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 nominees, which were announced today by the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA).
Flat Lake, Alberta’s Brett Kissel leads the nominations with eight, including Single of the Year, Album of the Year, and Male Artist of the Year. Dean Brody and Gord Bamford also received several nominations, with six and five nominations each, respectively, while Tim Hicks and Deric Ruttan follow closely behind with four nominations each. The full list of nominees is now available on the CCMA website.
CCMA and broadcast partners CBC and CMT also announced that Juno-Award winner singer-songwriter Jann Arden and CBC-TV’s Gemini-Award winning host and comedian, Rick Mercer, will host the 2014 CCMA Awards Show. The show will be broadcast on Sunday, September 7 on CBC-TV at 8:00 p.m. local time (8:30 NT) with an encore airing on CMT (Canada) at 10:00 p.m.
Music Canada is proud to sponsor the CCMA Record Company of the Year Award. Nominees in that category include:
MDM Recordings Inc.
Open Road Recordings Inc.
Sony Music Entertainment (Canada) Inc.
Universal Music Canada
Warner Music Canada
In total, 41 CCMA Awards will be given out over four award ceremonies during Country Music Week in Edmonton, Alberta, September 4 – 7. Eight awards will be given out on the 2014 CCMA Awards Show, taking place at Edmonton’s Rexall Place on September 7th.
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.