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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...