Digital

Digital

April 25, 2017
by David Farrell

News about media and the regulatory environment both inside and beyond Canada's borders.

March 21, 2017
by FYI Staff

YouTube has a pile of dosh up for grabs if you are a singer/songwriter, music publisher and have a copyright interest in material viewed on the Goo

February 27, 2017
by External Source

They say the cream rises to the top, but Globe & Mail culture critic Kate Taylor questions whether the trope holds water in today’s di

February 15, 2017
by External Source

A parade of up-and-coming musicians from Universal Music took the stage at the Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles Saturday in a pre-Grammy Awards pe

February 1, 2017
by External Source

Performing rights org SOCAN -- now billing itself as "the largest organization in the Canadian music industry" -- today announced another record ye

January 31, 2017
by Nick Krewen

In the wake of HMV Canada's imminent demise, there's at least one positive development floating around the music industry: the Independent Digital

January 26, 2017
by External Source

...While in a nascent market there’s been a strong argument from consumer services that features, not content, differentiate free from paid, consum

December 8, 2016
by FYI Staff

It's a bold move as the company is caught in regulatory limbo over its practice of allowing its premium-plan mobile subscribers to stream 17 music streaming services without data caps.

October 26, 2016
by FYI Staff

While the streaming revenues for artists, music publishers and record labels are increasing, the stability of the income providers themselves remains a murky patch indeed...

September 14, 2016
by External Source

It was meant to be the counter-attack by musicians and for musicians raging against the machine; instead, the music streaming company heralded by Jay Z and offering lossless audio and hi-def video is awash in red ink and hungry for cash. 

September 13, 2016
by FYI Staff

Over 50 new Single certifications are named in the first round. Laudably, 10 artists have now received their first Canadian certifications and Dean Brody is one of six to earn distinction with a Platinum award. Coleman Hell leads the homegrown list, however; "2 Heads" is now a certified Triple Platinum hit.

September 1, 2016
by External Source

An extensive recent feature in Billboard addressed the hot theme of the day, streaming exclusives. We excerpt some of the piece here. Photo: Frank Ocean.