We've collected a bushel of newsworthy headlines about the biz and the participants as a catch-up for all you straddlers that have been off-the-grid over the holidays and are feeling the need for a primer course before hitting the ground running with a coffee mug in hand.
Here is this week's Nielsen Marketwatch report which features Canadian music stats for the current week and YTD with comparisons to last year.
As FYIMusicNews wraps 2017, top stories included the passing of Gord Downie, CMT giving country music the boot, and the demise of MuchFACT.
André Di Cesare, who propelled the career of Martine St-Clair, Éric Lapointe and Richard Huet, died in a Montreal hospital Sunday, following a long illness. He was 70.
With 2017 drawing to a close and 2018 on the horizon, media analyst Mark Mulligan offers MIDiA’s 2018 predictions.
In Canada, net neutrality is the long-standing policy of our equivalent of the FCC, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, and the desire to preserve it is largely shared by federal lawmakers from all parties. But when the country that is the centre of the global internet abruptly changes course, we risk being swamped by its wake.
Today we offer a wrap-up of news and music highlights from the year past year and return to our regular schedule with a newsletter on Wednesday, Jan. 3.
Below is a list of the Top 25 tunes that received the most radio airplay in Canada through the year 2017, as compiled by Nielsen BDS between Dec. 6, 2016, and Nov. 25, 2017.
This is a 'sort of' 100 list because the cut-off date was Nov. 1st, but it is still a great review of who had what and you get to hear a stream of the countdown, courtesy of CBC Music. So, without further ado.....
“They had one digit wrong, and it was my father’s top-secret phone number,” Shoup’s daughter, Terri Van Keuren, recalls. “So now the phone is ringing off the hook.”
For those of you who enjoy reading lists, we've dug deep to locate the findings of many of the most significant publications, websites, and blogs, both in Canada and internationally. How many of their picks correspond with yours? Find out here.