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Federal Court issues first ever order to block piracy website

A Federal Court is ordering Canada's internet service providers to block websites for a company selling pirated television online, deeming that such a move wouldn't infringe on freedom of expression or net neutrality.

Bell Media bolsters Crave's streaming library under new deal with HBO

As the battle for TV viewers intensifies, Bell Media says it's struck an agreement for the exclusive Canadian rights of original series made for the upcoming U.S. streaming platform HBO Max.

Backbone Slide, Rise Up joining Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame

Party anthem Let Your Backbone Slide helped usher in Canada's early hip-hop movement, and now the influential track by Maestro Fresh Wes will become the first rap song inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Attawapiskat singer releases protest song with Justin Trudeau in mind

Attawapiskat singer Adrian Sutherland says he was thinking of Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau when he wrote a protest song ahead of the federal election about broken political promises.

Toronto's Haviah Mighty wins 2019 Polaris Music Prize

Rapper Haviah Mighty of Toronto has won the 2019 Polaris Music Prize for her album 13th Floor.

'It's about time': Ottawa's Indigenous Theatre prepares to launch

The NAC says its Indigenous Theatre is the first of its kind in the world, meaning they will lead by example when they kick off next week.

Folk exes Ian & Sylvia see height of their career in very different lights

Ask Ian & Sylvia how they feel about their new album, and you'll get two starkly different opinions.

Drake shares tattoo of Abbey Road cover after breaking The Beatles' chart record

Drake's ink reveal comes after he passed The Beatles for the most charted songs in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 in June.

Ian Tyson and Sylvia Tyson to be inducted separately into Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame

Folk singer-songwriters Ian Tyson and Sylvia Tyson will receive individual inductions into Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame on Sept. 5 at Calgary's National Music Centre.

Festival of cannabis and music gets quashed with new bylaws in Vaughan

Organizers of the Journey Cannabis and Music Festival say new bylaws introduced by the city have forced their three-day event at the 990-acre Boyd Conservation Park to be cancelled in Vaughan, Ont.

'Bad boys of rock': Rolling Stones perform for thousands in Ontario

For a bunch of British chaps, the Rolling Stones sure know a lot about Canada, and Mick Jagger didn't hesitate to flaunt his wisdom at their Canada Day weekend concert in Ontario.

Bryan Adams among Canadians who lost work in fire at Universal Studios

Bryan Adams says the original masters of many of his biggest hits were likely destroyed in a 2008 fire at Universal Studios Hollywood, a blaze for which the extent of the damage has only recently come to light.

'We thank our lucky stars:' Rolling Stones' Ronnie Wood on Mick Jagger's return

All things considered, guitarist Ronnie Wood says the Rolling Stones count themselves pretty fortunate these days. It's only been a few months since lead singer Mick Jagger was rushed into heart surgery, but the band is already back in concert mode.

Pride divided: Communities splintered, leadership under pressure as LGBTQ community looks to future

Edmonton resident Phillip Goncalves says he couldn't sit idly by as local Pride organizers cancelled this year's parade amid conflicts over inclusivity.

Amazon to launch streaming video service in Canada designed to mimic cable TV

Canadian television viewers will soon have another streaming option that looks very similar to a cable package.