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Paul Shaver Named VP, Nielsen Music Canada

The veteran music industry decision-maker is named VP as well as Head of Nielsen Music Canada, and in his elevated position, will oversee all commercial operations for the data and measurement company in the market.

Paul Shaver Named VP, Nielsen Music Canada

By FYI Staff

Paul Shaver is named VP as well as Head of Nielsen Music Canada, and in this expanded role he will focus on leading the radio business and product developments in the market.


Shaver joined the company in May 2016 with more than 20 years experience in the music industry, as well as a reputation for strong leadership, marketing prowess, and digital expertise in Canada and abroad.

Before joining Nielsen, he held leadership roles at HMV Canada, Virgin Music Canada and EMI, where he served as VP Marketing & Promotion.

Following Universal’s acquisition of EMI in 2012, he was also VP Marketing at Universal Music.

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He then joined Open Road Recording & RGK Entertainment Group as GM/SVP.

Additionally, Scott Musgrave has joined Nielsen Music as its US Head of Radio Client Solutions where he will focus on further developing the radio business for the firm. Musgrave previously spent 17 years at Arbitron, serving nine years as VP Sales/SVP General Manager of the radio station business.

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The Beaches performing at Billboard Canada's Women in Music Launch on June 5, 2024
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The Beaches performing at Billboard Canada's Women in Music Launch on June 5, 2024

Awards

The Beaches, Charlotte Cardin, Allison Russell Make the 2024 Polaris Music Prize Long List

The 40-album long list for the Polaris Prize, which awards $50,000 to the best Canadian record of the year features up-and-comers like punk group NOBRO and producer Bambii, plus rapper TOBi, and legends like Quebec group Karkwa and previous Heritage Prize winner Beverly Glenn-Copeland.

Some of the country's biggest breakthrough artists are in contention for the prestigious Polaris Music Prize.

The 40-album long list was revealed today (June 11) at Sonic Boom record store in downtown Toronto. It features some of the buzziest names in Canadian music, from The Beaches — who were recently awarded Billboard Canada Women in Music's inaugural Group of the Year award — to Grammy-winner Allison Russell, to Canadian Hot 100 charting acts like Charlotte Cardin and Talk, to underground mainstays like Cindy Lee, who had an organic breakthrough this year with Diamond Jubilee.

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