Online crowd-funding platform Kickstarter raised $99,344,382 in pledges in 2011, and successfully funded nearly 12,000 projects, or 46% of those launched. The categories that raised the most funding were film, with $32.5 million in pledges, and music, with $19.8 million pledged.

The way a country crooner might sing it, there’s nothing left inside these four walls save for the memories. That sentimental spirit is what the National Music Centre hopes to cash in on as it puts its Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame digs up for sale. The 5,000 square-foot, two-storey...

The show must go on! Yea I just drummed my butt off and puked all over my hi hat but if you think I’m gonna let down the woodwinds and the brass section you are outside of your mind. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkFaIpDg194&w=420&h=315]

Clarence Clemons , longtime E Street Band Sax Player for Bruce Springsteen, known as "the big man," was born on this day in 1942. He passed away on June 18, 2011. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYHGh6lmSbo&w=420&h=315]

Rogers TV Simcoe and Grey Counties team is looking for a Mobile Producer Proper Television seeks experienced Director for the third season of Come Dine With Me Canada CBC Radio, English Services in Prince George is looking for an experienced Announcer/Operator CBC/Radio-Canada in Toronto has opening for a Videographer Festival of the Sound...

Crowdsourcing has been common in advertising for some time, but in a highly unusual move, it's now vaulting the wall at the venerable Ladies' Home Journal, which is planning to turn over many of the pages in its 128-year-old publication to work written by readers. The current look for...

If your dad were called Saud bin Nasser Al Shahry he would sell you on Facebook for $20 million. That's what happened to a young kid from Saudi Arabia, who found himself for sale for exactly that amount in this social network. Apparently, Saud is a failed businessmen who wanted...

U2 has once again taken the crown in Calendar's annual Ultimate Top 10, a ranking that combines concert revenue with sales of recorded music. U2 amassed $160.8 million for 2011, well ahead of runner-up Taylor Swift, whose combined earnings came to $126.8 million. Lady Gaga was the only other act...

This. Is. Going. To. Be. Awesome. m/ m/ Ronnie James Dio's widow, Wendy Dio is compiling a tribute album for her late husband with some rock A-listers. Dave Grohl, Rob Halford, Alice Cooper, Lemmy, Sebastian Bach, Ian Gilligan and Glenn Hughes have comitted to be a part of the compilation...

Katy Perry's ultra-religious father is now being accused of spewing anti-Semitism. The UK-based Daily Mail and other outlets including Reuters have published extensive excerpts of a sermon over the weekend, one that included a very anti-Jewish rant. "You know how to make the Jew jealous? Have some...

FRED EAGLESMITH 6 VOLTS Acclaimed singer, songwriter and bandleader Fred Eaglesmith is a genuine iconoclast and true original. It’s the natural result of following the cue of his musical career and now 19 albums with the January 2012 release of 6 Volts. The result is one of the most fascinating and...

They say the millennium bug didn’t happen. True, no aeroplanes fell from the sky nor did microwaves grow fangs and rampage through suburbia, but something sure happened. As the century changed, a New Year tradition was wiped from the family RAM and replaced with rows of indecipherable data: The...

Since the 19th century, the common conception of “the author” has gone something like this: A young man, in his garret, writes furiously, crumpling up papers and throwing them on the floor, losing track of time, heedless of the public, obsessed with his own imagination. He is aloof, elusive,...

Van Halen has unleashed the video for their new single, "Tattoo," from the album A Different Kind of Truth, which is due on February 7 via Interscope. Check out the new clip below: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WfQ-hV3WtA&w=560&h=315]

Though the onslaught of interviews regarding his 2011 blockbuster Fire and Rain has somewhat subsided, David Browne’s dance card is as full as ever. In addition to the demands of his contributing editor post with Rolling Stone magazine, Browne additionally blogs for the Huffington Post and reviews albums for...

Before Howler released its first full-length album, the group had already received high praise from far-flung places. The British music weekly NME named Howler the third-best new band of 2011, while the BBC and The Guardian heaped more excitement — and expectations — on the young Minneapolis outfit. With...