News Story

News Story

Port Cities
September 21, 2018
by FYI Staff

Port Cities (pictured), Haviah Mighty, and smrtdeath are joined by Searchlight champ Aquakultre in this year's winners of Canada’s premier artist development program, now in its fourth year.

Lynne Hanson (left) and Lynn Miles of The LYNNeS,
September 20, 2018
by FYI Staff

Canadian global folk figurehead Buffy Sainte-Marie ties with The LYNNeS–a breakthrough for the duo featuring Lynn Miles and Lynne Hanson and their debut album, Heartbreak For The Radio.

Dallas performing on last year's stripped-down tour
September 20, 2018
by External Source

City and Colour aka Dallas Green has launched a new label called Still Records, an imprint of Dine Alone Records, and has a 21-track acoustic concert album scheduled for release on Oct. 5.

Pic: Change.org
September 20, 2018
by FYI Staff

Two media outlets merged resources to expose another Ticketmaster ticketing drama that some are calling a PR nightmare. The supply-and-demand system of brokering tickets to fans has become a topic of endless debate and a tool for increased profit for the dominant ducats deliverer. But can the system remain as is?

Glenn Gould in the studio in 1978. Pic: Harold Whyte/The Star/CP
September 20, 2018
by FYI Staff

The classical world is about to be turned on its head with Primary Wave Publishing announcing plans to return the late Canadian classical pianist to the stage using hologram technology. Dates and cities TBA.

Sarah McLachlan. Pic: KHaren Hill
September 20, 2018
by FYI Staff

Following a casting call this spring, CTV's The Launch is getting ready for a relaunch with production on Season 2 beginning on Sept. 28 with a new round of stars that include Sarah McLachlan, Arkells' Max Kerman, Quebec superstar Marie-Mai and American star Ryan Tedder.

Bryan Adams gives Ottawa mandarins one right from the heart.
September 18, 2018
by External Source

Appearing in Ottawa on Tuesday morning, Bryan Adams urged the federal government to amend the Copyright Act to give artists more ability to regain control of their works after they've been sold.

September 18, 2018
by FYI Staff

Drake has made US chart history by becoming the first artist to land 29 weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in the same calendar year.

September 18, 2018
by Nick Krewen

At the beginning there were 10, but in the end Jeremy Dutcher and his fascinating album Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa reigned supreme and was declared the 2018 Polaris Music Prize winner.

September 17, 2018
by External Source

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

September 17, 2018
by Nick Krewen

The Polaris Music Prize has awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars to 11 acts since its inaugural 2006 ceremony. Which acts have gone on to bigger and better futures? The answer may surprise you.

File picture of CMPA Create Germany delegates at work in 2017
September 17, 2018
by FYI Staff

Songwriting camps and networking opportunities with Euro music executives in Germany and the Nordic countries will include 15 Canadian songwriters and two contingents of music publishers travelling to Berlin, Hamburg and Copenhagen.