It was a big night for Ron Kitchener's RKG Entertainment team last night as star act Dean Brody headlined at the 16,000 seat amphitheatre in Toronto.
The study finds that Canadian fans devote 60 percent of their annual music spend on related events and 40 percent of those surveyed say they have purchased CDs on the grounds.
The Agency for the Performing Arts has expanded its operations into Canada with former UTA Canada COO and CEO Jack Ross and Ralph James heading the Toronto-based division.
With the UTA closure, the veteran live music agent is heading Paradigm's new Canadian office along with two other agents he has worked closely with in recent years.
The closure affects a wide swath of Canadian acts, from the aforementioned Nickelback to Marianas Trench, Skydiggers, Bahamas, 54:40, Billy Talent, City and Colour, Alexisonfire, Sam Roberts Band, Doc Walker, Trailer Park Boys, and Walk Off The Earth.
The list of artists to appear at the Canadian Songwriting Hall of Fame's induction ceremony just got longer and better.
The multi-million dollar booking agency may be closing down in Canada, but the music booking shop's CEO has his own plans for working with Canadian acts.
UTA’s Canadian office has employed 23, including executive officers Jack Ross, Ralph James, and Rob Zifarelli.
The Jim Steinman epic rock opera opened in London to ecstatic reviews. In fact, one could even go so far as to say the reviewers have gone gaga over the three-hour production.
Arkells' Max Kerman with The Arkettes last night
The concert company is expanding across Canada, and taking on more localized festival and venue management roles.
Sunday's One Love Manchester spectacular concert was in part a throwback to the Summer of Love (with video).