package, This is the Deal Inc: Entertainment accounting and Consulting services, a professional music photo shoot with Ryan Nolan Photography, and an artistic gig poster design by Garcia Design.