For the first half of 2016, strong growth in revenues from subscription streaming services more than offset declines in unit based sales of physical and digital music download products. Overall revenues at retail increased 8.1% on a year-over-year basis to $3.4 billion, the strongest industry growth since the late...

The JUNO Awards and Slaight Music are proud to announce that Neon Dreams, The Lytics, and Youngblood are the winners of this year’s Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class. Selected by a Super Jury made up of JUNO alumni, the three acts will receive support from Canada’s premier artist development...

The Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize honours Canadian albums of the past from four distinct time periods: the ’60s & ’70s, the ’80s, the ’90s, and the ’00s (2000-05). Like the Polaris Music Prize, winners and nominees for the Heritage Prize are albums of the highest artistic quality, without...

Their 1978 debut album, Outlandos d'Amour, reached No. 6 in the UK, and although I didn't really, fully, get into the band until their fourth album, Ghost in the Machine, I immediately went back to the start of the band found their carefully packaged songs destined to be played...

Check out this 2001 Channel 4 documentary, presented by Boy George, looking at the history and legacy of the UK acid house, rave and clubbing culture since the 1980s. The program goes into detail on the way UK society and attitudes changed after the dawn of acid house culture and,...

99.9% by Kaytranada has won the 2016 Polaris Music Prize. Last year’s winner, Buffy Sainte-Marie, made the announcement of the $50,000.00 prize tonight at the annual gala at the Carlu in Toronto. “For me, it’s crazy to get this award,” said Kaytranada. “It’s really, truly, a big honour. It’s amazing. Ceci...

Sonos has partnered with Rough Trade, the legendary record store originally founded in London, to re-create the ultimate home audio listening experience inside the store’s popular Brooklyn location. Retreat to your own private HiFi haven upstairs in the Sonos Listening Room: a vintage-inspired lounge stocked with your favorite vinyl,...

In conjunction with the release of Secret Path, the forthcoming album, book, and film, Gord Downie has announced two live shows, in Ottawa (October 18) and Toronto (October 21), with proceeds directed to reconciliation. Full details below. Secret Path is ten songs that tell the story of Chanie Wenjack (miscalled “Charlie” by his...

Singer, songwriter, and vocal coach Micah Barnes is elated after his client and friend Tatiana Maslany took home the Emmy for best lead actress in a drama on Sunday for her multiple roles in the sci-fi series "Orphan Black." "Nobody was rooting for her to win harder than I was,"...

Multi-platinum selling and Grammy Award-nominated artist, Ariana Grande, today revealed details behind her biggest tour yet - THE DANGEROUS WOMAN TOUR. Produced and promoted exclusively by Live Nation, THE DANGEROUS WOMAN TOUR will kick off Feb. 2, 2017 at the Talking Stick Arena in Phoenix, Ariz. and includes 36...

In advance of tonight’s world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, CraveTV today announced it has exclusively acquired the new feature film THE ROLLING STONES OLÉ OLÉ OLÉ!: A TRIP ACROSS LATIN AMERICA, which follows The Rolling Stones’ early 2016 tour through 10 Latin American cities, including their...

Over a year and half after leaving his Late Show , David Letterman returns to television to host an upcoming episode of National Geographic's climate change series Years of Living Dangerously. Letterman's episode features his travels to India to examine how that nation provides energy to its entire population....

Paste: It would be an understatement to say that you pioneered this movement. You’ve been making this music for 20 years and now… this is what’s popular. This isn’t weird. Gillian Welch: I’m no longer a maritian. Now I’m part of a scene, which is a nice change. Paste: So...

"I believe that losing my hearing was one of the greatest gifts I've ever received," says Elise Roy. As a disability rights lawyer and design thinker, she knows that being Deaf gives her a unique way of experiencing and reframing the world — a perspective that could solve some...

All Eyez On Me, originally titled Tupac, is an upcoming American biographical drama film directed by Benny Boom, produced by LT Hutton, David C. Robinson, James G. Robinson and written by Steven Bagatourian, Stephen J. Rivele, Christopher Wilkinson, Ed Gonzalez, and Jeremy Haft. The film stars Demetrius Shipp, Jr....