Features

Pat Holiday
September 14, 2015
by Pat Holiday

We’re local, we are a very locally focused radio station and we know that’s why we will be successful.”  Ever hear someone say something like that? I did last month. But is it correct?

Pauletta Washington
September 11, 2015
by Bill King

Pauletta Washington returns to Toronto after her sold out concert last fall, with a new show, Chronicle. Joined by her band Mamazband, Washington will be performing two nights at the Randolph Theatre (736 Bathurst St.) Sept. 13 and Sept. 14 at 7 p.m.

Beach Boys
September 11, 2015
by Bill King

The Beach Boys and Bessie Smith docudramas fall short for different reasons, but at least the Brian Wilson story comes across as a convincing account of a real-life drama that has played out in our time.

Timbaland & Robert Ott, ole music publishing
September 10, 2015
by David Farrell

This week, the Canadian Country Music Association honours Robert Ott with the 2015 Leonard T. Rambeau International Award in Halifax. FYI Music caught up with Robert recently for A Conversation with.... His story and his insights are every bit as extraordinary as the man himself.

September 8, 2015
by Alan Cross

Streaming has become a Trojan Horse for the music business as sales tank and consumers stream billions of music files and most for free.

Cliff Hunt, Yangaroo
September 8, 2015
by Bill King

Cliff Hunt co-founded Canadian tech firm Yangaroo back in 1999. It has been a hard road but today the secure distribution platform for audio and video media has market dominance on the global stage. In the following interview, Cliff talks about the company's growth and shares a few amusing stories from his time as Associate Producer of the CNE Grandstand.

Tegan & Sara
September 4, 2015
by Mike Raine

An August 12th FYI editorial suggesting Canadian musicians needed to stand up and let the Harper government know the CBC is an imortant institution struck a chord at Canadian Musician. Now, CM assistant editor Mike Raine has written an editorial that's been published on the Huffington Post website.

Joe Carter, Bill King, baseball, Blue Jays
September 4, 2015
by Bill King

I asked music industry friends to pen their favourite baseball moment and posted below. I thought about this and seriously, for me, there are too many and most forgotten in a collision of seasons dating back to 1954 when I started paying attention. So I decided to run with the Joe Carter episode.

Michael Geist
September 3, 2015
by FYI Staff

"...Sorry, Mr. Geist. Pressing some needle drops on a slab of Canadian bacon and sticking it in a jewel case is surely not giving cheaper access to cultural works...."

Pat Holiday, PatHoliday.com
September 3, 2015
by Pat Holiday

I like to ask questions. “Why?” comes up a lot. “Why not?” comes up even more. One of my favorite pastimes is taking a situation and reversing it to see what it looks like from the mirror. You tend to see missed things that are staring you in the face.

Hazel Scott
September 2, 2015
by Bill King

Never mind the dross on the VMAs, watch these two videos showcasing skills beyond comprehension. Real musicians who could kick butt out the door and down the street.

Neil Warnock, United Talent Agency, UTA, The Agency Group
September 1, 2015
by David Farrell

Neil Warnock has a lot of stories to tell and advice to offer. As the former owner of the world's largest independent music agency, Warnock sold The Agency Group to US-based United Talent Agency. His mission in life is far from over.