Canadian country star Dean Brody returned to Toronto last week for a sold-out show at Budweiser Stage alongside Open Road Recordings label-mate Tim Hicks and rising Big Machine Records artist Carly Pearce. On Friday afternoon, Ron Kitchener, Brody’s manager and president of RGK Entertainment Group, surprised the artist with a custom award plaque commemorating his newly Canadian Gold-certified albums Gypsy Road (2015), Crop Circles (2013),and Trail In Life (2010).The plaque also commemorated Brody’s 2012 album Dirt, which was certified Gold in 2013.
Congratulations to the 2014 Canadian Country Music Association Award winners, which were presented this past weekend during Canadian Country Music Week in Edmonton, AB.
During the Awards broadcast Sunday night, Dean Brody won Album of the Year for ‘Crop Circles’, while Gord Bamford won Single of the Year for ‘When Your Lips Are So Close’, in addition to picking up the Male Artist of the Year Award. Jess Moskaluke won Female Artist of the Year, while Small Town Pistols were recognized as Group or Duo of the Year. Brett Kissel was honoured with the CMT Video of the Year award for ‘3-2-1’, as Tim Hicks won the Rising Star award, and Johnny Reid was the Fans’ Choice Award winner.
Music Canada would like to extend special congratulations to Deane Cameron, who was honoured with the Hank Smith Award of Excellence, which recognizes an individual who has gone above and beyond in contributing his or her time and talents for the advancement of Canadian country music nationally. We would also like to congratulate Beverley Mahood, who received the 2014 Slaight Music Humanitarian Award, as well as Wendell Ferguson, who was the 2014 Artist Inductee to the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame, and Ron Sakamoto, who was the 2014 Builder Inductee to the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame.
Congratulations as well to Open Road Recordings, who was named the Record Company of the Year at the CCMA Gala, a category that is proudly sponsored by Music Canada.
For a full list of winners, see the listing on the CCMA website.
Engagement with streaming – particularly subscription audio streaming – continues to grow, with time spent listening to music through subscription audio streaming up 51% 📈 https://www.ifpi.org/ifpi-releases-engaging-with-music-2021/ #EngagingWithMusic2021
The 2021 Engaging with Music report is out now. Based on data from the largest music-focused consumer study of its kind, the report reveals the music consumption habits of 43k people across 21 countries 🌎 Download the full report 🔗 https://www.ifpi.org/ifpi-releases-engaging-with-music-2021/ #EngagingWithMusic2021
IFPI releases ‘Engaging with Music 2021’, a comprehensive report that explores the ways that people listen to, discover and engage with music around the world
Are you interested in becoming a music business professional? Join ADVANCE for our Music Industry Career Expo' 2021; two days of career-building workshops and guest speakers from a variety of sectors within the music industry!
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Don't miss Music Canada TODAY @CMW_Week. MRC’s data shows that Canada is close to a new milestone, with nearly 2 billion songs streamed per week. Industry professionals will offer their perspective on our strong & competitive marketplace. Register: http://bit.ly/3FoZu7z
Cdns love music & data on streaming confirms it. MRC’s data shows that Canada is close to a new milestone, with nearly 2 billion songs streamed per week. Hear from industry professionals for their take on this strong, but competitive marketplace. Register: http://bit.ly/3FoZu7z
This week’s video is The Anatomy of a Song, which breaks down the components of a song to help explain what licenses are required whenever it is used: streamed, broadcast on the radio, or played in public. https://youtu.be/Tt61uSlhFO8
There's only 1 week left to bid on The Band Together Online Silent Auction! Items include 4 top tier tickets to the Blue Jays 2022 Home Opening Game, signed music and sports memorabilia, experiences & so much more. All proceeds benefit Unison.
Today on September 30, 2021, Music Canada is observing the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
In solidarity with the Indigenous community this will be a day of reflection, and an opportunity to strengthen our commitment to the reconciliation process.
Important piece from our friends at Music Publishers Canada (@CanMusPub). We too support a whole-government, coordinated national action plan aimed at growing Canada's world class creative exports -- from music to film to books and beyond.