News Story

News Story

December 11, 2017
by FYI Staff

Her resume makes her the ideal candidate with a brilliant track record in music licensing, artist development, artist management, record label management, contract negotiations, sync licensing, and television production.

December 11, 2017
by FYI Staff

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.

December 11, 2017
by David Farrell

Last week a collaborative step to create uniform reporting was announced between Bell Media’s 100-plus terrestrial radio stations, rights collective Re:Sound, and Music Canada. It's a big deal, and we explain why.

Neville Quinlan, one of two Canadian Board members
December 8, 2017
by FYI Staff

Canadians’ Clark Miller and Neville Quinlan are two of five named to the board of SXWorks, the US-based music publisher services arm of SoundExchange.

December 7, 2017
by FYI Staff

The theme on Monday night is charity, and past years have raised over $200K for Unison Fund, but this evening of giving goes both ways with tens of thousands of dollars in prizes up for grabs! Better still, guest DJ'ing at this must-attend shindig is BSS's Brendan Canning.

December 7, 2017
by FYI Staff

Johnny Hallyday (born Jean-Philippe Léo Smet), “the French Elvis” who sold over 110 million records and acted in 34 films over the span of his career, died overnight Wednesday after being diagnosed with lung cancer in March. He was 74.

December 7, 2017
by FYI Staff

The new system will help to ensure better data is relayed to Re:Sound, resulting in better royalty accounting available to recording artists, background performers, session musicians and record labels for airplay on Bell Media’s 100+ radio stations in 54 markets across Canada.

Photo via mtv.com
December 6, 2017
by FYI Staff

Despite Ed Sheeran’s success, hip-hop continues to play a significant role in music. Overall, the genre’s listening increased 74% over the past year according to the music platform that boasts more than 60M paying subscribers worldwide.

Neil Young's Omemee concert, one of many iHeart exclusives
December 6, 2017
by David Farrell

Bell Media has trounced its competition in just about every category you care to name with its iHeart Radio app. Its success is attributable to unique content, like Shakey's Sunday night concert, and a multi-platform marketing campaign.

December 5, 2017
by FYI Staff

Here is this week's Nielsen Marketwatch report which features Canadian music stats for the current week and YTD with comparisons to last year.

BLR Records team (l-r): Joey Moi, Craig Wiseman, Chief Zaruk, Seth England and President Clay Hunnicutt
December 4, 2017
by Kerry Doole

Canadians Kevin 'Chief' Zaruk and Joey Moi are partners in a Music City company that now runs a successful record label in addition to publishing and management arms. The pair has a fascinating story to tell.

December 4, 2017
by Nick Krewen

The organization licensed 3000 new businesses and collected more than 17,000 payments. The rights collections agency also processed over 100M sound performance plays in the year.