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Online capture of CIMA Chair Tim Potocic
October 18, 2020
by Karen Bliss

The Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA) and local division MusicOntario jointly held a virtual AGM on Oct. 15.

William Shatner YouTube capture of I Put A Spell On You
October 8, 2020
by David Farrell

William Shatner has a new album he's called The Blues and it sports an all-star cast that includes Albert Lee, James Burton, Harvey Mandel & Canned Heat, Albert Lee, Steve Cropper, Ritchie Blackmore, Sonny Landreth, Brad Paisley, Jeff “Skunk” Baxter and Pat Travers.

October 1, 2020
by David Farrell

A Nordicity Toronto venues study, co-funded by the City and Ontario Creates with the Canadian Live Music Association

September 24, 2020
by David Farrell

–  CEO Erin Benjamin and crew at the Canadian Live Music Association must be zoomed out dealing with the bollocks

September 23, 2020
by Nick Krewen

As if dealing with the pandemic isn’t enough, Canadian live music venues are encountering an unexpected adversary that’s threatening their survival

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,