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BTS announced as 2020’s IFPI Global Recording Artist of the Year Award recipients

IFPI, the organization representing the recorded music industry worldwide, announced their Top 10 Global Recording Artist Chart today, which recognizes the top-selling artists around the world, and across all formats. Topping the chart as the Global Recording Artist of the Year is BTS, whose album MAP OF THE SOUL : 7 was released in February […]

Public Research Findings: Canadians understand the cultural and economic impacts of the pandemic on live music – and its need for continued support

February 8, 2021, Toronto: Music Canada has partnered with Abacus Data to check back in with Canadians on their understanding of COVID-19’s ongoing impact on Canada’s live music sector — and the effects that venue closures have on those working in the music sector and its lasting impact on communities, arts and culture. The public […]

Eric Ethridge surprised with first Canadian Gold plaque

Over the 2020 holidays, Sarnia, ON born country singer Eric Ethridge received his first Canadian Gold award plaque commemorating his singles “California” and “If You Met Me First.” In a video posted on his Instagram, the Nashville-based Anthem Entertainment artist and wife, artist Kalsey Kulyk, unbox the custom award plaque, and thank their label teams, […]

Happy Int'l Women’s Day! Music Canada is thrilled to partner with @WomenInMusicCA, who are empowering women with their “Board Basics” session, designed to improve knowledge on board processes & terminology to increase gender parity on boards. https://bit.ly/3sS1H4u #IWD2021

Today at 6:30pm EST, in recognition of #IWD2021, Minister @MacLeodLisa will host a livestreamed event to celebrate inspiring women whose leadership contributes to a more equitable and inclusive society.
For more information, visit https://www.lisamacleod.com/womensday2021.

Happy #IWD2021 Music Canada is thrilled to be partnering with @WomenInMusicCA who are empowering women with their “Board Basics” sessions, designed to improve knowledge on board processes & terminology to increase gender parity on boards. More: https://bit.ly/3sS1H4u

Happy International Women’s Day! We can’t think of a better way to celebrate than to support gender diverse leadership. Click here (https://tinyurl.com/t4pcfah6) to register for our Board Training 101 session tomorrow. #IWDFACTORFunded #IWD2021
More amazing announcements to come!

Happy #InternationalWomensDay! Join us today in celebrating the cultural contributions and influence of Canadian women, including @Alanis & @ShaniaTwain, who are the only Canadian artists ever to earn Double Diamond certifications in Canada. #IWD2021

Celebrating #IWD2021, @JackieMDean, Pres. of @CONNECTml & COO of Music Canada, will join veteran MuchMusic VJ Tony 'Master T' Young live today @ 12pmEST for a convo on the importance of gender diversity in the music community. Tune in live at @RXmusic's IG https://www.instagram.com/rxmusic/?hl=en

Celebrating #IWD2021, @JackieMDean President of @CONNECTml & COO of @Music_Canada will join @masterttv live with @rxmusic on Monday March 8th at 12pmEST to chat about the importance of gender diversity in the music community. Tune in here: https://bit.ly/3uVUSAL

BTS announced as 2020’s IFPI Global Recording Artist of the Year Award recipients https://musiccanada.com/news/bts-announced-as-2020s-ifpi-global-recording-artist-of-the-year-award-recipients/ #IFPIGlobalArtistChart

#1 @BTS_bighit – @BTS_twt are officially IFPI’s Global Recording Artists of 2020! It was a historic year for the band which saw 3 album releases and multiple charts and sales records broken domestically and globally. #IFPIGlobalArtistChart

Global phenomenon @bts_bighit are officially @IFPI_org's Global Recording Artists of 2020, after a record-breaking year with multiple #1 albums & singles. BTS are the first Korean act to earn the Award, & the first winner to perform primarily in a language other than English.

#2 @taylorswift13 – After releasing not one but two surprise albums in 2020, last year’s winner Taylor Swift appears in the Top 10 for the 5th time. Written & recorded in isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic, both albums topped charts worldwide. #IFPIGlobalArtistChart

#3 @Drake – With preceding single Toosie Slide going straight to #1 in the US, Drake released his mixtape Dark Lane Demo Tapes in 2020 to great acclaim, followed by a series of high-profile collaborations. This marks his 6th consecutive year in the Top 10. #IFPIGlobalArtistChart

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