XConnnect: Interview with Toronto music industry guru

Last week the international music industry descended upon Toronto for Canadian Music Week. And in this space we have endeavoured to cover music and tech over the past few weeks via video and articles.In this week’s feature

Published on: March 30th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Canadian music publishers sing from SOPA playbook on Bill C-11?

The Canadian Music Publishers Association wants provisions akin to the United States' Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) included in Canada's proposed copyright act Bill C-11, according to an Internet law and privacy expert.The

Published on: March 7th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Facebook app lets bands sell and promote their music directly to fans.

A new app for Facebook is designed to put music distribution, marketing power and – ultimately – money directly into the hands of artists.The ONErpm app, released by New York-based company One Revolution

Published on: July 21st, 2011 Christine Wong

iPod tax debate – Who should tell Canadians about the levy? Part 2 of 3

Canadians are obliged to inform themselves of a levy paid to copyright holders every time they purchase a blank CD, minidisc, or cassette tape, says a director with the Canadian Private Copying Collective

Published on: September 3rd, 2009 Brian Jackson

Music industry fuelling needless fears about P2P, says Limewire chief

Lime Group Chairman Mark Gorton found himself in the hot seat last week during a hearing on the problem of inadvertent data leaks on peer-to-peer (P2P) networks including his company's, LimeWire. The hearing

Published on: August 5th, 2009 Jaikumar Vijayan

Copyright bill strikes discordant note with Canadian musicians, consumer groups

Canadian artists as well as other consumers will be singing the blues, while big businesses reap mega profits if Bill C-61 – the proposed amendment to the Copyright Act – is passed into

Published on: June 17th, 2008 Nestor Arellano