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Posts Tagged ‘The Stills’

Your Vote Is Worth $25,000

Posted by bigincanada on June 19, 2009

No, we are not running for any government offices, and we are not trying to buy your vote. Although….

On September 22, 2009, the Verge Music Awards will return for their 2nd year on XM Canada (The Verge – XM 87), live-to-air from The Mod Club in Toronto. The winners will be chosen by you, the public, and voting will run from July 1st until August 31st. $25,000 will be awarded to the winners of both “Album of the Year” and “Artist of the Year.” Last year’s winners were none other than The Weakerthans (“Artist of the Year”) and Hey Rosetta! (“Album of the Year”), and the VMAs featured performances by The Stills, Broken Social Scene, and Sebastien Grainger. This year’s performers have not yet been announced, but it will be interesting to see how The Verge plans to top last year.

For more info, check out thevergeonline.com/vma, or tune in to The Verge on XM 87. And don’t forget that it is your civic duty to vote.

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“The JUNO Effect”

Posted by bigincanada on May 4, 2009

I just came across an interesting press release about “The JUNO Effect,” in which the JUNO Awards cause artists’ sales to SKYROCKET. Definitely worth the read…

April 15, 2009

Meteoric Gains in Album and Digital Sales for Performers of CTV’s Broadcast of THE 2009 JUNO AWARDS – Dubbed “The JUNO Effect” –

— JUNO Award Winners Sam Roberts and City and Colour see biggest gains of over 200% in digital track sales; The Stills also soar up the charts —

Toronto, ON (April 15, 2009) – The stars have aligned once again to create what is termed “The JUNO Effect.” Following CTV’s broadcast of THE 2009 JUNO AWARDS on Sunday, March 29, live from General Motors Place in Vancouver and watched by 1.23 million viewers from coast to coast, JUNO Award-winning artists and performers such as City and Colour, Divine Brown, Nickelback, Sam Roberts and The Stills have seen album sales and digital downloads soar double and triple-fold following their exciting live performances and entertaining appearances on the JUNO AWARDS stage.


Just two weeks ago, Canada celebrated the best in the music industry and subsequently rushed to stores and online outlets to support their favourite Canadian artists. Data from Nielsen SoundScan confirms significant sales spikes following the broadcast for the following headlining performers:


Album sales:
Divine Brown – up 16%
Nickelback – up 33% 

Sam Roberts – up 88% 

Serena Ryder – up 18% 

Simple Plan – up 29% 

The Stills – up 126%

Digital Track sales:


City And Colour – “Sleeping Sickness” – 230% gain 

Divine Brown – “Sunglasses” – 75% gain 

Nickelback – “Something In Your Mouth” – 99% gain 

Sam Roberts – “Them Kids” – 236% gain 

Serena Ryder – “Little Bit Of Red” – 62% gain 

Simple Plan – “Your Love Is A Lie” – 59% gain 

The Stills – “Being Here” – 189% gain 



CTV’s two-hour broadcast of THE 2009 JUNO AWARDS attracted an average audience of 1.23 million viewers, and pulled in more viewers from 9-11 p.m. than any other broadcaster, with total viewers Additionally, more than 4 million viewers watched part of the show, which was broadcast in High Definition and 5.1 Surround Sound from General Motors Place in Vancouver, British Columbia. The audience compares to the broadcast of Canada’s Music Awards in 2005 (1.217 million) and 2006 (1.225 million) on CTV.

THE 2009 JUNO AWARDS was jam-packed with performances by 18 different artists, and was hosted for the second year in a row by comic sensation Russell Peters who wowed audiences with a colourful and riotous Bollywood act and opening monologue. 



Multiple JUNO Award winners Nickelback kicked off the show performing “Something in Your Mouth” amid a sizzling pyrotechnical display. Other highlights included Songwriter of the Year Dallas Green teaming up with special surprise guest Gord Downie for a beautiful performance of “Sleeping Sickness” while Canadian music icon Bryan Adams sang “Walk on By” accompanied by Kathleen Edwards on violin.

Crystal Shawanda, Divine Brown, Sam Roberts, Sarah McLachlan, Serena Ryder, Simple Plan, The Stills, and collaboration by Canadian folk-rockers Great Big Sea, Hawksley Workman and Eccodek topped off a star-studded show.



Since CTV joined forces with CARAS in 2002, The JUNO Awards have travelled across Canada, bringing a live, electrified stadium show to millions of Canadians. CTV has broadcast The JUNO Awards from St. John’s (2002), Ottawa (2003), Edmonton (2004), Winnipeg (2005), Halifax (2006), Saskatoon (2007) and Calgary (2008), Vancouver (2009). The 2010 JUNO Awards will be broadcast on CTV once again from St. John’s, NL.



THE 2009 JUNO AWARDS is produced by Insight Productions in association with CTV and The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS). Executive producers are John Brunton and Barbara Bowlby for Insight Productions and Melanie Berry and Stephen Stohn for CARAS. Louise Wood is Producer and Donna Luke is Line Producer. Susanne Boyce is President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc. 



Broadcast sponsors for THE 2009 JUNO AWARDS are Garnier, Pepsi, Pontiac and Rogers. 

Sponsors of THE 2009 JUNO AWARDS include FACTOR, Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters and the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage’s “Canada Music Fund,” The Province of British Columbia, The City of Vancouver, Music BC and Radio Starmaker Fund. 



About CARAS: 


The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences/L’academie canadienne des arts et des sciences de l’enregistrement (CARAS) is a not-for-profit organization created to preserve and enhance the Canadian music and recording industries and to contribute toward higher artistic and industry standards. The main focus of CARAS is the exploration and development of opportunities to showcase and promote Canadian artists and music through vehicles such as The JUNO Awards. For more information on The 38th Annual JUNO Awards or The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) please visit our websites at http://www.carasonline.ca and www.junoawards.ca. 





About CTV: 


CTV, Canada’s largest private broadcaster, offers a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming. It has the number-one national newscast, CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LLOYD ROBERTSON, and is the number-one choice for prime-time viewing. CTVglobemedia Inc. is Canada’s premier multi-media company which owns CTV Inc. and The Globe and Mail. CTV Inc. also owns radio stations across the country, and leading national specialty channels. Other CTVglobemedia investments include an interest in Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd., and in Dome Productions, a North American leader in the provision of mobile high definition production facilities. More information about CTV may be found on the company website at www.ctv.ca.



Web Links: 


CTV’s JUNO Awards website: www.junos.ctv.ca 

Official JUNO Awards website: www.junoawards.ca 

CARAS website: www.carasonline.ca



Source: BBM Nielsen Media Research

*Total audience comprised of 1.101 million viewers for national broadcast and 125,000 additional viewers for Vancouver encore broadcast at 9 p.m.



– CTV –

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JUNO Results!

Posted by bigincanada on March 30, 2009

2009 JUNO AWARD WINNERS

Congratulations to all of last night’s winners! Special congrats to Nickelback (3 awards), Kardinal Offishall (2 awards), Sam Roberts (2 awards), and The Stills (2 awards).

JUNO FAN CHOICE AWARD (PRESENTED BY PEPSI)
Nickelback (EMI)

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Dangerous
Kardinal Offishall (Kon Live*Universal)

INTERNATIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Viva La Vida
Coldplay (Capitol*EMI)

ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY CANADIAN RECORDING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION)
Dark Horse
Nickelback (EMI)

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Sam Roberts (Universal)

GROUP OF THE YEAR
Nickelback (EMI)

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY FACTOR AND CANADA’S PRIVATE RADIO BROADCASTERS)
Lights (Underground Operations*Universal)

NEW GROUP OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY FACTOR AND CANADA’S PRIVATE RADIO BROADCASTERS)
The Stills (Arts & Crafts*EMI)

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO) 
Dallas Green
“Waiting…” | “Sleeping Sickness” | “The Girl”
BRING ME YOUR LOVE – City and Colour (Dine Alone*Universal)

COUNTRY RECORDING OF THE YEAR 
Beautiful Life
Doc Walker (Open Road*Universal)

ADULT ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY GALAXIE, RISING STARS PROGRAM OF THE CBC)
is it o.k
Serena Ryder (EMI)

ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Oceans Will Rise
The Stills (Arts & Crafts*EMI)

POP ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY 91.7 THE BOUNCE)
Flavors of Entanglement
Alanis Morissette (Maverick*Warner)

ROCK ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Love At The End Of The World
Sam Roberts (Universal)

VOCAL JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Lucky
Molly Johnson (A440*Universal)

CONTEMPORARY JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Embracing Voices
Jane Bunnett (EMI)

TRADITIONAL JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Second Time Around
Oliver Jones (Justin Time*Fusion III)

INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Nostomania
DJ Brace presents The Electric Nosehair Orchestra (Balanced Records)

FRANCOPHONE ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Tous les sens
Ariane Moffatt (Audiogram*Select)

CHILDREN’S ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Snacktime!
Barenaked Ladies (Desperation*Warner)

CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: SOLO OR CHAMBER ENSEMBLE 
Homage
James Ehnes (ONYX*SRI)

CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: LARGE ENSEMBLE OR SOLOIST(S) WITH LARGE ENSEMBLE ACCOMPANIMENT
Beethoven: Ideals Of The French Revolution
Orchestre symphonique de Montréal/Kent Nagano (Analekta*Select)

CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: VOCAL OR CHORAL PERFORMANCE 
Gloria! Vivaldi’s Angels
Ensemble Caprice (Analekta*Select)

CLASSICAL COMPOSITION OF THE YEAR
Flanders Fields Reflections
John Burge – FLANDERS FIELDS REFLECTIONS (Marquis*EMI)

RAP RECORDING OF THE YEAR 
Not 4 Sale
Kardinal Offishall (Kon Live*Universal)

DANCE RECORDING OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY ENERGY 101.5) 
Random Album Title
Deadmau5 (Ultra*EMI)

R&B/SOUL RECORDING OF THE YEAR 
The Love Chronicles
Divine Brown (WEA*Warner)

REGGAE RECORDING OF THE YEAR
Everything
Humble (Palm of Gold Records)

ABORIGINAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY ABORIGINAL PEOPLES TELEVISION NETWORK)
Running For The Drum
Buffy Sainte-Marie (Gypsy Boy*EMI)

ROOTS & TRADITIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: SOLO
Proof Of Love
Old Man Luedecke (Black Hen*Fontana North)

ROOTS & TRADITIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR: GROUP
Chic Gamine
Chic Gamine (Independent)

BLUES ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Ramblin’ Son
Julian Fauth (Electro-Fi*Outside)

CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN/GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Ending Is Beginning
Downhere (Centricity*David C. Cook)

WORLD MUSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY CANADA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS)
Africa To Appalachia
Jayme Stone & Mansa Sissoko (Independent*Outside)

JACK RICHARDSON PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Daniel Lanois
“Here Is What Is” | “Not Fighting Anymore” 
HERE IS WHAT IS – Daniel Lanois (Red Floor* Fontana North)

RECORDING ENGINEER OF THE YEAR
Kevin Churko
“Disappearing” | “The Big Bang”
U-CATASTROPHE – Simon Collins (Razor & Tie*Sony)

CD/DVD ARTWORK DESIGN OF THE YEAR
Anouk Pennel (Director/Designer); Stéphane Poirier (Illustrator)
En concert dans la forêt des mal-aimés avec l’Orchestre Métropolitain du Grand Montréal PIERRE LAPOINTE (Independent*Select)

VIDEO OF THE YEAR (SPONSORED BY VIDEOFACT)
Honey Honey

Anthony Seck
FEIST (Arts & Crafts*EMI)

MUSIC DVD OF THE YEAR
Blue Road
Christopher Mills, Geoff McLean
BLUE RODEO (WEA*Warner)

For more info about the JUNO Awards, check out http://www.junoawards.ca/.

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Green @ The Edge

Posted by bigincanada on March 8, 2009

No, not Dallas Green… sorry.

In a recent posting by 102.1 The Edge (Toronto), they explain that $1 from every Edgefest ticket is going to the planting of the Canada Forest, part of the Tree City Design for Downsview Park, where Edgefest will be held.

Edgefest (Saturday, 20 June 2009) is also taking additional measures to lessen their impact on the environment by  working with PickupPal to encourage the sharing of rides and using Twitter to send the full schedule of the day’s events and up-to-the-second updates to people’s mobile devices, eliminating the use of paper schedules for stage lineups and set times.

Want to learn more? Check out http://www.edge.ca/ConcertsandEvents/Edgefest/FestivalGuide/GreenInitiatives.aspx.

And if the environmental reasons are not enough to get you interested in Edgefest, maybe the lineup will be:
Billy Talent, AFI, Alexisonfire, Metric, k-os, The Stills, Arkells, The Midway State, Moneen, Beast, Clothes Make The Man, Dean Lickyer, Dinosaur Bones, Flash Lightnin’, La Casa Muerte, Still Life Still, The Waking Eyes

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The Stills: Not Staying Still

Posted by bigincanada on February 18, 2009

Lees Palace by Ashley Tredenick

Lee's Palace by Ashley Tredenick

FRIDAY, MAY 8TH, 2009

COMMODORE BALLROOM – VANCOUVER, BC
Doors @ 8:00pm, Show @ 9:30pm

Presented by 99.3 THE FOX
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY FEBRUARY 20TH @ 10AM
Tickets available at Ticketmaster, or Charge by Phone 604-280-4444
Tickets (incl. GST) $20.00
(Plus FMF & Service charges)
**GENERAL ADMISSION /19+**

 

MONDAY, MAY 11TH, 2009

MACEWAN HALL BALLROOM – CALGARY, AB
Doors @ 7:00pm, Show @ 8:00pm

Presented by X92.9
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS 

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY FEBRUARY 20TH @ 10AM
Tickets available at Ticketmaster, or Charge by Phone 403-777-0000
Tickets (incl. GST) $20.00
(Plus FMF & Service charges)
**GENERAL ADMISSION /ALL AGES**

 

TUESDAY, MAY 12TH, 2009

THE STARLITE ROOM – EDMONTON, AB
Doors @ 8:00pm, Show 9:00pm

Presented by SONIC 102.9 FM
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY FEBRUARY 20TH @ 10AM
Tickets available at Ticketmaster, or Charge by Phone 780-451-8000
Tickets (incl. GST) $20.00
(Plus Service charges)
**GENERAL ADMISSION /18+**

 

THURSDAY, MAY 14TH, 2009

LOUIS’ – SASKATOON, SK
Doors @ 8:00pm, Show @ 9:00pm

Presented by ROCK 102
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY FEBRUARY 20TH @ 10AM
Tickets available at Ticketmaster, or Charge by Phone 306-938-7800
Tickets (incl. GST) $18.00
(Plus Service charges)
**GENERAL ADMISSION /19+**

 

SATURDAY, MAY 16TH, 2009

GARRICK CENTRE – WINNIPEG, MB
Doors @ 6:30pm, Show @ 7:30pm

Presented by POWER 97
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY FEBRUARY 20TH @ 10AM
Tickets available at Ticketmaster, or Charge by Phone 204-780-3333
Tickets (incl. GST) $20.00
(Plus FMF & Service charges)
**GENERAL ADMISSION /ALL AGES**

NEW SHOWS BEING ADDED WEEKLY
WWW.LIVENATION.COM 

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MonsTOUR Updates: SASKATCHEWAN

Posted by bigincanada on February 17, 2009

SASKATCHEWAN CONCERT LISTINGS

Most tickets available through www.livenation.com, Ticketmaster, or Charge by Phone:
Saskatoon 306-938-7800, rest of Saskatchewan 1-800-970-7328
Tickets are subject to applicable service charges and facility fees

— RECENT ANNOUNCEMENTS —

MAR 27 / BEYONCÈ
Credit Union Centre, Saskatoon / Doors 6:30pm / Show 7:30pm
Tickets: $115.00, $89.00 & $59.00 / RESERVED SEATING / TICKETMASTER
TICKETS ON SALE SATURDAY FEBRUARY 21ST @ 10AM

MAY 14 / THE STILLS
With special guests
Louis’ Pub, Saskatoon / Doors 8:00pm/ Show 9:00pm
Tickets $18.00 / GENERAL ADMISSION / 19+/ TICKETMASTER
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY FEBRUARY 20TH @ 10AM

— CONCERT LISTINGS — 

FEB 18 & 19 / BRAD PAISLEY
With very special guest Dierks Bentley and introducing Crystal Shawanda
*February 18, Brandt Centre, Regina / Doors 6:30pm / Show 7:30pm
Tickets) $74.50 & $49.50  / RESERVED SEATING / TICKETMASTER
TICKETS ON SALE NOW
*February 19, Credit Union Centre, Saskatoon / Doors 6:30pm / Show 7:30pm
Tickets) $74.50, $49.50 & $37.50 / RESERVED SEATING / TICKETMASTER
TICKETS ON SALE NOW

MAR 8 / LUKE DOUCET AND THE WHITE FALCON
With special guest Amelia Curran
Broadway Theatre, Saskatoon / Doors 6:30pm/ Show 7:30pm
Tickets $20.00 / GENERAL ADMISSION SEATING / TICKETMASTER
TICKETS ON SALE NOW

MAR 20 / BLACK LABEL SOCIETY – SOLD OUT
With special guests Dope and Archer

The Odeon, Saskatoon/ Doors 8:00pm / Shows 9:15pm
SOLD OUT / GENERAL ADMISSION / 19+

APR 4 / NICKELBACK
With special guests Seether and Saving Abel

Credit Union Centre, Saskatoon / Doors 6:00pm / Show 7:00pm
Tickets $65.50, $49.50 & $39.50/ RESERVED SEATING / TICKETMASTER
TICKETS ON SALE NOW

APR 11 / NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK
With special guests Jabbawockeez
Credit Union Centre, Saskatoon/ Doors 6:30pm / Shows 7:30pm
Tickets $75.00, $55.00 & $39.50 / RESERVED SEATING / TICKETMASTER
TICKETS ON SALE NOW

APR 12 / NO FEAR ENERGY MUSIC TOUR
FEATURING LAMB OF GOD
With special guests Children Of Bodom, As I Lay Dying, Municipal Waste and God Forbid

Saskatoon Prairieland Park, Saskatoon / Doors 6:00pm / Show 7:00pm
Tickets $39.50 / GENERAL ADMISSION / TICKETMASTER
TICKETS ON SALE NOW

APR 23 / SUGARLAND
With special guests Billy Currington

Brandt Centre, Regina / Doors 6:30pm / Show 7:30pm
Tickets $69.50 & $45.50/ RESERVED SEATING / TICKETMASTER
TICKETS ON SALE NOW

MAY 23 / AN EVENING WITH IL DIVO
Brandt Centre, Regina / Doors 6:30pm / Show 7:30pm
Tickets $127.05, $91.55 & $57.05 / RESERVED SEATING / TICKETMASTER
TICKETS ON SALE NOW

NEW SHOWS BEING ADDED WEEKLY:
WWW.LIVENATION.COM

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JUNO who’s nominated?

Posted by bigincanada on February 6, 2009

The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced the 2009 JUNO Awards nominees on Feb. 3rd in Toronto. Winners will be announced at the JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards on Saturday, March 28th, and the awards show will be broadcast on CTV on Sunday, March 29 at General Motors Place in Vancouver, BC.

To view a complete list of 2009 JUNO Awards nominees, click here.

Notables:
Nickelback earns 5 nominations (JUNO Fan Choice, Single of the Year, Album of the Year, Group of the Year, and Jack Richardson Producer of the Year)
Sam Roberts earns 4 nominations (Artist of the Year, Rock Album of the Year, and 2 for Video of the Year)

Also getting the JUNO nod: Celine Dion, Feist, Hedley, Michael Buble, Simple Plan, Bryan Adams, City and Colour, k.d. lang, Great Big Sea, Tokyo Police Club, Lights, Cancer Bats, Crystal Castles, Plants and Animals, The Stills, Alanis Morisette, The Midway State, Sloan, Barenaked Ladies, and Deadmau5

Tickets to The 2009 JUNO Awards go on sale tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. (PST).

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