Digital

Digital

Feist, Pleasures, new album, BSS
May 9, 2017
by FYI Staff

For the third week, Kendrick Lamar’s Damn. holds down the 1st place on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart with 12,300 total consumption units scored in the past seven days to Sunday, and DJ Khaled's "I'm The One" turfs Ed Sheeran's run at the top of the Songs chart with 5.5M streams.

Mitch Joel
May 5, 2017
by Nick Krewen

From digital guru Mitch Joel: Pay attention to the little changes in technology and consumer habits rather than the big ones.

New Frontiers
April 28, 2017
by Nick Krewen

While Spotify still leads the world in streaming, Apple Music and Google are also players, as is China's Tencent Music Entertainment. In fact, the transition from physical to on-demand music is proving to be an accelerating growth industry with new technologies opening new frontiers.

Media Beat
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...