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The Chainsmokers celebrate first Canadian Diamond certification in Toronto

The Chainsmokers with manager Adam Alpert (left) backstage at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre.

The Chainsmokers are now Diamond-certified artists in Canada! Prior to their show at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre, the American DJ/producer duo was presented with custom plaques commemorating the Diamond certification of their smash hit “Closer,” as well as seven of their other Canadian-certified hits.

“Closer” joins Drake’s “One Dance” and Adele’s “Rolling In The Deep” as the third track in 2017 to be certified Diamond, which combines on-demand streams and digital download sales. The new certification guidelines were launched in September 2016, with Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk” becoming the first track certified under the new criteria.

The full list of certifications included in The Chainsmokers’ award plaques is:

  • “Closer” ft. Halsey (Diamond)
  • “Don’t Let Me Down” ft. Daya (8x Platinum)
  • “Roses” ft. ROZES (5x Platinum)
  • “Paris” (3x Platinum)
  • “Something Just Like This” with Coldplay (2x Platinum)
  • “All We Know” ft. Phoebe Ryan (Platinum)
  • “Inside Out” ft Charlee (Gold)
  • “Until You Were Gone” (Gold)

The video for “Closer” can be viewed below.


iHeartRadio officially launches in Canada’s growing streaming market


In January 2016, Bell Media announced an exclusive partnership to bring the American media company brand iHeartRadio, North America’s fastest growing digital audio service with over 90 million registered users, to Canada’s evolving streaming market.

On Monday, iHeartRadio Canada officially went live, giving Canadians a free new service to access over 100 licensed Bell Media English and French music, sports, and talk radio stations across 54 markets. The service also offers more than 100 additional digital-only music stations, curated for dozens of genres and designed to suit every taste.

“iHeartRadio Canada harnesses the strength of Bell Media’s radio stations in addition to more than 100 exclusive, curated digital music stations, placing them all conveniently at the fingertips of every Canadian,” said Randy Lennox, President of Broadcasting and Content, Bell Media, who spearheaded the deal upon stepping into the role in 2015. “iHeartRadio is an enormously successful brand that will represent Bell Media’s radio strategy in Canada, in many incarnations, including must-see live concerts, events, and more.”

In conjunction with Monday’s launch, iHeartRadio revealed plans for Canada’s first Jingle Ball, happening November 25 at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre. The Canadian version of Jingle Ball, also taking place in a dozen cities across the US, will feature homegrown superstars The Weeknd, Alessia Cara, Hedley, Serena Ryder, Belly, and Kardinal Offishall, who hosts radio show The Kardi Party for Bell Media-owned Virign Radio and syndicated nationwide via iHeartRadio. American acts Kent Jones and multi-Plaitnum chart-toppers The Chainsmokers will also join the Toronto lineup.

Over the weekend, CTV Two will broadcast the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Festival from Las Vegas, a two-night event jam-packed with legendary performers including U2, Sia, Sting, Britney Spears, and Usher; plus all-star collaborations, including Billy Idol and Miley Cyrus; Ariana Grande and Zedd; and Backstreet Boys and Florida Georgia Line. Throughout the summer, Canadian fans were given a sneak peek at the company’s premiere programming with branded events like iHeartRadio Fest (formerly CHUM FM FanFest) at Toronto’s Canadian Music Week, and the nationwide broadcast of the 2016 iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards.

iHeartRadio Canada is now available for free via the web, and iOS and Android devices.  While details have not been officially announced, iHeartRadio is also expected to launch their paid on-demand streaming tiers in 2017.


The Chainsmokers presented with Double Platinum awards at VELD Music Festival


American DJ duo The Chainsmokers were presented with Canadian award plaques this weekend prior to their massive set at Toronto’s VELD Music Festival. The unique custom plaques commemorate the Double Platinum certifications of the summer anthems “Roses (ft. Rozes),” and “Don’t Let Me Down (ft. Daya).”

The duo shared the news with their fans via Twitter, thanking Sony Music Canada for their efforts. The duo also thanked their Canadian fans for their energy during their performance with a unique video that provides a glimpse at their view from the VELD main stage.

The Chainsmokers will return to Canada this weekend for a performance at Montreal’s ÎleSoniq festival on Friday, August 5, before continuing on an international tour for the remainder of 2016.


Rithm Music Messaging & Streaming Service Launches In Canada

When that moment of choosing what to stream from a dense catalogue of music comes, who can you turn to for the perfect suggestion? Toronto-based streaming service Rithm has a simple answer for that – your friends!

Rithm is a free music messaging service that allows music fans to share track recommendations through chat windows and playlists. While the free option only allows for 30-second snippets of songs, Rithm also offers a monthly paid subscription at the low cost of $4.59 for full-song streaming.

After an initial launch in 2013, Rithm relaunched in its current form on April 2 with a large music library of 7 million tracks. CEO and Co-Founder Mike Wagman believes Rithm will likely attract a younger demographic who are accustomed to new mobile messaging services and can afford the low monthly cost.

While the user base is still growing, popular music sources like Dancing Astronaut, Indie88 and GoodMusicAllDay are currently active on Rithm and engaging with music fans in their chat windows with recommendations. Users can also share Rithm-exclusive (and admittedly, pretty adorable) animated emojis with their friends including several paid ones of artists like Steve Aoki, The Chainsmokers and Zeds Dead.

Rithm is now available for download on the App Store and Google Play.