News Story

News Story

October 19, 2017
by Denise Donlon

Thinking about our courageous beautiful friend who lived so fully, yes completely, dedicating the time he had to love, to art, and to justice. So many moments when we felt Gord Downie so powerfully. The music yes - always and ever - but also the activism.

October 18, 2017
by FYI Staff

Gord Downie, frontman of The Tragically Hip, has died at the age of 53. The band posted a statement online on Wednesday morning, noting that he passed away on Tuesday night (Oct. 17), “with his beloved children and family close by.”

October 18, 2017
by Michael Hollett

While Gord was a pioneer in many ways, he was old school in terms of core values like loyalty, especially to his family, friends and, his country.

Music Canada executive vice-president Amy Terrill
October 18, 2017
by Nick Krewen

The trade org chose to call its annual general meeting "Playback" and enjoyed an impressive, reflective list of accomplishments in the past 12 months.

Keely Kemp, Vanessa Vidas, Catherine Tait and moderator Amy Terrill
October 18, 2017
by Nick Krewen

Gender parity seems to be moving forward in Canada's music industry, with several organizations either committing to the concept or at least willing to study it. 

SOCAN Gala Montreal
October 17, 2017
by FYI Staff

Monday night, the 28th Montréal SOCAN Awards Gala was held at La TOHU circus complex, with nearly 50 awards presented during the evening. Among these, Robert Charlebois who received two special achievement awards.

October 17, 2017
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.

October 17, 2017
by FYI Staff

At its AGM in Toronto today, Music Canada released a report that boldly attempts to offer redress for creative communities in music that have seen incomes bludgeoned as a bandwidth of Internet delivery platforms transmitting their content has morphed into a trillion-dollar industry.

 

October 17, 2017
by FYI Staff

(Un)natural Acts star Sean Cullen emcees Andy Kim’s 13th annual Christmas concert that takes place December 6 at Toronto’s Queen Elizabeth Theatre with this year’s proceeds going to the CAMH Gifts of Light charitable program.

October 17, 2017
by FYI Staff

Three young operatically-trained Toronto women collectively known as ViVA Trio hold the promise of upending the mostly male-dominated classical crossover space with an album set for release this Friday (with video).

October 16, 2017
by David Farrell

The conference will be the first public address since Simard started her five-year term as vice-chair of Broadcasting at the CRTC in September.

October 15, 2017
by FYI Staff

With the comedy category back on the slate of Juno categories in 2018, the genre is spawning more new releases. The latest is Toronto-based comedians Tim Golden and Barry Taylor’s Comedy Records release of Sorry! (A Canadian Album) by K Trevor Wilson.