News Story

News Story

January 12, 2018
by David Farrell

If we are to measure a person by their achievements, Harris Institute's founder and president has to be to be one of the Canadian music industry’s most underrated success stories ever.

January 10, 2018
by FYI Staff

We've created a list of new releases by homegrown stars, some instantly recognizable and a few on their way to becoming tomorrow's touring headliners, and, just for the fun of it, we've included a few retro and best-of collections that hit stores everywhere online and on main street in the next several months.

January 10, 2018
by FYI Staff

City politicians know that live music supports local economies by bringing tourists and attracting young people to settle and gentrify neighbourhoods, but there needs to be greater forethought given by planners in town halls across the country.

Dawn Tyler Watson is a favourite to watch with three nominations
January 10, 2018
by FYI Staff

Canada’s national blues awards program, tasked with promoting blues music and recognizing outstanding achievement in the field, is set to hold its 21st annual at Koerner Hall in Toronto this coming Monday.

January 9, 2018
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.

Gary Slaight, honoured for his humanitarian endeavours by the Junos
January 9, 2018
by External Source

A trailblazer in the music and broadcast industries, Slaight's name has now become synonymous as an agent of change through multi-million dollar donations benefitting distressed communities at home and abroad, as well as creating opportunities for Canada's musicians.

 

Ad incorporating the new logo
January 8, 2018
by FYI Staff

Team Juno Awards is ramping up media coverage for the 47th annual that's to be hosted by Michael Bublé at Rogers Arena Vancouver on March 25.

Scott Borchetta and Fergie are two high profile judges on The Launch
January 8, 2018
by David Farrell

CTV has partnered with Disney to promote its big-budget music reality series The Launch and augmented the run with a seventh episode that goes behind the scenes with additional content.

In happier days, with Aldo
January 8, 2018
by David Farrell

Partner to celebrity musician Aldo Nova, her death came as a shock to a great many in Quebec’s music industry who were unaware of the debilitating pancreatic cancer she endured in the past two years.

January 7, 2018
by FYI Staff

Ticketmaster Canada COO Patti-Anne Tarlton is the latest inductee into the Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Hall of Fame. The ceremony will be held on May 10 at Toronto's Rebel during Canadian Music Week.

January 5, 2018
by FYI Staff

It goes without saying that streaming is up and CD sales continue to slide, but there's plenty of actionable data in the new 2017 summary report. Notable is the fact that R&B and hip-hop are now an exploding force in the market, and some of Canada's newest and brightest stars prove the point.

January 5, 2018
by Larry LeBlanc

For close to four decades, Marlene Palmer was the conduit to many of Canada's top line stars and won respect from her clients and media, all of whom loved her for her unflappable style and utmost professionalism.