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Don Simpson, back in Toronto
September 20, 2017
by FYI Staff

Simpson's return home as COO of the nation's largest music entertainment agency signals a strong belief in future growth for TFA, both in the home market and beyond.

September 19, 2017
by FYI Staff

The activist, singer-songwriter, author and documentarian hangs up his banjo and is leaving the spotlight after a half-century entertaining Canadians at festivals and intimate clubs.

WayHome grounds shot
September 6, 2017
by David Farrell

The festival organizers suggest it's just a year off to reimagine what they have created; others aren't so sure and point to too many festivals and a slippery market.

Bryan and Bruce, together again!
August 28, 2017
by FYI Staff

Bell Media has pulled no punches in putting together an all-star line-up for the opening and closing Invictus Games ceremonies in Toronto on Sept. 23 and 30 respectively.

Alan Doyle (r) was one of the stars who joined Dean Brody on the Bud Stage in Toronto last night.
August 25, 2017
by David Farrell

It was a big night for Ron Kitchener's RKG Entertainment team last night as star act Dean Brody headlined at the 16,000 seat amphitheatre in Toronto.

Bryan Adams signing autographs for fans
August 20, 2017
by FYI Staff

The study finds that Canadian fans devote 60 percent of their annual music spend on related events and 40 percent of those surveyed say they have purchased CDs on the grounds.

Nickelback is now part of APA's superstar roster
August 17, 2017
by David Farrell

The Agency for the Performing Arts has expanded its operations into Canada with former UTA Canada COO and CEO Jack Ross and Ralph James heading the Toronto-based division.

Rob Zifarelli. Photo: Ryan Bolton
August 17, 2017
by FYI Staff

With the UTA closure, the veteran live music agent is heading Paradigm's new Canadian office along with two other agents he has worked closely with in recent years.

August 2, 2017
by David Farrell

The closure affects a wide swath of Canadian acts, from the aforementioned Nickelback to Marianas Trench, Skydiggers, Bahamas, 54:40, Billy Talent, City and Colour, Alexisonfire, Sam Roberts Band, Doc Walker, Trailer Park Boys, and Walk Off The Earth.

Rush (Alex Lifeson, Neil Peart and Geddy Lee) was a Modern Era inductee to the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2010
August 1, 2017
by FYI Staff

The list of artists to appear at the Canadian Songwriting Hall of Fame's induction ceremony just got longer and better.

UTA logo to be replaced soon with Jack Ross's signature agency
August 1, 2017
by David Farrell

The multi-million dollar booking agency may be closing down in Canada, but the music booking shop's CEO has his own plans for working with Canadian acts.

Canada CEO Jack Ross is one of those affected by the closure
August 1, 2017
by David Farrell

UTA’s Canadian office has employed 23, including executive officers Jack Ross, Ralph James, and Rob Zifarelli.