News Story

News Story

October 30, 2017
by Karen Bliss

American author and Syracuse University professor David Yaffe, author of Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell, was in Toronto earlier this month to promote his new HarperCollins book on the one-of-a-kind Canadian songstress. Karen Bliss recounts a conversation with the biographer in this fascinating Q&A.

Producers: Michael Cohl, David Sonenberg, Tony Smith, and Randy Lennox
October 27, 2017
by David Farrell

Backers of the show are four producers (pictured above): US-based Canadian entertainment impresario Michael Cohl, American entertainment mogul and lawyer David Sonenberg, UK superstar manager and theatrical producer Tony Smith, and Bell Media President Randy Lennox.

October 27, 2017
by External Source

Pioneering Canadian television star Juliette Cavazzi — who performed professionally under only her first name, and was nicknamed “Our pet” — has died in Vancouver at the age of 91.

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October 26, 2017
by David Farrell

A study of more than 4,000 Canadians discovers that our listening habits aren’t that different from Americans and that there is pent-up demand for more original homegrown content.

Broadcasting pioneer Ted Rogers is one of six great Canadians to be inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame this year.
October 25, 2017
by FYI Staff

The impressive list will be heavily promoted with a series of Canada's Walk of Fame events and programs that includes Shawn Hook receiving the 2017 Allan Slaight Honour.

October 24, 2017
by FYI Staff

Eight new winners of this prestigious Prize were unveiled Tuesday a.m., with four and four selected by a jury and the public. The titles represent Hall of Famers from the pre-Polaris Music Prize era and include Glenn Gould's famous Goldberg Variations.

October 23, 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.

Damhnait Doyle, Miranda Mulholland and Andrew Cash
October 23, 2017
by Nick Krewen

At Playback 2017, Music Canada's AGM, musicians Damhnait Doyle and Miranda Mulholland offered a realistic glimpse into life as a Canadian musician to Andrew Cash.

October 23, 2017
by FYI Staff

The music biz never comes up short when it comes to raising funds for charitable endeavours, and closest to the heart is the Unison Benevelolent Fund that provides support to its own in times of distress.

October 23, 2017
by FYI Staff

Both acts had a big sales week, but new album releases from Robert Plant, The Glorious Sons, Wu-Tang, Alan Doyle, Ludovick Bourgeois, Barr Brothers, St. Vincent’s and Carla Bruni also had an impact.

October 19, 2017
by FYI Staff

The plans include a state-of-the-art retractable seating system, the addition of two new venues and the restoration of the original, 124-year-old stained glass windows.

October 19, 2017
by FYI Staff

The Bell Media commissioned farewell Hip concert doc Long Time Running is to air commercial-free this Friday on the CTV network at 8 pm ET, and on Sunday the CBC is set to air Gord Downie’s Secret Path in Concert.