Features

Stephen Harper
August 13, 2015
by David Farrell

To date, too many of Canada's musicians appear to be either ambivalent or tethered to the feed pot of grants at a time when core issues about the future of this country, its cultural funding programs, and the very existence of the CBC are hanging in the balance.

OH CANADA What A Feeling!
August 12, 2015
by David Farrell

Producer Jeff Parry's musical adaptation of a pair of books by author Martin Melhuish chronicling the history of Canada's music scene is a success in the making.

Jeff Parry, Oh Canada What A Feeling!
August 11, 2015
by David Farrell

"...I learned long ago when labels told a certain band from Liverpool that guitar bands were out, that the initial reviews for Les Miserables described it as a disaster, to not pay much heed to negativity in creating a new project."

Jamie Vernon
August 10, 2015
by Jamie Vernon

"Website streams of broadcasts... presume we listen to radio for entertainment purposes when what we really do with radio is endure it during our painful commutes to and from work everyday."

Stephen Harper, Breaking Bad
August 10, 2015
by Greg O'Brien

"It’s unbecoming for our PM, who so often reminds us how good he and his ruling party are for the economy, to resort to being the pitchman-in-chief for a company which contributes nothing to it."

John Derringer
August 10, 2015
by Bill King

"There is nowhere on earth I’m more comfortable than when I have a mike in front of me."

digital music
August 7, 2015
by David Farrell

Looking forward, the record business is about to go through another tectonic shift as the three majors move from selling records as a core business and reposition themselves as licensing companies.

 

August 7, 2015
by Bill King

Michael Brecker was an original – a player you looked to for a clear view of the future. His influence and grasp of varying genres was way beyond jazz.

Steve Gordon, Digital Music News
August 6, 2015
by FYI Staff

Digital Music News has been running a series of informative 'how to' contract guides written by attorney and legal author Steve Gordon. We have included this one on sync contracts, and provide links to the ongoing series.

August 5, 2015
by FYI Staff

Tuesday's FYI included a guest column by Annie Lin discussing the difficulties in identifying song owners in the US as no single comprehensive database of song ownership metadata exists. The same is not true in Canada, however, as CMRRA VP Margaret McGuffin clearly points out.

Larry Sarbit
August 4, 2015
by Bill King

Larry Sarbit on the success of Sirius/XM over the years: "I think it’s the unique content (available on SiriusXM) and people aren’t afraid to pay for it."

August 4, 2015
by David Farrell

Given the day or the week, Bob Lefsetz can be an annoyance, a whinger, windbag, prescient, informative, humorous, contradictory—and ever opinionated.