Corus Entertainment, CBC, and management company all drop Hedley

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      One of Canada's best-known bands has been on the receiving end of a string of bad news over the past 24 hours.

      Corus Entertainment, which owns dozens of radio stations, and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation have each suspended all airplay of songs by B.C.-based Hedley.

      This has come in the wake of several claims of sexual misconduct posted on social media.

      Meanwhile, the Vancouver-based Feldman Agency has announced that it has terminated its business relationship with Hedley.

      It stated that this came as a result of "multiple allegations".

      Earlier this week, Hedley's planned performance at the upcoming Juno Awards in Vancouver was cancelled.

      For its part, Hedley has claimed that allegations posted on social media "are simply unsubstantiated and have not been validated".

      "We would hope that people will bear-in-mind the context in which these unsupported accusations have been made before passing judgment on us as individuals or as a band," it stated. "We realize the life of a touring band is an unconventional one. While we are all now either married or have entered into committed, long-term relationships, there was a time, in the past, when we engaged in a lifestyle that incorporated certain rock and roll clichés. However, there was always a line that we would never cross."

      The group was created in Abbotsford in 2003 and was nominated for three Juno Awards this year, including for best pop album and group of the year.

      It performed last night in Moose Jaw as part of its Cageless Tour.