Music

Canadian Music Organization Says Bill C-11 Will Hurt Artists and Companies

Network Music Group, a Canadian music organization and intellectual property brand builder, on Thursday spoke out against the federal government's highly controversial broadcast bill (via @SwBenzie). https://twitter.com/SwBenzie/status/1532735137250787329 Bill C-11 was tabled by Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez in February as an amendment to the Broadcasting Act. The legislation aims to give the Canadian Radio-television Telecommunications Commission (CRTC)...

2018 Sees Total Album Equivalent Audio Consumption Grow by 21% in Canada

According to a new Nielsen report, Canada’s music industry experienced significant overall growth in 2018, with total album equivalent audio consumption up 21% over 2017. With 424,000 on-demand audio consumption units, including over 481 million audio streams, Drake’s ‘Scorpion' was the album with the highest total consumption. “The music industry in Canada is thriving following yet another...

Deezer Launches on Amazon Alexa in Canada and Beyond

Music streaming service Deezer has announced it now is fully supported on Amazon Alexa supported speakers, such as Echo devices, and Alexa-supported devices such as the Sonos One. According to Deezer, Alexa will be available in US, UK, Germany, Canada, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand right now, with more countries to come. The Deezer Skill on Amazon...

Apple Begins Recruiting Lyrics Curators For Apple Music

Apple has begun hiring a Lyrics Curation Manager to lead a team of lyrics curators for Apple Music's new lyrics feature coming in iOS 10's Music app. The job posting, which was posted on Apple's job board less than a week ago, was first spotted by MusicBusinessWorldwide. The position requires someone with excellent writing skills,...

Apple Proposes Simplified Payouts for Music Streaming Royalties

Apple has built a new proposal to set fixed songwriting royalty rates for music streaming services. The government filing was created in collaboration with the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) and would set songwriting royalty rates at 9.1 cents per 100 streams. Although the change would simplify a complex royalty system, it would also increase the...

Apple’s Free iOS App of the Week: LOOPIMAL

LOOPIMAL by Lucas Zanotto is Apple’s free app of the week. The game normally retails for $3.99 and is free for this week only. Loopimal is a building tool full of handcrafted animations and sounds effects. It is your kid’s first entry into the world of computer sequencing. With intuitive and fun gestures they can create...

George Strombo Hosting Canadian Beats 1 Show on Apple Music

According to an exclusive interview with the Financial Post, Josh McConnell reports Canadian music and TV personality George Stroumboulopoulos will host a Canadian “takeover” of Beats 1. Apple has confirmed that the hour-long segment will air on July 2 at 11:00am PST / 2:00pm EST. After the initial “takeover” episode, the series will continue for...