Features

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.

John Harris, Harris Institute
July 31, 2015
by Bill King

Recently, graduates from Harris have contributed to the #1 Billboard hits "Roar" by Katy Perry, "Wrecking Ball" by Miley Cyrus, "Earned It" by The Weeknd, the soundtrack for Fifty Shades of Grey and the music for the Mad Max trailer.

Stacey Kay, America's Got Talent!
July 31, 2015
by Bill King

Stacey has all the personality of ten Bette Midlers, a commanding stage presence, big humour, and a tremendous set of pipes — which brings me to America’s Got No Talent!...

 

Charles Adler
July 31, 2015
by David Farrell

Charles Adler is leaving The 'Peg and heading for the wet coast where the old fox can fan his extensive wardrobe of blue suits and live the life of Brian as he learns to eat sushi.

July 30, 2015
by Anonymous (not verified)

If the industry hopes to restore growth and fix the problems with today’s streaming models, it needs to confront its evolution.

Music promotion, Musicgoat.com
July 29, 2015
by Anonymous (not verified)

All you need to do is to stop making all the time-sucking mistakes and spend quality time focusing on the few things that really matter.

July 27, 2015
by Bill King

CaneFire is a riot of music incorporating Carib and Latin rhytms that classically trained Ledbetter absorbed from his travels through Trinidad, Cuba, Nicaragua, Venezuela, and Brazil.

Beyonce 2013
July 24, 2015
by Bill King

Bill King has been shooting concert photographs a good 30 years and he's seen the special relationship in good times and bad times. Here, he and a host of professional photographers discuss how things are going from bad to worse.