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CMRRA Names Paul Shaver as Its New President

The Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency Ltd. (CMRRA), a SoundExchange company, announced today that Paul Shaver has been named its new president. Shaver previously served as VP at Nielsen Entertainment Canada, where he was instrumental in the launch of the Music Connect platform in Canada that provides improved data transparency

More Shows Announced for Indie Week 2019

Organizers have released dates, set times, and venues for dozens of shows happening around Toronto as part of Indie Week 2019. The annual showcase festival is taking place from Nov. 13-17 in various venues around downtown Toronto. Indie Week Canada is one of Canada’s top emerging artist festivals hosting

IMSTA FESTA Toronto Returning on Oct. 12

The sixth annual IMSTA FESTA Toronto show will head back to Ryerson University on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. Presented by the International Music Software Trade Association (IMSTA), IMSTA FESTA events are held annually in Miami, Atlanta, Chicago, New York, L.A., Tokyo, London, Seoul, and Berlin. They showcase the latest

IFPI Music Listening 2019 Report: Global Music Consumption Climbing While Illegal Stream-Ripping Still an Issue

The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), which represents the global recorded music industry, has released its Music Listening 2019 report. The report examines music consumptions trends around the world and is focused on music listeners between the ages of 16-64 in 21 countries. It notes that music consumption