News Story

News Story

November 12, 2017
by David Farrell

With only partial reports from retailers on Friday, Reputation, Taylor Swift’s new album, has chalked up 50,000 Canadian sales and it promises to become the top-selling record of the year.

November 12, 2017
by David Farrell

While James Blonde is stoked in having a new album out, all three members admit it’s a means to an end: playing live. And their fan following is sizeable and enthusiastic to the point that when a burglary left the band members stranded in western Canada without cash or credit cards, their supporters rushed to help out.

Johnny Reid with Revival's co-producer, Bob Ezrin
November 12, 2017
by FYI Staff

Sam Smith has his first No. 1 album and Christmas titles festoon the chart, including seasonal collections from The Tenors, Michael Bublé, and Pentatonix.

November 10, 2017
by David Farrell

Another year, another convention and again the meeting rooms were packed with energy and positivity, but trowel below the surface and the ballyhoo about 'audience-engagement' proves to be something of a hollow phrase.

November 10, 2017
by External Source

Building a sense of personal, one-on-one connection with individual listeners has always been the cornerstone of radio’s success. Creating this connection has enabled radio to overcome an ongoing series of new technologies, such as LPs, tapes and MP3 players.

Ron Sakamoto looked chilled at a recent event.
November 10, 2017
by David Farrell

Earlier this year the city gambled on a super-sized, eight-day spectacle dubbed Stars & Thunder Festival, the likes of which no northern town had ever seen before.

Indie Week Founder Darryl Hurs
November 8, 2017
by Kerry Doole

The live music fest and Indies 101 conference component are running Nov. 7-12, with 250 acts performing at over 20 Toronto venues.

November 8, 2017
by FYI Staff

Timmins has announced the lineup for what promises to be one of the biggest and most certainly affordable summer festivals of 2018.

November 8, 2017
by FYI Staff

TV viewing time, cable subscriptions and radio listenership are showing marginal declines, but IPTV providers are showing double-digit growth, and online video services in Canada reached almost $2 billion in revenues. Collectively, broadcasters and television service providers invested $3.1 billion in the production of Canadian programming in 2016.

November 8, 2017
by FYI Staff

Promoter Michael Cohl says he plans to take the show on the road next year in the US and it could wind-up in bright lights marqueed on Broadway.

November 8, 2017
by Nick Krewen

The Rotman MBA grad has sage words for Canadian artists on topics ranging from asset protection to tax planning. But when it comes to wealth management, he suggests you might be hedging your bet with cryptocurrencies.

Lite Years named in the list of 10
November 8, 2017
by FYI Staff

CTV has released 10 names of the 30 artists selected to participate in the new, six-part reality music series, The Launch. The finalists were chosen by a celebrity group of judges from over 10,000 submissions earlier this year.