Tom Petty, LCD Soundsystem, Muse, Pink to headline Ottawa Bluesfest

Monahan and crew unveiled the lineup for Ottawa’s premiere summer music bash Tuesday, and it’s clear they spared no expense in curating arguably the fest’s biggest, most ambitious bill in its 23-year history. Country music star Toby Keith opens up the festival July 6 before a cavalcade of international talent fills out the nearly two-week sonic window.

Ceta signing “positive news” for global music biz

Ceta includes commitments by the EU and Canada to grant comprehensive protection to music when used in broadcasting and public performance.

Army Command Post Issues Memo Banning Nickelback Music

Nickelback just can’t catch a break. Last December, a police department in Kensington, PEI, threatened to force offenders to listen to Canada’s own Nickelback if they got picked up for drinking and driving.

MuchFACT Reaches $100M Funding Milestone

By any measure, $100M is an astonishing amount of money. That is the total Bell Media’s MuchFACT (formerly VideoFACT) has contributed to the Canadian music community through funding and promotion of music videos and related music content for all media platforms.

And Finally

As Canada celebrates its 150th birthday a Sackville, N.B. singer and songwriter, by the name of R.A. Launtenschlager, has penned a new song to help commemorate the special occasion.