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Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez as pictured on his Twitter account
July 20, 2018
by External Source

Music Canada has welcomed the newly named Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez (pictured), and recommends four steps that can be quickly implemented that would help creators and harmonize Canadian policy with international standards.

July 20, 2018
by David Farrell

Veteran participants of Canada’s cultural industries are a resolute lot known for smiling knowingly whenever an incoming minister of culture steps into the spotlight promising change. Most are turfed, demoted or re-allocated before the promise is fullfilled.

Ron Kitchener with Jason McCoy
July 18, 2018
by FYI Staff

The 15-year anniversary milestone is notably marked with an impressive archive of more than 100 Top 10 hits over the years.

Audience Insights' Jeff Vidler
July 17, 2018
by FYI Staff

The menu of options vying for consumer leisure time activities is ever increasing, and online one of the fastest growing areas that is capturing consumer attention is the podcast. New data shows the medium is trending strongly here in Canada.

July 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.

July 17, 2018
by FYI Staff

The list of ten nominees is heavily weighted towards comparative newcomers and unknowns, with such veterans as Gord Downie, Arcade Fire, and Sloan missing the cut for the prestigious Prize.

July 16, 2018
by FYI Staff

The deal, announced by Universal Music Canada President & CEO Jeffrey Remedios and Luminosity Gaming Founder Steve Maida, presents a new platform for Universal Music artists to share their music and connect with listeners on a global scale.

July 16, 2018
by David Farrell

Jean-Marie Heimrath was a trailblazer in radio syndication before he retired, but relentlessly restless he wanted to stay current, and curiosity led him to the burgeoning podcast business, which led him to create The Podcast Exchange. He explains what TPX does, and shares his findings about this fast-growing medium.

July 16, 2018
by Karen Bliss

Fans of U.S.-based Canadian electro-funk duo Chromeo need not be alarmed. No one is in the hospital or even bedridden — and neither one is contagious.

July 13, 2018
by FYI Staff

The trial balloon was with a Valentine's series of cards featuring Atlantic recording artists and this summer the collection expands with a birthday collection available soon online and at your favourite card shop. 

Pic: James Martin/CNET
July 11, 2018
by David Farrell

Revenues for Canada’s broadcasters fell to $17.3B, a 3.3 percent decline over 2016, according to data released by the Canadian Radio-television and

July 11, 2018
by Karen Bliss

Shania Twain had a film crew out for her two-night stint at Toronto’s newly christened Scotiabank Arena (formerly Air Canada Centre) over the weeke