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News Story

December 4, 2017
by FYI Staff

Neil Young returned to his boyhood hometown of Omemee on Friday night and performed an acoustic set featuring classics like "Helpless," "Heart of Gold," "Old Man," as well as rarer numbers such as “There's a World" and “Don’t be Denied.”

Jane Bunnett has earned her third Grammy nod
December 1, 2017
by FYI Staff

Justin Bieber, Alessia Cara, Leonard Cohen, Michael Buble and Sarah McLachlan are the Canadian artists headlined in this week’s Grammy nominations list, but there are others who are in the spotlight and hope to benefit from that, win or not win.

November 30, 2017
by David Farrell

The Canadian team behind Digital Dreams Music Festival, Electric Island, World Electronic Music Festival and All Day I Dream have announced a new week-long music festival April 4-8 in Barbados.

November 29, 2017
by David Farrell

After Windsor Castle, Oprah and tonight's performance in Manhattan the question is where next for Canada's platinum-selling operatic stars: the Taj Mahal, Great Wall of China; maybe the Grand Canyon?

Drake questions Grammy voting process and is taking a stand to make his point heard
November 29, 2017
by David Farrell

Drizzy sees the problem as having members believe themselves well-versed enough to cast judgement on genres when they are not — and also when members vote on name recognition alone.

Alessia earlier this year holding her MTV Moonman Video award
November 28, 2017
by FYI Staff

Justin Bieber, Alessia Cara, Leonard Cohen, Michael Buble and Sarah McLachlan are among the Canadian nominees for this year’s Grammy Awards.

Project WILD winners with their cheques
November 27, 2017
by FYI Staff

The Calgary country artist is riding high in the saddle after coming out on top of one of Canada's richest music competitions on Saturday night.

Tom Wilson and Kevin Breit performing in the film
November 27, 2017
by Kerry Doole

Shot in Toronto with a stellar cast of local vocalists, this film explores the fascinating fact that our Christmas soundtrack was written by Jewish composers. The result is highly entertaining and educational.

WMC president Ken Middleton, Gordon Lightfoot and his (then) manager, Alexander Mair, circa early 1970s
November 27, 2017
by FYI Staff

This isn’t just a puff piece about the company and a slick overview of the artists affiliated with the bunny label, but an exhaustive and erudite history of a company that has represented some of the greatest artists in Canadian music history.

November 27, 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.

November 26, 2017
by Nick Krewen

In our final coverage of the FACTOR year-end report, we have assembled some interesting data points that we thought might be of interest to our readers.

November 24, 2017
by Nick Krewen

With the Canadian government's emphasis on cultural exporting, FACTOR president Duncan McKie says flexibility will be a crucial component of his organization in the years ahead.