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Bob Ezrin photo provided by Primary Wave
October 23, 2019
by External Source

The US-based entertainment rights colossus has acquired a treasure chest of rights and song catalogues that include some of the most revered names in popular music. Among them Bob Marley, Smokey Robinson, Kurt Cobain, Lamont Dozier, Glenn Gould, Paul Anka, and now a considerable blue-chip list featuring Bob Ezrin's credits.

Owner Doug Putman in his HMV Vault store. Photo: Fabio De Paola
October 23, 2019
by David Farrell

Doug Putman has found a successful niche in the digital world selling CDs, LPs and videos to a customer base that enjoys having so-called hard copi

October 23, 2019
by FYI Staff

The winner of Slaight Music’s prestigious songwriting and artist development competition has been crowned. Worth over $100K, the prize includes recording, distribution, radio promo, publicity, and marketing support via 2019 label partner Black Box Music.

October 22, 2019
by External Source

Here is this week's Nielsen Market Watch report which features Canadian music stats for the current week and YTD with comparisons to last year.

Doug Putman outside Birmingham's HMV Vault store. Pic: Fabio de Paola
October 21, 2019
by David Farrell

Doug Putman is too busy selling albums in the UK and Canada to waste his breath on myth makers spinning stories about the death of the CD and music

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October 21, 2019
by External Source

The 2019 Prism Prize for Best Canadian Music Video was awarded to Kevan Funk, for his clip for Belle Game’s Low. We will continue to profile noteworthy Canadian videos, including this one from a popular veteran BC hip-hop artist.

Government of Alberta pic
October 20, 2019
by David Farrell

The Lethbridge-based concert promoter was named to the Alberta Order of Excellence in a ceremony Thursday held at Government House in Edmonton, whe

Arnold with lifelong bud Harvey Glatt. Pic: Bill King Photography
October 20, 2019
by David Farrell

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iskwē (front left) with students from St. Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Elementary School.  Photo: Lindsay Miller
October 18, 2019
by FYI Staff

The Slaight Family Foundation's $5K Band Aid Program instrument grant is marked with an event featuring the Juno-nominated singer/songwriter.

October 16, 2019
by David Farrell

Alessia Cara's global success has won both praise and respect from fans for her uplifting message songs that offer a counterpoint to toxic social media messages that can warp young people's feelings of self-worth. Her Walk of Fame honour is to be bestowed on her at a Toronto gala on Nov. 23.

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October 16, 2019
by External Source

The 2019 Prism Prize for Best Canadian Music Video was awarded to Kevan Funk, for his clip for Belle Game’s Low. We will continue to profile noteworthy Canadian videos, including this one from a Hamilton garage rock combo.

October 15, 2019
by External Source

Here is this week's Nielsen Market Watch report which features Canadian music stats for the current week and YTD with comparisons to last year.