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News Story

 Jack Sharpe at the CFRB control board, Nov 17, 1930. Pic: @Torontoarchinves
July 20, 2017
by Doug Thompson

When the Canadian Broadcast Museum Foundation was formed in 2001, its mandate was and is to collect and conserve Canada's broadcast history.
 

July 18, 2017
by David Farrell

Terry David Mulligan assembled a diverse cast of socially conscious Canadian songwriters for a radio show hosting their comments and their music.

Tim Minchin and his 'Donald' cast
July 18, 2017
by FYI Staff

The Australian comic, composer and the man behind the hit show Matilda has adapted the musical's central song, “When I Grow Up,” to mock Donald Trump and his entourage.

July 18, 2017
by External Source

Profit margin down everywhere in Canada except in Quebec and Ontario.

July 17, 2017
by External Source

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

The logo for the merged companies
July 17, 2017
by FYI Staff

The merger offers artists a private boutique record label and an all-encompassing marketing and distribution firm.

L-R: Geddy, Neil and Alex, circa 1977
July 16, 2017
by David Farrell

A Farewell to Kings, the 1977 album arranged and produced by Rush and Terry Brown, has been remixed and remastered by Brown in anticipation of a deluxe re-release on Sept 1.

Justin Trudeau. Pic via Indie88
July 16, 2017
by FYI Staff

Justin Trudeau shouts out Canadian artists and all those that support them.

Sawdust City fest founder Miranda Mulholland Photo: Ivan Otis
July 14, 2017
by Kerry Doole

They won't exactly pose a threat to WayHome or Osheaga, but the arrival of two new artist-produced music festivals in Ontario next month is a welcome development.

Polaris Music Prize
July 13, 2017
by FYI Staff

The list includes an intriguing mix of beloved veterans, former winners, and relatively unknown emerging artists. The 2017 winner will be unveiled on Sept. 18. 

Flavia Nascimento with Stingray's Ariane Charbonneau at Mundial 2016
July 13, 2017
by Nick Krewen

The program aids in raising the profiles of musicians from multiple genres by underwriting a portion of costs incurred during festival appearances.

July 12, 2017
by External Source

It is expected that a review of Canada's Copyright Act will be announced in the coming eight weeks and it is likely to generate strong debate.