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Rob Farina leaves Rogers after reported record label spat

Media | 11/20/2015 4:28 pm EST

Rob Farina has resigned as vice-president of content with Rogers Communications Inc.'s media division, the company has confirmed, following a report he called for a boycott of a record company he saw as favouring BCE Inc. An article on the Billboard website last week reported that Farina wrote a letter — which it published in full — to other Canadian media companies such as Cogeco Inc., Corus Entertainment Inc. and Newcap Inc., asking them to stop playing artists signed to Republic Records, a division of Universal Music Group. In the letter, Farina cited the appointment of...

Tyson Parker to run music relations at Bell Media

Media | 09/14/2015 1:58 pm EDT

Tyson Parker has been named head of artist and music industry relations at BCE Inc.'s Bell Media division, the company said Monday. Parker was previously vice-president of communications and artist relations at Universal Music Canada. Bell Media said in a press release that, in this new position, Parker will report to Randy Lennox,the former CEO of Universal Music Group who was appointed last month to the newly created position of president of entertainment production and broadcasting at Bell Media. Bell Media said Parker will be responsible for maintaining relationships with the music...

Bell Media shakes up executive ranks

Media | 08/25/2015 1:43 pm EDT

BCE Inc.'s Bell Media division has undergone a number of changes to its executive ranks, with four individuals leaving and one new one coming in. The company confirmed in an email Tuesday that Phil King, president of CTV,...