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September 10, 2020
by Karen Bliss

Wednesday afternoon, various reps from the music industry held a virtual town hall with Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault. The session was marred by technical difficulties from the Minister's end, but the exchange did provide encouragement that the next budget will include some needed remedies to cushion the pandemic's merciless crush on age-old economics. Pictured: Sonic Unyon's Tim Pototic, CIMA's Stuart Johnston, ADISQ's Solange Drouin and Guilbeault.

August 27, 2020
by External Source

The Canadian Association of Broadcasters is warning the CRTC that without regulatory relief the industry could lose as many 200 radio stations over

August 27, 2020
by David Farrell

The Canadian Live Music Association is pressing the federal government to create a “

Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas posing as Bob & Doug McKenzie. Pic: YouTube
August 23, 2020
by David Farrell

Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas’s dimwitted, beer-guzzling comedic creation known the world over as Bob & Doug McKenzie is a story born out of dumb luck and good fortune and its seed was planted with Moranis befriending Perry Goldberg when they were kids attending Hebrew school in North Toronto.

Image courtesy of The Fold blog
August 20, 2020
by FYI Staff

SOCAN, on behalf of SODRAC members and clients, is finally able to collect for the reproduction of music on CBC television broadcasts.

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August 12, 2020
by Karen Bliss

The City of Toronto and the Slaight Family Foundation have each pledged $1 million — $250,000 a year for the next four years — to support the entry, retention and advancement of Black professionals in the city'’s music industry.

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August 12, 2020
by FYI Staff

Warner Music Canada has bolstered its A&R team with the addition of Jeffrey “LordQuest” Nuamah whose backstory includes 15 years of production,

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August 12, 2020
by External Source

Darcy James Argue is a Vancouver-born jazz composer and bandleader now based in New York City.

Cheque please: Front L-R Bernie Breen and Derrick Ross; Back L-R: Amanda Power, Darren Throop, Tom Cochrane (on behalf of Rob Steele),Jodie Ferneyhough, Catharine Saxberg, Sheila Hamilton, Gary Slaight. Photo: Barry Roden
December 10, 2019
by Nick Krewen

The annual Unison Holiday Schmoozefest became even more spectacular thanks to the generous $250K donations each from the Slaight Family Foundation, the Throop Family Foundation and the Bob Steele Foundation.

Evelyn Macko  is making tracks
April 22, 2018
by Sharon Taylor

She worked alongside people like Dick Smyth, Tom Rivers, Robert Holiday, Jim Brady, Larry Silver, Erik Tomas and for a time her voice defined an era in Toronto radio.

Matt Smallwood
October 24, 2017
by Kerry Doole

The well-regarded music industry veteran is now PledgeMusic's man in Canada, and he is excited about the direct-to-fan platform's potential.

eOne Music power-player Chris Taylor
August 15, 2017
by Chris Taylor

In 18 months since becoming Global President of Music for Entertainment One, Taylor has transformed the mid-level Canadian indie distributor into a global content generator.